Christmas Day has been and gone ... and we survived ;) The Tree almost didn't but it is still standing if only with a little bit of help from leaning slightly against the wall ... I have said the next time it comes down - it stays down! :) We had our traditional evening with Keith's family around ... brothers and sisters and lots of children ... lots of boy children!!!! Grandma and Grandad came to stay on Christmas Eve and were more than ready to go home on Boxing Day ... hahaha Excited Angels and old frail Grandparents, despite loving one another very much aren't really conducive to extended periods of squeezing and hugging ... Grandad needed rescuing on a few occasions ... what can I say .. its Angel Love! :) I think the quietest the Angels were was around 6:30pm on Boxing Day evening after Grandma and Grandad had left for home and they were watching 'Wizard of Oz' on TV, they were completely mesmerised, quietest hour we've had all the Christmas holiday ... hahaha
All in all its been another Kirby Christmas, we've had moments of frantic, hair pulling chaos and quiet peaceful snuggling moments , with lots of giggles and fortunately no tears! :)
Now we're starting to prepare for the New Year and back to school ... we're back earlier than usual this year , on the 3rd of January, Tuesday, so I need to make sure I've got bags and uniforms all ready and raring to go. So, even though its past Christmas I thought I'd share some of my favourite decorated corners, I don't quite feel that I hit the mark with my Christmas decorations this year, didn't fully get into it, but anyways here are some of the bits I liked :)
My Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Santa's .. Love them! A new one this year is the one by the front, you can't see it very well but he's holding a glass of milk and a gingerbread man cookie!! Had to have him :)
And my Snow Globe Santa and Snowman in my cubby corner ...
Out of reach from little Angel fingers, love the colours on the bases of the snow globes :)
My Trees, getting quite a collection, thanks to some lovely friends and the odd lucky find on the Internet and when out shopping. The one in the rusty bucket I found in the home department of 'Next', only £6, and once plucked of its excessive glittery berries and stuck in the bucket ( it came with a cement base wrapped in faux red suede fabric) then tied with a gingham bow, it looks quite cute stood with my trees :)
It wouldn't be Christmas without ...
My Ginger Christmas Tree and my Ginger shelf ...
I think this is just about my favourite corner, I just love the simplicity of it, its in the hallway and makes me smile each time I pass it :)
I Love my little Nativity that sits on top of the manky old microwave (really need to save up and buy a new one ... lol!)
The red toilet roll candle, is a new addition this year ;) made by Mim at school as one of her Christmas decorations, she was soooo proud of it when I took it out of her school bag, it had to have pride of place next to the Nativity, most days she comes by reaches it down , has a look at it and ever so carefully places it back ... it's like she's inspecting it to make sure I'm taking proper care of her work of Art! :)
Santa's Sack is a newbie too ...
I love the 'Dealer in Good Stuff' printed on the front of the sack, its looking a bit squashed as its been loved a bit too much and been emptied of its straw stuffing and greenery tooo many times to count so I ended up hanging it as high up and out of reach as possible .. lol! You should be able to see a prim Ginger with some cones and berry greens , a candy cane and two teensy prim Santa dolls ... but like I said they're all a bit squashed and overly loved ;)
One last little corner ...
I just about managed to finish this cross stitch Santa pocket in time :) He's from a Country Stitches design and I soooo loved sewing him, so much sew ;) he was my second make, I'd already made a first as a gift for a friend and decided that I needed one for me tooo ... hahaha ... doing another second of another 'I need one too gift' as well at the moment ... lol I might get it finished before its time to put it away for next year .. I have a third second tooo .. hahaha but I probably won't manage to get around to that one just yet ... Can you tell I had fun making my gifts this year ... soooo much so I had to make them for me tooo!! hehehehee
Soooooo, that's my favourite corners this year , soon be time to take them all down and store them away for another year :( But ...... Guess who comes next????? Snowmen!!!! Yeahhhh!! Love my Snowmen :) Actually can't wait to get them out ... they've been calling to me ...lol! All I need now is some snow......... hahaha
Last of the Christmas hugs ... till next year :)
Love Wendy x