Mr Lucey popped into ikea in his lunch hour and brought me this nice lantern and candle home last week
well that was it, it started me off feeling all festive especially as I'd just collected the vintage christmas issue of Homes and Antiques with some lovely free gift tags so I made a cuppa and had a flick through.
Then I decided to stick some cloves in oranges
because for me christmas wouldn't be christmas without a big bowl of studded oranges this was just a trial run as it will have shrivelled up by christmas!!
Me and Fliss from Joshy and Bell did a swap of magazines, I sent her some interiors mags and in return Fliss sent me some knitting ones,
these will keep me going for a while, I love the old map paper they were wrapped up in
and the card shows the linen from Queen Mary's dolls house and took some patient lady over 1500 hours to stitch it all, just wonderful.
I also got a book from Jackie at sew special bears, "Laura's handmade life"can't wait to start reading it.
Thanks ladies you're so kind. x
Just before I go and watch Country file when would you consider it the right time to start wearing christmas pj's??
Do you think it's just a tad too early??
Honestly I haven't got them on ....yet!!