Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's Christmastime

Quiet gingham corner

Christmas card display table with the branches that fell last week from the big old pine tree in the garden

Look who's hiding in those branches

Of course the paper chain

Vintage Christmas Balls

A wee pine tree growing where it should not have been, plucked into a teacup

Messy dresser, as always

The tree, who can get great pictures of their tree? Not me
Did the shopping. Did the wrapping. Did the decorating. Did the baking. Now doing the cleaning. How do we do it all? And I don't know about you but this is all pretty well done on my own. Hubby just kind of congratulates me on a job well done.
Thanks honey.


A Country Girl said...

You're right there! Women do all the runnibg at Christmas, men just have to turn up and pour drinks! I know for a fcat that my hisband hasn't even bought me a present yet. (But I'm sure he will)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

lovely post. love your messy dresser.. my fave it seems.

have a good weekend

Serenata said...

Looking lovely! You're several steps ahead of me and your messy dresser looks just perfect to me ;-)

fee~bee said...

your home is looking lovely I too do most of the decorating it must be a girl thing .I love the sapling in a tea cup its so sweet and I too have had difficulty trying to capture the beauty of the tree on camera ....most frustrating so much to do so little time !!!

Vee said...

No help? That's too bad, but at least you get a thank you.

I think you captured a marvelous shot of your tree. Your home looks cozy, bright, and calm...perfect!

Leisa said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas home. I enjoyed it so much. Wishing you a very happy Christmas.

made with love said...

Oh I know that feeling. I feel like I am running around doing everything and everyone is messing things up as soon as they are sorted. LOL.
Rachael XX

bellaboo said...

Yes! My hubby says 'what have WE got for so and so?' and I say 'what is this WE' mean.. I. Yes.. I.. have trudged round the shops for hours,joined endless queues,wrapped all the presents,dragged the Xmas tree home,untangled the lights,put up the deccies etc,etc.All he has to do is sign the cards!He does appreciate all the effort though.
Your tree and your house look really beautiful.


Gigi said...

Looks so pretty! Time to rest and read & knit in your quiet gingham corner?
I still haven't baked a single thing and have just barely gotten all the gifts accumulated.
As for the DH's, mine did drive me to the outlet mall and buy me Mexican food for lunch yesterday, but when it came to the shopping, he waited in the car. But still, that's something, well, maybe even a lot, right ;-)?!
Merry Merry Christmas to you!

Hey There! I'm Christy. said...

Hi! I just found your blog :)

Your photos are so so pretty!

Frances said...

Every one of those splendid photos just evokes that very special atmosphere that arives at Christmastime.

And yes ... none of this arrives by magic!

Hoping that in the rest of the run up you will find hours to sit back with a cup/glass of something wonderful to reflect on what is so full of joy all around you.


koralee said...

I adore your Christmas feastive and cozy. May you have a blessed Christmas and that lovely home of yours be filled to the brim with love...peace and joy!

LissyLou said...

your house is looking lovely cozy and christmasy xx

elsy said...

wonderful pictures....your home is the essence of christmas

Pomona said...

Congrats from me too! Have a very happy Christmas!

Pomona x

Fleur de Boheme said...

Thanks for leaving a comment - happy you did as your blog is lovely! Gorgeous pics, I´ll especially love the pink baubles!! I´ll put you on the blog list of my Extravaganzza Vintage Treasures blog - looking forward to see more of you!

Bye bye and Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth said...

Haven't seen the bikkies in a while. I have two British food stores near me, so next I am there I will look.

Have a wonderful Christmas. See you soon?


Loove the photos!!

Merry Christmas!

Anette, Norway:)

Knitting Mania said...

Merry Christmas Lisa...hope you and your family had a wonderful day! Enjoyed your home photo's...just beautiful!! Loved those pink vintage ornaments.

Happy New Year!


Dawn Gahan said...


Happy New Year to you! 2010 will be a great one . . . I'm just feeling it!

The Gahan Girls