Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A bit of festive sparkle

Good afternoon

Hurrah just 3 more school days left - looking forward to 12 alarm clock free mornings starting from Saturday.

Have spent another day working my way through my to-do-before-Christmas-list - nice things such as buy cake ribbon as well as the dreaded hoover the entire house! Another thing on there today was take photos - I made that task the last one so it was a treat to look forward to.

I think we're now finished on the festive decorating though I may still add things if I find anything else on my wanders this week!

 The top of the piano

Something new for this year - this nativity set was greatly reduced in our shop as one of the Kings had been beheaded! Luckily I'm a dab hand with superglue and he's able to join his friends. This set reminded me of the primary school nativity plays the boys used to do - all home made crowns and tea-towel headdresses.

 The hallway - complete with stockings on the banisters and an eight foot tall snowman! Please notice an almost tidy dresser - just the last few cards to deliver sometime this week.

 My collection of Santas & Snowmen - haven't managed to add to them this year - however there's still a week left!!

 One tree with almost every decoration we own on it!

Fireplace with stockings hanging already!

Even the mirror got a tinsel scarf and a Christmas banner.

I'm rather looking forward to tomorrows to-do-list it includes mince pie baking and Christmas cake icing - there's some ironing on there to but not much!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


andamento said...

I love seeing photos of other people's houses at Christmas. Yours is looking very festive. Thanks for sharing...

lucy joy said...

This looks like the kind of look I'd go for if I had a nice house and the necessary skill/patience!

Lucy x

The Custards said...

Knock, knock
Cooeee - just popping round for a mince pie
Lovely decs and may I wish you and yours the very best of the festive season
Best wishes

Deborah said...

Your house is looking gorgeous sweetie :) just adore your little gingerbread men garland. Have a great Christmas!

Bee happy x

Lizzy said...

woh! That is a massive snowman. will it make you jump when you come downstairs in the morning, forgeting it is there and think OMG who is that standing in my hall?
Have a lovely Christmas!

thriftwood said...

Lovely Vicki! I love seeing other bloggers home too xxx

moonstruckcreations said...

That snowman is rather impressive I must say!

Im off to make a few more chocolate truffles, then a big pressie wrap this evening.

I cant wait to break up for the hols on Friday!


Lisa said...

Doesn't matter what time of year it is there is always ironing on the list!
Your house is looking beautifully festive.
Lisa x

Liz said...

Your home looks lovely and festive!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Hi - I've missed your blog, glad you gave me a nudge, sorry it's been taking me so long to catch up with everyone. Your house looks fab, I am jealous of your piano, not only are they are lovely thing to have, they're such a handy display space, which I'm sadly lacking. I have the same glass candle-sticks as you. That little nativity set is very sweet, you can't tell anyone had ever lost his head!

Hope you have a lovely Christmas xx

**Anne** said...

Your home looks gorgeous Vicki, full of Christmas cheer. Enjoy the mince pie baking and Christmas cake icing, oh and the ironing! :)
Anne xx

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What a lovely post! My favorite is the adorable Nativity set. Have a lovely Pause in Advent and a very Merry Christmas!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I could just eat your gingerbread man garland! :)

Irene said...

beautiful festive decrations, I love the snowman!!!!

Claire said...

looking lovely and festive! have a wonderful time :)

Gillian said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - love your blog header.

Your house looks fabulously festive and crafty. The gingerbread man garland is adorable! x