Thursday, 16 December 2010

Hearts For You

 I've named this post after this little sampler I stitched a few years ago, which is fitting in well with my red and white Christmas house at the moment. The little stripy hearts here are some new ones I've made, but I always have hearts hanging all around the house - it wouldn't feel like home without them!
 I love to have some hyacinths around at Christmas time too (in fact I love them any time!) - the scent is one of my favourites and I love the freshness of the blooms combined with all the Christmassy things. It's nice to add a little sewn heart to a plant for a gift too....or you can just add one to your own plant to look pretty, if you wish...
More tasty treats are being squirrelled away - I don't like to put things in the deep dark cupboards in case I forget they're there and only find them in spring.... So I have a little Christmas corner where yummy things begin to collect about now....

Pretty cards, arriving each day - I still haven't found the perfect way to display them - but the ones I like best are put in prominent positions like on the dresser, the mantlepiece or the kitchen window sill, and others are clipped onto ribbons and hung from the tops of doors..
Is it REALLY going to snow again this weekend?? Everyone keeps saying so, and when I came back tonight it felt sooo icy, as if there really was snow in the air. So the cosy quilts and winter cushions are out on the sofas ready for some serious snuggling. I hope you are having a wonderful week, with all the Christmassy plans going well - and maybe a little time for something crafty too. Keep warm and cosy. xx

11 comments:

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Gorgeous cross stitch chart there, must look that up I think :-) I have a few hearts in my home, they make you smile when you look at them don't they - love hyancinths too - I must get some.

Naturally Carol said...

They really are sweet..hearts! I love the idea of serious snuggling this weekend, too...unless the weather turns hot on us again here in Oz!!

Hazel said...

I love the little stripy hearts hung around your home. Just beautiful. x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

You put a lovely touch to everything you do Helen!
The little hearts are all beautiful.
I think you need some red and white fudge for your Christmassy corner!!
Our snow has already arrived!!
Vivienne x

Jane said...

I do love the red and white theme Helen, gorgeous. Now what I want to know is how on earth do you keep your hyacinths standing up? If ever I grow them they just fall sideways-LOL.I love their scent. Keep warm, it's bitterly cold here this am,
Jane x

Rubyred said...

It all looks so pretty Helen! I have lots of hearts everywhere too! Know what you mean about the Christmas cards! I can never find the right way to display them either!
Have a lovely weekend!
Rachel x

Teje said...

Beautiful photos Helen, you must have wonderful Christmas atmosphere at your sweet and cozy home! I love hyacinths - must get some - what a lovely idea to add hearts for flowers! I think I need to make some hearts to cheer me up...Thank you for a lovely post!
Love Teje

bellaboo said...

You are so like me...I love hearts and have them all over the house too.Infact I bought a little pack of wooden red hearts with 'Noel' written on from Tesco for £1, and have put them on my little Xmas tree.We have snow here tonight and more coming tomorrow they say! ;0)

Simone said...

You really do make some lovely things Helen. The stitched hearts picture is beautiful. I am stocking up my Christmas cupboard with goodies to eat but I like the idea of your Christmas corner much better where the festive fayre can be seen and eaten!!! x

paintdropskeepfalling said...

your house sounds like a lovely place to spend Christmas - nice things to see, smell and eat and cosy quilts too.

Mia said...

What a lovely post again, Helen!

Yours red%white theme is so beautiful, and with white hyacinths (which I chose this year too!) it's just perfect.

Thank you for making me smile(again)!

Yours,
Mia