Friday, 24 December 2010

A Very Merry Christmas!

Just popping in to say
"I hope you have a lovely Christmas Day"!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Decking the halls...and kitchen...and..

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 where are those mince pies??

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Gloucester Antiques Centre

I popped into the antiques centre today to top up my stock so here are a few photos for you - it was a bit grey & rainy but the windows do look festive!

Here are a few photos of my unit & some of the new stock.

Afterwards we had to have a snack at the lovely coffee shop just across the way.