Friday, 1 January 2010


Happy New Year to all of you. I have finally found the energy to sit at the computer after days under a duvet on the sofa. I had a wonderful time in New York with my lovely girl and once I have sorted out all of my photos I will share some of the beautiful sights we saw. We arrived home Christmas Eve and when I awoke on Christmas morning I knew I had caught a nasty bug. It was inevitable I guess as I was surrounded by people coughing and sneezing on the flight home. Oh well it doesn't matter because we had such a great time on our little trip and we still had family over for Christmas Day and Boxing Day and there was plenty of help on hand. Since then I have barely moved from the sofa apart from to take a few peeks at all your wonderful Christmas postings, I promise I will catch up properly soon.
Anyway I thought I would show you a few of my lovely Christmas pressies. Firstly this beautiful handmade box from my sister up in Scotland. It was full of some wonderful vintage goodies including the lovely tablecloth and book and also some delicious treats.
This great Kiehls gift set my gorgeous girl sneekily bought for me in Saks in New York and somehow smuggled home without me spotting it !Some lovely vintage goodies from my good friend Deb including this little frozen charlotte doll to add to my collection and a pretty lavender cushion from the wonderful Millie and Dotties Emporium.

And finally this beautiful painted bottle which I chose for myself in our local antiques centre. Mr Corner house knows I love going there but he gets bored fairly quickly so it was a lovely treat when he suggested we go so that I could choose myself some pressies and he didn't look at his watch once !

I will be back soon to share some of my New York photos and memories.
Have a wonderful, happy and healthy 2010 x


Sal said...

Happy New Year to you!
Lovely goodies!

Tilly Rose said...

I love your painted glass!....very envious!
Happy New Year wishes hun!
Karen x x x

Lisa said...

So sorry to read you have been poorly over the festivities. Hope you are well on the road to recovery now.
Love your gifts, esp that bottle and the lavender sachet, so cute!
Lisa x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Glad to hear you had a good time but sorry to hear that you've been ill.
Lovely gifts!
Wishing you & yours a splendid New Year!

Jayne said...

Hope you feel better soon, and thank you for visiting me! Happy new year! suzie. xxx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

What lovely pretties you have there.

wishing you a very Happy New year.


Hens Teeth said...

New York, oh wonderful New must feel like it had all been a dream now. Sorry you have been unwell since though.
Thank you for your comment.
Looking forward to seeing your NY photos.
Hopreyou are feeling a little better now.
Happy New Year. x

Andi's English Attic said...

Happy New Year to you! Here's to a healthy, happy 2010. xx

Ticking stripes said...

You're back! So pleased you had a good time. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Hope you're fighting fit again soon. Happy new year.


Josie-Mary said...

Thanks for stopping by & leaving me a comment. You have some lovely gifts there :) Looking forward to seeing your NY photo's :)

Hen said...

Hi Annie,
Happy New Year to you! Sorry to hear you had the dreaded lurgy, me too, all over New year but it was a good excuse to cuddle up on the sofa! Thanks so much for the really lovely message you left for me, please do give the patchwork a go because it's honestly not that hard and the satisfaction at the end is immense!
Hen xxx

Thecraftytrundler said...

Hope you're completely recovered now. I too look forward to seeing your NY pics!!
Looking forward to the New Year, and especially the next V & H fair, in Northampton!!



LissyLou said...

I love all your new things!!

Happy New Year xx

bellaboo said...

Love that painted bottle!What will you put inside I wonder?
Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have had an amazing time. Love the little dogs at the top. Wishing you well and a Merry Winter.