Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit and leave with a smile! Love Thea x

Thursday, 27 December 2012

My Little Christmas

Last minute shopping...



 
 
 
 
Christmas baking...
 
Our first ever attempt to bake a gingerbread house...
 
Fin made sausage rolls....

 
I iced the chocolate log....



 
Christmas trifle made...
All ready for the family...
 
 

 
We had a house full before just before Christmas ....But Christmas Day was just for us..

Christmas Eve, Fin and I hung up our stockings.....

Champagne on ice...

Table ready..I had sewn some doilies on a white piece of sheet...


 
 
 
Tuck in...
 
 
 

 
 

It was all so very special a magical...Love Thea x

Friday, 21 December 2012

Yuletide Wishes to you All and Thankyou***

I just want to say "Thank You" to you all for making this year so special . I could not have ever anticipated the kindness, caring and warmth that you have all shown me ...I wish you all a very Happy Yuletide and so look forward  to "seeing" you all in the New Year..Love Thea xx....

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Making a Wreath for My Door *~*


I  try to make a wreath for the front door each Christmas but I don't always have the time.... but this year I was determined


A wreath I made for our 'bothy' door when we lived in Cornwall (a few years ago now)




I should have done the ' greening up' outside but I got so cold after collecting the foliage I decided to move into the warm kitchen....It is so much easier to use a foam ring rather than pinning moss to a wire frame  (although I do love the rustic look you get from using moss)





I have many decorations and embellishments to choose from (from my florist days)  I really must sit down and sort them out after Christmas..at the moment they are all stuffed in a box in the garage



I decided to use gold this year






Special Christmas Wishes xx

Monday, 17 December 2012

My Christmas books *~*


I always been in  love with Christmas.. this has led me to collect Christmas books

 
I gradually add to my basket of treasure every year from Ebay and C shop finds etc..
 
 
I was so happy when I found this book as it was the special Christmas book that I owned as little girl..






Fin has bought me some lovely surprises, this one was in my stocking last year...




So very special..I used to write letters to my children from Father Christmas...


 


This Fairy Tale book has beautiful gilt edges and illustrations...




I collect new and old .... I love them all

 
I  just love cosying up,  choosing a book.. then to be transported to the land of Christmas..



where it snows and children laugh at the sight of a special little visitor..  robin redbreast..
 
 
 
 
 
 
I know I  know ..but you are never to old to read a fairy story
 
 
 
 
 
So now the kettle is on and I have a mince pie warming in the oven..so which one shall I choose.
Special Christmas Wishes to you all Thea x
 

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Cold Frosty Morning.. Warm Toasty Evening *~*

 
The country has been visted by Jack Frost this week and it has been very chilly...


 
So I stepped out to feed the birds and take a few pictures..
 
 
 
Frost painted leaves..
 
 
my little May tree twinkling white...
 
 
 
Back indoors I gather raffia and gift tags ready for some Christmas wrapping....

 
Parcels wrapped and placed around the tree ...

 
 

I always have a woodland themed Christmas....



As dusk fell and waiting for Fin to arrive home ..I  light the candles in our sitting room


 
 
 
 
 
Then as the frost thickens outside I switch on the Christmas lights...
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On the top of the tree sits an angel I made a few weeks ago...
 
 
 
 
 
 
The cones are waiting to be filled with some treats....
 
 
I love just sitting in the twilight gently thinking Christmassy thoughts
Thea x