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Have you started Christmas shopping?

Bloesem Giving | Gift Guidance for this festive season

Have you started Christmas shopping for that long list of loved ones yet? If you have or have not, whatever your shopping situation might be, we would like to offer some gift guidance. It would not hurt to open yourself up to a plethora of gift possibilities.. so hop over to the Bloesem Giving page. There's gift guides for everyone (we will be posting many more in the coming weeks.. the latest one being a kids gift guide) , we also post festive do-it-yourself projects, and still to come.. the inevitable delicious food posts!

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25 Gifts for the Travel Junkie

Bloesem living | Gift guide: 25 picks for the travel lover on Bloesem Giving

Our picks for the travel lover this holiday season. These nifty gifts aren't only really handy but also look great! If you haven't already, have a look at our last gift guide with 25 gift ideas for the kitchen.

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Bloesem Giving is LIVE!

Bloesem Giving | Our 25 picks for gifts for the kitchen

Yes it is official! Bloesem Giving is live, are you ready to do some shopping for the holiday season? Starting today we will be posting many holiday related posts on the Bloesem Giving page. Among these posts will be regular themed gift guides, starting off with our pick of 25 great gifts for the kitchen. We'll also be sharing yummy recipes, gift wrapping ideas and much more! So stay tuned and get in the holiday mood.. 

Psst... there's also a great old-fashioned chocolate and red wine cake recipe you should try over on Bloesem Giving.

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Some things i liked this week

Bloesem Living | AlmostMakesPerfect free gift tags

There is really no excuse to not have beautiful looking presents under the tree after seeing thisWrapping is serious business. And we will be using these gorgeous B&W gift tags from almost makes perfect the lines will bring happy conversations. 

As precious as the real stuff...

Shadow art, genius.

I love having a look at other people's studios, it's almost becoming an obsession. Here's a beautiful one belonging to Emma of Emmadime. It even comes with a really cute video! (Sucker for cute videos too!)

If you also caught the bug and love having a peek at the spaces of other creatives, i suggest this. (Don't worry, does not cause drowsiness.)

For the Birds!

Congrats with your new website ladies!

Don't miss the 12 Days of Gifts by Itunes. The presents don't have to end on the 25th of Dec.

Have any of you donated your hair for cancer? I was thinking about it and found this.  

It's just 5 sleeps till Christmas, have you gotten all your shopping done and your presents wrapped? I haven't! and I am panicked to say the least. Bloesem will be taking a much needed holiday break as well, but Monday we will be here with a final post for 2013! xo Zara

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Wooden Ornaments for a Merry X'mas

Bloesem Living | SCAAPI Christmas Ornaments

A few weeks back, we received a (very generous) package from SCAAPI, full of their christmas ornaments. They come in a range of colored wool that you thread through a wooden base. Simple, no too over the top and gives a really natural feel! It also comes in a few different designs, some of the wooden bases are circular and there are others which look like a leaf, or a star.

Like kids in a candy store, we laid out all the colors and started to pick out the few that we each loved the most. This was our first shoot in the studio with Sheng, a photographer, and also a friend of mine (= Zara), and he had a very strong bias for the blue wool which explains its appearance in 2 of the 3 photos. 

Bloesem Living | SCAAPI Christmas Ornaments

Bloesem Living | SCAAPI Christmas Ornaments

Bloesem Living | SCAAPI Christmas Ornaments

 

With so many colors to choose from it's really up to your own style and preference as to how you would decorate with them. My favorite though, are the soft pink, brown and white ones. A soft and delicate palette that somehow reminds me of snow and the coldness we lack here in Singapore. Thank you SCAAPI for the gorgeous ornaments, not only were they a breeze to photograph, taking the photos also really got us in the mood for Christmas! (I mean if we could arrange for more Christmas-y weather here, that would be the ideal)

Bloesem Living | SCAAPI Christmas Ornaments

Images by Sheng Yang and Bloesem

 

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Christmas at My Deer

Bloesem Living | MYDeer Christmas

Another home for us to drool over and gain some ideas for Christmas decorating from is the home of My Deer!

One major thing we spotted is how unlike most homes with just one big tree in the living room, Maaike from My Deer has a few mini ones, placed throughout the house. And they are all perfectly placed in different types of clear jars. Love the variation between those that have the tops of the trees out of the jar and those that have the entire tiny christmas tree in them. A great alternative for families or people who can't or prefer not to have a huge tree in their homes, that they have to lug home from wherever they have bought it. 

Instead of a lot of ornaments, she has gone for using mostly natural elements to spread the christmas cheer. Like the clipboard with the note and dried flower, so simple and yet so beautiful.

We hope you got some ideas from My Deer, we sure did! (more inspiration and ideas after the break)

 Bloesem Living | MYDeer Christmas

Bloesem Living | MYDeer Christmas

Bloesem Living | MYDeer Christmas

Bloesem Living | MYDeer Christmas

 

Bloesem Living | MYDeer Christmas

Bloesem Living | MYDeer Christmas

Bloesem Living | MYDeer Christmas

Bloesem Living | MYDeer Christmas

 

All images by Maaike Koster.

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