Monday, November 4, 2013

Traditional Christmas colours

Yesterday I had an exhausting but most enjoyable day. Mr FH was busy working on the farm so I went to my sisters gift shop to do some more Christmas decorating. The nursery, gift shop and coffee shop is closed on Sundays (we did have a few customers come and have a look around in amongst the mayhem!!) so I find it much easier to decorate on those days. I don’t need to keep walkways clear and breakables out of the way all the time….much easier!! Also we don’t need to stop to serve people at the counter either. It was quite a family catch up day too.
My Sister and her husband were both there catching up after a busy week, my other sister who bakes the most delicious cakes for the cafe was there busy baking too!!  I think she made 24 beautiful cakes and tarts ready for the week!!! She is so clever. My Mum also called by to see just what we were all doing and made she we just didn’t chat all day!! Such a nice time.
At the gift shop my sister has a little square area which has always been used to display mats, gardening bits and bobs and also displays of seeds and bulbs. This year we decided to take everything out and transform it into a Christmas display. We are so thrilled with how it worked out. She had an old mantel in the shed so we painted that white and sprayed some ply with chalk paint to use for the fire area. After her husband had mounted this on the wall I set to work. This display is in more traditional colours of red, white and a touch of green. Much different to last week’s display which you can see here. Our gorgeous white and blue Christmas wonderland has nearly all been sold so I’m now planning how I will change that out next week.
I wanted to practice some different fonts on a chalkboard so thought the best way to do that was to make a board for the giftshop. You will see it in the corner. All in all, the display turned out really nice even thought I was very tired when I got home.
Here is the start of the days work…….and also the start of the chalkboard – not pretty, either of them!!
I just love Christmas time in the shops!! I am very lucky because Mr FH is one of the very few males who also enjoys everything about Christmas!
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Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

WOW - beautiful - wish I could go shopping there. So many lovely items and you did a super job of decorating. Where is your sisters store?
Have a great week.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I suppose it will be Christmas before we know it. I am trying to NOT do Christmas until after Thanksgiving this year. xo Diana

bj said...

I never do Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving....but you sure are getting me in the mood for it.
I am lovin' that star in red.....

Lulu said...

I would think you have so much fun getting everything ready for the holidays. Your space looks great.

The Tablescaper said...

OH, so many wonderful Christmas ideas.

What a wonderful place to share at "Oh, the PLACES I have been!"

- The Tablescaper

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love the green wall with the fireplace and Christmas d├ęcor. The chalk art is super cute! I can't wait till I start pulling mine out. Everything looks so festive in your sis's shop. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Suzy, I love both of the chalkboards and the shop looks wonderful! Thanks for linking to the Open House Party.

Kathy said...

Love the creativity - the chalkboard in the fireplace is cool! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Candy S said...

As much as I loved the aqua and white Christmas display, I have to say the traditional Christmas colors look wonderful too. Love the chalkboard in the fireplace idea. I might have to copy that idea someday.