Posts tagged: red
the lawn is looking pretty good after its first winter and there are even a few little signs of spring… can’t wait to start planting a few things and spending some time in the garden if the weather ever cheers up!
there isn’t much cake left and all the presents are gone from under the tree, but still smiling after a fantastic christmas at chateau himley with all the family. particularly pleased with all our new decorations this year…
robin christmas cake decorations from www.soraiseyourglasses.com. willow wreath from good old wilkos, decorated with ribbon and bauble found in the back of a cupboard! tree decorations a combination of left over bits from our wedding and the great selection at sainsbury’s this year. stockings from the always fabulous www.bottlegreenhomes.co.uk. berries and eucalyptus from the very jolly flower man at tooting broadway!
hope everyone else enjoyed the festivities as much as we did. here’s to 2013!
that last quote couldn’t be more true - look at the wonderful colour our hydrangeas have turned in the last few weeks!
i might have missed the first few days, but there are so many gorgeous advent calendars out there i’m just going to have to get a late one! all these reindeer numbers are so divine i can’t chose between them. hopefully i can justify it to the husband on the basis they can be used year after year, and if that doesn’t convince him i’ll fill it up with his favourite lindor chocolates…
red wooden reindeer: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk
wood reindeer with hessian bags: www.homeandgiftonline.com
cotton reindeer bags: www.etsy.com
jingle bells, jingle bells! just completed my first christmas craft project which is this sweet little robin garland to adorn the fireplace over the festive season. the shiny bells give them an added touch as they sparkle in the candle light and jingle musically if you give them a tickle!
i have always loved rabbits (apparently when i was 3 i spent about 6 months actually believing i was one) so can’t resist these fun coasters. perfect for protecting your table from a steaming mug of mulled wine now december is just around the corner…
go and snap them up at www.grahamandgreen.co.uk
i just adore this photo from our wedding last year. it was a complete fluke, but the baskets fitted perfectly in the alcoves so they were beautifully framed by the stunning windows. I have to confess that i wasn’t very good at drying out the petals for the confetti (the husband clearly didn’t buy me enough roses through our engagement) but the contributions from others meant we had an amazing quantity. my mother was particularly productive, although when the bags were retrieved from the airing cupboard we did find a stray pair of knickers nestled at the bottom of one of them! needless to say it provided much hilarity and on the big day when i felt nerves might overwhelm me i just quietly repeated to myself ‘confetti knickers, confetti knickers…’
the husband is a massive tea drinker and is never happier than when he is curled up on the sofa with a steaming mug of taylors of harrogate. no home would be complete without big teapot for those wintry afternoons when you need to make a lovely brew and snuggle up in front of the fire so i thought i would share some of my favourites. not sure the budget would quite stretch to the stainless steel number, but it’s a great design.
more tea vicar? and dragonfly: www.bigtomatocompany.com
red spots: www.johnlewis.com
stainless steel: www.heals.co.uk
jingle bells! getting ready for my first christmas craft project… I particularly love the red fabric, surely it’s perfect for a robin’s breast or a reindeer’s nose!
we have frieinds coming over tomorrow, so if this heatwave continues i might just have to dust off the bunting for one last outing in 2011. i made this for our royal wedding party back in april and it didn’t cost a penny. the red triangles were made from some scraps of left over cath kidston fabric, the white ones were an old sheet, and the blue ones all came out of one shirt (don’t tell the husband). god save the queen!