Hello Creative Friends!!
This is Mimi Bondi and Poppy in da house! Well, actually in da studio… 🙂
Poppy’s not looking impressed by my antics and I don’t know if he’s going to be of much help here…
I got a turquoise Christmas tree!
As you may already know, I am up to my neck in house renovations and despite our good efforts, the house is not quite Christmas-ready yet so…
Today, I decided to put up a new Christmas tree in my studio instead (still a work in progress too).
Can you believe it’s my favourite colour: turquoise?!
I couldn’t either when I saw it in the shop but I knew I just had to buy it, especially as it was the perfect size (not too big, not too small).
Ok, let’s put it together, shall we?
You are lucky to be experiencing the magic of video because this required a lot of patience hahaha
There was a storm brewing in the background so it was really humid and I don’t think I’ve ever sweated so much working on a Christmas tree…
As you may know, I was born in France where I spent my first 20 years or so and where it is cold and snowing in December… And after all my years living in Australia, I still haven’t got used to a hot Christmas. It just doesn’t feel right to have a barbecue outside in flip flops when you know your French family is cozying up by the fire 😉
Anyway… I think this Turquoise Christmas tree is going to look good so I won’t give up on it!
After what felt like ages, I’m finally done… Phew (I’m actually wiping my brow!).
But I didn’t like the cheap plastic stand that came with it so I found an unused flower pot in the shed that will look better (well, it’s ugly too but maybe with some ribbons…??).
I taped up the holes at the bottom and filled it up with sand to give my tree more stability and it looks better already.
In my Christmas decoration box, I also found my big Christmas sock with my name on it! Isn’t it adorable? It’s looking a little empty though so Santa, if you’re listening, maybe you could put something in there?
Now the fun part: the Christmas decorations
Let’s move on to tinsels and baubles… The fun bit 😉
I’m sticking with a subdued blue, white and silver theme here (a little designer style, don’t you think?) then a big silver star to top it off and… Voila! My beachy Christmas tree is done!
Check out the video below to see me in action!
I hope you enjoyed this little titbit from my life and would love to hear your comments at the bottom of this page.
Love and Sunshine,
PS: Of course I couldn’t resist adding a little more colour in the end…!!
No matter how much I love my turquoise Christmas tree, it just felt ‘too blue’ 😉
If like me you love the colour turquoise, check out this post!
I have never seen a tree like that… it is way cool and I really like the way you decorated it. Such a talented lady.
Thank you so much Jaci! I was very excited too! They also had purple trees lol
If anyone is going to find a turquoise Christmas tree it would be you! How perfect.I enjoyed the video………thanks for sharing!
Hahahaha thank you Sharon! Hope this silly video brought a little sunshine to your day 🙂
Mimi, I loved the turquoise tree and watching you decorate it! You did brighten my evening! I also loved how much your dog was (not!) interested in the proceedings! Merry Christmas!
I’m so happy to hear this Catherine!! I also laughed when I saw Poppy sleeping in fast forward hahaha Merry (early) xmas to you too! xx
Just popping in to say I like you tree…awesome. And to tell you how much I enjoy your videos and your book. Have a Merry Christmas and may 2017 bring joy and laughter. Love Jan.
Thank you so much Jan!! Wishing you an early merry xmas too 🙂 xx
Hi Mimi, your tree looks great. Where did you buy it from? And purple too you said, it will be hard for me to choose.
Glad you like it Linda! I got if from Big W (Australia). Yes purple too but turquoise had my heart 🙂
Gosh, Mimi, you really do bring sunshine to the day! I love your turquoise Christmas tree and in the end it is as colorful and happy as you are. I’m so happy you found the perfect tree for your creative space (why am I not surprised you were able to find a turquoise tree) Gods blessing to you and Merry Christmas you little burst of Sunshine!
Ahhh thank you so much Caroline! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones (I know it’s a bit early but what the hay) 🙂
je ne savais pas que les sapins étaient de cette couleur ! très joli et pas ordinaire. La vidéo en plus me fait te voir en vrai et c’est bien. Bisous
Oui mon non plus et je suis contente 🙂 Bisous!
Love your Christmas tree.
TURQUOISE is my favourite colour too ~!!! I love your tree and Merry Christmas to you and Poppy in your studio from Ms.Sophie (shitsu/chihuahua cross)and me here in B.C. Canada
We are turquoise sisters 🙂 Thank you and Merry xmas to you too Jane and of course Ms Sophie!!
Love this “perfectly Mimi” tree. It look great. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Thank you so much 🙂 Hope you have a fabulous one!