A summer loved Christmas • A Subtle Revelry

A summer loved Christmas

A summer loved Christmas

As I’m sharing a few older holiday projects with you, I could not leave out the Christmas in July photo shoot (which honestly seems like it was yesterday!). You may want to forgo the water balloons if it is freezing where you live, but there are other inspirations that will hopefully fit right in to your cold weather holiday celebrations.

Like filling clear ornaments with baby’s breath and hanging them grouped together above for a perfectly impromptu holiday chandelier. These would also be pretty filled with colorful flowers hanging individually around a small Christmas tree.

Or edible peppermint bouquets that would be sweet additions to center a children’s table with. They would also make splendid drink toppers for your warm and cozy holiday drinks. See the entire shoot for more inspiration here.

Photography by Chelsea Robbins.



  1. Lena

    30 November

    These are absolutely beautiful! I love them, even though California seems to have been seized by much more Christmas-y weather as of late!

  2. Natasha

    30 November

    I saw those bulbs on your Website, they’re gorgeous! Beautiful ideas and shoot!

  3. Katie

    30 November

    those are beautiful!

  4. Kimia Kline

    30 November

    those baby’s breath ornaments are heartstoppingly beautiful! what a fresh and creative take on the whole ornament idea–pure genius.

  5. An Authentic Life

    30 November

    I adore that ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing.


  6. Cecilia

    1 December


  7. Lexi

    1 December

    Love, love, love! You always have such inspiration to share!!!!

  8. I just found you blog and all I can say is that I’m in love! You’ve got the most adorable DIY projects, and such lovely pictures. Your Christmas in July photo shoot is seriously the cutest thing ever.

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  10. Deanna

    2 December

    I just discovered your blog through a link on Advent Conspiracy’s website. I’m a fan of mint design blog, heysusy*, and oh, hello, friend (among others)…and now The City Cradle is at the top of my list! Keep it up and thanks for giving us a glimpse at your amazing gifts!

  11. […] Other clear ornament ideas you might want to try hot cocoa holders, a baby’s breath bouquet, and yesterday’s confetti filled […]

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