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Its so blooming dark ! I’ve been so busy cleaning and decorating for Christmas and tomorrow I’m holding a festive insta meet for some lovely ladies ! Food and drinks and laughs and lots of lovely catching up ! Meanwhile .... I’m going to pop out for a few bits and pieces and then back to it ! Hope your day is going well every one ! #moroccanbirdcage #thebirdisntreal #twinklylights
Why oh why did I start this project?? It’s an Edwardian thing and it’s needing TLC so I thought right I’ll do it ! It’s so full of turned wood and scrolls ..... it will be lovely once I’ve finished and then distressed it ! But at the moment it’s me who is distressed! #wip #chalkpaint #decoratingforchristmas
It’s a little bit twinkly in here this evening ! Wire pin lights battery operated are the Best thing this year ! This is my day 6 with @ahouseindays for Saint or Sinner ! I think I’m a saint ! Getting the room Christmas ready , my other half will think I’m a sinner because I promised less this year .. and there is ! Honest ! #cottagechristmas #christmascottage #batterylights #ahouseindays
I bought a string of twenty clip on candle lights ! I think I should have got the ten string ! Never too many lights I guess !! This little realistic tree in a zinc pot , from @littleredinteriors , ( I have bought 4 ! Different sizes ,,, because more is less right ??? ) pop over they are all on sale and the service is fast and efficient! #christmascottage #christmascandles #cottagestyle
Calm before the storm ! #ahouseindays I have painted tiles with chalk paint ( successful mission ) and put up more glass baubles ! On curtain poles with wire pin lights . I’ve got more lights to go up and 4 trees on order . My old man is in residence at the moment but is away for the whole of Christmas and New year , and is OCDC ... I promised less ... less and more less decor ! This is calm before the storm ! I can’t do less ... what does less even mean ?? #baublesandlights #jeannedarc #jeannedarcliving
The slow Christmas decorate continues ! I don’t follow trends but sometimes end up with trends in my not themes , because I try not to do them either . I collect and gather bits all year round and then try and bring them together in some eclectic way that’s pleasing to the eye and a little different . This is just a small vignette from my mantle , crowned fairies from @thelittlevintagehen and a diamanté cross . Add a little sparkle is my motto ! This is my addition to #ahouseindays for day 2 . Trinkets and Baubles . Have a great Monday everyone! @alfredandtheboy @susieblues_rooms @hardcastletowers @greenflamingo_anna @b_a_mintage #cottagechristmas #cottagedecor #christmaseclectic #christmassparkle
Daphne Violet ! I was looking all over for her ! She’s “ hidden “ on the chair ! Waiting for the bauble boxes to be opened ! Let the mayhem begin ! Christmas & Cats !
Dolly Rose is waiting patiently for her dinner ! Daphne Violet is making a racket in the kitchen and “ shouting “ for her food ! It’s true that cats have staff ! Best get on with my dinner duties and keep them happy ! #cats_of_instagram
Morning ! The sun is out and showing up all the dust ! So I best get my dusters and polish out ! In other news I’m going to start a slow Christmas decorating! Just slow and hardly noticeable to anyone else , ! Because I rant and rave about Christmas trees and full lights and plastic snowmen in gardens in November! Hypocrisy at its best ! But there will not be any plastic snow men I promise !
Well that is a wrap ! Super busy day ! China going off to Germany and Italy ! I bought some candles , and that’s all I had time for ! Just home and poured a rather large glass of Wine ! Fed the cats Dolly Rose and Daphne Violet. Take away will be ordered ! Over and out ! Hope you’ve all had a great day ! X
I’m trying to change the world ! Selling cake stands as alternative cheese boards ! #vintageteacups @heartisanevents
Here’s a Cakery of Cake Stands ! Hot off my drill ! These are heading to The Christmas Fair at @judgeshotelyarm with @heartisanevents tomorrow! Each one is a little unique work of art ! Perfect for Christmas tables ! #cakestands #vintagecakestands #vintagechina #perfectforchristmas
Today I’m drilling plates ,for my cake stands . Well that was the plan , battery pack is worn out and no longer charging ! So my “ Auwld Man “ is going to buy me a new drill and has offered to “ help “ to drill them with his super duper drill ! Or on the Pedestal drill I have set up in my studio ( which I’m scared of ! ) So he’s setting off to get me a dainty new one ! Watch this space .... I’ll need more caffeine to get me through this ! #drillingplates ! #makingcakestands #vintagecakestands
What a dark November morning ... this is the time of year I hate , it’s a strong word but it’s the right one . Dark mornings , cold temperatures, they just slow me down .. even after a lovely cup of tea , I want to hibernate until April ! #blueroses💙 #vintageteacups
Pretty Pinks !
This is a crisp quality set by Paragon . It’s got a big big tea pot ! I’d fill it with gin and tonic and pour into the tea cups ! This is heading to the Christmas Fair on Sunday @judgeshotelyarm with @heartisanevents . If it takes your fancy send me a Dm ! #paragon #vintageteaparty #cottagestyle #junkandgeraniums #paragonbonechina