Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Decorating

Hello,  I hope you're keeping warm in this freezing weather.  We've still had no snow round here, but it sure is chilly outside.  I've been shutting the curtains and putting the fire on at about 4 O'clock, but it does make the evenings seem really long!  Not long 'till the shortest day though thankfully.

No proper tree again this year.  My decorating gets more minimal every year I think, but I dug out a box of decorations for the twig "tree" and think it looks very cheerful.


I'm trying not to spend much this year and have been busy making a various presents. (Can't say any more at the moment!)  Loving my home made crackers too. Simply made with crepe paper and a bit of wrapping paper. Prettied up with some ribbons.  The only drawback is having to buy my own gift :) but  rather that than yet more nail clippers etc!



Looking forward to some good food and treats at Christmas.  I've been saving up my Nectar card points all year and boring the family with how much they're worth each week.  I think I've got about £130 now so that should pay for lots of nice "free" goodies.

I think tomorrow is mince pie making day.  I've got a jar lurking in the cupboard from last year. Pretty sure it will be ok. Wish me luck!

xxx

31 comments:

  1. The crackers are stunning, how clever you are, and I'm impressed with the nectar points, I never manage to save them that much:-)

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  2. I have to make some DIY crackers I got from Lakeland, going to put some scratch cards inside for the grand children lucky dip lottery tickets for the grown ups all the best David

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    1. That's a good idea, wouldn't it be great to win on Christmas day!

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  3. Wow - those crackers are amazing! xx

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  4. Your crackers are stunning, and I love your top piture. thanks for sharing.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. I love your mantelpiece it looks so Chrismassy and so different from your header earlier in the year. Your crackers are so pretty, I am making some too something I haven't done for many years.
    Sarah x

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  6. Your home-made crackers are wonderful! I love the colours and the delicate ribbon. The 'presents' in the shop crackers leave much to be desired and they are also ridiculously expensive! Home-made are so much more original and with personalized little gifts inside too!

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  7. Me encánta como has decorado las ramas en la repisa de la chimenea,bueno la verdad es que me encanta tu blog.

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  8. I think your twig tree is great, and the crackers! Far too much is spent at Christmas, you will have just as much fun, maybe even more! :)

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  9. I always do a twig tree too - I got fed up with trying to get a proper tree in and out of the house - I have never attempted to make crackers though, I still have some left from last year. I don't usually put the decs up till the week before Christmas. Not long now.

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  10. I do that with Nectar points too. I just spent my £85 quids worth this afternoon.

    Your crackers are absolutely perfect. Ditto the twig tree ... that's what we're having again this year too :)

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  11. Oh my goodness, what a great idea to make your own crackers. The twig tree is really fun. I'm enjoying your blog.

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  12. Love your mantelpiece decorations, really pretty. We call crackers bon-bons and it's the first year I've made them too. Good luck with your mince pie making : -)

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  13. Your crackers are fantastic, what a lovely idea and the red and white is so festive. Must be fun choosing the little gifts for everyone, but hope you still added a terrible joke!
    Jilly

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  14. The crackers are lovely, much nicer than anything you can buy in the shops, and you get to choose an appropriate gift for everyone too. Love the twig tree too, it looks very festive.

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  15. BeAuTiFuL crackers Debbie! Much prettier than shop bought!
    Victoria xx

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  16. Everything looks just so beautiful - I love the twig "tree" too!
    xx

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  17. So beautiful is your sweet home for Christmas! Wishing you a warm and creative week! xo Heather

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  18. I can relate to the minimal decorating this year.... I've decided not to stress about it and concentrate on getting more organized for next year!
    By the way, I love your blog. You and the other blogs I watch have inspired me to start my owm blog!

    Have a merry Christmas.

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  19. Your decorations are so sweet, and your little crackers are very cute. Have a great weekend :-)

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  20. Love your sweet crackers, so pretty!
    The twig tree looks beautiful!
    Enjoy the mincepie making - still got to do mine!
    Gill xx

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  24. The crackers look just perfect, hope the mince pies turned out well, I'm sure they did. x

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  25. I love those pretty crackers and the twiggy tree!
    Have a happy festive week!
    Helen x

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  26. Your crackers look lovely and your branches on the mantelpiece too. Hope your mince pies turned out well.

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Madelief x

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  27. your pictures are beautiful!

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  28. Love your beautiful creations :0) Wishing you have a Magic Christmas :0)
    Lot of love from cold Moscow
    Natasha & Fam

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  29. I love making and saving as much as possible too. The crackers and your home look lovely. Merry Christmas to you and your family x

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  30. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    Gill xx

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