Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Feeling Festive

I am beginning to feel a lot more Christmassy since the decorations came out and the Christmas lights were put on. I usually go for white lights on the mantelpiece but as most of the bulbs had blown I got out the trusty colourful lanterns instead. My 10 year old said they look 'very retro'.

I think every mantelpiece has to have candles!

This is a blurred shot of one of my blown glass ornaments. I bought plastic baubles years ago but I can't use them.

The tree looks almost black in this photo! There are plenty of chocolates hanging on the branches and peppermint candy canes too. When I was small we didn't have candy canes. My nan used to sew little crepe paper bags and fill them with dolly mixtures to hang on the tree.

The lights look like luminous moths in this photo..............

..................and more like glow worms in this one!

The Nativity scene. My son gets lots of pleasure in re-arranging the figures and buildings. I do too! Well, I have presents to wrap and things to make so without further ado, I sincerely hope that you all have the kind of Christmas that you wish for. x


periwinkle said...

your mantle looks lovely - hub cant abide lights on the mantle but I love them.. Our black tree is an ex display model from Ann Summers :-). Are you disappearing until after Christmas ?
lisa x

silverpebble said...

Gorgeous - such lovely cosy festive pictures - very inviting and Christmassy!

Rosie said...

Oooh - I feel really festive now - lovely photos - especially the mantle - I have a swag and lights on mine too. I'm afraid our decorations are still up in the roof with no time until the weekend to get them down - I'd love to have them up now to bring a bit of cheer to the house:)

Amanda said...

OH how lovely and festive and warm :o) thanks for sharing!

Rosie said...

Hello there, your deccies look lovely, I have yet to put any up, saving it for this Sunday, lots of carols, a G&T and the odd mince pie.
Thanks for visiting my blog, I think you should get your punchneedle out and we could start a craze.

simmy said...

The mantelpiece looks lovely. What a great idea - must try it next year.

serenitymeadow said...

Very, very cozy and pretty Simone...and I like how gently the snow is falling on your blog...it feels soothing for some reason.

Gem said...

Awww lovely and festive :) I like the snow on your blog, very clever :)

summerfete said...

Lovely tree, really christmassy!!

funkymonkey said...

I love your decorations and your house looks so warm and cosy. I love the bloggy snow effect. Blimey, I feel Christmassy now.


Shabby Chick said...

Hi Simone

Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving a comment :)

Now your mantelpiece looks gorgeous! I totally agree about the candles, should definitely be compulsory.

Your hearts and cards are lovely. I enjoyed the snow on the blog too!

Mel xxx

Carol said...

Lovely Simone,
I do love the mantle too. You can't have too many lights can you!
The tree looks lovley too. I love to see how everyone decorates their homes, restores my faith!
Have a super weekend.
Carol x

lou said...

Hi, I’ve come over from Nimblejacks,I love your mantelpiece, it all looks lovely and cosy.
Lou xxx

Isabelle said...

Your house looks very elegant as well as Christmassy. And I love your snow effect - very clever. Happy Christmas.

Shabby Chick said...

Thanks Simone, it was definitely worth sorting it all out... just wish I hadn't left it until now when it's been bothering me for ages!

Hope you have a lovely Christmas if I don't "see" you before, Mel xxx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Lovely festive photos Simone..
Just calling by to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year and to say thank you for all your lovely comments this last year..
With love
Michele xx

lou said...

Have a lovely Christmas!

love Lou xxx

Ragged Roses said...

So good to hear you've got the festive feeling. It's taken me a while this year too. Your home looks beautiful, so cosy and inviting. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas

Lucy@Attic24 said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Simone, for some reason you've been on my mind a lot lately, I hope all is well and happy in your world?
happy New year to you hun

Shabby Chick said...

Hiya, hope you've had a good Christmas. I've tagged you on my blog if you'd like to take a look!

Mel xxx

Gem said...

Hi Simone, Thanks for your message before :) It looks like I'm going to have to have the tooth extracted but I'm trying to find a dentist who will take me on to get it done. We moved here two years ago and I've been trying to get a dentist ever since but no-one here is taking new patients :( I've got 2 different types of painkillers and am on anti-biotics so it looks like I won't be partying the New Year in :( Oh well, never mind, I'll have to settel myself down with a good dvd instead. Hope you have a good one :) xx

Carol said...

Happy New Year Simone,
Love and hugs,

MarmaladeRose said...

Happy new year Simone. Thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog, for that little bit of sparkle! love Fi x