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Christmas Inspiration

Bloesem Living | Christmas inspiration

How quickly this year flew by! It's already December and before we know it, it's going to be Christmas and then New Years. Wow, 2014. 

Okay now that we are over the shock of how our time is secretly being stolen from us... let's move on to Christmas, more specifically decorations!

I know some of you who are super excited about this time of year, must have already gotten all the decorations up by now, but for those who haven't we are here to share some of the decorations which have caught our eye recently. Maybe you can get inspired as well!

This year, we've been bitten by the plywood bug. We are loving everything plywood, including christmas decorations!

Nice little wooden ornaments around the house, or even an entire wooden tree, a great re-usable piece.

Love the neutral quality of the wood, you can add whatever accent color you would like, whether it's the traditional green and red or just some gold sparkle for some Christmas magic!  What decorations are you loving this year? I know many families have a new theme every year, do you?

Bloesem Living | Christmas inspiration

Bloesem Living | Christmas inspiration

Bloesem Living | Christmas inspiration

Bloesem Living | Christmas inspiration

Bloesem Living | Christmas inspiration

Image credit : 1. bedroom tree 2. DIY magnet fridge 3. Scaapi DIY Leaf ornaments 4. Triangle for your christmas cards 4. stacked tree  5. snug trio ornaments

Don't forget food! Food can be great decoration too, especially if look as good as this fudge cake in mason jars!

Bloesem Living | Christmas inspiration

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Forest pop-up tree cards

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter Forest pop-up tree cards

Jurianne Matter definitely is on a roll here ... first the gorgeous B&W paper collection for VTWonen and now these fabulous forest friends.

Forest is a mini fairy tale forest full of gold speckled pop-up trees. Each package contains 10 different pocket-sized trees ... use them as an invitation for your party, a just because card for a friend, as a special gift tag or a place card for a dinner.

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter Forest pop-up tree cards

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter Forest pop-up tree cards

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter Forest pop-up tree cards

 

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter Forest pop-up tree cards
Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter Forest pop-up tree cards
Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter Forest pop-up tree cards
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Merry Christmas

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Dear readers, a Very Merry Christmas to all of you.. here are just some words to end this year on Bloesem..

It certainly has been a turbulent year for me personally.. having experienced the loss of my dad.. but it also has been a great year to look back to. There are many reasons to be grateful and celebrate Christmas.. my two beautiful sons, who are often unbelievably naughty, too energetic at times and without a doubt the most challenging and rewarding job in the world ... kids really do make life worth living.. nothing compares to their cuddles, smiles and funny words..


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And celebrating that my husband and I have been together for almost 20 years..

and having my mom and step-dad over in sunny, but very Christmassy, KL..!

Celebrating my two Bloesem blogs and all my on “the-side-craft-projects”...some of which I am sure are unlikely to be any cause of celebration when they are finished.. and while now and again I feel like giving it all a break.. and do something completely different with my life.. I simply love my work or should I say Bloesem too much that the thought of changing course always quickly fades away..

So it must be you ... my dear readers, the people I work with and the people I meet online and in person through Bloesem that give me so much energy and passion for this work.. and I would like to thank you for that..

I look forward to being back online in the beginning of January and thank you all for supporting Bloesem during the past year and I hope to see you next year! Hap
py Holidays!
  - Irene xoxo  -

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Thank you Tiffany King for being a Bloesem contributor and welcome to Sufiya and our new Facebook Fan Page. We have big plans for 2013 and can't wait to share it with all of you, one of it is that we will be launching a new site in March. Very excited!

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A thank you to Marjon and Sandra for contributing in our Designer's Profile column ... just a collage above from all the wonderful homes they visited for us.

Thank you to all our sponsors and our two craft contributors on B:Kids, Veronique and Meta.

BloesemWears ... and thank you to those of you who had put in your orders with us.

Let's do it again next year!

And last but certainly not least for all of you who still have some wrapping to do today and in need of some paper ... why not download our paper designed by Jessica Nielsen for free and stay in the Bloesem's spirit.

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Pinterest: Stars for the Holidays

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{1. Cookie Stars  2. Paper Stars 3. Paper Ornament 4. Magnet Stars 5. White Ceramic  6. Star Ornament}

We love holiday stars! And we are overloading you with Christmas Christmas and Chrismas before the week ends. I hope it will look as good when I try making them myself especially those cookie stars. Did you get to see our food post on Bkids. You must! Most of them are DIY projects so click on their links and see how easy to create beautiful stars like these. We can try them together.

 

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Our last giveaway for 2012

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Hello Bloesem readers! This week was a special week indeed. We experienced our last 12.12.12 date and by your comments a lot of you celebrated your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love our contemporary Christmas inspiration, were you able to see that post?

Today is our last giveaway for 2012, don't be sad because I cant wait for what 2013 will bring!

What you'll win:: Jurianne Matter Christmas Box as pictured here.

Content of the box::  Five products includes one set of Circles, one set of Sing Angels, one set of Shine lanterns, one set of Little Tree and one set of Classic lanterns.

If you want to see how Jurianne decorates her home with these precious lanterns, angels and circles. You can take a look at her home and Christmas tree here on our Designer's Profile page

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Giveaway will be hosted on our Pinterest Giveaway Board. Head on over, our random winner will be announced via pinterest on December 21st! 

Have a Jolly weekend everyone! ~Irene and Sufiya

 

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Etsy Gift Guide

Bliving_collage_entrance_New{1. Linen cushion covers by HelloMilky; 2. Zip pouch in coral by SlideSideways; 3. Whales canvas poster by ARMINHO; 4. Cardboard cuckoo clock by seequin; 5. Twiggy hooks by StudioLiscious.}

Last week Bloesem was invited by Etsy to do a Gift Guide for some Christmas shopping inspiration. Thank you Etsy we had a lot of fun putting them together. If you missed their post, you can still find it in thier blog here. Not to worry we will be updating them too here on Bloesem.

You only get one chance to make a first impression, so make the most out of your entrance; guests will feel more comfortable walking into a home that welcomes them. Little details here and there make all the difference, like twiggy hooks by the door to hang jackets and coats.~Irene

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