Christmas Decorations and Embroidered Napkin

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This is a wreath I have made twenty years ago and I still use it every year. This time, it was placed on top of a small tree on the kitchen counter, along with “natural” decorations (see pictures below).

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This is the base of the tree, with a Christmas napkin my mother embroidered. You can also see one of the orange peels I dried more than twenty years ago. They are still in good shape.

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A close look on my mother’s embroidery. Beautiful. It goes so well with neutral or dark items.

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At the centre is a tiny decoration also made by my mother. A little red bird on a nut shell, partly hidden by a piece of orange peel. How cute is that? (Very popular among children.)

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A black pepper ball hanged with raffia.

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White pepper. I placed each one on hot glue. I burned my fingers many times while doing them.

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Red pepper. I think it shrank with time, as we can see the glue now.

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Pinecones in a row, still attached to a tree branch. I managed to keep the branch intact for more than twenty years now. To be handled with care.

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Pinecones glued together to form a star. Maybe some of you know where the inspiration comes from… and have made the same.

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Big and sturdy pinecones at the base of my precious wreath.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

France

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