Have you seen this yet?
Yes, I know it's still three months until Christmas, but I saw the magazine when I was in the quilt shop tonight. Since I like to see what the holiday decorating trends are each year, I bought it, brought it home, and browsed though it.
I don't know. I'm not sure whether I like what I see. Of course, there are a few ideas that appeal to me, but the overall LOOK of Christmas this year--at least as this particular publisher sees it--seems to be kind of retro 60's Scandinavian. What do I mean by that? It strikes me as clean lines and bright, clear colors. 1960s lime greens and blues. Some red and white, and that combination appeals to me, but there's a LOT more blue.
I could also tell you my impression is of simple shapes, a lot of glitter, and everything offset by white. Generally speaking, not warm and cozy. But I can do light and bright--I've been doing it in the kitchen for the past couple of years because I get tired of the "gloom" of the winter season. And the "light and bright" color scheme in the kitchen has been spreading into other rooms too, so I think I've been moving in the same general direction, but slower, I guess. I just feel like I'm not quite there yet.
I suspect after I look through the magazine a few more times and examine some of the photos and text a little closer, it may well grow on me. And if not? There's still the red and white I love.
If you've had a chance to look at this magazine, what did you think? And if you haven't yet, but do in the next couple of weeks, I'd like to hear your thoughts too.