Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Christmas happenings

Most of my gifts are wrapped now. I have been thrifty this year and tried to use the leftovers of last years wrapping paper and cards cut up to make tags:

My little purchase from the school baazar. I left it too late to look for pine cones this year, so i was chuffed to find these at 20p a bag:

A yummy dinner, Goats cheese tart from Asda with a spinach and olive salad and onion and garlic mushrooms all washed down with my favourite tipple:

The boys playing swimming on the Wii - their little wiggling bottoms made me laugh!

The lovely Laa Laa organised two great swaps. Here is my Advent swap parcel from Blueberry heart:
I loved the festive packaging.

I recieved some handmade decorations, lovely smelly Christmas pot pourri, a tissue holder, Snowman soup which conists of hot choc, marshmallows and a candy cane, and some festive tags: Thank you Blueberry heart xx xx

Here is what i sent:
A handmade star decoration, and then: a mini Baileys, a yankee candle (after reading this was at Blueberry hearts wedding), Fluffy Christmas washing up gloves, a keep calm and carry on notebook, Snowman tissues and some other bits that i have completely forgotten!!

I have been eating a lot of Mince pies with Baileys cream, squirty cream, clotted cream ......... Well tis the season to be jolly. Anyone else get excited when the Christmas tv guide comes out??!!

There is a lovely Vintage and Handmade fair in Leigh on sea. I have sold there before and will do again next year. This time however i just visited which was lovely. I saw this gorgeous Bambi picture, which my Mum bought for me. Thanks Mum!! She suggested it goes in my downstairs loo. And i thinks shes right, it will look perfect there. I also bought a deer tree ornament and a little bowl. After we went to a nearby church baazar where i bought the boys cute knitted snowmen for only £1.50 each. Bargain!! for the amount of effort that goes into them. And won them Christmas pens and pencils in the tombola. I also stopped at a charity shop and picked up an advent calendar for next year and a gorgeous blue vase:

 Laa laas other swap is the advent one. This swap is so exciting!! pressies for every day of advent and an extra one for Christmas day. My partner is Vintage hearth

 So far i have had:

Thank you lovely, can't wait to open the rest



MelMel said...

What a lovely advent swap!

Fab post!x

Pretty at Heart said...

You've been very busy with all your swaps!! Must be lovely getting so many surprises in the post - I must be brave and enter into one or two of them next year!
OOOh I get very excited when the xmas tv guide comes out too - didnt know it was out now.......thanks for that!

SarahB said...

Oooh, what lovely goodies!!

I had to chuckle as I sit with my Christmas TV guide and a marker pen to plan my festive viewing too!!

S x

Kandi said...

Gorgeous goodies, I'm loving this advent swap and it's great to see what everyone is opening. It's helping me to get out of bed on these cold mornings :0)
Kandi x

Tilly said...

Your last blog post is making me so excited that christmas is just around the corner....

magie said...

That Mince pie with Baileys cream looks just too good! I just got my Christmas tele guide over the weekend..there looks to be some great Christmas shows on..that should keep me busy and out of trouble :P
The advent swap sounds like a really fun idea!
I love the little Bambi print and the super cute knitted Santa's!

Bee happy said...

I love this advent swap, it's great having a present to open everyday, yours look great :) I bought the xmas TV guide on Monday and my highlighter came out when I got home!!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Claire said...

what a cute way of displaying candy canes, and lovely swop parcels x