Saturday 17 December 2011

Good advice

Frantic at my house today as I try to finish the Christmas card for Mr B, put up the tree and decorations and make a couple of money envelopes for the last round of presents before I pack all my craft stuff away next week so we don't need to have Christmas Eve dinner on our knees.  So how appropriate is this...

Bought for a Christmas present but decided my need was greater so I'm going to keep my pens and pencils in it, either that or a very stiff drink, for when things get a bit hectic.

Anyway, do you want to see my decs?  Of course you do.

We used to have a 6 foot tree but that had to go in the loft when we got our first computer and now have this cute 3 footer that I finished decorating about an hour ago.  Tradition in our house that the tree goes up on the 17th (was my Dad's birthday).

The oldest thing on it is a little white Father Christmas bought for me when I was a baby, it still rattles but has become a grubby shade of cream.

You can just make him out in the centre of this close-up - looks better on here than he does in reality but I love him and he is the first decoration I put on the tree every year.

My decopatch NOEL flanking Santa on the mantelpiece (the brass candlesticks were my Great Grandma's).

Crib scene at base of tree in front of a Marks and Spencer card my Step-daughter sent us four years ago.  It is one of those with a little battery in it - and the twinkling lights still work.

And lastly this cheery little Robin sitting in his nest in my hallway.

I'm hoping to be able to take part in WOYWW next Wednesday but if life takes over and I can't get round to posting again before the weekend I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year from me and Sorrel (wearing her new Christmas sweater and looking slightly embarrassed).


JoZart Designs said...

Beautiful decorations Ann.... stay calm and enjoy!
Love jo x

Anonymous said...

The tree looks beautiful Ann. Feel all festive now. How cute is Sorrel in her new jumper! Wishing you and Mr. B a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
Regards Florence x

Shoshi said...

Great decs, Ann! Sorrel made me giggle - poor little thing!! She's probably thinking "Does everybody get given embarrassing knitwear for Christmas?" I love that mug! Definitely one to keep, I think. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I've so enjoyed reminiscing about all the wonderful aspects of my uncle's life, and I still find it hard to believe that this larger-than-life but totally unassuming man is no longer with us.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love your mug when I saw it I just had to pop down and comment and yes can see why you love that dec, we all have fav.s dont we! Shaz in oz.x

Neet said...

Just seen this post Ann, what a lovely home you have - all very festive and tastefully done.
Sorrel does look a bit down in the mouth, what a wonderful sweater though and how cute!

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