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Wednesday, 26 December 2007

All is calm... all is bright...


Has Santa been to your house ??


Like you all we have been busy and getting ourselves ready for this once a year visit from the man himself :-)) I thought you might like to share a little into a glimpse of my home at Christmas?? ........ OK :) then lets begin :) ........ We put up our wreath just so he would know he is welcome here......

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We decorated our fireplace which we did not once..............

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but twice .........as Marsha our cat decided to have a smashing time re-arranging everything , sooooooo one broken Santa and a broken clock later :( This is what it looks like now !! I think it looks so much better , a bit more homespun even with a clock that no longer works , oh well I have an excuse at last for being late ;-)))  

Here is a close up of some detail...

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We decorated a little wintery corner in our room ............

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Then the fairy was put into position on top of the tree.........

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My DS and DD hung their beautiful stockings in their bedrooms... but I shall show you them here because I know you would like to see :-)))

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I cannot take the credit for these as they are my Mums beautiful work for her Grandchildren :-))) they are lined and have many special details to them with hand stitched cording and are finished as perfect as you could get. I think my Mum has got the foot shape in brilliantly which is such an important feature. I really hope she does me one for next year and I think my sister Su has got her order in as well ;-)))

A little more detail, first we see my DS's stocking...

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now here is my DD's ....

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The traditional drink and mince pie was left out for Santa along with carrot for the reindeer ....... as you can see Santa has been and he left his snow dust behind him :-)))  

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Another stitched and finished piece by my Mum for my DD and DS,  her grandchildren :-)) You should see those French Knots IRL and the little stitched buttons with their tiny trees !! It is stunning :-)) Infact look what I have found here :-))

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He left me a gift box just like himself under our tree just so we would know he had been to leave the presents ;-)

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Then finally we started to decorate our table in the Dining Room ready for our Christmas Dinner

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Blogger Susan said...

Thanks for sharing, Helen! Your place looks stunning (even with a broken clock!)

The stockings are gorgeous! Your mother does lovely work.

I hope you and your family had a perfectly delightful Christmas!

1:40 am  
Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your home Helen! Everything looks so pretty. You have a gorgeous fireplace, and I really like how you have it decorated. All of the stitching by your mother is so special and very exquisite. I love the snow dust left by Santa! And, your dining room is just beautiful.

I hope you had a nice Christmas. We enjoyed the day on this side of the pond. Now to get ready for 2008, right?!!

2:16 am  
Blogger Clothmatters said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations and the second fireplace mantel decorations look lovely. Wonderful needlepoint.

2:47 am  
Blogger Stitch Wizard said...

Helen, your Christmas home is just beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!! I just love the kid's Christmas socks!! Those have to be Shepherd's Bush!! My LNS carries patterns for the SB Christmas socks. I hope you had a wonderful holiday as we did! My DH is off until after New Year's. Happy Holidays to you!

Debby :)

3:51 am  
Blogger Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Even with the now dead clock, all is so lovely! Thank your kitty for her help! LOL! At least the clock will have the right time twice a day!

3:53 am  
Blogger Wawanna said...

Oh how warm and inviting everything looks! So sorry about the clock, but our precious little furry ones sure can get away with a lot of mischeif. All your pictures are so special, thanks for sharing and inviting us in. It has been a lovely visit, and I for one am coming away with a warm fuzzy romantic feeling.

5:15 am  
Anonymous VavadesNeiges said...

Happy Christmas time my friend !

7:12 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful decorations, making it so very festive! Happy holidays to you and your family, Helen!!

9:59 am  
Blogger Nicki said...

Your home looks gorgeous Helen - so crafty and beautiful. And your mum's stitching is amazing. Lovely!

11:34 am  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I have loved looking at all your pictures Helen! So beautiful. Those stockings are stunning!
Best wishes for the new year

1:12 pm  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Beautiful, beautiful decor, Helen. Thanks so much for the lovely e-card. You're a sweetheart!

1:39 pm  
Blogger Karoline said...

Beautiful decorations Helen, and the stockings are gorgeous.

2:20 pm  
Blogger Nelapx said...

Feliz navidad Helen, Dios os bendiga y derrame todas sus gracias en vuestro hogar, que el 2008 reine la paz alegria salud, y mucho amor....

2:22 pm  
Blogger Patti said...

Helen this is all just so beautiful. I do hope you guys have a really lovely Christmas - you sure deserved it.

Lots of Love Patti xxx

4:41 pm  
Blogger Teresa said...

Your decorations are beautiful. My cat likes to redecorate too!! The stockings are beautiful. What lovely work your mum does. Your home looks very cozy! I hope the new year is very good to you.

5:49 pm  
Blogger Margaret said...

Dear Helen,
What a wonderful tour through your Christmas experience. Gorgeous stockings. Please tell your mom I'm up for adoption.(LOL)
Happy 2008 to you and your's.

6:18 pm  
Blogger Barbara said...

Oh Helen! Your house is a Christmas dream!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us all!!

And Veronica's stitching and finishing are simply phenomenal. You and Su came by your talents rightfully!! :D

Wishing you and your family all the best of the holidays and of the New Year!!!

8:24 pm  
Blogger angelasweby said...

Thanks so much for the lovely invitation to visit. Your house is really full of Christmas cheer. So sorry about the pretty Santa and clock but,in a phoenix like burst of creativity , you created something beautiful out of the ashes :>)
Your dining room is beautiful especially the little corner cupboard and the gorgeous glass bauble tree on the table.
What can i say about your mum's beautiful stitching except...breathtaking. Those french knots are just incredible :>)
Hugs, Angela

11:08 pm  
Blogger Sharon said...

Belated Merry Christmas to you and your's Helen! Your Christmas decore is gorgeous! Love it and thanks for sharing!

2:51 am  
Blogger Andrea said...

Beautiful pictures Helen. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2008 will be a joyous one.

6:10 pm  
Blogger Von said...

What a lovely time I had visiting you and your beautiful home, Helen! Happy Holidays to you and your family. :D

8:09 pm  
Anonymous Claudia said...

Oh Helen,
thanks so much for sharing this wonderful pictures!!!! I loved them a lot... you decorated your house perfectly!!!!
You'r mum stitched pieces are gorgeous and the stockings are breathtaking...
Enjoy the season!!!
Claudia :)

8:58 pm  
Anonymous Cécile said...

your decorations are beautiful.
Thanks once again for your card

10:05 pm  
Blogger stitcherw said...

Everything looks lovely, you certainly created a beautiful and festive looking home.

1:08 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your home looks stunning with all those gorgeous decorations! Just wanted to drop by to wish you all the best for the festive season. May 2008 bring you peace, love and happiness {{hugs}}.

11:34 am  
Blogger Sally said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Helen! Your home looks beautiful.

7:27 pm  
Blogger Susan said...

I couldn't post a comment on your New Year's Eve post, but wanted to say what cute mittens & heart - they are adorable!

I hope you and your family have a lovely 2008!

1:21 pm  
Anonymous NatQuebec said...

Wonderful decotations !

3:23 pm  
Anonymous niky said...

such lovely things for Christmas, I love all of them.Happy new year too.

10:30 am  

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