I am desperate to get Christmas decorating. It's my favourite time of the year and I'm usually well underway with my colour scheme selection and house decorating. I do try to hold off until 1 December to start the tree, but I'm itching to get stuck into it.
I know we all love the familiar symbols and signatures of Christmas like stockings, snowmen, snowflakes, sleighs, and everything associated with cold climates and white winter wonderlands. I'm the first to admit I favour the traditional themes, no matter how silly they look here. And to be honest I never really like the way Australian magazines do their Christmas decorating editions, because they are always so obvious and predictable.
But in Australia when it's usually stinking hot and we are swimming and sweltering on Christmas Day, I guess we have to adapt our themes to be a little more climate appropriate. Fake snow on the windows just doesn't look quite right.
So I went in search of some tasteful and elegant coastal and warm weather Christmas decorating inspiration that hopefully will look right in the Aussie Christmas setting but still be super stylish.
It's still raining and the kids and I are getting cabin fever - time to get our for some fresh air. Raincoats at the ready!