Thursday, December 23, 2010

In the spirit at last!

I was beginning to get a bit worried that I was just going to mope around mumbling 'Bah Humbug' over Christmas as I have not had any festive spirit in me for weeks now. I dont know why as I love Christmas and the feeling you get on the run up to the day. Maybe its because I just feel as if I have been rushing from one task to the next with no time to enjoy all that festive joy thats been floating around or maybe I am just getting to become a grumpy old bag!
Well today I thought, come on put out some decorations (I had not even bothered to buy a tree!) and went up to the orchard and chopped off a few of the old apple tree branches that are covered in lichen, stuck them in a pot and got going in a very half hearted way. Then I thought why not put some fairy lights on them and delved into the tangled mess of wire and lights in my christmas bag. As I pulled them out of the bag and they clacked together the smell and noise of them brought on a rush of joyous spirit, yipee at last I feel like christmas, who would have thought something so simple would spark me off! So now I am madly decorating the house before its too late.

I had this little doll in a box and who would have thought she would look so cute on the back of a little old bear.

Latest painting, does look a bit christmassy.

Nearly finished the mantle in the sitting room, a few little gaps to fill still.

Put some of my collection of toy animals on the tiny shop I bought from Liz in the spare room.
A row of little dollies, now on sale in The Sea Garden.

And heres to wish you a very Merry Christmas with love and joy to you all. See you all next year!