Hello Christmas… goodbye 2010

22 Dec

snowflakes Hello Christmas... goodbye 2010

So Christmas is nearly here… which might explain why there’s large paper
snowflakes hanging on our wall… and snow shapes on our windows!

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I found these vintage snow stencils last year in a charity shop.

A total bargain as I think we’ll be using for years to come.

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I’ve also framed this lovely old Days of Christmas tea towel.

(I found it in the old table that belonged to the other half’s aunt…
the same one that I found the vintage paper straws in.)

dsc 0377 Hello Christmas... goodbye 2010 The lords a-leaping make me laugh so!

dsc 0383 Hello Christmas... goodbye 2010 For the first year ever I made a pact with myself – no new Christmas decorations.

Partly a bid to save some money but also because we have enough already.

dsc 0243 Hello Christmas... goodbye 2010 The only cheat was that I’d already bought this ‘Russian doll’ Christmas
set back in October when I was looking for Halloween decorations.

So I kind of / sort of stuck to my pact!

Here’s my little snowman I’ve had since 1999 and the new
Christmas decoration – wonder if they’ll be around for as long?

zcpfavornaments Hello Christmas... goodbye 2010 We also put back up the reindeer mirror… or the other half did.
(I’m not as handy with a drill!) I’m currently searching for some
mini vintage mirrors to fill in the spaces but Edinburgh charity
shops are proving fruitless so far… darn!

mirrorsxmas Hello Christmas... goodbye 2010 In the spirit of recycling, I dug out our old letterpress tray
and filled it with old baubles… (excuse the dust on the
floor – that’s from putting up the mirrors!)

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And inbetween working (really, really) long hours, we’ve managed to squeeze in
a little crafting… some hand-stitched cards and some tiny gingerbread houses.

The other half has also been hard at work trying to finish finish our kitchen for
Christmas – and doing some crafty surprise presents for my little cousins.

But I’ve had to abandon my heart wreath plan – next year for that one!

craftyxmas Hello Christmas... goodbye 2010 Of course not every is a fan of the new decorations… one of our
residents has been redecorating the tree any chance they get.

foxowlcatandtree1 Hello Christmas... goodbye 2010 Anyway, for this final post of 2010, I wanted to wish you all
a very Merry Christmas and a very very Happy New Year.

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I hope you all get spoiled rotten, have maximum chill-out time
and a ridiculous
amount of fun you lovely, lovely people!

Thanks so much for making blogging such a pleasure
in 2010. Here’s to having even more fun in 2011!

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