The kitschen is starting to get it's festive frock on!
Friends have been over to ice biscuits...
Mums joined in, of course - I mean what's the point of letting them make all that mess if you can't join in?!
It has been said I can be bauble obsessed this time of year....!
I LOVE our Christmas tree decorations. They are all stored, from twelfth night to December 1st, in a high cupboard in protective boxes, each item carefully wrapped up in vintage paper napkins (which makes the re-wrapping more fun). Once they are unwrapped I check for damage, reminding myself just why I love each one. Remembering their history in my family, asking hubby about his memories, sharing it all with the beautiful boy. And for the ornaments we have thrifted over the years, wondering what other trees they have adorned in the last half century, looking forward to putting them all together on our tree.
I have so many favourites. The delicate glass ornaments, many hand blown which have survived many years of wrapping and moving and re-wrapping. I thought I'd share a few.
The hand painted ones are especially precious. Who was the person who stencilled this angel or frosted that little black glitter snowman? I love them both!
And then there are the plastics! Oh how I love the kitsch plastics! These are very much the decorations of our childhoods. And Christmas wouldn't be complete without a pipe cleaner santa!
And every year we add one or two very special new ornaments. This year we bought mini nutcrackers. Isn't he a handsome chap!
Of course as well as the baubles and ornaments, there are the paper lanterns. This is an especially favourite one.
And since this year, for the first time, we have found that we have more vintage baubles than we can find room for on our tree, I have made garlands. Two obsessions in one festive flourish!
I hope you are all enjoying the season. I shall be back before the big day to sign off! Meanwhile, glitter, mincepies, trifle recipes, making the last few special gifts.... not much to do.....
Happily I actually gained a whole day this weekend when our local baker informed me that, if I wanted to collect my bread order for Christmas Eve, I would have to come by on Wednesday not Tuesday.... well, I've been busy, I get muddled.......bye! t.xx