Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2 Posts in One Day!

I've just been out this evening delivering presents to some of my friends - I couldn't resist snapping a few photos of my friend Debbie's Christmas tree in her little cottage and thought you might like to see...

It is festooned in lengths of antique lace, old chandelier crystals, vintage pearl necklaces and a few special glass baubles that she has collected.

The twinkling red fairy lights complete the picture.

In the window sits an old Singer sewing machine and a few of her favourite treasures.



The Christmas decorations continue in the living room with a festive garland over the mantelpiece, antique French embroidered holly pelmet, and a woollen stocking waiting for Santa to visit.
Have a cosy evening,
Niki x


  1. Oooo very pretty
    twiggy x

  2. Just FABULOUS! Debbie's home is enchanting! I enjoyed her style in your book.

  3. How festive and lovely. I especially adore the "whites" around the fireplace. Wishing you and all those you love a Happy Christmas and safe and healthy new year. Sea Witch

  4. it looks lovely.
    Josie x

  5. Anonymous9:46 pm

    Hi Niki,
    OOOHH!!! thank you for sharing these pictures...it is just gorgeous!
    I love the lace and sewing machine in the window,it made me think of Emily and Bagpuss.
    Wishing you and your loved ones a dreamy white christmas.
    Love Kristina XxX

  6. So cheerful and festive... it reminds me very much of your own home! =)

  7. What a cute christmas tree, so pretty and sweet, looks like your friends have a wonderful house, I bet its full of treasures

    All things nice...

  8. Anonymous12:11 am


    I am new to the Land of Blog. I enjoyed my time reading through yours. Your photographs are beautiful and quite inspiring. Thank you for sharing.


  9. I'm new to your blog. I thank you mightily for the pretty blog candy!

  10. wonderful tree & the cottage looks ace. Liz xx

  11. Merry Christmas, and a good year.
    A Carmen hug

  12. Anonymous10:23 am

    what inspirational ideas this lady has thanks for sharing

  13. Thank you for sharing those photographs, the decorations are most beautiful and unique, very inspiring!
    Merr Christmas!

  14. Gorgeous!!! I must say I prefer lace to tinsel!
    Really beautiful : )


    Sharon xx

  15. It looks so very cozy.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  16. Your friend's cottage is wonderful. We just don't have places like that in the U.S. Thanks for sharing it with us, Niki!--Cheryl

  17. Oh! Such warmth and coziness and loveliness! How I would love to have just such an English cottage of my own! I'm enchanted by words like pelmet and inglenook! You Brits are utterly charming!
    Warm Christmas wishes to you and your family. I'm off to watch Scrooge and soak in some more of your fabulous culture!!

  18. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos of your friend's charming home! So cozy and inviting!!

  19. Hi Niki ... As always, everything is wonderful!!!
    I wish you a happy Christmas day!
    Dear greeting, Maria.

  20. What a lovey lovely post..Thank you for all the pleasure that your posts have given me ....I may not always comment but I always love your adventures and beautiful photographs...Every blessing to you and yours this Christmas....H


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