Monday, December 5, 2011

My Place and Yours-Just a hint of Christmas



At our house there are just a few subtle hints to say that Christmas is on it's way.  A few favourite and precious ornaments are already on display.


And there are a few new ones slowly creeping in to the house,

Parcels are being wrapped ready to send to special friends.

And special friends have already sent tempting parcels.

The Christmas serviettes have been purchased

and recipes are being pulled out of the cupboard.

If only I didn't have the distraction of my youngest sons 18th on Saturday or this table we pulled out of the shed and found out it was an extremely old pine table under the laminex that someone in their infinite wisdom glued on it!! Now I have to clean it up and weatherproof it. It is going to be a beautiful table for the outdoor area!!


And maybe I shouldn't have found the pile of Vintage Aprons in the cupboard when I was cleaning the sewing room on Friday. I spent Sunday making this.......

So of course I have to get it hand quilted and the binding on, don't I??????

The two suitcases and box of trees and ornaments will definitely be pulled out on Sunday. Nicky will be home and I hope to get her help. Christmas is slowly sneaking into our house......
For more dedicated Christmas Partying head over to Punky and Me.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!. 

14 comments:

mel @ loved said...

Everything is looking beautiful! This time of year is full of distractions, isn't it! What a fabulous table, hope saturday night is a great one! x

..ps my word verification is 'avoidit', hmm the distractions maybe...?

trudi@maudeandme said...

Love that santa. Love that table. And love the above word verification.Priceless.

Vic said...

Oooh, that table is going to be SPECIAL! I was going to say there is nothing like a slow creep at Christmas but that doesn't sound at all right. ;)

Merry Christmas Love!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie,
You have some lovely ornies and your table is sure to be fantastic! Enjoy celebrating your son's 18th on Saturday. BTW, the quilt is wonderful too! Enjoy getting ready for Christmas- it's a special time of year! We just put our tree up here. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas and all the best in 2012! Barb x

Lib said...

your special ornaments are just beautiful, Jackie. It is so good to get the old friends out again!

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

love the hand written recipe, reminds me of my nanna.

Catherine said...

I love pulling out those special ornaments and remembering why they are so special. I haven't even thought about the Christmas cooking yet, but I really should. I love to make rum balls each year, my favourite. I hope the birthday party went well.

Jill said...

Thanks for coming over to visit my blog and your very kind comments on my Memory Tree - it means a lott!!

It's going to be a great Christmas in blogland - seeing Christmas in all the different countries - it does look like the big day is creeping into your room - and then all of a sudden it just takes over!!! Love your wrapping paper on the red ribboned gift!!!

Julia said...

I just adore Santa and the bell, very pretty! I too have a few of the decorations out now, but I just cannot bring myself to put he tree up yet!

Madeline said...

You have presents wrapped already! I need to get moving. Your place is looking lovely. :)

74 Lime Lane said...

Your ornaments are just beautiful. What a busy time for you, too. Have a wonderful season!

beebeeoko said...

Oooh! That table will look amazing! Everything looks so nice at your place! :)

Cherie said...

Oh Jackie, WOW beautiful in every possible way and as for that quilt you ran up ... it's stunning :~) You're a whizz no matter the time of year :~) xo.

Wombat's Picnic said...

So much going on this time of year - I can totally relate:) Your quilt looks totally fabulous tho, well worth the distraction:) Cyndy