Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Sherry at 9.30...

 Every year Mr Lucey makes our christmas cake and so first thing saturday morning we were off to the supermarket to get the ingredients, we did get a few strange looks as we had a bottle of sherry in the basket at 9.30 in the morning!



The house was filled with the most gorgeous smell as the cake baked in the oven, could have been due to the generous drop of sherry that went into the mixture!

I was tempted to cut a slice off but Mr Lucey said no and wrapped it up and put it away for christmas, spoilsport!!

Next was the wallpapering in the bathroom.



I was going to get a mirror cut to fit the space above the bath but fell in love with this wallpaper instead its sprig roses from Cath Kidston, I couldn't wait to jump in the bath for a nice soak.

I've also been doing a bit of shopping in Borobridge at my favourite shop Angel & Rose,



Love this storm lantern it reminds me of the waste paper baskets we used to have at school, there were no plastic bins in those days!!





a lovely reindeer covered in sparkly glitter,



I love the colour of this watering can its a dark grey and makes a change as I usually buy everything in cream,  bought a few of these  tiny trees for the garden and lots of hyacinth bulbs, they look nice in  glass jars with moss round them.



I also got this glass dish, they were displayed with sweets in but I think it looks nice with a plant in or you could put a tealight in it.



a couple of watches for tree so we know when its time for santa,

and a little paperback book of hand shadows for a certain little boys stocking!



I'm sure he'll have hours of fun with it.

Before I go this is a picture of a cake stand I saw but a little expensive at £60 so I'm off to the charity shops to look for pretty china to make one! 



Bye for now,

Love Lucey xxx

16 comments:

Sarah said...

Im making my cake this weekend, I cant wait for the smell. Love the wall paper xx

Twiggy said...

I did our cake a while ago and every time I unwrap it to pop on a bit more booze, I'm dying to eat some :)
Some lovely buys there. I see things in shops and then think right, how can I make that. I had a look at Christmas decs in the shops this morning and got lots of inspiration. My to do list is getting SO long!!
Twiggy x

Celestial Charms said...

Hi Lucey,
You sure have been a busy one of late. :) I smell that cake from across the pond, and I wish I could have a taste! Such pretty trinkets you recently purchased, and the bath looks great too.
Maureen

charl said...

oo love you wall paper . .i love that pattern its so pretty isnt it..
love all your buys..
the cake stand is very pretty but as you say you could make your own for a lot less..im still trying to figure out how i could actually make one though!!

Kandi said...

That Cake looks fabulous! I love your new wallpaper and that cake stand is beautiful, but I imagine very easy to re-create with lots of glue and some lovely bits of china.
Kandi x

WoodbankCrafts said...

Lucky you to have a hubby to make your Christmas cake! Love the wallpaper too :) x

Pinecone Camp said...

You were busy! I'd love to try out your Christmas cake - looks delicious. That hand shadow book is brilliant - I have to buy that for one of my nephews. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

What a great hubby!!! I love your buys, especially the sparkly reindeer!!!

Amy said...

ooh, lots of lovely things. I've got all the bits and bobs to get making a cake stand similar to that but I haven't been brave enough to use the drill yet. The cake looks delicious! x

delia hornbook said...

ohhh it all looks so lovely and yummy enjoy your new bathroom. Dee ;-) x

Lavender hearts said...

ooh, i might have to go and get some hyacinths after seeing this! :-)

kristina said...

Oh Lucey,
Your cake looks gorgeous! oh you are in the spirit of Christmas with all your nesting going on,love your buys...is Angel and Rose the chalky pink shop at the bottom of Borobridge?
Thank you so much for your comment and i am so sorry for the loss of your sister that must have been so hard for you (hugs)
Love Kristina xxx

Delchick41 said...

Hello! Thank you for the nice comment on my blog:) I love the idea of that cake stand. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Chery My Own Snug Fireside

Amy said...

I love your blog and am passing you the One Lovely Blog Award. The picture is on my blog for you to collect x

Jill said...

I can almost smell that cake! and love your buys!!
Jillx

Kitty M said...

Oh no I missed stir up Sunday! Yum your cake looks delish, although i miss out at chrismas because I don't like dried fruit :-( I've just ordered some lovely snowflake mini cookie cutters so am going to try a twist on a tradtional cake over the next few weekends!