Monday, 10 December 2012

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...



Number of beautiful organic fir trees purchased from local farm: 0

Number of old, fake fir trees dragged down from the loft: 1

Number of slightly hungover adults: 2

Number of very excitable and noisy children: 2

Sets of fairy lights found to be not working: 2

Number of emergency trips made to very crowded supermarket: 1

Quantity of baubles smashed: 3


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Many, many thanks for the abundance of kind and generous comments lately - I would really like to have you all over for some mulled wine and mince pies sometime. Hello new followers, you are ever so welcome! I will be back tomorrow with crafty jam jars. (Apologies to those of you suffering from craft fatigue.)

21 comments:

Karen said...

Looks very beautiful Gillian. X

Squiggling About said...

Very pretty, love the navity scene! Sarah x

ALoadofOldTat said...

What joyful photo.

Jelly Jam said...

Fantastic list - this made me chuckle!
Ellie
x

A Normandy kitchen said...

Love it! It looks all so cosy and perfect... your numbers were very funny!
Ivan x

laura said...

Love it too! We put our tree up yesterday,now I just need to wrap presents.....

Greer said...

Mulled wine? What time should I arrive?

Rainbow Vintage Home said...

Oh this did make me laugh! I'd love to pop round for a mulled wine with you...I put up (old, fake) tree up today and it's feeling properly festive now. But I really must remember not to leave wrapping the presents till Christmas Eve this year...x

Morten and Me said...

Oh your fireplace looks so Christmassy! Have a good week...hangovers seem to last longer than they used to don't they? ;) xx

the linen cloud said...

Great post Gillian ... you gave me a right giggle ... we popped up (involved tedious re-assembly) our fake tree yesterday ... but I do love how festive it has made me feel ... and hangovers ... I can't cope with them anymore :) ... enjoy your week ... Bee xx

Anonymous said...

love this post Gillian, very very sweet;-) & I would love to entertain you here as well with one of my many cocktail creations!!

Tammy Chrzan said...

Lovely! Beautiful decoratng!

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

What fun! Love the pic of little hands clasping Christmas tree baubles! The annual nightmare of fairy lights that won't work..... I have a lovely Garfield cartoon stuck inside the lid of my Christmas tree decoration tin that has Garfield searching for the one bulb that doesn't work among a zillion and looking distinctly jaundiced - makes me laugh every Christmas even win the same thing happens to me! E x

Mums make lists said...

Love the wreath

Jo said...

It's all looking very festive. Gorgeous wreath.

Renee said...

Love the Christmas bulb picture! Too cute! Renee

Col | Hello Olive said...

Your wreath is gorgeous! Glad to see we're not the only ones with a fake tree :-) x

Julia said...

We have a fake fir tree too, but only because I am so allergic to the real thing! Your fireplace looks so cozy and Christmassy. I love the fairy lights and candles and the pom pom garland is lovely, too. And your wreath is so simple and gorgeous!

Trudy said...

Mulled wine and mince pies ... what house number again?!!

little sleep said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely x

Suzie Williams said...

The reflection of you all in the bauble in your first photograph is absolutely brilliant - such a lovely moment captured forever I love it! Had to laugh at your little audit too! x