We have put our top ten Christmas Decorations together in this Blog. The range is from the decorative to the practical . All have a vintage and Shabby Chic theme that has continued though out the site. We hope you like our range and we will expand the products from year to year.
Shabby Chic Christmas Decorations
We love shabby chic Christmas decorations at Live Laugh Love. At this time of year we will be dusting off the Christmas tree, fixing fairy lights and thing about decorating our homes. Our selection of seasonal ideas is great to help plan your shabby chic Christmas. Be inspired by berries, ribbons, garlands and candles. The vintage theme is profound throughout our range of shabby chic Christmas decorations. A wonderful gift for lovers of nostalgia is tree ornaments that have distinctive charm and remind us of times past. The wooden solders and glass snowman decorations are the perfect vintage themed gift.Use up old candles by melting them in an old pan placed inside a larger pan of heated water. Once melted lift out the old wicks and hold inside a vintage or pretty cup so its not quite touching the bottom. Pour in the melted wax and leave it to set. Trim the wick so 1 cm is visible. This idea creates a unique candle that will make a super gift.
Hanging decorations in the window using our lovely festive ribbon this will create interest with the light shining through.
Hang wreaths on doors, sacks on the bed posts and paper chains around the windows. Doves of peace hanging porcelain decorations look great in a flock in a window or on your tree.
Use our fabric ribbon with a selection of decorative pegs to hold you’re Christmas cards. Finish off the whole theme with advent calendars that are filled with treats and gifts.
The Love Heart
The love heart symbol is used throughout our website.The country style heart is short and wide whilst the shaker style heart is long and slender. Short or long we have every shaped heart there Is.We have hanging hearts for decorating any room or special event.We also have cut-out hearts in
The Love heart symbol started to be recognised in the middle ages. The use of the heart shape and its metaphoric is
shown in early examples of manuscript and art work. The heart symbol and its close ties with romance and love are still prominent today. A classic example is cupid with his arrow piercing a heart. With affection and love being at its centre the love heart is full of emotion.
We love to use the heart symbol and are proud to have a large range of products associated with it. With wooden, fabric,and ceramic hanging hearts this section shows a large range of products. Our fabric ribbons and cushions have printed and patchwork hearts. Love heart photo frames and mirrors add to the whole concept. Wall shelves, coat and hat racks and cupboards are to name just a few that have a cut out heart detail. Tea light holders in mercury glass are shaped in a love heart and some have etched detail’s. Think of us when a wedding is on the agenda our range will garnish and supply the big day. So when the heart is the perfect gift that says it all think of Live Laugh Love.
Our range of decorative ribbons are great for those finishing touches. The range consists of a variety of styles and colours. With gingham and hearts in abundance they make a real country statement. How about tying your country jugs with a decorative bow. Sew a boarder of ribbon onto a plain tea towel for a finishing touch. Hanging a heart or dried flower decoration in the window or on a cupboard.
The soft whites and cream decorative ribbons are ideal for those finishing touches for a wedding. Use them to tie name cards for each table seating plan. The napkins for your big day will look fantastic tied with a bow of “to have and to hold” ribbon. The favours will look elegant with the “with love” decorative ribbon. Use for tying a bouquet of flowers or a garnish at the end of a pew.
Our “do not open until 25th December” Christmas ribbon is ideal for tying a special present. The “merry Christmas” decorative ribbon is just perfect for those finishing bows on the festive tree. Simply pined to a wall or door to hold your Christmas cards. A lovely idea is to tie a wreath of pine cones and hang it in front of a mirror or over mantle, a real Christmas statement.
Being creative with its uses, will make your home or event unique and memorable for your friends and family.
French Chic Interiors
Our vintage French furniture and French styled accessories can give your home that “je ne sais quoi”.With style and detail the French certainly have that. When considering a French chic style look out for such details as toile patterns, cabriole legs, carved and scrolled work on furniture. The painted French furniture we stock has been restored from start to finish. From any initial treatments to the repairing, filing in and painting process. With the finished colours our pallet is neutral with subtle whites and greys. The details on the furniture can be highlighted by over painting or distressing.
With French chic interiors its more about being flamboyant and letting your creative side overflow. When using a softer background with off whites, soft greys and duck egg blues, use a touch of gold or silver to add a real sense of luxury.
French chic interiors
Before purchasing any items try a sample of material, paint, wall paper, flooring etc. Put them onto a mood board, play around with textures and colours before making the final purchases. Most of all enjoy.
Our decorative wall hooks have been influenced by the shabby chic style. Not only are hooks practical, they are now like pieces of art. With lightly distressed cream flowers and birds this decoration is sure to enhance a romantic look.
The heart decoration is used throughout this section and is perfect for a country style interior. With wire work, wooden and cut out hearts this easily recognised symbol will give your home a warm welcome.
A country kitchen will look great with our range of cupcake vintage plaques with hooks. There bright colours and sweet designs will add a touch of fun, Ideal for hanging tea-towels and utensils. Also for the country kitchen, look out for the hen and chicken hooks real farmyard flavours.
Rustic wooden wall plaques hold French vintage styled hooks with ceramic knobs, an ideal addition to a hallway for coats and hats.
We a large range of colour and styles this section is really diverse.
Bathroom accessories from Live Laugh Love have a vintage style. We love the vintage look and have a great selection of products to enhance your bathroom. Our bathroom accessories will give character to your home.
Use a large vintage or shabby chic mirror to make a smaller bathroom appear more spacious. If space is not an issue a great look is an ornate mirror over each sink unit. This creates style and substance.
The vintage look refuses to date and is a real classic that has stood the test of time. We have plaques or door signs that will add a touch of nostalgia to the boudoir or powder room. The coordinated sets have real style. Their designs will suit the classic to the romantic look. With storage for lotions and potions, tooth brushes and soap they will create a feature.
Soap dishes are a lovely way to display our Savon de Marseille soap. We have a Variety of styles and colours to match your décor.Decorative bottles are a great way to display your body and bathing products.
Pretty Jugs from Live Laugh Love
There is something inspiring about using pretty jugs around the home. The versatility they present with being both functional and ornamental. They can display a beautiful bouquet or a pretty posy hand-picked from your garden. Our dainty smaller jugs are ideal for milk and cream and are perfect for afternoon teas or coffee mornings. Our larger ones filled with gravy and sauces will be the perfect partner for Sunday lunch.
A country theme just shouts for decorative hearts on these pretty jugs.
Birds, flowers and butterflies are becoming a running theme with a lot of our products. Our jug range has not missed out. Softer colours with faded flowers are a real favourite and give a real shabby chic look.
Pretty Jugs From Live Laugh Love
The country kitchen is a great place to use our range of pretty jugs and will make the cooking a more enjoyable experience.
A look we love to create is light into a corner by using a mirror behind a small table, a large pretty jug filled with tall stemmed flowers, surround with glass candle sticks and smaller trinkets, this will create interest with light and colour. Making an easy way to improve an area in your home.
Savon De Marseille Soaps have the perfect environment to be produced. The South of France during the summer months has 12 hours of sun shine per day. With an average Temperature of 81 °F for this season it is no wonder the plant harvests are full and rich in aroma.
The Savon De Marseille Soaps are hand made in a traditional way using quality ingredients. The soaps produce a creamy lather that is great for skin care with its mildness and antibacterial quality’s. The gorgeous aroma fills your bathroom with an inducing fragrance. They moisturise and help nourish your skin and are an indulgent pleasure to use.
Orange blossom water is used for its distant citrus and floral aroma. It is distilled from the flowers of the orange tree. It adds that unmistakeable orange essence to this soap.French lavender is a popular ingredient and really has that romantic essence of brushing through a garden filled with this evocative plant.
The olive and olive leaf are products from this beautiful tree. They have been basking in the Mediterranean sun for centuries. The harvests from its branches are a product filled with versatility that we use in abundance in everyday life. It is the perfect natural moisturiser and is used to retain your skins water content.
Rose blossom is harvested from this perennial shrub. Soaps are made from attar of roses or rose oil. This is produced from steam distilling the crushed petals of roses. For every two thousand flowers it produces 1 gram of oil, so making this soap very luxurious with a depth of aroma.
Almond oil is produced from the dried kernels of this plant and is a great emollient for the skin. Its distinct aroma reminds me of a freshly baked frangipane or battenberg cake!
Honeysuckle blossom has a sweetly scented aroma and is well presented in this Savon De Marseille Soap. Its essence is captured with the thought of this profusely flowering plant that loves to climb and trail our gardens.
Our range of soaps are sold individually or in sets of six and really encompass a piece of France.
Country kitchen accessories are the perfect way to add the finishing touches to your country kitchen. In a country kitchen the accessories and utensils are on display and easy to reach. A classic example is an open dresser filled with pretty jugs, crockery and cutlery. The ingredients are stored in glass jars making it clear to recognise the produce. Shelves store pans and measuring jugs. Cubby holes with recipe cards, twine and scissors. The country kitchen is a practical and durable place.
Country kitchen accessories are a favourite category of Live Laugh Love. The array of products within this section makes it diverse and interesting. Farmhouse style products with quirky hen and chicken motifs add a real touch of the farmyard. Farmer’s market general store jute bags and holders add a real country theme. Practical storage solutions are in abundance with our array of tin ware. The bread bins, biscuit tins and cat treats are a few of the vintage style named containers.
Chalkboards are a necessity in a country kitchen and we have a great selection to suit many tastes. The fresh eggs and refreshing tea designs are visually colourful, while the rustic wooden chalkboard organiser has an area for storing mail, shopping lists and pegs for tea towels or utensils.
Country Kitchen Accessories
Use our flour shakers and measuring spoons to aid your baking and cake making. Our kilner jars and presentation bottles are the perfect way to present you’re freshly made products, looking great on display and make super gifts for friends and family.
Country kitchen accessories are a real way to add personality to your kitchen. A lovely look is to use our wire-work draining boards, kitchen roll holders and baskets. The filigree metal adds a vintage French feminine touch.
Above all keep it cosy and remember the kitchen is the heart of the home.