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Rose & Grey Christmas Style Challenge

Apologies for mentioning that it's getting close to Christmas! But it's not far off now, in fact there are only six and a half weeks to go. I'm not someone who generally gets organised until the very last minute when it comes to presents or sending cards. But as for decorating my house, well I can't wait to get started. So this month's challenge from Rose and Grey was right up my street and this time we were asked to embrace the festive season by styling up a medium sized peg board in white.

I've seen these peg boards turn up in a lot of homes as they are brilliantly practical, perfect for a kids room to hang toys from, a place to store tools in a workroom and even in the kitchen for organising utensils and hanging up recipes. For Christmas, it would be ideal used as a way to hang an advent calendar or to display your favourite cards as they sit nicely on the little coloured pegs that come with the board. 

I like to approach my festive style with some natural elements and always try to make a few decorations too.  For me nothing says Christmas more than some candles, berries and a little evergreen foliage. So I chose to use the peg board on my mantel as a wreath hanger and to display some of my favourite cards.  I've opted to make my own wreath all from dried twigs from my clematis plants in the garden. They are simply twisted together over and over to form a tight, yet pretty flexible ring, occasionally tying them together with a little garden twine to hold them in place. Then I added several sprigs of cotoneaster branches with their stunning red berries and I love how bright and cheerful it is against the white background of the peg board. Once the berries dry up and don't look so good, I'll replace them with some sprigs of holly to take me through till January. I've also added two of my favourite cards, one by Lagom with it's gorgeous Scandi design and the other inspired by the best Christmas movie of all time, Elf. Some cards deserve to be kept as decorations rather than be sent! I'll add some more as they start to come through the letterbox. Alongside some bright blue candles, fairy lights and some earthenware filled with more red berries, this is my rustic yet simple Christmas style 

Hope you like it! x  

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