Monday, December 21, 2009

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree...


Its finally starting to feel a lot like Christmas around here...

Gifts are wrapped and await delivery...

My glitter village has found its place back on the sunny windowsill where the light catches its glistening rooftops.

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A collection of Santa's to greet the real one as he emerges out of our chimney!

Touches of twinkle.

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And angels gather.

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along with other favourite old friends.

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But most importantly, the tree has been trimmed...
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The usual crowd of country characters are here...

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"Hello!"

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There was nowhere else for the wardrobe to go for now, so I've worked with it and added lengths of ivy to the top.
As well as some on our light fitting.
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AND we've had a smattering of snow here in the SW overnight - the prefect finishing touch!

I'm off out to lunch today with two lovely friends - hope you have a great day,
Niki x
Update 6pm: I've just returned home to a large amount of comments from a person in China - when translated, they are obviously spam and are not of a nice content...has anyone else had this problem and do you know a way of filtering such comments? I don't think switching off anonymous comments will help, as this person has a Blogger profile, but it doesn't lead to a blog. Very annoying, as I've had to spend 20 minutes deleting them all - any help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks, Niki x

26 comments:

  1. Your house looks so lovely, really christmassy, especially with the snow!

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  2. It's all looking wonderful...and those bears!! Gorgeous!

    Bellaboo

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  3. It looks wonderful Niki...so christmassy. The snow has appeared very thinly here too although its very icy rather than the soft fluffy stuff..have a great day today.

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  4. What a beautiful tree and decorations!

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  5. It's lovely Niki, Happy Holidays! xo, suzy

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  6. Hi Niki

    Your house is just so perfect! I love it and can easily imagine the family gathered in your kitchen having a wonderful time.

    It feels so Christmassy, you've captured the essence of Christmas!
    I love the little houses, they seem hard to come ny. I searched this year but to no avail.

    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!

    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

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  7. Dear Niki, your house always looks so magical and beautiful to me even on a normal day! Love it all. A merry and safe Christmas to you and your family. xx

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  8. It looks wonderful Niki! We woke up to a good layer of snow this morning that wasn't forecast so was a lovely festive surprise!

    Jayne

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  9. Oh how I adore the fact you have a Christmas tree smack dab in the middle of your kitchen, Niki!

    Merry Christmas to you
    and your family.

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  10. Your home is oh so cozy and sweet.... Blessings...

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  11. Your photos are so beautiful! Each one a sweet Christmas card~
    Merry Christmas & best wishes for a wonderful 2010!

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  12. Your decorations are beautiful, really beautiful, but what has taken my breath away is your DOOR!
    That is a fantastic door. I love it!
    Have a great Christmas. xx

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  13. Oh, it's a wardrobe! Want one! xx

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  14. So lovely, Niki! Your tree is beautiful. And I do love that wardrobe! The snow looks very fextive! We also had some snow; we actually had a blizzard which dumped almost 2 feet of snow throughout much of the northeast. School is out for the day and I'm finding less and less time to wrap with no peeking eyes! lol

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  15. Everything looks beautiful. Love your little village.
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  16. Beautiful!! and I relly love what you have done with your light fitting.
    Have a wonderful Christmas !!
    x

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  18. Lovely moods, Niki. I love the three dolls reflected in the morror: I really had to look twice.
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you.
    Godeliva van Ariadone

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  19. Hello Niki
    Firstly, your house looks very pretty and full of festive fun! I love the little glittery village...
    As for the comments from China: I've had one of these today and had one a few weeks back. Luckily my comments do not go straight onto the blog but have to be 'approved' by me, so I just delete these spam ones. Of course I haven't attempted to translate them! But as I can't read them, they just go in the bin.
    Can you switch your comments over to 'blog owner approval' ?
    Denise x

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  20. Anonymous10:07 pm

    Love your home & love reading your blog. Manages to brighten up my day & inspire me each time. Many thanks.

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  21. I really enjoyed your beautiful posy N.
    Wishing you a very happy festive season.
    viv x

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  22. lilian11:18 pm

    love your blog, you have been a real inspiration for me thank you. have a happy christmast. lilian - uruguay

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  23. thanks for sharing the beauty of your holidays and talent
    merry christmas

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  24. Your house looks beautifully festive and inviting.. but I wouldn't expect anything different.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family Niki.
    Love
    Michele x

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  25. Merry Christmas Niki. Love love love all those doll pics!

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  26. I just realized how long it has been since I've stopped by, when I saw your gorgeous Christmas decorations. Absolutely beautiful & in my favorite colors for Christmas - red & white. Also, I love your little village. I hope that 2010 is wonderful for you. I'm looking forward to hearing about the progress on your shop.

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx