Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas from Notebook

Notebook magazine December 09
is packed full of gorgeous Xmas ideas
that are French inspired
I love this one with the rustic branches
This is what I want for the table centre
but with red decorations
There are lots of ideas using recycled ideas
And I love these concertina decorations
that look like they are tea stained

There are instructions for these sweet snowflakes
using quilled paper

I thought this Xmas card bunting
from old cards looked fabulous
especially with red in them
for the French touch

I love this paper and tuille garland using
unbleached coffee filters,tuille,organza
and sheet music

I couldnt go past this wreath
with more tuille
I lovee anything tuille!

Hows this for such a clever idea
for storing delicate Xmas decorations

Even their food ideas have a lovely French touch.
I will have a similar cloth in my new online boutique
I hope to launch next week.
Im going to start with a giveaway
and perhaps someone could win this cloth

But I'll definitely be doing these mixed bruchetta!
(Recipes are in the magazine)

I really fancy these Rum Balls
with raisons in them

And I adore these ginger bread snowflakes!
I know the kids in my class are going to be so excited to make many of these ideas
especially because they are just a little bit different!
Hope you enjoy them too!
Perhaps back issues are available.
All images are from my copy of the magazine.Contact them at


  1. Lots of beautiful inspiration! My favorite is the tuille wreath, dreamy:-))

  2. What gorgeous ideas. And how clever is the egg carton idea. I will definitely be using that. So if you bake the cookies you will save some for me - won't you lol?
    One of the members of the Decorating Forum was very inspired by your post today that she has whipped out some items to create a Christmas basket in this style:)

  3. Yum... did somebody mention rum balls? I love all of these ideas. I always love the look of branches but when I try to recreate I fail miserably. I am now following! xo

  4. Gorgeous stuff! Those buntings are fabulous, adore the Christmas card one! XX!

  5. Thanks for sharing, that was beautiful!

    P.S. – I’m having a Jeanne d’Arc Living Christmas Giveaway!

    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  6. Hi fiona, sent you a comment, wasnt sure if it went through or not as my son and his friends have been using my computer and messing around with my settings!! Lovely post today, must rush out and get a copy of notebook! the rum balls look scrummy!!
    hugs, laura xxx

  7. so much beautiful inspiration! I cannot get over that wreath -- it looks heavenly...

    have a great Monday*

  8. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas! These are great ideas, Fiona! I always incorporate branches into my decor at Christmas time, too. So cozy. :)

  9. I love all of these images, thank you for sharing them with us.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you.