Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Things I'm loving right now .....

1-Winning, I seem to be having I winning streak at the moment sadly Tracey it's not happening with the lottery lol. First I won these Tracey's giveaway a set of lovely handmade Christmas tags.

And then two forum giveaways some lovely rose patterned fabric from Annie C.

And two crochet/knitting booklets from Miss_Phish.

So that'll give me something to do in the new year!
Thankyou all of you.
I've also won the November prize draw at Debbie's English Treasures, which I'll show as soon as it arrives.
I have my name entered for a giveaway that finishes next week and I really, really want it so I have all my fingers crossed, all I'm saying is it has something to do with monkeys and it's quite hard to type with crossed fingers!


2 - Swaps, I received my pink forum swap from Pipkin, lots of goodies; Vintage home polka dot placemats, pastel silicone cupcases, 4 fabric napkins, a tablecloth and some lovely bunting with butterflies, which are a perfect match for Lily's room as I'm making curtains and bedding from a lovely Globatex fabric with butterflies on, thankyou Pipkin it's all really lovely.


3- This Christmas book that I read about on Funky Monkey's blog so of course I had to have it and I'm so glad as it's fantastic as is the Thrift book which I bought at the same time and have my nose stuck in constantly at the moment! I'd recommend both of these.


4- Vintage Christmas baubles, my lucky find! I got these for 50p a bag in the charity shop, which made me very happy indeed!


5 - Lily's Christmas snowman plates. We had great fun making these, what child doesn't love a bit of glitter. I found the tutorial here, I didn't have any plain white plates but they look fine with patterned.


6- Finishing the advent calender on the 'ahem' 7th! There are 3 others though.

What I'm not loving - Christmas musical toys all playing at once! They may look quite cute but Lily has decided it is great fun to have them all playing so we have 'O, Christmas tree'; 'Merry Christmas Everybody'; Last Christmas'; Let it Snow'; Jingle Bells'; Baby it's cold outside'; Frosty the snowman'; 12 days of Christmas and 'The night before Christmas'. Luckily the musical ornaments haven't got batteries in yet!

And Lily is not loving Santa, he came to the toddler group party yesterday and she wasn't impressed, she got her present and went as far away as possible to open it!

Well I'm going to put my tree up now, I'm very behind this year I haven't written a card or wrapped a present yet. I wonder if the lure of the computer has anything to do with it!
I'll leave with some pics of what I have done - my dresser, kitchen shelf and my Santa family of Russian dolls, which I painted last year.


summerfete said...

wow thats got me feeling christmassy!

great baubles!

Clare x

Heart in the country said...

I Love your bunting, and what fabulous taste you have in books! I bought the Sheherazade Goldsmith book a few weeks ago, brilliant as was her first one, and the Thrift Book arrived on Monday, so am working my way through.


Vintage Tea said...

Its beginning to look a lot like christmas.

Your vintage baubles were a great find, well done!

I've just finished reading the thrift book and funnily enough ordered the dry cleaning kit she recommends. So much information in there to look into.

I've seen the Christmas book you recommend and thought about purchasing and think I might just have to now!!

Victoria xx

Robert Rouse said...

Man, I love Christmas!

I just dropped in to let you know I have added a discussion board for the Blogger Album Project.  Feel free to use the board to discuss your favorite cuts off your album choices, selections that came close to making your list, selections others made, etc.

MaryPoppins said...

Ohooo how beautiful everyhing looks so so pretty :)

I love the pretty recipe books on your shelves, Apples For Jam and Falling Cloudberries are on my Christmas letter to Santa :)

angel said...

You lucky girly, i dont win nuffin, but i am so glad you do. *smile*

Oh yeah, someone did give me something the other day .......... the flippin flu....... mutter mutter .........
All your things look gorgeous well done on your beautiful swap from Pipkin and all your charity shop finds.

Love and hugs Honey, i wont snog ya co's i dont wanna give ya the lergy.

Sal said...

All lovely..and a great find with those baubles...this year I am really into vintage baubles in a big way ;-)

Anonymous said...

maybe you should go get a lottery ticket with all the winning you're doing! love that bunting!

cinnamon cottage said...

A frosty good morning to you, just adore your round tree decorations the old fashioned victorian images are so sweet especialy the lone santa one, have a lovely day Jan xx

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post Bliss! Great photos and I love the vintage baubles - especially those with the indentations! I remember having those on the tree when I was a child (and lit candles too!)...

sharie said...

Love the vintage baubles you found. I've been searching these out recently as they ahve 'more character' than the new ones. Great price you paid too.
Where did you say you shop?

funkymonkey said...

All of your decorations are looking fantastic. I'm so glad you liked the Sheherazade Goldsmith book. The Thrift Book looks interesting, although I think that one will have to wait until after Christmas. I'm with Lily on the Father Christmas front. When I was young I hated having to visit him - I still did though because I wasn't going to miss out on the present.


Ragged Roses said...

My goodness what a lot to be happy about!!! Those prizes and vintage baubles would make me very happy indeed! Hope you're enjoying your new books

Lace hearts said...

What a lot of lovely pictures. I think the vintage baubles are absolutely stunning. Pipkin's put together a fab pink swap - isn't she good! x

Country Cottage Chic said...

You have been on a lucky streak - well done! Congrats on finding such pretty baubles too - I'm always on the lookout for vintage decorations.

Petticoat Lane said...

What a great winning streak you've been having and it looks like those vintage baubles have gone down a storm with us all.
I know this is v.late but a very belated Happy Birthday to Tara...sorry, I've been on my hols.
I love the snowmen paper plate decorations, may just have to make some of those with my daughters in the morning.
Jane. x

monique said...

Hi Yvonne,
I have received your package today and itá so lovely! I just love it. I hope that your package will arrive soon also.
Sorry for not getting back to you but our computer crashed so we had no internet for some time.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G its so beautiful and Christmassy!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us all!
I`m in LOVE with your dresser, its so beautifully decorated!
And I must say it again:

The "Mosses Family" would like to wish you and yours a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year!.

Debbie Moss

P.S - By the way, I have sent your D-E-T WEBSITE GIFT, last week...
And I was wondering if you had receive it, yet!

fiftiesgirl said...

Lovely Christmas things x