Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Baby it's cold outside....




Brrrrrrrrr it's cold! Even colder here at the moment since the boiler has taken it upon itself to break down. So here i am typing away frantically trying to move my fingers in an effort to generate some heat. It seems that more snow is on its way too...
A White Christmas would be lovely but I really hope that I get a chance to go into town beforehand to get some much needed Christmas shopping done. To say I have been in denial over the whole Christmas business this year is somewhat of an understatement....



Over in The Emporium, we have been geared up for Christmas since Santa came and opened our Grotto weeks ago. Snow has very kindly settled on the rooftop and snowflakes are settling on the windowpanes of the various departments. There's even a robin happily chirping away next to the chimney top (best make sure Dottie and I don't light too many fires in the stockroom!). This is our second Christmas at the Emporium -where has the time gone? We have been fortunate enough to have been featured in Homes and Antiques and have had so much fun filling the shelves with festive finds.



If, like me, the thought of all those crowds in town, leaves you cold (pardon the pun) or you're simply at home waiting for the boiler man, please pop over to say hello to us in the Stockroom, we've added mince pies to the custard cream tin too. There's something for everyone from dear Auntie Ada to fussy Cousin Cecil.



We have ripping yarns in the Library, sewing yarns in the Sewing Room, dear little bears in the Nursery, or dear little deer in the Grotto. Bohemian glass in the boudoir or Butterfly Blues in the Dovecote..not to mention the odd fairy or two to add to the magic...

12 comments:

bellaboo said...

Hope you get your boiler fixed soon,so you can be warm and cosy again,and that you get all your shopping done.I'm feeling very pleased with myself...I've finished all mine! ;0)

June said...

Hi there!
Why do boliers always go on the blink in Winter?
Just done a post with Rudolph which may cheer you up a bit!
Thanks for the tin - it arrived yeaterday and may feature in a later post!
June.

dottycookie said...

Oh, nightmare about the boiler, hope it's fixed soon. I just went to try to make a "just in case" heating oil order to be told the earliest they could deliver is New Year. Well, let's just hope we have enough firewood ...

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I hope you warm up soon Ms. Roses. Sounds like you're having a grand time at the emporium. I thought of you last night as we were eating our mashed potatoes -- come to think of it, you can always eat them to warm up LOL!

caravanartist said...

It's cold and getting colder. Snow is forecast and I've just survived one of my rare visits to town and can't believe how aggressive people get, and this is only the 15th! The emporium sounds heavenly - lots of lovely things. I love the photographs. Keep cosy!

Serendipitychild said...

lol, I hate Christmas shopping, I am so sorry you for your boiler breaking, I have been there, get a fan heater!

Heidi said...

Hi Kim! Just came by to wish you a very Merry Christmas. We woke up to loads of snow and Jos went outside to measure it. It was 20cm. It is a winter wonderland out there.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Isabelle said...

Happy (and warm) Christmas to all the Roses!

karen said...

Happy Christmas, Kim hope you have a lovely time with your family. I expect you have had the freezing fog along the coast today. Still its the Winter Solstice so we are entering the light part of the year :) Karen X

Cowboys and Custard said...

Well pardner.. we are going to have to hang up our pinnies soon and put a closed sign on the door.. just for a couple of days whilst we sip mulled wine and reflect on this last year.
I shall make sure I report for duty sharpish after Boxing Day. Have a good rest and don't forget to take the custard creams with you if you are last out.. You know how much the mice love them.
Dottie xx

June said...

Dear Kim,
Thanks for your well wishes!
The lurgy is still going strong in this household. There's little point going to the GP as they always say it's viral, go home!
In other words we don't want you or your germs in the surgery!
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
June.

John'aLee said...

What a beautiful blog. Love the name of it too!