Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Christmas houses

Well I can't believe Christmas is nearly here, I feel quite organised this year all the presents are finished and wrapped and I've posted my Christmas cards today, do you like them I love these house designs.

It's been a busy day today Elliot has had two Christmas parties at different playgroups and has another in the morning. Then Emily had a party at pre school this morning and afterwards she went to see the pantomime 'Snow White' with Grandma and Grandad which she loved.

Over the last week we've had lot's of exciting car journeys the kid's love spotting the Christmas lights decorating peoples houses screaming LIGHTS! LIGHTS! LIGHTS! We don't really go mad on lights but we always have a wreath on the front door next to the bay tree which we decorate both with fairy lights. The picture doesn't capture the lights well at all, just imagine them covered in lots of twinkling lights and you get the picture!

I have a running joke at Christmas I always take the mickey out of Steven calling him the light man (he does the lights and I do the decorating) he always spends a ridiculous amount of time faffing with the lights they have to look just right or he's not a happy chappy!

Mmm I can see a house theme forming in this post I even have house Christmas decorations! I did have another house to show you but it got eaten before I got chance to photograph it. I had a kit to make a gingerbread house which I made last week. Emily and Elliot had lot's of fun decorating it with Smarties. I left it sitting pretty on the sideboard amongst my Christmas display then came down one morning only to catch them red handed both standing on chairs picking off and eating all the Smarties! After that I let them demolish it, I should of known better and known it would be to tempting for them.

I also spent some time one evening baking biscuits for the tree I had to try out my new snowflake cutter didn't I!

I know, I know, there's no pics of my garden room in this post and I did promise it didn't I? I had all good intentions of moving the Christmas presents and photographing it. But there really is ALOT of Christmas presents in my little Santa's Grotto! So I'm going to leave it till the New Year ohh I am sorry feel like I've led you all up the garden path a bit hope it's worth the wait!

Tomorrow were off to Chatsworth for a festive family day out which I'm really looking forward to .

Now you've seen the outside of my house I'd like to invite you inside so you can see my decorations. Strange I've never really shown my house much on my blog probably because it never seems tidy enough, two under fours you see, toys everywhere it's rarely tidy though I'm forever picking things up. But my home does mean the world to me and I love all things house related so it's about time I blogged about it so back very soon with lots of housey pic's and that's a promise!


Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

well firstly I love your door it looks very festive and I am now going to have to get twinkly lights for my bay tree outside my door as well :-)
the snowflake biscuits look fab and of course another thing for my shopping list now!!! blogland costs me a fortune some days with the lists I make as I read everyone's posts showing lovely things they have!!
Lesley x

periwinkle said...

I know all about mess believe me - where did you get those christmas cards ? - I need some, especially the first one , I'd love to put it in a frame. Did you make the house ornament?
Lisa x

julia said...

Lovely, lovely pictures. The front door looks fab, can you tell me what the paint colour is, it's just the one I want for mine.
Keep you eyes out for Mr Postie, I finally got my arse in gear!
Have a truly lovely Christmas, looking forward to some housey pics!
Julia xx

Shabby Chick said...

Hi, those are really nice pics :) That house decoration is scrummy and your front door looks so welcoming and festive. I love sewing so I had to have a nose at your blog... just going to read a bit more!

Mel xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Sorry I'm back again! Just had to say I am soooo jealous of you going to the CL Winter Fair, it sounds amazing. I love Caroline Zoob (have you got her Childhood Treasures book? It's wonderful!) and all the stalls sound great.

I totally know what you mean about mess - I have a three year old and a nineteen month old and it's so hard to keep on top of.

That sewing book you won looks fab, I'm going to put it on my wish list!


The Fairy Glade said...

Hi there love the little christmas house ornament. Saw it on another blog and had to ask where she got it from. I now it is a Laura Ashley one now. Can't wait to see your indoor pics. I just love to see how other people do theirs..just nosey I guess. A pic of the angel too please! Dev X

buttercup & roses said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Your front door is a work of art!

Your pic's have made me feel really festive...Cant wait to have a peek at the inside of your house!

Merry christmas, Love Jen x

saraeden said...

Thank you for the lovely comments and i hope you had a wonderful time at Chatsworth x x