Sunday, 4 December 2011

Candy Canes and Winter Wishes

 It's a cold and wintry day here, with winds howling around the house and occasional showers of sleety rain rattling on the windows...definitely a day to be indoors and enjoy the cosy warmth of home.......
 ....we have had a lovely weekend filled with happy family times celebrating both Mr P's birthday, and the xmas season generally....(if we had Thanksgiving over here in the uk i think that's how i'd  like to celebrate  it)...being thankful for having a lovely family (ages ranging from eighty eight  down to eighteen months) and a cosy home for everyone to spend time in together...
 .....we decorated the house with lots of traditional decorations from years gone by, and lots of candy canes this year...more than ever.... of course some of us like eating them so we do need a lot ;-)....
 The food and cakes were all eaten up and all the help i had from my mother and daughters made it very easy...little Daisy Dot spent all the time trotting about, or dancing on tip toe, in her tiny pink sparkly party shoes (when she wasn't being cuddled by everyone that is)... and Charlie is soooo excited about the whole coming Christmas experience it's so lovely to recapture a little of that magic through their eyes.....
We have cleared up today and now i have a moment to pop in to blogland to write this post and to visit some of you too....and don't forget that the giveaway is still open until next thursday.....
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post and all the happy birthday wishes for Mr P, he was thrilled........
.........I wish you a wonderful week, filled with good times, cosy days, and a few sweet treats as well....this week i'll be taking pictures of my merry wishes quilt and some other projects too....so i'll be back with them  very soon....keep cosy xxxxxxxxxx

39 comments:

Ali said...

Great post - lovely photos xxx

susanhal said...

You all sound to have had a lovely family party.
I love the look of those iced buns, scrummy.xx

Babajeza said...

Sweet, sweeter, the sweetest. :-)

have a nice week.

Regula

Jill said...

Your cakes look delicious, love the mug I have the same one!!
Looking forward to the pictures of your merry wishes quilt.
Have a lovely week.
Jillx

Pomona said...

It all looks really lovely! Glad you had a nice time together.

Pomona x

Mary said...

If only my house looked this cute. Love it.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

So glad your family weekend has been lots of fun, everything certainly looks beautiful. I just love all your cake toppings, the little poinsettias are so sweet.
There are a basket full of candy canes here too, you can never have too many. ;)
Vivienne x

Jane said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful family celebration Helen. We had Milly staying with us and we put up the tree and made mince pies ;0)
Have a lovely Sunday evening. I do love your cup cakes!
Jane x

Teje said...

Dear Helen, I'm always happy to see that there is a post from you, because you have always something beautiful and sweet! This time really sweet - you have unique talent for most cute and lovely things! I'm happy to hear that you had wonderful weekend with your family!
I wish you wonderful week and I'm looking forward to see your new projects!
xxx Teje

Simone said...

A lovely post Helen. wonderful candy canes and holly topped cup cakes! x

Jenny said...

Hi Helen, I love your candy cane filled post today (you can never have enough I agree), and I adore those reindeer paper chains! Glad you have had a fun and cosy week surrounded by your loved ones - Have been so busy here not had chance to visit my favourite blogs at all this week but looking back on your previous post, your Christmas decorations with all the foliage and berries look fantastic too, you have such an eye for beautiful things!! Enjoy the rest of your evening and hope you have a great week too. Jenny xxx

by Teresa said...

Dear Helen, oh how I enjoyed hearing about your lovely party and the cuddly kids and candycanes and cupcakes! You have such a pretty way with things, always light and bright and artistic. I'm glad we're blog friends.
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millefeuilles said...

Dear, dear Helen,

I smiled when I read this post because I can feel the love you have for ALL family and the joy of watching your little Daisy and Charlie taking it all in. It makes Christmas MAGICAL to witness it and prepare it in honour of the children. I often imagine how sweet it must be to be a grandparent.

Happy, happy belated birthday to Mr. P. and thank you for your sweetmeats post full of shared pleasures.

Have a happy week, Helen.

Mia said...

Wonderful post, Helen, it sounds like you that the best of times! Everything looks so beautiful, and I am in LOVE with those pink candycanes!! We do not have those here, but every Christmas we (we = me) eat boxes of red&whites... Lovely that you shared these with us!

Happy 2nd advent!

Yours,
Mia

Rhona said...

It's lovely to be able to share this special time of year with your family. Christmas is the one time when we feel so far away from our family - we live in the US and both families are in the UK. Thanks heavens for phone calls and Skype! Glad you all had a wonderful time.
Love those pink candy canes....what flavour are they?

MelMel said...

Hello, your blog is lovely....your home is pretty and your makes are fabulous! Just my kind of blog....right up my street!xxx

Barbara said...

Helen your cupcakes are perfection! and we share the very same Christmas candles ... mine were bought many years ago at the Scandinavian Church fair here in Melbourne in the natural wood which this year I might just paint white!
wishing you and yours happy times together... love, Barbara

purple-roses-country-cottage said...

What a nice post! The candies look delicious! Nicolexxx

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend surrounded by loving family. I can feel the warmth through your post. Lovely for this chilly weather.

Cozy Little House said...

It always makes me happy to visit you, for your blog is such a color-filled and inspiring cozy place. It is a joy to have you in my blog life!
Brenda

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Helen, what a merry time you all had. The lovely plates filled with goodies look so yummy! Love the little cakes and candy canes. The tiny green trees made such a sweet decoration on your table. You definitely have a flair for design. Everything you do is so appealing to the eyes and tummy! See you later this week.
xoRobin❤

happy little cottage said...

Hi Helen! This is the BEST way to spend a weekend! Looking forward to the merry wishes quilt. Happy Day!!

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Hello, Helen! So beautiful post! Cute decorations you got there :o) & yummy cupcakes!
Hugs from Russia
Natasha

sew said...

These lovely pictures are of posh glossy mag quality - love your china - love it all actually!! I always look forward to the joy of your posts.

Annie said...

A small child pirouetting in sparkly shoes, isn't that what Christmas is all about! Well that and candy canes, obviously ;D

Sumptuous photographs Helen :D

Lori ann said...

how completely lovely. happy birthday to mr. p. and i hope you have a cosy and wonderful week too!

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Ooh...such a perfect day Helen and all your decorations look so pretty too....I do love your candy canes although I often struggle to find them myself....
These are the most special moments when all the generations are together, aren't they...You must be so excited about Christmas with little Charlie and Daisy!!
Hope you have a fabulous week,
Susan x

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

You sound so enthusiastic. I am happy mr P's party was a great success! The fairy cakes and your Christmas decorations look lovely. It's all so bright and cheerful.

Wish you a happy new week,

Madelief x

Country Rabbit said...

really beautiful festive colours- your cakeys always get my tummy rumblings hehe...look heavenly xx
sweet week my lovely xx p.s love the little frosted tree's- i was in search at the weekend for little christmas cake tree's and robins ;0)

Little Nell said...

A great family get-together by the sound of it, and still in keeping with the red and white theme.

Μαζί... KaPa said...

great post.amazing pictures!! Love the candies...

A tale from toadstool house said...

A perfect weekend surrounded by family,love your piccies, Helen,your home looks wonderful.Hope you have a great week.love juliexxxxx

delia hornbook said...

oohh it all looks so lovely. I can't remember if i have already said happy birthday but happy belated just in case. Have a lovely week, dee x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend helen, just perfect! x

Naturally Carol said...

We love candy canes in this household too. It is lovely to read about Daisy Dot and Charlies' excitement!

koralee said...

Such Christmas bliss my friend...those little cakes look amazing. xoxoxo

Apple Blossom Barn said...

What a gorgeous post, love those candy cane stripes, last year one of dogs ate mine off the Christmas tree! Glad you had a lovely party.

xxxx
Denise

flowers on my table said...

Hi Helen, your decorations for the party are delightful. I love candy canes, but haven't seen any here this year. Oh and I can just picture Daisy dancing round in her new sparkly shoes! Love Linda x

Small Things said...

I am delighted with this blog!
Congratulations!!!!