Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Well it is in our house anyway. Here is a small small part of my display of stitched ornaments. I've recieved so many wonderful ornaments in exchanges that this year for the first time I've had to hang some from the banister rail too! The rectangular one, with Christmas 2008 on it, was the prize I won in Sally's blogoversary draw. Isn't it just gorgeous? Sally also sent me a little pink angel bear for my tree, and some yummy Thornton's too but you'd need an XRay camera to see a picture of that ;D.


Last night was the Christmas Workshop at the florists in the village. First we made a topiary tree, which you could then decorate as you chose, I decided on cones, orange slices and cinnamon sticks and wrapped the base in hessian. Unfortunately the hessian decided to wick up every last drop of water in the shop and let it all go again onto my trousers in the car on the way home, but you can't have everything.



After that we each made one of these table arrangements. I'd just bought a set of charger plates, exactly like the ones we used, that afternoon, so this goes perfectly.

8 comments:

Gaynor said...

Wow..lovely stuff...very christmassy and I love the tree you made!

Stitchingranny said...

Lovely decorations Christine.

In reply to comment in my blog the white plant is a Solanium "Album", and is related to the Jasmine. It has flowered all summer and still has lots of flowers and buds on it.

Julie said...

Love the tree and the table dec, your house looks fab i bet.

YAY i spied the ornie i made you in the exch LOL

Daffycat said...

Pretty, pretty Christmas decorations! I love the ornament from Sally!

Mylene said...

Beautiful x'mas decorations and such lovely ornaments!!

Karen said...

oh I love your decorations

Sally said...

What a wonderful idea hanging the ornaments from your banister rail. I will have to remember that for next year:) Or maybe this year if I can find more tinsel as some naughty children used mine in their bedrooms!!! LOL! Glad you liked the pinkeep:)

Love the tree and table centre.

Karan said...

More lovely ornies & those arrangements are stunning Christine - you have a wonderful knack with them. :0)