Santa Baby: A short story about a failed monochromer and a vintage Christmas elf named Wonderbub.

Someone told me today Christmas is 7 days away. SEVEN DAYS. How did this even happen. So clearly I am not one of those people who has their tree up and presents wrapped by December 1 all ready to go. But here we are, December 18 (I’m not going to lie, I just googled and checked that – pretty much sums up the current state of life), and things are starting to look pretty darn smashing.

2014 has been the year of the monochrome. Quite possibly the most tasteful, stylish fashion trend yet. Imagine the era parties our kids will go to in the future, no hyper colour tees, no happy pants, bubble skirts? Forget it! black, white, clean lines – a fashion trend that can do no wrong. I adore monochrome. A proud owner of a mainly black and white wardrobe. Give me a tailored black blazer, white shirt, skinny jeans and heels any day of the week and I am good to go. The move to monochrome interiors, however, I have found somewhat trickier to master. I love LOVE my black and white things, but I just can’t ever quite get myself to put them all in the same place on their own. And this brings us to this blog post – our Christmas tree this year. I call it “Black, White and Rainbow all over”. She’s messy, she’s crooked, she’s unevenly spaced, she’s kinda monochrome, but kinda totally not, and we just LOVE her.

Featuring the amazing Poppies for Grace once again (I mean seriously I’d have been mad not to reuse those sensational decorations from Ruby’s birthday), and my latest discovery the talented Zilvi who has made me the most stunning magenta sign for the mantle I have EVER SEEN. And let’s not forget those stockings. You are going to flip! Our favourite in the middle hand-made by the super clever Pipla. And the star of the show, my darling Wonderbub Ruby, I mean have you seen a cuter Christmas elf!? We just had so much fun setting it all up this year. So the tree is now up, the presents are wrapped, I’d say it’s about time for some bubbles. Merry Christmas ! xx C















Christmas Tree – honeycomb pom poms and gift tags: Poppies for Grace

Santa Baby Mantle Decor: Zilvi

Monochrome Pom Pom Stocking (centre): Pipla

Monochrome stripe and splatter stockings: FermlivngCissywears

Christmas Gift wrap: Kikki.k

Ruby wears: Bella and Lace Vintage Wonder Woman Suit: Winnie & B.

Miffy Lamp and Christmas Sonny Angel: Leo & Bella

6 thoughts on “Santa Baby: A short story about a failed monochromer and a vintage Christmas elf named Wonderbub.

  1. Annamarie

    Claire your photos are magic! Can’t believe you’re a self-taught photographer. Perhaps your next project could be teaching the rest of us how to use our SLR cameras in ‘manual’ mode, mine is permanently set to ‘auto’ kinda defeats the purpose of having an SLR 😉


    • Thankyou so much Annamarie!! You are such a lovely supporter of mine. I’m loving learning more about photography, I have such a long way to go though! I’m going to try and fit in a course in the new year. Cannot wait!!! xxx


  2. I want this tree!! I love all of the honeycomb balls… I was inspired to have some at Isla’s Christening ‘after party’ and got a little wrapped up and order 96. WOOPS. Ha. They are everywhere. I am going to try to incorporate them into our playroom decor.

    I also love a black blazer, white tee, skinny jeans and heels. My go-to. Our house is pretty neutral – which is why I’m embracing color in the playroom.

    I’ll also have you know that I read the first paragraph of this blog post and immediately opened to frantically order presents for my husband. I totally procrastinate with him! So thank you for the seven day countdown. I mean SIX. Oh gosh.

    Excited to keep reading your blog! xo


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