07 December 2007

Christmas Decorations Part Two

It is getting very busy with build up to Christmas, a little panic is setting in as I am going away for a fews days and thought that I would have finished all my Christmas preparations, apart from the very last bit of food shipping.


I did put a few more Christmas decorations out.......not very many I might add.


A red check ribbon and one of my Christmas hearts and this cabinate top is done!

Oh, and a little decoration pinned to the lampshade!

One of my favourite character's is The Snowman he is brought out every year.

Last year I bought another one........just to even things up on the mantle!


This is him! not quite as nice as the real 'Snowman' he is a Villeroy & Boch snowman!
A sweetie jar and candles with cones and cinnamon sticks.


New baubles waiting for the Christmas tree.

I hope we can go to the farm shop and choose one today!

I need Hubby's help so I have to wait until he comes home form work.

White Hyacinths in a painted white basket.


New cream lantern and as you can see form the size of my candles, they are used often!

And another new lantern.

I think this is 'another' collection just starting!
When it gets dark and the votive's and lantern's are alight the house looks quite magical.

Mantle completed!







14 comments:

Alchamillamolly said...

Hellooooo - love your snowman he's gorgeous. These pix of all your Xmas decs are breaking my heart - sob sob. We have decided not to unpack them and put them up around the house - our heart isnt in Chrustmas this year. Have bought some sloppy dvd's off ebay and we will batten down the hatches and put our feet up - I have deliberately not packed four books so I can read them and kept out a tapestry to finish. I was going to work through the hols but as I have lots of leave saved I am staying off. Did you read my blog and see that someone in the middle hadnt even sorted out their mortgage either. How thick are people!!

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

Hi Carol, I know panic always sets in with me as well. I have only a few words to say about your taste in decorations, I want them all! You have made a lovely job of decorating your home for Christmas, I really do hope to be making a start on mine this weekend. x

Jane said...

Some wonderful photos and camera shots Carole. Your home looks like it should be in a weekend colour supplement - you have such taste.

Sandi McBride said...

They look really lovely, good job...I love Snowmen!!! Everything looks very Christmasy
xo
Sandi

Country Cottage Chic said...

I love the white theme you have going - so pretty yet festive. I'm going to get the long suffering husband to do the annual trek up to the loft to get all the decorations down this weekend .

Lucy Bloom said...

Ooh, lovely, mouthwatering, Christmassy stuff - just what we like to see!
Lucy

Cowboys & Custard said...

Carol... when is the party? It all looks so inviting.. and I am very fond of mercury glass.. beautiful decorations!
Michelex

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Morning Carol :) Know what you mean about panic setting in, it set in here already! lol Your decor is all so very beautiful, we adore snowmen too (bought some V&B snowmen on the post-Chritams sales last year :) and your wreath at the door is really lovely. It's so nice to put some Christmas music on and open up all the boxes, takes a while dosen't it but sure worth it. Have to wait for hubby to come home tonight to put the lights up outside, serious case of vertigo!! I (Jenn) can't even climb a ladder! Carol we can't wait until Monday, our real tree is being delivered and it's the first time since Jacqui was 2 that we have had a real tree, she's 217 now! Can't wait to take in the pine aroma!! Have a nice time away :) Take care, Jenn and Jacqui x

sabrina said...

....dont panic my dear friend..... every year is the same.... but than , ...all works well..isnt it??!!
Try to enjoy even the little disasters....
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year....
have a nice week-end, Sabrina

Marja Kristiina said...

Take a deep breath, Carol! Everything looks stunningly beautiful and I'm sure that there's no reason to panic. It's just one of those days - and there's 15 more of them before the holidays, each one better than the next :-)

Take care!

Snäckornas sjö said...

Hello there! Thanx for your comment. I've been looking through your pics and I must say that I'm loving them all!! You have a lovely home...

Alchamillamolly said...

Thanks for your comment Carol let your son take heed and never move again!! We all say that dont we. I will add a blog - maybe about the latest cockup! but have to get some beauty sleep tonight - we have a wedding tomorrow so the glad rags are coming out!

Mary said...

Oh, what lovely decorations! The Snowman was one of my favorite kid's books (and later, a movie with fabulous music!)

Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo,
Mary

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

I still haven't put my decorations up yet, I intend to today! I love The Snowman and love the animation, infact I love everything Raymond Briggs, I am so pleased they repeat these every year on the TV at Christmas time, they are magical. Doesn't cream enamel look lovely alongside red gingham and I love hyacinths in baskets. I hope you managed to get to the farm shop for your tree, I afraid I have given up on real trees however much I love them, I am quite attached to my artificial one these days! x