onsdag, desember 11, 2013
A new cushion (again! There clearly is no stopping) for the bedroom. I bought this pretty Shabby Chic fabric when I was in London back in September, with the intention of making it into a cushion for our bedroom. And now I have. Easy peasy. And rather pretty, I think.
More prettiness. Christmas stockings. The same I've had for many a year. Still love them. Still very much a part of our Holiday decoration.
And the angels. Can't seem to get enough of them (rather sweet, I know. Can't help it though).
Otherwise, not much Christmas decor to be found here. Just the way I like it, small hints of the Holiday.
Aaah, those angels... Enough already, I hear you say... and enough it is!
mandag, desember 09, 2013
Snow has been late in coming this season. Usually we've had several snowfalls by December. Not so this year. The autumn has been mild, with no sign of snow.
Until now, that is. For the last two days it has been snowing, on and off, so all of a sudden we've got plenty of the white stuff.
There really is nothing like freshly fallen snow to get me into the spirit of all things Christmassy. So let's hope it is here to stay (the snow and the Christmas mood ;-)
lørdag, desember 07, 2013
Two confessions... I never ever wear anything red... and I never ever go skating. Yet I do love this tartan scarf/shawl of mine, and wear it constantly (I do also confess to a 'secret' love of tartan, particularly red tartan. Go figure!) Also I do own a pair of skates (minus the suitable, proper laces to go with them, so some red festive ones will have to do). Now both of them are part of my 'decking the halls'.
Way back in March we had a good old clean out and sorting of stuff, both wanted and unwanted. In the process this pair of skates was unearthed. For the life of me I can't remember where they came from, and whether I have ever(!) worn them. I decided way back in March not to give them to recycling, but to keep them for holiday decorations. So here they are! And who knows, there might even be some ice on our nearby lake, come Christmas, so I can take them for a 'spin' (or is it the other way round... and they'll take me for a spin...?) Though not on thin ice.
torsdag, desember 05, 2013
There is a storm raging outside, with strong winds and heavy downpour... so far rain, but it is meant to be turning into snow, once the temperatures drop towards the evening. Inside it is all warm and cosy, though, with the fire burning and the candles lit.
My favourite Christmas mugs (Victorian Children Collection 'Gathering Kindling' from Spode... isn't that just the lovelies name for a mug?) serve hot drinks throughout the dark, stormy day. Underneath red heart shaped coasters (from Pentik), bought on my recent visit to Finland.
I am not terribly good with the colour red (even though I'm working on it), but these felted red coasters do bring a lovely hint of the festive colour into my home, and I do love them. Nifty and nice ;-)
Do stay warm, cosy and safe... rain, hail, snow and storm... or not.
mandag, desember 02, 2013
It is here again... December, that is. Along with the 'dark season'. The season where the daylight hours are few, and darkness seems to be all around us, day and night. Of course, this is the perfect season to celebrate Christmas, with all the lights, decorations and good cheer that go with it.
My beloved angels have once again found their rightful place in our living room window, above the advent candles. I had every intention of photographing them in daylight, alas before I knew it darkness was all around us, and all I have to show for my good intentions is 'angels by candlelight' (although the candlelight really is just electric light, LOL).
And now I've better dive into that box of Christmas decorations again, to see what manner of festive decorations can be found there, to bring cheer into these dark December days. Of course, plenty of 'proper' candles and fairy lights could come handy too...
fredag, november 29, 2013
So... I've started to think about Christmas, and how to decorate for the festive season. Initially the idea was to go for a colourful one this year. But then again, no. I just don't seem to be able to do it. With all the decorations, the tree and the house guests (we'll be a full house this Christmas) I decided, yet again, to go for the calm and the simple.
Now of course I have not decorated the whole house yet, but seeing that Sunday is 1. of Advent (the usual start of the festive season here) I thought it just as well to get started now. First of all... the little tree. And the (by now rather old, but oh, so dear to me...) electric Advent candles on the window sill.
Now that the box of Christmas decorations has come down from the attic, I will keep looking into it as to what lovelies are to be found there. My guess is that the Victorian angles are next, and will soon be hanging in the windows. Right, I think it is safe to say (even if there isn't much evidence yet) the festive season has started... How about you...?
lørdag, november 23, 2013
A while back I mentioned (rather ambitiously) how I planned to finish all (?) my WIP's before Christmas. I have, of course, realised quite a while ago that it is not going to happen. Oh, I do plan to finish them all, I'm just not going to make it before Christmas (what's the hurry anyway...?)
Regardless, I have eagerly been stitching away on my 'Retro quilt' (which needs ironing, by the way), just because I really do like it. I simply love working on these lovely, colourful (mostly recycled) fabrics. I just can't wait to see it all finished (some time in the future). Now I've only got a few more rows to stitch, and then it has reached the desired size (big enough for a bed, a table, a sofa... in other words, a good size!)
At times it is difficult to choose which WIP to work on, as I rather love to crochet this granny square one too. The blanket still has a way to go (though less than half of the desired size), and as soon as I'm done with the hexies, I'll happily continue with crocheting...
Meanwhile, I rather enjoy seeing these two WIP's together, as I like to think they are in the same family... colour wise and style wise. Also... I rather enjoy (no, LOVE!) these blue hyacinths (why have I always kept buying the white ones, as these really are the loveliest blue colour and have the loveliest scent?)