Thursday, 20 December 2007

Christmas corners

Almost ready now, bar the Christmas food shopping, a few more pressies and all the wrapping!! The house is looking quite festive too. I don't have decorations everywhere but like to have bits and pieces in corners around the place. This little jar was 99p from a charity shop. I love it and have filled it with sweets, snowballs in a jar (our own White Christmas if we don't get to have any snow).

Over the fireplace in the living room the butterfly lights are hovering amongst the holly and look pretty when lit. I bought these a couple of years ago from Woolworths and every year more wings need to be glued back on, but I love the colours too much to part with them.

I like this corner too, not sure if even our cats could manage to grab hold of that big pink bauble, but I'm sure the birds will prove a worthy distraction.

I love this huge candlestick when it's lit in the evening. Very simple but effective and during the day the lustre really shines when the sun hits it.

In the kitchen there's lots of treats too. Have you seen these little chocolate Russsian dolls? We have a long row of them on the shelves which I'm sure will diminish very quickly. They're almost too cute to eat!

Candy canes and reindeer

and a bright bauble filled corner

and look at these treats that I've been sent. Gorgeous twine I received from the very generous Gill as part of her great twine giveaway. Thanks Gill, it's too nice to use! The lovely magnetic pegs and heart came from the very talented Lucy and I'm thrilled with them. If you get a moment, take a look at Lucy's Christmas photos, her home looks wonderful.

Hope you're all getting on with all your preparations and finding time to enjoy it along the way. I've loved looking at everyone's photos and reading about what you've all been up to, it's made Christmas very special. Not long to go now. Isn't it a lovely feeling when it's finally here and you get a chance to enjoy it all!


weirdbunny said...

Gwenny has those chocolate dolls in a tin last year. The chocolates were in a tin shaped the same as the doll.

Cowboys and Custard Mercantile said...

Hello Kim
You have such a knack for displaying items to make everything look so delicious!
I am vexed with myself now for not buying the Lindt Russian doll that I saw in town today..
I didn't realise it was full of miniature chocolate dolls!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Kim with your family and naughty cats!

Heidi said...

Your decorations look just wonderful Kim! How cute that jug of candy canes is too. What a great idea and especially sitting beside the bowl filled with ornaments. I know what you mean about repairing something you love instead of letting it go. The butterfly lights would look great on a summer's evening too. I have never seen those babuskas from Lindt before. They are adorable.

Hugs ~
Heidi (who is wondering if my package arrived?)

tess said...

your house looks really beautiful, love those snowballs in a jar!

Ali said...

Your house is looking fabulous. Really fabulous.

Hope you and yours have a super duper Christmas!

Samantha said...

It all looks beautiful - love those Russian dolls!

French Knots said...

Your decorations look lovey, the buttfly lights are very unusual.
Put on a good film and set to with the wrapping paper and ribbon!

Country Cottage Chic said...

How lovely it all looks! I've had some of the Russian dolls & happily admit that I've EATEN them already!

tea time and roses said...

Lovely lovely Christmas corners...continue to enjoy the season.



Cowboys and Custard Mercantile said...

Hello Kim
Please could you pop over as I have an award for you..I would like to pass on 'An Amazing Blogger Award, to you as you always brighten my day with your beautiful blog and kind comments.

Gill said...

I love the way you display things in your home Kim, it always looks so pretty and stylish. I must take some pictures of my Christmas corners too, I've been so caught up with stuff I've not had time to blog.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, hope you have a lovely time. I'm looking forward to reading more on your blog in 2008.
Gill x

meggie said...

Just lovely! As usual.
I went to visit Lucy too, & enjoyed the visit.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so beautiful, Kim! That jar is fabulous! What a great find. And I ♥love♥ your red & white pitcher with the candy canes. As usual, I'm behind with my blog reading so I've just read about you painting your room. I can't imagine how you managed to do it but just love the colour. ~ hugs, Lynda xo
ps ~ no snowball fights ... yet! :)

Cape Cod Washashore said...

I just love the way you decorate, Kim! I love your simple, yet so colorful Christmas decor!

Those butterfly lights are charming! I have a string of dragonfly lights in my kitchen window.

Those Russian doll chocolates look so sweet (no pun intended). Looks like I'll be eating lots of Turkish delight this coming year... we've only sold two boxes! But the mince pies flew out the door, as did many of the plum puddings. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Kim!

Nonnie said...

All your little Christmas corners are so sweet. I particularly like the shelf with the jug. I agree with you that it is really lovely to share everyone elses preparations and decorations.
Last day at work for me today so the anticipation is really building up! Definitely a time to enjoy. x

Victoria May Plum said...

Hi Kim,
I love your decorations, very stylish - as always! The little tiny peg rail with baubles is so charming.

I could happily fill jugs with candy canes all day, they look so cute.

I see that you have caught the 'borrowed light' bug, soon you will become addicted and paint your whole house in it! (I've just got a couple more walls to paint now!!)

Where can I get chocolate Russian dolls I wonder, time for a bit more shopping I think.

Victoria x

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Oh I just love how you have decorated. Everything seems so very peaceful! Just lovely! Happy Christmas :-)

Tracy said...

Sooo pretty at your place...I adore the butterfly lights! May your days be merry & bright as you make the last ready. We're almost done here too, and the weekend starts now! Wishing you & yours a very Happy Holiday Season, peace and many blessings in the New Year ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

No it's not long to go now and I've still got it all too do - so what's new, same panic every year. Your Christmas corners are delightful. Merry christmas to you and yours
carolyn x
willow house

Lucy Bloom said...

You have some beautiful corners, Kim, the white looks so stylish and serene. Thanks for the mention too!
Merry Christmas wishes to you,
Lucy x

julia said...

How lovely your house looks, so tasteful! Roll on Christmas!
Have a good one, see you in 2008!
Julia x

Niki Fretwell said...

Hi Kim,
So beautifully done!
Yes, not long now, but like you I have wrapping still to do and the food shopping....
Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Heidijayhawk said...

merry christmas sweet friend! love the white snowballs in the vase!

Carol said...

Hi Kim,
Your Christmas corners are beautiful. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Carol xx

Pam said...

Yes, yes, all they said. Your little decorative touches are lovely. I'm now off to Christmasise my house.

Happy Christmas!

Clare and Mike said...

Hi Kim

I've enjoyed looking at all your lovely festive photos! I still have wrapping of presents to do and a few cards to deliver by hand - but it will all get done! I think your cats (just like mine!) have the right idea!!

I'd like to wish you and your family a truly wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year - thank you for a fantastic blog which is always a delight to visit!

Clare xx

Louise said...

Hi Kim, lovely Christmas treats, are your snowballs bonbons, if so, I can't eat those in fear of pulling out my crown! They look lovely in the jar though. Are we allowed to know where you bought those lovely chocolate russian dolls from, I live locally to you, maybe I would know the shop? Take time to enjoy the festivities with your family and I wish you all a Happy New Year too. Louise x

Garden Girl said...

the chocolate dolls are far too cute to eat-don't do it!! Your christmas bits and pieces all look lovely, and I like the candy canes in the jug idea...ours are hooked over the christmas tree branches but I may have to have a re-arrange!
Have a lovely christmas, speak very soon, anna xx

claire Maraldo said...

Hi Kim,

Your pictures all look so lovely. You've given me lots of inspiration for next year! (It will be here before we know it!)

I bought one of those russian chocolate dolls for my niece. In fact, Last year, I bought one e for Alexei's teacher. . . maybe next year, i'll treat myself to one!

hope you had a happy Christmas!