Christmas Preparation

I have worked myself into a stressed induced rash that looks like chicken pox, but I am still going.

This is my house for 2013 and, frankly, I couldn’t be PROUDER!!!!!

Plenty didn’t get done, but I know in my heart I have done my best and there is no better then your best. So let it rest!



Couldn’t resist a bunch of these at the flower markets.


My red and white themed tree. I never made clay ornaments that would have been stamped with the rubber stamps I ordered. On the plus side, those rubber stamps did get a decent work out and at the very very least, they got ordered.


Still not sure on this star tree topper I sewed and beaded. Wishing the backing fabric was different.


My hallway


I went to the flower markets on Saturday before work at 5am. I had a mission. To make something resembling these images from this book:






I started with this vase (yes it is chipped) and chicken wire. I got this helpful hint from this link.

IMG_03041This was my effort.


It is not as loose as I would like, but that is due to my plant selection. Also let it be known that holly is SHARP!



The stockings never got labelled either, but the lining fabric is different in each. I am little green trees, she is festive bells and he is gold splatter!!




This is probably it from me before Christmas. Wishing you all the very happiest Christmas and a joyful festive break. Thank you so much for tuning into my ramblings and leaving a comment here and there. I really enjoy it. In late November this blogged turned 4 years old! So proud I have stuck with it and never let a month go past without a post. I was suppose to organise a giveaway, but that too also didn’t happen.

I will have one soon.

To anyone else that is working on Christmas day like me. I’ll save you a piece of cherry clafoutis and pour you a glass of champagne and virtually cheers you!

I’ll be back with more pics from Christmas Eve and Chrissy day if I manage to capture any on camera. My table is nearly set with my toile tablecloth that is not hemmed (who cares? No one will notice) and my gorgeous Juliska Christmas plates and I am full of glee. Also, Peters of Kensington are selling JULISKA!! I nearly fell off my chair. Consider that a Christmas present from me to you. It is only a very small range, but Juliska none the less.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

2 Responses to “Christmas Preparation”

  1. Brenda says:

    Merry Xmas to you and all the family. The house looks wonderful.

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