Christmas Colours

For many years, I used to shove absolutely every decoration I owned on to the Christmas Tree.


Then I started colour combinations and much to my husband’s disgust, had to buy more decorations because we didn’t have enough of the colours I wanted.

It started with some purple decorations I had bought in Hong Kong. Now what goes with purple? Navy blue looked good.

Navy and Purple with a dash of Silver

Then I found some beautiful fuschia decorations in the January sales. Great, a new combination for that year. So I snapped up boxes of turquoise decorations as well.

Fuschia and Turquoise

To keep things interesting I invested in gold AND silver so I could change the look just by changing the tinsel and other little bits.

But this year I have returned to the traditional colours of red and green with gold.

Red and Green with Gold (Note to self - turn the lights on before photographing)

Someone commented the other day that it’s not Christmas without red and green decorations.

I do like my collection of red and green as many of them came from Hong Kong and takes me back to another time and place.

Cloissone Bell from Hong Kong

Red Dragon Bauble from Shanghai Tang

Australian/Asian Fusion Centrepiece which I won at a Christmas Lunch in Hong Kong

Santa carved from a Ngali Nut bought at the Hong Kong Jade Market

What colours have you used to decorate your home with this festive season? Are you like me and use the same colours for everything else from wrapping paper to Bon Bons, tablecloths, teatowels, etc? I blame the Virgo in me!

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  1. Jennifer, I like all the different versions of your tree – also, I love your blog header illustration. Merry Christmas!!

  2. Wow Jennifer, you truly are a Christmas chameleon! Merry Christmas to you & yours, have a lovely day tomorrow.
    Millie x

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