is under way, and I actually managed to get the drawing room sorted. Sort of. Well, the Christmas decorations are up in that room. I really do look forward to decorating the drawing room, because my youngest DS is always ready and willing to help and I love working with him. Sort of. We have the usual arguments, loss of temper at the top of the ladder, Christmassy music, and tinsel flung in disgust ( by DS - " I can't do it, you do it, mum! ). But this decorating day is precious to me, because when they are all grown up, its not always easy to do things together. Once the room is decorated ( quite restrained really ), we stand back, have a hug, and admire our handiwork. Its lovely to reminisce about Christmasses past for a few mins, and my darling DS is always full of compliments about the decorations ( even though they haven't really changed in god knows how many years ). This year I did add some new ones though, the beautiful crocheted spirals you can see on the tree.
I suppose I had better show you the room then, hadn't I? Here goes -
During the day
The Christmas tree
The chandelier, which makes everything sparkle so
My darling Poppygirl, stealing my tea when my back was turned ( thats not quite what I called her when I heard her slurping my tea )
Advent candles on the table
sharing the table with this winter potpourri
Golden potpourri on a little side table
I'll show you some pictures of some of the ornaments, most of which we have had for many years. The only new ones are these pretty crocheted spiral ornaments my mum made for me this year
One of a set of felt ornaments I made many years ago
Birds, I love the birds snuggling down in the tree
large glass drops
and some big sparkly ornaments
I have had a set of these capiz shell ornaments for, oh, at last 20+ years. Precious little things.
And last but not least the tree ornaments which started the whole white/silver decoration thing at least 20 years ago, the lace stars I made
I made sets for my mum and for my mother-in-law as well, and they put them up each and every year, bless.
There you go, thats the drawing room done, sort of, only got the rest of the house to go now, lololol. Tomorrow I'll have a fun post for all of you out there who love ( or hate ) Marmite. It really did tickle me, errrrmmm, the thing I want to show you. About Marmite. Which you either love or hate. We all love the stuff, even the granddaughters. Mind you, it took me ages to get used to it, my German palate just wasn't used to such a weird taste.
Cheerio, and don't stress, its only Christmas! xx