Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Christmas At The Corner House 2011

This Christmas has been lovely and quiet following a rather hectic lead up to the big day. The last couple of days have been spent relaxing in front of the tv, sleeping, eating and drinking.

Mr C painted his 'Christmas Twig' as decoration for the Vintage Fair just before Christmas. It came home with us and somehow stayed. Mr C used all of my most brightly coloured vintage glass baubles to decorate it and I think it looks lovely and cheerful.

My favourite vintage 1940s Disney decorations were brought out along with the vintage American Santa match box and vintage Steiff robin which was a charity shop find last year.

Vintage festive classroom prints were hung

and pretty vintage baubles displayed in old glass bowls.

I like my kitsch Cath Kidston reindeer decoration although Mr C is not so sure.

I love this gorgeous tin bought from Gail and her sister at our last fair. I really can't resist tins and seem to have them all over the house.

This is the fab vintage pop up book I bought last year.

The dogs joined in the festive fun.

I love the colours of this poinsettia Mr C bought me.

Yet another tin !

Little felt Cath Kidston dogs as well as the pretty candle my lovely girl bought me last year.

This year I stuck to pale colours on the tree and used all my crystal and vintage silvery and pale pink and blue vintage glass baubles.

The brighter colours looked great against the white branches of the 'twig'.

The lovely stocking I bought from Jo of Hesta Nesta last year was hung on the fireplace.

Mr C surprised me with this beautiful vintage book of dog drawings by an American artist. The quality of the paper and printing makes them look almost like the originals. The book was sold with the idea the prints could be removed for framing.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing break. I am off now for another slice of our home made christmas cake and another cup of coffee x


KC'sCourt! said...

Beautiful vintage christmas ornaments.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos. Love your wallpaper too.

MelMel said...

Your home is so lovely.....I love the vinatge robin...and the doggy book is totally fab!x

Hen said...

It all looks very beautiful. Merry Christmas (if I am not too late!)
Hen x

June said...

Love the vintagey christmas baubles and your amazing tins!

Carol said...

It looks lovely, the twig tree is perfect for displaying your vintage baubles.
I'm a 'tin' fan. I've ordered a couple of square ones in Cath Kidston's sale and I've just told DH that the Walker's tin he received at Christmas containing "Fruit and Nuts" is mine!
Carol xx

delia hornbook said...

Such lovely photo's you have a beautiful cosy home with some gorgeous vintage bits and pieces. Happy new year to you, dee xx

Andi's English Attic said...

Beautiful trinkets (Especially Big Ben).

I'd forgotten that I liked pop-up books when I was little. Sadly, the pop-up bit is all too tempting for little hands, and I don't suppose many survive in one piece.

Have a wonderful New Year. xx

Susy said...

Ciao Annie, complimenti per le
foto e le scatole di latta, le adoro.
Ti faccio i miei migliori auguri
di un Buon Anno Nuovo, con tante
cose belle.
Un abbraccio
Susy x

Hesta Nesta said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas. We've had a bit of a hectic one with family staying over but it's been a good laugh. See you in January and have a Happy New Year.
Jo xx

A Blessed Life said...

Just beautiful,Love the book about the dogs but all the CK things would sit very well in our home and those tins!I also cannot resist lovely tins.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely photos - I so enjoyed looking at them!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Gorgeous photos, I really love the tins too! Looking forward to the next fair!

bellaboo said...

I love all your vintage decorations...just charming. :0)

Tabbyroo said...

It all looks lovely, make the most of the break, see you in the New Year.Linda xx

Ticking stripes said...

Lovely post Ann. Have a good new year. See you soon.

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

The house looks very festive Ann, how do you find the time to do it all. Glad you all had a great Christmas. I am off to Brackley shortly and will speak to you soon.

Thecraftytrundler said...

Goegeous christmassy post!!! Love the decorations, doggy book, well, just about everything : )
Look forward to seeing you soon & a very Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Sharon xx

LissyLou said...

I really love all your bits. You have great style x

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

Your house is so beautiful! Love the book of dogs x