Sunday, December 27

the palest white xx

my treasury on etsy
here for all the details


Friday, December 25

happy christmas xx

dreaming christmas
by kristybee via etsy

wishing you all the most lovely christmas
hope your day is all you wish for

Wednesday, December 16

eat, drink & be merry x

there's something so nostalgic about christmas food.....i suppose only to be expectedwhen so much of people's christmas is to do with traditions, whether they are general seasonal traditions or familial.

my mum always makes her own christmas puds which i absolutely adore and wish would last longer than they always do......i love turkey, but could quite happily skip it in favour of a big plateful of roast potato's and lovely veg & the ubiquitous stuffing.......leaving lots of turkey for my very very favourite turkey sandwiches, which have to be on the freshest of white bread with lots of homemade stuffing......mincepies - can happily take or leave them.....

i might start my own tradition this year, giving christmas cookies along with christmas cards.......i am quite taken with baking at the moment, and just love these christmas cookies from *canelle-vanille*

favors by canelle-vanille
via flickr

what a lovely treat to recieve

Tuesday, December 15

dear santa.....x

letter to santa by embem30
via flickr

.....i've tried my hardest to be good this year, and whilst i havn't always succeeded the intentions have been there. my list this year is short & sweet.....
*a year free(ish) of aches and pains for my mum & especially my dad
*a lovely long hot english summer
*time spent at home with friends & family

oh, and if it's not too much trouble & you have room in your sack, a few gift vouchers for *anthropologie* would never go unappreciated or unspent......

love from me xx

Monday, December 14

a cluster of glee x

after yesterday's "lost" post here's something that i hope will make you smile as it did me......

*a cluster of glee*
dottie angel

silver bells
*snowballs* of yarn
felt snowflakes
shell buttons

makes me want to rush home & find out what bits of glee i can find to make my own cluster of gleefullness
thank you to dottie angel for the wonderful inspiration

wishing you a happy start to the week

Sunday, December 13

lost x

ever have those days where you feel you don't belong, where you feel out of place everywhere you go, days when you feel your world has slipped on it's axis and is spinning at a slightly different speed to everyone else's?

today has been one of those days......

here's hoping your weekend has been lovely xx

Saturday, December 12

lazy days x

enjoying a rare saturday off in hong kong......had a quick stroll around sham shui po this morning (ok, so that was a little bit of work!) followed by lunch and then a little more shopping.....back to hotel to make my christmas cards and then a little more (internet) christmas shopping...

baubles & pj's from *toast*

...isn't that just one of the best ways to shop - curled up in cosy pjs tucked up on the sofa?

have a lovely saturday

Wednesday, December 9

joyeux noel x

these would make a really simple but classy christmas card or a lovely extra touch to christmas wrapping.....

joyeux noel fabric covered button
from *notonthehighst*


Tuesday, December 8

christmas fairies x

i think there must be companies in hong kong whose sole purpose is to design the wonderful christmas decorations in hong kong. how else could you explain the amazing displays in the hotels and shopping malls around the city? what a wonderful job?

outside harbour city shopping mall is a huge flight of stairs with a canopy overhead, it's the greatest space......last years theme was a christmas railway station with the canopy filled with suitcases with angel wings, clocks of all shapes and sizes, i loved it.....this year it's a shimmery sugar plum coated vision of christmas fairies in pink, cream and cute x

photo by me
more here

more tomorrow

Monday, December 7

lilac reindeers x

as promised.......lilac reindeers, with chandeliers for antlers, strewn in pearls and christmas decorations..........x

photo by me
see more here

hope your week is off to a wonderful start

Sunday, December 6

fairy birds x

arrived in hong kong yesterday and had a lovely girly night out with lots of gorgeous tapas and cocktails......the christmas decorations here are as lovely as ever, ever so slightly over the top in a wonderful way that just stops short of tacky!......amazing lilac reindeers and cherubs in the foyer of our hotel which have to be the highlight so far!

for now will leave you with this sweet christmas fairy bird.....another of my wishlist christmas decorations......

christmas fairy bird from cottonbirddesigns
via etsy

have a lovely weekend

will post photos of the lilac reindeer soonish

Thursday, December 3

calling birds x

i'm practising the art of procrastination at the moment.....i should be packing for one last trip before xmas and instead i'm looking for christmas decorations on various lovely websites.....

i love these painted tin birds......have seen them lots of places but these are from the wonderful *cox&cox*....

i am now going to pack

maybe one more quick look before i go


Wednesday, December 2

advent x

the start of christmas.......

did you open the first door of your advent calender yesterday?
do you think that branded & character chocolate advent calenders are now so commonplace that they are now the traditional calender, or, as i'm hoping, with our return to handmade & homemade values they might slowly diminish in popularity? i'm not sure, but if i was to think about having an advent calender this year, this one is top of the list......

advent buckets by sage
via *notonthehighstreet*

buckets to be filled (and then refilled next year) with small treats

have a days holiday from work today
to be filled with xmas shopping
baking cupcakes, lemon shortbread & mini mincepies
a little more cleaning
making xmas cards

a busy but fun day