The scene is almost set (can I ever be 'ready'?) Apologies for the blurry photo. My camera and I are falling out of love as it keeps misbehaving (or more like I don't know how to use it properly!) anyhow you can get the fuzzy picture!
The tree was put up, (finally..) yesterday afternoon. The children made it to Lapland but I must be the worst mother in the world or perhaps the only mother in the world that sends her children off to Lapland without a coat! I hardly slept with worry on Friday night but all was well and they had a magical time. I will ask them to blog about it themselves.
I love bringing out all my favourite decorations each year. About 3 years ago I fell in love with vintage baubles, and started collecting them.
I scour everywhere for them and now our tree has nothing but vintage. Well almost, I do have these..
These were from Aztec.
In the dining room at the front of the house I have hung white stars (some crochet ones) with white lace, ribbon or ric rac.
I just really, really wish that I lived in a snowy climate. I read people's blogs who are almost waist high in snow (well sometimes!) and I ache with longing as that is how I feel Christmas should be. So spare a thought for me when some of you are looking out over your winter wonderland...and if you listen hard enough you will hear me singing (pleading) from mild, wet Devon..'Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!