Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Happy Christmas

Sorry for not blogging for so long but like for everyone else life has been pretty hectic.

We finally found some time to decorate the house and I made my Cath Kidston paper chains. I used the Cath Kidston christmas gift tags too add a little extra.

We found a beautiful but enormous tree ! I decorated it with lots of different coloured vintage glass baubles as well as old family favourites collected over the years.




Mr C hung the beautiful cupboard he bought me in the hall. He painted the inside a lovely chalky white. I am using it to display my collection of Victorian painted and enameled glass.





Next to it we hung my £2 charity shop mirror. This is a lovely old heavy and ornate mirror. It was in a bit of a sorry state but Mr C has done his best to repair it and painted it the same chalky white.

Yet another cupboard ! Mr C found this at Brackley Antiques Cellar and it fits perfectly in our back room. It isn't really a cupboard but a glazed book case. I think we probably don't need any more cupboards as we are running out of space.



Finally a few more finds, the yellow Golden Dawn coffee pot was found at the local tip recycling shop and the Beryl Woods Ware yellow cups and saucers the same day in a junk shop. I was very pleased as yellow utility ware seems to evade me usually.
I guess this will be my last post before Christmas so have a wonderful time. I am off now to find my wellys and brave the snow.


26 comments:

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Ann
Have a wonderful Christmas and new Year. Stay safe and warm.
Love
Jo xx

Vintage Tea Time said...

oooh, love your glassware cupboard! And your tree looks great :) Have a lovely Christmas! Abby

Amanda said...

It all looks so lovely and vintage. Merry Christmas.

sylviesgarden said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.
Much love x

June said...

You have some lovely things. Love the dogs on the bookcase / cupboard and the tins inside!
June.

Amy said...

I love your collection of dogs. Very cute. I have the same mirror but I have 'lent' it to my mum on permanent loan as it goes really well in her bedroom. I couldn't believe it when I found it as my Nan has the same one and has had it for years. Have a fab Christmas x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Now that is what I call a tree - mind you don't envy you when the needles drop!! How are you keeping Joshie away from it.
Great cupboard the glasware looks great inside it.
Debbie

Tabbyroo said...

Your home looks lovely and cosy, Have a great Christmas Linda xx

bellaboo said...

Your tree looks beautiful..it must have taken you ages to decorate it! Love the made over cupboards...and the contents of course!
Have a wonderful Christmas! ;0)

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love it all, the paper chains, the gorgeous tree, and the lovely furniture!! Hey, that's what I need, a bigger house, then I can
treat myself to some bits from Brackley!!!
Have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!!!

Sharon xx

MelMel said...

ooohh lovely paper chains!
Merry Christmas!xxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Your tree looks gorgeous & the cupboards are fab - I need a few more!

Merry Christmas to you too!
Jayne

ted and bunny said...

this all looks just SO lovely- the tree is wonderful!
Have a really great Christmas, and thanks so much for your help and support this year
xx
ps if you want any more snow we've got lots to spare!

June said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and becoming a follower. This blogging thing is quite addictive, isn't it?
Hope you have a Good Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year!
June.

Andi's English Attic said...

Your local tip has a SHOP? What a great idea. I want mine to get one.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year. xx

jodi said...

Your house looks lovely! Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

I love your yellow coffee pot! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

landcuckoo said...

It all looks very lovely and that is just the type of mirror I shall be after for my bathroom when I get to decorate in the newyear!
Have a very lovely Christmas time and all the very best for 2011
Take care
Sarah xx

The Cloth Shed said...

What a lovely tree....you have loads of vintage decorations, it must have taken forever to hang them all.
Your cupboard with all the glass looks beautiful too...great display.
Have a very Merry Christmas...
Julie x

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Love the cupboard, the pastel colours make me think of sprin flowers, let's hope it comes sooner rather than later!
T X

Ticking stripes said...

I have cupboard envy! Have a great time!

BusyLizzie said...

Love your tree, very jealous as we haven't been able to get one this year! Merry Crimbo. Lizzie

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Your house looks amazing, the CK tags look fantastic on your paperchains! Have a fab New Year! xx

THIS'N'THAT said...

All looks so beautiful! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. All the best for 2011.
Love Lesley XX

melanie said...

Your tree is utterly gorgeous!!! Happy New Year to you and yours :) xxx

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