Christmas Stockings and things.

It’s Christmas Eve and all the planning and buying and build up is coming to frution. It’s the creating that I love most about Christmas, the chance to justify sitting down and spending half an hour weaving foliage into a ring, just as important, in fact much more so than the 3 loads of dirty…

The Decorated Tree.

Last week I shared with you our family Christmas tree buying traditions, but left you with the naked tree. Now it’s time for the decorations. I like to think I’m pretty good at taking snaps of our home and the details within, but certain things are just beyond my limited skill set. Photographing decorated Christmas trees…

Christmas table inspiration.

I thought I’d share some of my Christmas table inspiration, I have a thing with perusing table scapes on Pinterest, it feeds my love for beautiful crockery, lovely glasses and general faffing and prettifying. Add in a sprinkle of Christmas and I’m in heaven. For me, this year, it’s all about bringing the outside in,…

Cosy Christmas by candlelight.

Hey, guess what, I’m going to talk about candles again! Some may say I’m a stuck record, but with the days so dull at the moment, we just have wetness and gale force winds here in Cornwall, none of the white wonderland magic I’ve seen further up country, life definitely requires some brightening up. I…

O Christmas Tree…

I’d planned on waiting until this weekend to get our tree, it felt like it was too soon, but with the weather being so questionable at the moment we (well more like I) decided to take advantage of the patches of sunshine on last Saturday. Typically the moment we committed (told the girls what was…

O Star of wonder, star of night…

My Autumnal wreath came to an end last week and it was time to replace it with something a little more Christmassy. I had this metal star, bought from Hobbycraft, in my box of tricks and a lovely lady had just dropped off a bag of beautiful Eucalyptus for me, she answered my plea on a local…

Advent.

Tomorrow the fun really begins, I start the Christmas crafting in earnest, no more questioning whether it’s too soon or not. But really I’ve already dipped into the creative pool, my quick Autumnal Wreath eased me into the festive season and this week I finished the girl’s Advent Calendar. I can’t take full credit for this idea,…

Christmas tree decorations – My top pick.

I’m feeling that festive vibe slowly trickle into our home, my mind is filling with ideas, my Christmas Pinterest board is fit to burst and so I thought I’d share some inspiration with you. I love to support small, independant businesses, so I’ve included several pieces from some lovely ones that I follow. Today I’m focusing on…

Autumnal wreath – easing into the festive season.

For me I still feel it’s a tad early to be talking properly about Christmas, and yet I’m aware that 6 weeks isn’t actually that long when it comes to planning, ordering and making, but in my mind I need to get Nancy’s 6th birthday done and dusted, next week, before I fully commit myself….

Let’s eat cake.

I made a quick cake as we had family coming today for a Boxing day at home. It’s my go to recipe, so quick and easy to make and really rather delicious and indulgent. I thought I’d share it with you. Beetroot Brownie Cake… Ingredients – I’ve doubled the quantities as I always like to…

Christmas Eve.

So, the big day is nearly upon us, I finally got a chance to make some progress yesterday as the girl’s went to Mousehole with their Grandparents to see the christmas lights and to watch a play. I had planned to be much more organised this year and to have everything sorted by the end…

Creating Christmas traditions.

One of the wonderful things about having children is how Christmas is reborn for you in your parent capacity. The responsibility for creating the festive magic has passed to you and a good dose of that can’t help but rub off onto you too. Last weekend we went to Trerice, an Elizabethan house so full of…