Delft pottery is traditional blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands. I’ve created some lovely little Delft-inspired ornaments which are pretty on a tree branch coated with mode podge and epsom salts.
I used oven bake clay that was rolled out flat, I pressed a mould into the surface and cut out circles with a cookie cutter. After curing in the oven I wiped the raised pattern of the hardened ornament with an indigo paint. On another version I painted the whole surface and wiped off the excess to create a tone on tone effect.
You’re exhausted because the house is decorated, the tree is lit and glowing, the fire is crackling and you look fabulous. You need a drink that does justice to all this hard work. So cheers to a Blue Christmas!
- 1 cup vodka or rum
- 1 cup white cranberry juice
- 2 ounces blue Curaçao
- 2 tbps lime juice
Combine all in a cocktail shaker of ice, shake and strain into glass.
When you think of Christmas colours blue isn’t one that comes to mind but I think indigo can be used beautifully in seasonal decorating. Then again, I think indigo is always appropriate. I’ve rounded up some of my favourite samples of all shades of blue at Christmas.
This gorgeous twig tree can be found on Better Homes and Gardens here.
This icy garland was found on the same site here.
These blue, white and silver sprayed pinecones are my favourites. How gorgeous would they be in a guest room? They can be found here.
Of course, what’s better than blue and white ribbon? I first showed this here.
And finally, let’s just take it right up and over the top with a blue tree found at Canadian Tire here.