Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Crikey it's Christmas

As ever it's turned up like a bolt out of the blue in the middle of December as if I wasn't expecting it. Now you would think that being so obsessed with the festive season as I am, that I'd be a bit more organised but here we are again, a week away with lists and lists of things still to do. Preparations are at least under way though, decorations are almost finished, (just a few more fairy lights to pop up because you really can't ever have enough in my opinion), the veg order is in and our wonderfully smelling tree is happily sheeding in the corner.


I tend to change things around every year and these bargain baubles I found in a charity shop are cheering the dresser up. My favourite decorations though are the paper chains we enjoyed making at the weekend. Every so easy, only £1.80 and they bring back endless memories of the last week of term at primary school, party games and being able to take your own toy in on the final day.

My two finish tomorrow and I'm off to a proper dinner and dance with colleagues on Friday night. On Saturday I'll get a few hours at the Farmer's Market in town to stock up and then drinks in a very cosy village pub with a lovely friend in the evening.


Tomorrow is the final choir practice before the carol service on Sunday which I've been looking forward to since I joined in the summer and we're singing some wonderful stuff. Monday will be my last day in the office and if I can fight my way through the wrapping paper we should just make it to the big day on time.

Not sure if I'll manage to get back on line before the festive season really begins as Woody is chained to the laptop trying to get all his work done poor thing. So, this is the best time to wish everyone in the blogging world a very, very merry Christmas full of joy and peace and all best wishes for the year ahead. Have lots of fun!
P.S. This is the most adorable e-card I've ever seen, sent by my parents. Click here if you'd like to take a look.

31 comments:

jessica daisy said...

christmas loveliness! such pretty things! Yes, you can never have to many fairy lights, but saying that, I am a little concerned about nigella's electricity bill after watching a few of her christmas specials!
Jessx

Goosey said...

Your home looks very pretty, you have a great eye for what looks good.

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Your home looks beautifully decorated ... you have a good eye for colour.

Have a Happy Christmas!

Knittings Nice! said...

Found your lovely blog by pure chance...it is very pretty...loving all the vintage. I read you sing in a choir....I did so until last September and funnily enough their carol service is Saturday evening...I was first alto and yes this year I am missing it...maybe I will join again when life is less busy...anyways enjoy your blog will visit again.

lou said...

It all looks soooooooooo pretty!
I even leave a few fairy lights up after Christmas, just to cheer me up when all the decorations are down.
I would so love too sing in a choir, but I can’t sing, so maybe not a good idea.

I hope you have a lovely Christmas…. xxx

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Just beautiful!!!!!!!

M ^..^

Leisa said...

Your Christmas decorations are looking beautiful. It must be lovely to sing in the choir. I would so love to do that! Wishing you and your dear family a very Happy Christmas.

Emily said...

Lovely, peaceful, homey! Everything that Christmas should be.

driftwood said...

wishing you a very merry Christmas. x hope you have a lovely day.

MelMel said...

Your home looks wonderfully festive....love the dresser!xxx

funkymonkey said...

Merry Christmas Steph. Thanks for all your lovely posts this year.

Tracey.

Heidi Ann said...

HI Steph, Wishing you the lovliest Christmas ever!!!....I too am not sure how the season came upon us so quickly!?...But I do love all the hustle bustle!..So much to do!...Happy Holidays!...Your friend, Heidi XO

periwinkle said...

wishing you all a very merry christmas and new year - enjoy your singing
lisa x

thriftymrs said...

It all looks so lovely. Our house hasn't acknowledge Christmas yet - or rather I'm too lazy to get the decorations out.

net-boo said...

If you like ecards, here are some beautiful, animated ecards for Christmas, including some from Jacquie Lawson.

net-boo said...

If you like ecards, here are some beautiful, animated ecards for Christmas, including some from same artist of the ecard in this posting.

julia said...

Love the paper chains, where did you get them? The house looks fab, very festive. Have a fantastic Christmas!
Julia xx

Frances said...

How beautiful is your home!
Those paper chains got me in the mood to cut up some colorful pages from some of the avalanche of shop catalogues that have accumulated.

Now, I too have some lovely paper chains, and still more catalogue pages stand in wait to be the next links.

Thanks for the inspiration. Cheers!

Pipany said...

Oh the very happiest of Cristmasses to you too Steph. The card is lovely and the kids and I are now feeling so excited! Hurray! xx

prettyshabby said...

Happy Christmas Steph..sounds like you are going to have a wonderful festive and traditional time...all you need now is some snow and that will finish it off perfectly!
I thought that e card was wonderful, I've bookmarked the site so I can send a card to all my family far away! Have lots of fun with those gorgeous boys of yours xx

Alchamillamolly said...

That card has cheered me up no end it made me cry but in a good way.

Ragged Roses said...

Hello! Your home is looking so lovely Steph. I used to love making paper chains when I was at school, it's what end of terms were all about! Take care and have a wonderful Christmas
Kimx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Steph - it's all looking adorable at your place...
wishing you a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2009,
Niki

Hollypop's said...

Such a pretty dresser and paper chains - I remember those but haven't actually seen any for ages.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year.
Nicky.

Deb said...

Everything looks so pretty decorated for the Holidays.
Wishing you a Blessed and Very Merry Christmas Steph!

Our Back Porch said...

Everything looks lovely!
Wishing you and your precious family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Christmas Blessings,
Rebecca

MinĂ¹ said...

I read your blog even if
speak english not very well..sorry. I like your home style and Christmas decoration! I love like you the Cornwall! I goes in it for my honeymoon. Penzance is in my heart! I never forget those landscapes.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas. MinĂ¹

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely pictures! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Jayne

MelMel said...

Hi there, how are you? good christmas?xx

Amanda said...

What lovely Bloginess! What a great find in the charity shop too. I hope to catch up with more of your Blog soon. Amanda x

Sara said...

I'm sorry to start stirring up Christmas in August, but I LOVE that you have a Christmas category and I loved this post so much. I'm going to bookmark it for Christmas inspiration if that's ok! Is it too early to start getting excited for Christmas? x