These last few weeks have been rather busy & I really haven't done much in the way of "Christmas" but now that Tamzin is back home it is full steam ahead as she wanted to be able to join in with the traditional decorating rituals in our country cottage!
Last Saturday was the beginning of me feeling festive when Michele & I attended a workshop to learn how to make felted rose pomanders & this is the result - they were great fun to make & we were both surprised & pleased to find that the teachers & most of the people taking part knew & loved the Vintage & Handmade Fairs!
Another thing I haven't told you about is that my baubles were featured in a decorating piece in the latest issue of Homes & Antiques....I really love this photo! Glass baubles can be found in my Christmas Shop.
So...back to our decorating...last night Tamzin made this lovely wreath using snippets of greenery, holly & rosehips, all from the garden & lane....I think she did a really good job!
The kitchen has had a makeover too including baubles, a forest of vintage trees & a herd of reindeer (of course!). We also had fun making & hanging up Union Jack paper chains (again I have a few of these in my shop)
Even my little Spaniel plaque has been trimmed up!
A close up of a few bits & pieces on my mantlepiece.
Last, but not least, the tree. Most of the decorations are vintage & every year we delight in unpacking & rediscovering these as we place them on the tree. The tree also has little red berry lights but it's always difficult to get a good photo in the dark so here is one I took today.
So, finally, I am truly getting into the festive spirit....now where are those mince pies??
My name is Jayne - I'm an avid collector of all things vintage. I live in a 1930's farm cottage at the end of a muddy lane.
I love my family, pets, horse riding, decorating, cooking, sewing, reading, gardening, car boot sales, auctions & fleamarkets.
I have a passion for vintage which has lead to me starting an online shop & becoming a vintage fair organiser which keeps me busy!
I will be having a stall at the following events this year.... 4th October 2014 V & H Vintage Jumble Sale, Selwyn Hall, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 8NT 10am - 1pm. Free admission 8th November 2014 V&H Vintage Jumble Sale, The Village Hall, Rangeworthy, South Glos, BS37 7LZ 10am - 1pm. Free admission
13th December 2014 Original Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair, The Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, South Glos, BS37 6AD 10am - 3pm. £1.00 admission
A Vintage Jumble Sale
22nd March, 12th July & 8th November 2014, Rangeworthy Village Hall, BS37 7LZ