Saturday, 26 December 2009

Season's Greetings

I hope you had a lovely Christmas!



We had a quiet one, just hubby and I, watching lots of favourite feel good films like "White Christmas" "Bridget Jones" "Down With Love" "Yanks" and "Atonement" snuggled up in front of a real fire with a tin of Quality Street between us

The tree glistened with white lights and white and silver decorations, snowflakes, angels and frosted ornies

Dreams





















The fairies I made earlier in the year went on for their debut

Love Fairy





















A couple of them flew away to Cathie and Jo ...

Heart Fairy





















Heart from Cathie

















The prim snowmen came out for their umpteenth appearance






















I tried to resist (honest!) but new decorations this year included another large berry heart. They stay out all year round






















... and this adorable little snow covered berry heart






















Hearts featured quite a lot this Christmas. I made heart cards and hearts as small gifts and received hearts back too! You can never have too many hearts made with love ...

You can see more of my hearts on my makey stitchy blog and I will have more in the next post ...

Heart for Missy K





















Heart for Jo





















I wrapped some of my little gifts in paper I painted and printed myself

For Chris


















My friends laugh at me when they come to visit my cottage ... they think it looks like Christmas all year round because I decorate with red berries and prim angels and a lot of my Christmas ornaments stay out all year round like these Santas!






















Hope you continue to enjoy the holidays. Wrap up warm and snuggly. Take care if you have to go out on the icy snow

Carolyn ♥

35 comments:

Jasmine said...

Good to hear you had a wonderful Christmas. I love the messages you insert under the tape on your presents. Heres wishing a fantastic 2010 to all! x

Lyn said...

Sounds like our sort of Christmas.
Love the idea of Christmas all year round!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Anni's Art said...

Lovely Christmas ornaments you have on your tree, and your hearts is wonderful, Happy Hollidays and a Happy New Year.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Sounds wonderful - snuggled up with great movies and a box of quality streets(I haven't eaten one of those in years!)

Heloise said...

Seems that you had a perfect day. Enjoy the last few of 2009 and wishing you a very Happy New Year.

Julie said...

You have some beautiful decorations, Carolyn. Glad you had a lovely leisurely day yesterday :o) xx

Pom Pom said...

All of your little hearts are very sweet! Why NOT have many hearts around the house. I'm all for it!

Elizabeth said...

I love seing oter artists crafted and favorite ornaments!! I am about to do asimilar post!! Your Christmas sounds delightful. It was similarto ours but the teenagers would not let us get away with such awonderful selection of movies!! HA Ha!!!
Happy New Year Hugs!
Elizabeth

mairedodd said...

so glad you had a snuggly movie filled day... hearts have grown on me as i have gotten older, appreciating just how key the real kind of love is in life... i love yours, and your angels and snowmen...

fibrefrolics said...

Sounds as if you had a wonderful Christmas down there. I love your decorations. I have hearts around the house all year too.Enjoy the rest of the Festive Season. It passes so quickly.

silverpebble said...

Goodness Carolyn, is that you at the top of the post? How glamorous!!!

JP said...

gla d you had a good time - the red hearts are just so rich and warm - it sound like you weather is improving so I bet you've been on the beach!

Clevelandgirlie said...

i "heart" YOU!
XO

Hens Teeth said...

Hi Sweetie,
so pleased to read that you and your hubby had a quiet, peaceful Christmas. That's what it's all about!
Lots of love
viv x

Jans Gourds said...

Carolyn,
I wish you a very Happy New year filled with love, health, friends and prosperity. We get back what we put into this world and from your blog I see that you have given of yourself so much.
I just discovered your wonderful blog while visiting at Tracie's Red Door blog.
I can see that we enjoy so many of the same things and that we are easily entertained by the things that nature provides us. I too love red and my home is a definate sign of that. They say red is a sign of passion and I am very passionate about my art and my friends and my family and last but not least my four legged furry compaion Wallace.
I look forward to visiting here often in the new year.
You are truly blessed
Jan

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you so much for the lovely Chistmas wishes, Carolyn. I had a quiet, peaceful holiday. I can only image how magical and special Christmas is at your cottage. I am extremely jealous, but am really enjoying the photos of all the beautiful things you made in preparation. Thank you for sharing!

Best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year, too, my friend! Blessings on you and your family from me and mine. :)

Lynda

bad penny said...

how lovely Carolyn .. glad you are feeling better.

Some of my decorations get to stay up all year as I love deep rusty red and hearts too ( birthday on St Valentine's Day !)

all good wishes for the year ahead

Penny x

Twiglet said...

Your little hearts are just perfect - I made a couple for my daughter's tree and a few stars too but nothing as gorgeous as yours. Love the "makey" blog.
Happy New Year to you!!

La Dolce Vita said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! I really like your beautiful blog and I will have to come back and spend some time here! caterina

The White Bench said...

All is absolutely stunning (I had noticed the little angels before!:)) Fabulous hearts, Santas and REDS!
Hugs,
Monicaxx.

Gina said...

Just catching up... pleased you've had a good Christmas and are feeling better Carolyn.

Diane said...

Sounds perfect to me!! xxx

Shadow said...

wow, you have such beautiful things. and the red berry heart? my favourite. i'd also keep it out all year. and did you say quality street? now you've got my tastebuds a-clamouring... thank you for visiting, and may 2010 treat you wonderfully well!

cinnamonwhirls said...

Hello there, I found you via pom pom's blog. Oh wow, your blog is so full of pretty things, you are so talented! Nice to find another Brit too! :)

Love, Tina x

Menopausal musing said...

What a lovely post. LOVED those berry hearts and the prim snowmen. No wonder you keep your stuff out all year, it is just so beautiful. Happy New Year!

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Debrina said...

Hello! I've just found you through Miss Jasmine. Wow, beautiful, stunning blog. You want me to get back into my sewing!! So, I must then, lol!

meplusmolly said...

Awwww sounds perfect Carolyn. Thank you so much for the card it was unexpected and lovely! Wishing you a fabulous New Year too ;0 X

Clare Wassermann said...

Wow - I'm coming to St Ives later in the week - maybe I'll see you?!

Gunnels blog said...

Dear Carolyn, thank you for your nice comment! I wish you a Happy New Year !!!! I really like your Christmasdecorations, and especielly the red with berries!

Kris Henderson said...

LOVE all these Christmas wintery images!
Yes, please join us in the Erosion Bundle Project. Everyone is welcome!
http://erosionbundles.blogspot.com/
Looking forward to seeing your bundle ;0

vintagerockchick said...

LOVE the hearts (i'm a 'heart' girl too). Have to say I prefer the music on the other blog tho' - have you ever seen Limehouse Lizzy - they are a brilliant tribute band - I recommend them x

tangled stitch said...

Love your hearts! They are fabulous!

Amy said...

You have gorgeous holiday trimmings around your home..I love the ornaments