Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Decorations....

Our Welsh Dresser with 'Charlie' the latest rag doll and 4 porcelain snowflakes.


Lu is battling on. She is now walking to the loo - has most of her tubes out but has picked up another infection so is not able to have visitors except K. She's still up and down with the temperature but on the whole it's all great progress being made. Hoorah!

Latest Doll

I have just finished another rag doll. She's called Charlie and here she is:

I think she has rather a cheeky face!

Here is a close up of her fancy boots:

I am half way through making a boy doll now.

Christmas Decorations

I have just about finished the decorations around The Deenery. Would you like to see? Of course...

This is a little tree in the kitchen/diner.

At the other end of the same room is a bough and a decorated Silver Birch twig (plus our new little tv)!

And Buster:

Well, he's quite decorative!

The silver birch twig and a Christmas photo on the wall which I took in Chesterfield.

In the pellet basket another birch twig and on the wall a plain wreath I bought and then decorated.

A close up of the wreath. Look at the cute robin poking his head out of the top!

In the snug - my big Christmas Tree.

The fireplace has a dangly thing in the centre, various soft toys and 2 decorations on the mantelpiece which have tealights in them. The Santa in front of the TV was made by my daughter K many years ago. I was in a play called 'Season's Greetings' and the tag in Santa's left hand says just that! What a clever girl! I treasure it, along with all the other home made decorations from my children.

A long dangly hangs from the snug ceiling! Here it is in close up:

The angel on top of the big tree.

That small wreath in the photo was bought for me by a friend I used to work with at the NatWest Bank, Nikki. We had a lot of laughs together and still keep in touch via Facebook. I'm hoping she'll come to Ireland next year.

At the back is a collage I made and in front, 3 decorations which have lost their hangers. The angel is the last remaining piece of a nativity set my parents used to have when we were children. I have no idea where the other pieces ended up but I'm glad I have this reminder.

Jim cut and arranged the holly on top of a kitchen cupboard. Our holly's berries have all been eaten by the birds so Jim foraged for this in Martin's hedge!

Jim also arranged these baskets on a high shelf with some tinsel!

That's about it for now. I still have quite a few decorations left in one of the boxes. We had mince pies for pudding today. Lovely.

I'm not very organised with presents yet but there's still time - I hope! Wishing everyone a super weekend.


Anonymous said...

Hello Gina, I am very hopeful that Lu is on the mend and that her infection will clear up quickly.
What a treat to visit your lovely home and see your Christmas decorations. You have some real treasures and I feel like I have come for a visit! Buster appears to be sleepy from a night on the town! ha
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and best wishes to you and Jim and your lovely families! Hugs & Kisses to your pets from ours!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Lovely decorations, Gina

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your home looks so cheerful with all the Christmas decorations. I hope Lu gets to come home for Christmas. That would be the best gift.

Stampmaiden said...

Gina, I'm glad to hear that Lu is getting better. It was fun seeing how you've infused the holiday spirit throughout. My favorite piece had to be the decorated birch twig! Love it!!!

Heather said...

Great news of Louisa - as she gets stronger she'll be able to ward off those infections. Your house is looking so festive and lovely. I like the little twig 'trees' and Charlie graces your dresser beautifully. Buster looks very superior and rather bored by all the Christmas preparations.

D.J. Kirkby said...

Your house looks amazing. That rag doll is so cute. I love things with dangly legs :)

Jason said...

Lovely decorations, looks fab!

BT said...

Thank you so much Mildred, I've emailed you.

Thanks Rachel, I like them!

Thank you Lisa. It would be wonderful if Lu makes it for Christmas. We're going over just afterwards and it would be great if she's there then.

Hi Linda, great news isn't it? I like my decorated birch twigs too, we have plenty of birch trees in the garden!

Hi Heather, good to see you. I'm glad you like my decorations and 'Charlie' too. Buster was a bit fed up I think!! He's gone off to play with Max today. They are so funny together, like a couple of kids. I say to Buster 'Max is here' and he knows the name and rushes to the door, squealing!!

Thanks Denyse, does Chopper have dangly legs too?? LOL>

Thanks Jason. xxx

DK Leather said...

wonderful decorations as always momma xxx

PAK ART said...

I've been reading back through and catching up on your life. So glad to hear that Lu is feeling better - hope she is completely healed soon; just in time for Christmas! I love your decorations; especially the dog! I do love your blue/white plates. I love collecting them. That Dutch blue is such a pretty color.

BT said...

Thank you K. xx

Hi Patty, so glad you like my decorations and the blue and white. It's a very 'clean' design I think. We do use it too. Lu is getting better daily although she still has a nasty bug that seems hard to shake. They won't let her out until that's gone. Fingers crossed. xxx

Jacqueline said...

Wow! You are way ahead of me. Great decorations!

KathyB. said...

You have been very busy decorating and it shows. Your home is very festive!Your doll is so cute, I can't wait to see the boy doll.

soulbrush said...

All perfectly delightful G.
Popped in to wish you and yours a very merry Xmas and a happy healthy 2011. lotsa hugs from freeezing, snowy London xxx