Thursday, 18 December 2008

After a LONG absence, I have returned to the blog. I think regukar blogging is the answer, otherwise I just get out of the swing of things.

But back I am, and I thought I would show you some of the decorations that we have around the house. Stephen has been complaining that it doesn't look very Christmassy, but when pressed can't define what "Christmassy" looks like. I disagree, it's my idea of Christmassy. Which wouldn't be complete without some vintage glass baubles - but out of harm's way in a vintage cut glass bowl.

This year I have found myself more drawn to vintage and second hand decorations - which I have been lucky enough to find on my travels. I couldn't resist this handknitted mouse, which was mine for the princely sum of 20p. She sits guarding yet more glass baubles and has so far escaped the attention of Bertie.

After looking through the Internet, I decided that this year's Must Have decoration was a bauble wreath. I didn't have enough glass baubles and went down the new and plastic decorations route - which is a much better bet in our house. What with Arthur, Bertie the bauble killer and the boys. I am hoping that it will survive a few years.

It didn't take as long as I thought it would. The most difficult part was starting to place the first few baubles. After that the glue flowed and it all went well. The supercritical part of me says that it needs a few more baubles on the left hand side to even it out. So I will be adding a few more.

Tonight is the last Youth Club of the year. Which means Christmas Bingo and chocolate coins. So my afternoon will be spent laminating the bingo cards and cutting up the images for the caller. Roll on Christmas!


Janette said...

yeh your're back. so glad to see all is well with you and yours. I know what you mean with regular blogging. I haven't written on my blog since last February and just couldn't get back into the swing. But new years resolutions and all that mean I'll start again next year and hopefully keep it up better in 2009 than I did in 08. Anyhow wishing you all the best for Christmas and hope 2009 brings all good things.

bigbucketgirl said...

glad all is the wreath...fresh, crisp colours.

Rosie said...

hey, glad you are back. Was missing you.
Have a great Christmas.

Ragged Roses said...

Lovely to read another post from you Samantha. Your decorations look lovely, love the wreath and the knitted mouse especially. Wishing you and your family a really Happy Christmas

Wild Rose said...

Hi Samantha,

It's good to see you're back. I love your Christmas decorations.

Merry Christmas,

Marie x