Yay i am now officially on holiday for Christmas. i still have present shopping and food shopping to do. And this is where the work will start for me. I am really tired tonight and wanted something simple for tea so we have had potato wedges cod fish fingers onion rings and baked beans and it has gone down very nicely proper comfort food. it has been a long week but a very rewarding one. So tonight i am not doing much. I am at mums tomorrow to sort the garage and the garden and greenhouse then once they are sorted that will be it. Very sad but that will be it until it is sold. Mum lived there about 44 years all told. It was home to both my brother and mum and dad and has sheltered us safely for a long time. It is now time for a new stage a new family in the bungalows life. My brother now has his forever home. I have to yet find mine. It will happen.
Yesterday I managed to get some pine cone garlands that i have had my eye on for sometime. they were £15 each but i managed to get them for £7.50 each. I am so chuffed. These garlands are quite substantial in depth and length and will mix in well with those items I already have. Although i am still going to make some more garlands
You can always add extra material to give extra dimension.
I also treated myself to a waffle cone/ basket maker machine. yet again to go with items i already had. i have a proper full size ice cream machine having the cornet maker just gives me a little more scope with what I can or cannot have a go at.
I have two beautiful wrought iron freestanding floor candleabra in my dining room and i need to get some candles for them there are three required per branch. I saw some in the pound shop. i am looking for some little candle holder wreaths to go round each candle. I did see some in John Lewis that I quite liked but I did not like the price £8 each. So I an hoping they get reduced too. I need six miniature wreaths. At this time of the year i do so love candlelight especially scented candles. I have some apple and cinnamon tea lights
This year I have plans for a centrepiece for my dining room table. I have a mirror from the charity shop and my mum also had one as well hers is longer than mine though. they are white and gilt. i have an idea to use either one of the mirrors or both as a centrepiece filled with candles candle lanterns and lots of greenery and berries. I thought the mirror would reflect the candlelight and give more depth to the centrepiece. I like greenery in the house its something that my Nan used to do and always have fresh holly and mistletoe in supplementing my artificial ones. Afew sprigs of holly over the top of each picture and a big spray of mistletoe set in a strategic place adds to the ambience.
Now I have to find where the rest of the decorations are located.
Right have a lot to do catch u later. Pattypan xx