Thursday, December 12, 2013
Especially for Pippa! Because she wanted it so badly; a real Christmas tree!
After years of all kinds of homemade XL wood & wool x-mas trees, we finally have an old-fashioned green Christmas tree with candle lights again.
In 2008 we made our first xl wooden x-mas tree. It stayed in our backyard for a whole year and in December 2009 we moved it in the house again.
In 2009 we had the h e a r t tree.
In 2010 we had a p a s t e l tree.
In 2011 we had a c h r i s t m a s - s t o r y tree.
In 2012 we even had a c h r i s t m a s - c a b i n e t.
Pippa and I had lot's of fun picking a tree last Tuesday. We checked all x-mas trees and ultimately we chose the most beautiful one...
Yesterday I bought a tree stand because the wooden stand I made myself was not 'functioning'. We decorated the tree with pastel pompons and real candles.
This morning I changed the real candles (so beautifully scandinavian...) in the tree for an old-fashioned light cord with almost-real-candles. (for safety sake)
Just love the tree and it smells so good...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The blue vintage giraffe rack, we bought in Amsterdam a few weeks ago, arrived to our home yesterday.
Although I figured it would be great for the bathroom, it serves as kitchen rack for the time being.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I've decorated two 'trees' in the market on my weekly flowerday at Villa Augustus last Thursday.
One is very colorful and bright tree with fish, fruits, vegetabels, animals and even doll faces. I've posted a picture on Instagram this week [woodwoolstool]
This is the other one with paper pompons in pastel colors. They both are very different and actually no trees, but vintage bottle racks.
[sorry for the quite dark iPhone image]
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Oh how I love this time of year...
I could easily re-decorate my wooden tree every single day. (piece of cake)
If you would like to share your version of the wood & wool x-mas tree, post it on Instagram #woodwoolstool.
Yay, i'm so curious...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
My wood & wool stool made it to the cover of the American Craft's 2013 Holiday Lookbook.
The lookbook went live last Wednesday and will be promoted through the American Craft Council throughout the month of December. It's an exciting special edition of American Craft magazine! Just have a L O O K!
[Dutch designer Ingrid Jansen takes crochet far beyond your grandmother's afgan. Vividly colored and patterned, her garlands, blankets and pillows are made to order for the enjoyment of both children and adult. Perhaps her most noteworthy use of crochet is to cover her handmade recycled wooden stools, an exuberant addition to any home. etsy.com/shop.woodwoolstool]