20 December 2007

The Last Post Before Christmas

I know that you are all very busy now, finishing touches and last minute shopping.

We are all probably feeling a bit tired of shopping and queuing and traffic!

I am not doing housework until the last moment which will be Saturday and Sunday maybe.

Then the Cleaning Closet is closed for the holidays!

I do enjoy the evenings though. I take this time for me.... and enjoy the quiet.... as I sit amidst the mess of Freddie's toys, wrapping paper, cards, piles of clean washing that has not found it's way to the ironing basket and those extra bit's of shopping that you get just in case and have no room for in the larder!

Just a few more pictures to keep you going.

The Hyacinths have now flowered and smell wonderful.

This is another shelf!
in my study where I spend far too much time at the PC doing 'you know what'.

The study is halfway through being transformed.
So just a little peek so you can see where this all happens!

A nice smelling candle as I Blog away.........

Found this in a box of decorations.
It is meant to be put at the base of a candle, but I pinned it to the lampshade instead!

And last of all something for the grandchildren.
Freddie will stand at look at this for quite a while...
I would love to know what my 18th month old little grandson is thinking !
all he can say when he sees it is 'Wow'

I wish you all great cheer!
Have a wonderful time with your family and friends this Christmas



sabrina said...

hallo Carol, your photos are always beautiful.... and simplicity the key of life!!!
Have a nice Merry Christmas, Sabrina

OhSoVintage said...

Lovely pictures as always, you have a beautiful home. How wonderful all these lights are for little children. 'Wow' sums it all up! Have a great Christmas with your family.

Regina said...

Hallo Carol,
your photos are always again nice,simple but very festive.It is
always again to regard a gladness
your photos
I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year

Carla said...

Love the way you have decorated your house. Enjoy Christmas with your family.

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Carol, hyacinths, you have hyacinths, how wonderful to be blooming at Christmas! Thank you for the tip on the feather topper, I will have to seek out a better one for sure. Hope the cottage is okay!! With such a gorgeous warm family home we are sure you and your loved ones will have the most wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Jenn and Jacqui xo

Mia said...

Your home looks very pretty indeed, Carol, and all ready for the festive season. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And thank you for your nice comment in my blog. It is always nice to find new blogs and yours looks very inviting and inspirational.

Sandi McBride said...

Katherine, Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday...hope St. Nick is good to you and brings you what you need and most of what you want...
Sandi and the Mob


Have a lovely Christmas Carol, not meant as a pun! Lovely decorations, goes without saying. What a good idea to have a votive burning by the computer, an idea I shall take on board. It is lovely for you to have young ones around at Christmas, our youngest family member is 16! Must now wait for the next generation! Happy New Year to you all. Louise x

adam brown said...

Hi, this is not so related to your page, but it is the site you asked me 1 month ago about the abs diet. I tried it, worked well. Well here is the site

Ragged Roses said...

Hello Carol. What beautiful photos. Your home looks lovely. I've done my last post today, the food shopping this morning and cleaning tomorrow. Just got to wait for the oven repairman to call on Christmas Eve to see if he can fix the oven that died this evening!!! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas, enjoy!

Mary said...

Hi Carol,
Oh what prety pictures! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Barbara said...

wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year

Country Cottage Chic said...

Thank you for the Christmas wishes Carol - I hope you & your family have a wonderful Christmas too!


Rhondi said...

Hi Carol. I always enjoy visiting your blog. You have so many wonderful pictures and ideas! Thanks for encourging me in blogging. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends this Christmas season. Still am thrilled about getting the award! Merry Christmas. Rhondi xo

buttercup & roses said...

Just a quick message to wish you and your family a very merry christmas and a huge thanks for all your kind words over the last few months...
Have fun!!!
Jennifer xxx

Kari & Kijsa said...

We wish a most blessed Christmas Day to you and your family from both of ours.

Merry Christmas,
kari & kijsa

Katherines Dream said...

AND Hi to Adam Brown.....I have not met you before???????
Did check out the site...I hate excerise and diets, but thank you anyway!

Sandi McBride said...

Just checking in Kath, hoping your Christmas was grand, and New Years is going to be here before we can blink!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Carol, Happy New Year!! Just popping by to wish you and your family all the best for 2008! Hugs, Jenn and Jacqui xo

Nan said...

Happy New year. Stop by my blog. I'm having a party for a friend of yours.

Sandi McBride said...

Happy New Year my friend...hope it's a great one!!!

Faye 'Country Chic' said...

Hello Carol,
Thank you for your lovely message and the award :) I hope you and your family have had a lovely relaxing Christmas and a happy New Year. Love the flowers, my hyacinths have also started flowering and look lovely too.

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Happy new year to you and yours Carol
Sandi x