A few fun decorative details...

A few details of my decorating fun...
This is my ego-tree. It sits in the kitchen window after coming round to all the Christmas Craft Fairs. It is a shiny mirrored tree and has earned it's rest after 'The season'. It is my ego-tree as i hang all my own felt decorations on it from past and present seasons.

Kirstie Allsop "Handmade Christmas" - now i love our dear Kirstie - but please lady, pop round to mine or my crafty friends and WE will show you handmade and thrifty! .... Cath Kidston Christmas bunting. Holly fabric salvaged from the chopping down of a tablecloth, tooooo whopping for my small culinary kitchen surface. Ah, the tree. OOooohhh the lights. *sigh* i am totally Ebenezer when it comes to sharing this task. Tree decoration is 'my way or the highway'.... no 5yr olds fingers on this prickly passion.
(and no tinsel either. I don't want to start a war about it but.... tinsel is just wrong....) Cute ribbons tied to the top??? My what a great idea Kirsty. "Why thankyou myself, i thought so too"...

Handmade = now this is what i am talking about. My mostest treasured Christmas Cross-stitch picture. It sits above this mantle all year. Stitched by my Nanna in 1998. Given to me for Christmas that year. A lady who is now too blind to even read her clock. Handmade heirlooms are priceless.


Awwww, all that colour and coziness :)

I adore these bags.... "Liberty" darling, if you please. Shoe sketch by Andy Wathol. I *think* they were a gift from MrsB??? can you remember dearest? Are they from you? i love them to pieces, so very treasured.


My gnome boys - Bill and George. It is their first Christmas at my house and i think they are happy here. Handmade, but not by me. NorthfieldPrimitives x
And a swag of silver glittered holly along the fire place beam, with a cluster of white balls and shimmery Reindeer.
I love it when it's all ready. Decorating done. Cards sent.
I save all my gift wrapping till i am alone in the house and 'baby' is in bed, the house is decorated and the wine is chilled....

Sssshhh, Merry Christmas decoratives to us all x

12 comments:

Claire said...

It all looks very fab and festive Kirsty. I agree with you about tinsel! Evil stuff! ;)

Pink Blossom Creations said...

I too love Kirsty... both of them!!!
Love the tree and those crafty creations just Fab Fab Fab
Caroline x

stuffednonsense said...

i definatly agree with you about the whole tinsel thing!its juts not right...and smells funny too
x

That Crafty Fish! said...

please don't say "it smells like wee".... i laugh till i cry when people use that phrase....

Menopausal musing said...

It smells like wee.... It smells like wee....... :O))))

Julia said...

Hello!

Ive just found you and your delicious blog! Ive loved reading through it and I will definately be popping back again soon!

Love Julia xxx

That Crafty Fish! said...

ahhhhhhh - tinsel smells like wee - i did laugh till a teeny tear fell!!

Jennifer Rose said...

morbid curiosity is going to make me smell tinsel now :p

Lene said...

Hi

Found the blog a while ago through your button shop on Etsy (Yup, I also love my buttons). When I saw you also had a great love for felt I almost passed out!!
Anyway, I just mentioned your blog and your shops on my own blog. I hope that is okay with you.

LeneB

http://visselulle.blogspot.com/2009/12/more-felt-decorations.html

meplusmolly said...

Oooooo blooming loverly decorating little lady. I love Kirstie A too but she should've visited the real handmade and thrifty Christmas via such as you.
I cannot tell you how much I don't like tinsel either, just wrong ;0 X

P.S my sis has got up your tiny bunting for Christmas x

cupcakesandbiscuits said...

I have such Christmassy tummy warmth just looking at your post today!!
Merry Christmas Fishes from us Biscuits!
XX

That Crafty Fish! said...

oooh, Christmas tummy hugs! x
and yippee for mini bunting x

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