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My Christmasdecoration at Home

Added Nov 28, 2010

by Ralf Schmitz

Berlin, Germany






I know, that a lot of what i show you is not gone through the sewing mashine, but some of the decorationelements (on the windows) and all the bows and the cushions and and and have been!

So here is, what i did so far to my flat! We celebrate the first of advent today in germany, and we lit the first candle on the “adventskranz” (that is a wreath with four candles). A happy first advent to all of you!

Material Notes

loads and loads of christmas!




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    Jan 22, 2011, 01.33 PMby stickman34

    Ralf, your decorations are so beautiful! I have not spent a Christmas in Germany since I was about 10 and your photos bring back many beautiful memories, thank you. I hope you don’t mind but I am going to use some of your ideas next year. Gigi

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    Nov 30, 2010, 11.11 AMby The Handbag Lady

    I love all your decorations. They are beautiful. I personally love waking up to christmas decorations. I live in Australia but I grew up in Canada and I remember fondly the smell of the fresh tree every morning leading up to Christmas. Your deco’s remind me of this time as a child! In Oz we don’t have fresh trees : ( its too hot here in Queensland. But thank you for sharing your creations and reminding me of a magical time.

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      Nov 30, 2010, 01.06 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear handbag lady! it is so interesting, that you mention the smell of trees. one of my strongest souvenirs of the childhood is that specific smell and it is one (if not the most important) thing, that makes christmas for me: a blend of smells and a lot of decoratins:-) thank you for your comment!

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    Nov 29, 2010, 02.24 PMby bopippdo

    may I come and stay at your house during christmas time :-p!!

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      Nov 30, 2010, 07.11 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      :-)))) that would be such a lovely idea, to have all of you around my table at christmas………

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    Nov 29, 2010, 01.48 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Thank you for sharing your home with us! It is beautiful. I have a similar white cross stitch table cloth that my Mom brought back from her last visit with her brothers and sisters in germany… Sterne Zähler. It’s my favorite. St. Nikolaus wird bald hier sein. Ich wünsche dir ein Frohes Weihnachten und ein glückliches gesündes neues Jahr!

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      Nov 29, 2010, 02.11 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much gabriele. the table cloth has been made by my husband a few years ago and i really love it very much, as he is not doing that much sewing and stiching…… auch dir eine frohe weihnacht und alles liebe fürs neue jahr!

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    Nov 29, 2010, 08.51 AMby zaarissima

    Dear Ralf! It is wonderful to see on how much Love and Warmth you decorated your home for Christmas! We do not decorate this year, but we are invited at 24. to the parents of my sister-in-law and I’m looking forward very much! There are ca. 20 People visiting – here are people from Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Equador and Guatemala – from 25. we are on Job and come back home at 02.01. ( !!!Same procedure as every year!!! :)

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      Nov 29, 2010, 02.10 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear zaarissima! thank you very much for your lovely comment again. i could not imagine to not decorate my home. it is allways such a lovely time of the year and i really love the planning, producing and than decorating soo much :-)

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    Nov 29, 2010, 07.38 AMby lilla66

    Molto suggestive le tue decorazioni! Your decorations make your home very suggestive: I can feel Xmas air from your pictures… I love so much your “snowman big face” cushion: don’t you think it could match well with my “Coldy snowman”? Tanti saluti da lilla

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      Nov 29, 2010, 02.09 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      Grazie tanto per la tua gentilezza! and yes i thing that your coldy snowman would look fab. together with my snomanpillow! tanti saluti anche a te!

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    Nov 28, 2010, 09.39 PMby wackyblonde

    Your home is so festive. Lovely decorating. We are holidaying this year, so I will not be decorating. :(

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      Nov 29, 2010, 05.36 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear wackyblonde! no decoration?? i could not survive this :-) at least a little wreath or something is a must for me……… thank you for your lovely comment!

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      Nov 29, 2010, 06.11 PMby wackyblonde

      Okay Ralf for you I will hang a wreath. Happy Holidays.

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    Nov 28, 2010, 08.54 PMby peaches2218

    I like the beaded snowflakes!

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      Nov 29, 2010, 05.33 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much peaches (you can see more details of them in my other projects, if you want!)

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    Nov 28, 2010, 06.44 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Ralf! You’re so organized to have everything decorated already. It all looks wonderful. I can see the work that went into your decorations and appreciate your efforts. There’s so much I love here but the one thing that made me break out in a huge smile was the snowman pillow! I love whimsical creations and this one is too too cute! I felt like you when I first started posting on Burda – that everything should be sewn. But after seeing some of the projects here, I got over it. I’m glad you didn’t let it stop you or we’d all have missed out! Hope you enjoy every day of advent!

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      Nov 29, 2010, 05.33 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear domestic divaonline! thank you very much for your kind comment! the time before christmas is my most favorite time of the year (i think you could have guessed after these pix :-) and sewing will hopefully stay the best part in my life aside of my husband and my cat…..happy advent!

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    Nov 28, 2010, 06.32 PMby lienepien

    Nice atmosphere you created! Like the kranz on photo 3! Christmas is so cozy! In Holland we have first St. Nicolas (kind of santa claus) and when he is out of town the people get their Christmas trees / decorations.

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      Nov 29, 2010, 05.31 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you lienepien for sharing your traditions with us. we do know santa claus as well in germany (that is on dec. 6th). but my tree will be delivered on dec. 9th (and pictures will follow too!)

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