Holidays/ Home & Garden

The First Signs of Christmas

Tomorrow will be my 38th birthday and as I found out that Bo didn’t plan any work we’ve decided to drive up to England to do some Christmas shopping. Now what’s a better Birthday gift for me? Before I leave I want to show you the one room that’s Christmas proof.

I don’t believe in a one coloured Christmas, I decorate according to the colours I use in my home. This article is in German but if you put it in Google translate you’ll get to know about the multi-coloured trend that’s going on right now. Well I’ve been multi-coloured my whole life, literally that is.

I mix vintage with homespun. I’ve made the paper garlands myself and tied a Christmas tree on the Jag, like everyone does. It’s just so funny …

I stuff the room with many coloured candles and lit them when it’s dark. I place pink hyacinths in cups for the lovely flowers and the lovely smell.

And I dress to match the room. Boy I wish it was Christmas all year round.

See you in a couple of days xox

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    Sharron
    05/12/2012 at 19:18

    I wish you a safe journey Yvonne, and a wonderful 38th when it arrives. 38’s a great age to be, I should know 😉 Thank you for sharing your home, I especially love the tree tied to the Jag. Inspired….

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    Judith
    05/12/2012 at 21:41

    So beautiful when you decorate your home in such a personal way! Have a lovely birthday and a wonderful trip to England, Yvonne!

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    Ada Bea
    05/12/2012 at 22:01

    It all looks so beautiful and Christmassy!! 🙂

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    Ingrid
    05/12/2012 at 22:08

    Alvast gefeliciteerd Yvonne en een hele fijne verjaardag en heel veel plezier samen met Boris in the UK! Gezellig 🙂 XOX

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    Igor
    05/12/2012 at 22:37

    This is beyond beautiful & inspiring. And super happy:-) Hugs from Munich!!

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    Valerie
    06/12/2012 at 00:03

    *absolutely p-e-r-f-e-c-t- ** I had a BIG smile on my face as I looked through your beautiful photos…very inspring….and very perfect! *Merry Christmas* from Vancouver, British Columbia

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    Eva
    06/12/2012 at 00:03

    Wow wat een schitterende decoratie! Echt geweldige kleurencombinaties en wat een gave kerstballen!!Van harte gefeliciteerd en veel plezier in Engeland!

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    mlleparadis
    06/12/2012 at 02:31

    sooooo pretty! love the jag. have a great xmassy wkend in blighty!

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    Leanne M
    06/12/2012 at 02:45

    Love your style, Yvonne. So fresh and inspiring. Happy birthday for tomorrow and Merry Christmas from New Zealand.

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    Naturally Carol
    06/12/2012 at 08:03

    Love your Jag! That is one of the prettiest rooms I’ve seen with all it’s Christmas decor!

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    Vika
    06/12/2012 at 08:34

    Absolutely lovely ! Have fun in England and enjoy your birthday ! 😀

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    blancouleur
    06/12/2012 at 08:45

    Prachtige decoratie! En gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag morgen!

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    Ilse
    06/12/2012 at 10:12

    Gefeliciteerd, hoe lang rijden ju;;ie erover naar Engeland, london, ben er erg benieuwd naar.

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    Huis lief huis
    06/12/2012 at 10:23

    Wat maak je toch mooie plaatjes. Die kerstboom is prachtig.Gefeliciteerd en veel plezier in Engeland!

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    colleen @ hello olive
    06/12/2012 at 13:38

    Wow wow WOW! It looks so amazing! Hope you have a wonderful birthday and a great time in England. x

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    Stephanie
    06/12/2012 at 14:09

    Hoera! Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag! Geniet in Engeland 🙂 En wat een prachtige foto’s! Die kleuren…en die jag met kerstboom…superleuk!

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    karin snel
    06/12/2012 at 14:29

    Een hele fijne verjaardag en veel plezier op je christmasshoppingtrip.

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    michelle
    06/12/2012 at 14:48

    One word – GORGEOUS x

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    Piia Anneli @ annelivia
    06/12/2012 at 15:01

    You’re such an inspiration! You and Jutta of Kootut Murut have made me wish for a more colourful home where I’d feel happier with all the colour around me – and I’ve started taking the first steps. I think your Christmas looks just delightful and happy and absolutely so homely!
    The little tree cracked me up -genius idea!

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    Silly Old Suitcase
    06/12/2012 at 16:19

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!I loooooove your tree!

    xx

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    Monique
    06/12/2012 at 21:30

    Happy birthday! Ik hoop dat je een geweldige dag hebt gehad!

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    Sandra D
    06/12/2012 at 21:57

    Happy Birthday! Have a great time in England, it’s cold and damp at the mo, so wrap up!!

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    Gillian
    07/12/2012 at 00:55

    Such a beautiful home. Hope you had a fabulous birthday yesterday. x

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    Rigmor
    07/12/2012 at 03:17

    Happy birthday! Happy shopping! Your Christmas house and colors are beautiful, enjoy the season:-)

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    Christina
    07/12/2012 at 15:35

    every inch of this room is gorgeous! and a Happy Birthday to you!xo

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    Donna
    07/12/2012 at 19:22

    The is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing–and happy birthday!

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    Anouck Plume
    07/12/2012 at 21:29

    Gefeliciteerd! En wat een prachtig interieur heb je, erg inspirerend!

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    Susan
    08/12/2012 at 01:47

    Such clean and crisp Christmas decor…love it! Just wondering about background music…any favorite Christmas songs? These are a few of my favorite things! Merry Christmas!

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    Jacqueline
    08/12/2012 at 17:45

    Hoera met terugwerkende kracht. I LUUUUVVVEEEE the christmas tree on the Jag, well done. Humor in the home is hot! groetjes Jacqueline

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    Ilaria
    08/12/2012 at 18:36

    Have fun and enjoy your birthday+shopping!I hope to see you soon 😉

    ps. may I ask you where your table came from? I’m looking for something similar…thanks!

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      Yvonne Eijkenduijn
      08/12/2012 at 21:17

      Bo made the table.

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        Ilaria
        10/12/2012 at 16:37

        Lucky you!! But I found out that the small company that made our bed, produce also tables 😉

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    Lisa
    09/12/2012 at 01:00

    Your home is elegant and Beautiful!! Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday wishes!!

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    Rattling On
    09/12/2012 at 14:05

    LOVE the jag! Have a great birthday shopping spree, and share it with us please. My tree has all the decos I’ve collected over the years just piled on. I adore Christmas.

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    Stephanie
    09/12/2012 at 16:02

    Mag ik vragen waar je het kerstboompje (dat boven op de auto ligt) vandaan hebt?Alvast bedankt!

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    Iris
    09/12/2012 at 17:58

    simply love it!

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    Nassia | blove
    09/12/2012 at 19:40

    Hello! Your blog is very inspiring! I love the Christmas tree on the jaguar! I will surely do that on my fiat 500 model!

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    Val
    10/12/2012 at 16:23

    Belated happy birthday Yvonne, hope you had a great day 🙂

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    eva maria
    10/12/2012 at 16:42

    Wat een heerlijk huis heb je toch, helemaal mijn ding! Enjoy de Kerstdagen!

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    Femke Dekker - ter Meulen
    11/12/2012 at 20:42

    Prachtige boom! Dank voor het delen! lfs, Femke

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    Martine
    15/12/2012 at 19:58

    Yvon! Die lieve, mooie, gezellige dames op dat groene doek. Wie schilderde dat? Ik ken een grote Fan ;-)Fijn weekend!

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    Emily Henson/Life Unstyled
    17/12/2012 at 00:39

    What a sweet, beautiful home you’ve created Yvonne! I love the dog/cat basket under the tree. This year I convinced my kids that it was ok to have a smaller Christmas tree and put it on a table. We got one yesterday and it looks great, but I was wondering what to put under it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Malin
    23/12/2012 at 19:38

    Sprookjesachtig en in harmonie!Ben verliefd op jouw interieur.

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    Lianne
    22/01/2013 at 14:09

    Wat een leuke blog! Mag ik vragen waar de lampen boven je eettafel vandaag komen?

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      Lianne
      22/01/2013 at 14:09

      * vandaan

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    hkwdesign
    16/12/2015 at 03:11

    Every bit wonderful! What color are your walls – love!

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