Inbetween time.

We’re in limbo land, the inbetween time, Christmas has passed, the New Year and that feeling of a fresh start approaches, but it isn’t here yet. It’s a funny time, you lose track of the days, there’s still loads of sweet treats in the house, so if you have the same amount of willpower as…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…