It is that time of the year when I start thinking about a little bit of Christmas decor. The stores here are amazing. There are a whole bunch which seem to be selling solely Christmas items and whole aisles dedicated to nativity elements! I imagine little Italian families buying a different addition each year – a cow, a street lamp (yeah some pieces are a bit weird). I am not sure what takes up space on the shelves at other times of year – I suppose I will find out. Sadly it isn’t quite to my taste but I love the festive cheer and will certainly be buying a supply of the fake snow for the windows!
Last year I went all out copper, but this year I am a bit more uncertain. Whichever way I go it will have to be done on a strict budget of about €10, so we will see how we can make it happen. I am tempted to go late at night to a nearby Piazza and snip some boughs from a couple of the olive trees (hopefully the Italian authorities aren’t reading this). I am really loving the idea of bringing some festive greenery into the house.
Perhaps with a touch of zinc …
or maybe even much simpler with just some greenery and wooden elements Despite all this simplicity I am tempted by these – Christmas lama anyone?
I am pinning away lots of inspiration over on my holiday board if you want to see more.