Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas One and All.

I hope you all have finished your christmas shopping, wrapped your presents, stuffed the fridge with giant turkeys and got huge boxes of chocs lined up for the big day!  So now you can sit back put your feet up and enjoy the yule tide festivities, at least till Thursday when you have to get up at 7 to get that turkey in the oven!

Thought you might like to have a little peek around my house at some of my decorations.  I love my two Santa's, I bought them years ago, they are made mostly out of paper and have graced all our mantle pieces.  The little sheep are all hand carved with little metal bells round their necks, there is a dog to look after them and I also have a little wagon, fencing and trees that are made of wood shavings.  

I have just finished painting our dining room white and just have the black mantle to paint now (white also).  The massive looking tree that you saw Mr Crow struggling with turned out to be the smallest tree we have had in years once I trimmed of all the scrappy branches at the bottom! It is a lovely bushy shape though and the decorations hang nice on it. It really makes it christmas once I start decorating the tree, its something I look forward to for months, christmas can come out of the cupboard once again and old friends get carefully unwrapped from their now slightly yellowing tissue and get hung side by side with new memories made this year.  My fairy on the top I only got last year, I saw one just like it in Country Living for well over a £150 more than I paid for mine!  Bargain!!

Well I will sign off now, and really want to reach out to you all and give you a christmas hug and wish you all a very happy, loving, jolly time this week with your family and friends.  



A time to dance said...

ooh everything looks lovely ..I would love a good snoop at your santas..don't suppose you know how to get rid of a huge blank at the bottom of a post...tried the del button...its not playing but the blanks is taking up most of the blog! and hugs H

heidi said...

jane it looks lovely,love the dining room! did i spy my little boys card on yout mantle piece? fame at last!! wish we were there to sit round your table & share a glass or two of mulled wine followed by a lovely stroll on a cornish beach (if we could still stand!). lots of lovexx

Amy C said...

it looks so cozy and beautiful your decorationas are adorable - I love Cornwall we spent many a family summer holiday there its so special.
Thanks for sharing your lovelies.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Lots of festive finery here Jane.. and just remember ..less is more when it comes to Christmas trees... well something like that!
Have a lots of festive fun and wishing you much happiness in 2009!
With love and Christmas hugs
Michele xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Just gorgeous Jane!

Wishing you & yours a blessed Christmas!


Heather said...

It all looks so gorgeous! And that tree! Amazing! Happy Christmas to you!~

Niki Fretwell said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2009,

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I`m so glad to have found your lovely blog!
I thought that I should tell you how T.A.L.E.N.T.E.D I think you are!
Happy New Year
Debbie Moss

Hilary said...

Your house is so lovely! All the beautiful decorations! Your artwork is so sweet :)