Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Christmas Week

 We have had a wonderful christmas this year, and i hope you have too.....we are still enjoying our christmas week so i thought i'd just post a few pictures today taken around the house........
 ....i love scented candles and the wintry ones made with cloves, cinnamon and oranges are amongst my favourites.......
 .....we have spent most of christmas week with family and friends, with a lot of laughter and good times...
 ....plenty of festive food.....and willing helpers to cook and serve it......(new xmas oven gloves from this year and some from last year too ).....
                                           .....the christmas cake with simple decorations......
 .....and a little time for crafting here and there too....here is a peek at one of the crochet cushions......
.....i hope all is well where you are and you are enjoying your christmas week too....thank you for dropping in here to see me here today........wishing you a wonderful time in 'the bit inbetween'....back soon xxxxxx

30 comments:

Ali said...

Gorgeous photos thanks for sharing (I was lucky enough to receive one of your books for Christmas and I love it!!!) xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely pictures
Julie xxxxxxx

marigold jam said...

Everything looks so beautiful chez vous! Glad you had a good time and all best wishes for 2012.

delia hornbook said...

Your home looks gorgeous ;-) Enjoy the rest of the break, dee xx

MelMel said...

Lovely photos.....we had a fab Christmas, glad you did too!xxx

Jane said...

Glad to hear you had a lovely time Helen. Good to see a new supply of CK goodies there!
Jane x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love scented candles too, especially cinnamon!
So glad you had a lovely Christmas Helen, enjoy the last remaining days of 2011 and have a happy new year!
Vivienne x

notes of sincerity said...

Your pictures are beautiful Helen. :o) We too had a very nice Christmas. It was simple and filled with family. Everything I could ask for. :o)
Hoping you have a Happy New Year!
Sincerely, Trish

Madelief said...

Hi Helen,

Happy to hear you had a wonderful Christmas. Your photo's look lovely. I see the first signs of spring appear in your house too :-) I couldn't resist them either.

The Christmas cake looks beautiful!

I wish you and your family all the best for a happy and healthy new year!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Mia said...

So beautiful, Helen! And it looks so sunny and bright somehow - I love it!

Wishing you a happy week and wonderful New Year soon too!

Yours,
Mia

sew said...

Lovely photos of your beautiful home, as always - how I want a toadstool like yours!!
I pretended it was Spring today by buying a bunch of hyacinths!
Thanks for letting us call in to see you.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen,
Love your photos here today, so sweet and festive and fragrant. I'm so happy you are still having an enjoyable week. We are here also. Almost time to celebrate the year too! xoRobin❤

Poppy said...

Hello Helen, sounds like you've had a lovely Christmas. I wish I could stop eating....maybe when it's all gone. : - )

Lou xxx

Annie said...

Loving the colours of the cushion! And yes, winter scented candles, wouldn't be Christmas without them :D

A tale from toadstool house said...

lovely images of your home,have a fab week,lots of love,juliexxx

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Glad you had a lovely Christmas Helen. Scented candle are great to have .

Cozy Little House said...

Pretty pics of pretty things! Love to smell one with the scent of cloves, but never have.
Brenda

Frances said...

Helen, I do love these views of your lovely Christmas celebrations. I wish that I could have had more than just Christmas Day off from my work, but totally enjoyed that day.

And now, in just a few more days, we will be greeting a brand new year. I continue to attribute all sorts of hopes and dreams to that fresh beginning.

xo

T's Daily Treasures said...

That would be my favorite scent too. I light candles every evening cinnamon, apple custard, bread pudding -- all the smells that remind me of baking but none of the calories. :) I am enjoying quiet days, beautiful weather, time with friends and time to create. I love school holidays! Wishing you blessings for the new year, Tammy

Teje said...

Dear Helen, I'm happy to hear that you have had lovely Christmas time! I just love your candle glasses and decorations! Enjoy your holidays and Happy New Year to you and your family! x Teje

Scented Sweetpeas said...

We had a wonderful Christmas thank you, your home looks lovely and festive but nice a fresh at the same time. Just wanted to say thanks so much for creating your bunny pattern, the bunnies here are very well loved already and are being taken to bed every nice to sleep with thier new owners :-) I can't find a book cheap enough to buy and post out as a pressie for a giveaway as I first thought but may make a bunny as a giveaway instead as I really enjoyed making the two girls ones :-) x

patchworkandlace said...

Christmas sounds lovely in your house ,weve enjoyed ours too ,i love the time inbetween christmas and new year to ,its such a big build up to christmas so i find this inbetween time very calm and relaxing,have a lovely new year love francine x

koralee said...

What Christmas joy..wishing you oodles of blessing for 2012 and thank you so much for your sweet friendship..you have truly been a blessing. xoxo

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love the slower pace of this in between time, too. I am using your colors as inspiration in my new studio space. I have lived with my old space for a couple of years now and know what i really want this time. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a Happy New Year! Patty

Jenny said...

Oooh your house looks so cosy and welcoming as always Helen, glad you had a lovely Christmas. We had a quiet one but it was so nice all the same! Love the peek at your crochet cushion - I have been making a couple over the last week too! Happy New Year, here's to a great 2012 :) Jenny x

My Little Home and Garden said...

Things may not have gone quite as planned here, but I happily spent some time reconnecting with old friends over too many baked goods! Happy New Year, Helen.
-Karen

Romi and Bob said...

I love your beautiful creature with the red ears. what a gorgeous cushion too. such a beautiful cosy home. Happy new year. xxx

Jill said...

How lovely your house looks, beautiful picturs. Happy New Year
Jillx

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Very nice pictures, Helen! Love your Merry Mouse:o) And the white candle with green leaves & red berries looks festive & bright!
A Very Happy New Year to all your Family
Natasha

purple-roses-country-cottage said...

Dear Helen, I hope you have had wonderful Christmas days! Thank you so much for all your lovely posts and pictures!
Ich wish you and your family a happy new year 2012 - may all your dreams and wishes come true! Hugs Nicolexxx