Monday, 21 December 2015

Merry Christmas

 This will be my last post before christmas............i am getting the house ready for family staying and organising the kitchen ready for me to cook the christmas dinner this year....so lots of cleaning and tidying going on here......
 ............the christmas angel is watching from her berry bower.............
 .............(the pattern for this little angel is in my new book modern vintage gifts)........
 ..............this year i had an idea to have a christmas tree in a grey basket.......so we bought a suitable basket and mr p made it so :)...............we like our new look old tree.....it has white and grey decorations and white lights and looks nice with our new grey sofas............we still have the pastel snowy tree in our other room but this is our main sitting room..........
 ..................once i started moving things about there was a whirlwind of re distributed decorative things all around the house....even i am surprised to see some of them in their new places ;)....

 ..............below are the christmassy dresser shelves with my little button houses garland on display (also a pattern from my new book).............the shelves look different each day as things are added and removed for use but they stay mainly red and white for the holidays...........
 .........on the landing.....i moved the grey chest of drawers out from my studio and it looks so nice here instead.....
 ............despite doing the housework, finishing a design commission whose deadline had crept forward unexpectedly, shopping and wrapping gifts i have of course been indulging in plenty of crafting too.............below is the new alpine blanket.............lovely to crochet lots of sunburst granny squares in stylecraft special dk...the colours are candyfloss, fiesta, aspen and white and then silver and the join as you go method to crochet them together............
 ..........in other crafty news i am pleased to say the winter bunnies are finished and ready for gifting.....i will show pictures of them when my dearies have received them..............i piled them all into last year's sleigh for a quick picture without revealing too much of their outfits.....there has actually been a lot of clothes swapping going on between them to get the right look...........
 ...............some of my crafts from previous years are here again..........i love christmas hearts, white bells, gingham ribbon, striped fabrics and my paper decorated candle is still going strong......
 ............i would like to say a big thank you to all my sweet blog friends who visit me all year round (and some for many years).....i do love your visits and your kind and interesting comments......thank you to those who have sent me sweet greetings both on the blog, by email and by real mail too......so much appreciated by me....thank you so much dear readers......x
..................i wish you all a very merry christmas and happy holidays.........have a wonderful. joyful, peaceful time over the coming week........ back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooxxxxxxx

47 comments:

Susan said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Helen. :)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe Helen your home is looking so lovely for the holidays. Your tree and decorations are beautiful!
Of course those little bunnies have stolen my heart, they are adorable and from what I can see from their little outfits, they too are amazing!
Wishing you and your lovely family, a very, very happy Christmas!
V xxx

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Florrie May51 said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas x

Jane said...

It's looking beautiful at yours Helen. So many sweet things on show. Wishing you and your dear family a very merry Christmas. Here's to another year of blogging friendship. Hugs xx

cristina said...

Merry Christmas, Helen! your Christmas crafts are beautiful as all your words and pictures. I happy to visit your site! Many sites are abandoned in favor of Instagram. I'm happy to see you continue here! i'm always happy to see all your beautiful things.... very Merry Christmas, helen! best wishes for you and your family! and Merry Christmas for the family of these cute bunnies too!

steph griffin said...

Have a Very Merry Christmas! I love coming here to see all your pretties! It's one of my Happy Places :)

Cindy said...

I am loving those bunnies even without seeing much! They are so cute! All of your Christmas decor is so pretty. I like the lighter colors. Have a very Merry Christmas with your family!

Teresa Kasner said...

Hello dear Helen! Oh wow, you have been making magical things there! I love the colors in your little crochet blanket. Pure adorableness! Enjoy your Christmas with your family.. I bet the dinner will be delicious.
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Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks lovely, Helen! Your posts always make me smile and in this case, the darling mice!

Many good wishes for a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

Jane x

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Your house looks great! Love the bunnies too. Have a nice Christmas !!

Zwergenwelt said...

Merry christmas to you also, dear Helen,
have a wonderful an magic time with your beloved family.
I love your cute decoration and handmade things, so pretty.
All the best for christmas, hugs from cornelia

KC'sCourt! said...

Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR
Julie xxxxxxxxx

handmade by amalia said...

Your home looks so pretty and lovely and bright, Helen. I'm so glad I found your blog this past year, it's been such a joy following you. Happy holidays.
Amalia
xo

Jacky H said...

Hi Helen
your home looks wonderful.
Have a lovely Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Jacky

Annerose said...

Hallo Helen,
das sieht ja wunderschön aus bei dir und deine Winterhäschen sind richtig kuschlig. Ich wünsche Dir und Deinen Lieben ein ganz wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest mit viel Freude, gutem Essen und schönen Gesprächen.
Ganz liebe Grüße Annerose

Christine Barnsley said...

Your house looks beautiful and just perfect for hosting a wonderful family Christmas! I hope you have the most wonderful time with your family and friends and send you my best wishes for 2016! Christine x

Pink Milk said...

Gosh, you have been a busy bee! I'm finding myself being drawn to soothing silvers and greys at the moment (a sort of antithesis to all the garish reds, greens and golds perhaps?) and think your tree looks beautiful, Helen.

I just love the picture of the bunnies all lined up, they've got the dearest little faces.

Have a simply wonderful Christmas my friend.

Heather xx

Kate said...

Merry Christmas Helen!

eclectichomelife said...

It all looks so lovely and festive, enjoy the family and hope it is all hassle and stress free for you. Merry Christmas x

Cream Linen said...

Wishing you a wondeful holiday season and a New Year full of inspiration, love and good friends around you.
Tina xxx

Teje said...

Merry Christmas dear Helen! Your post is filled with beautiful things! I love the decorations, angel, bunnies and the crochet! I feel always so inspired when I visit you! I wish you most wonderful Christmas time with your family and Happy New Year! x Teje

Gracie Saylor said...

Your arrangements and rearrangements are so pleasing to behold, Helen. Your creativity continues to inspire me. I especially admire your sweet angel and sleigh bunnies; so many of your patterns I want to follow! Wishing you and yours happy times. xx

driftwood said...

Merry Christmas Helen, I hope it is a truly magical time x

Pat said...

Hope yours is a truly magical Festive Season xx

Pat's Patch said...

Your festive home and makes are beautiful. You have wowed us with your lovely designs and photos all year. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a lovely family Christmas, and all best wishes for the coming year. Love Patxxx

scrappyjacky said...

A very Merry Christmas to you.

Kim said...

Merry Christmas Helen! Thank you for sharing such pretty, colorful inspiration all year long. :)

Clara (Clover&Violet) said...

Hi Helen! It's fun to see your blog and how lovely it always is!! Merry Christmas to you and your family! We will have a full house this year 3 children 1 son 'n law and 6 grandchildren!! Happy!!

Jo said...

Happy Christmas Helen! Glad to see you are still crafting away amongst the mince pies. Jo x

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I hope you all have a Merry, Merry Christmas!
xoxo,
Lin

sew said...

Happy Christmas Helen and thank you for sharing your creative life with us.
A special thank you from me for interrupting your busy life to send kind and thoughtful personal messages to me - much appreciated. ♥

Jane said...

Love those little bunnies all in a row. Beautiful pics as always. Wishing you a very happy Christmas Helen. Jane xx

20 North Ora said...

Everything looks so festive!! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Judy

Jennifer said...

Your decorations are so beautiful, Helen. I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I really should be doing some cleaning around here but it is always last (or never) on my list of things to do. Everything looks so lovely at your place. Merry Christmas to all and many blessings for the new year. Tammy

Wood Fairy said...

Your home looks wonderfully festive Helen - wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2016. Betty

DianeM said...

Dear Helen - Thank you so much for ALL the beautiful posts you create for us throughout the year. I love those bunnies in the sleigh <3 Have a Very Merry Christmas!
Smiles, DianeM

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Helen. It's always so lovely to pop by your blog for the freshness of any season. Take care xx

claire said...

Happy Christmas Helen xx

Things and Thoughts said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family dear Helen!
Love, Olympia

Crafty in the Med said...

A very happy and peaceful Christmas to you and your family Helen! Have a wonderful day!

Merry Christmas
Amanda xx

susan said...

I hope you're having a lovely Christmas season, Helen. I'm happy to say that there was a copy of your book "Modern Vintage Gifts" under the tree for me. I love it.
A Happy,healthy and blessed new year to you and your family. xo

Maywyn Studio said...

Wishing a Wonderful Merry Holiday Season to Your & Yours!

Your decorations are charming and cheery.

Mia said...

All looking so lovely at yours, Helen,love your tree especially! And those bunnies are so so sweet!

Wishing you&yours lovely holidays still& Happy New Year 2016 soon!

Mia

Simone said...

Belated Christmas wishes Helen. Thank you for the past year of wonderful, joyful and inspiring posts. x

Art and Sand said...

I'm behind on reading due to being away on vacation so I won't say Merry Christmas, but Happy New Year.

I laughed because I read Cozy Little House's post about you and the next blog on my roll was yours.

I feel like I got a double dose of all your lovely colors!