Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Let it Snow!

This morning we woke up to no power in the house it was hard work getting 2 under 4's ready in the darkness! There is no leisurely lie in bed and waking up slowly in this house it doesn't exist! We are woken by two wide awake little people, first thing that comes into Emily's head is 'cereal mummy' and Elliott's first words are 'downstairs' so off we trotted for Weatabix in darkness lighted by tea lights! Then it started to snow really heavily outside which caused much excitement as they rushed up to the window and pressed their noses up to the glass to watch the wintry scene creating before us.

The above picture is the lane that we live on, I love to watch the changing of the seasons on our little lane unfortunately this isn't the best pic as I've had to cut off the left side as every ones bins was out. I'd of loved to of stayed in all morning in the cosiness of the house and enjoy the view from our window but I did have to venture out in it to take Emily to pre school and then take Elliott to playgroup I was absolutely freeeeeezing. It was nice to see some snow especially with all the candles lit in the house it really did feel quite festive.

Here is my collection of festive house magazines my addiction to house magazines goes stupid at this time of year I can't resist those Christmas front covers there's more than this pile I have a few other ones put away too.
I bought them all last month in hast so I'm looking forward to sitting down and having a proper read through them all this month.

I love this time of year especially the run up to Christmas I have just finished all my Christmas shopping so this month will be spent doing nice festive activity's we always go to Chatsworth for the day everywhere is decorated so beautifully there they even decorate the farmyard. We'll be taking the children to see Santa and this weekend I'm going to bake some snowflake biscuits for the tree.
I love decorating the house in fact I'm a bit obsessed with Christmas decorations having worked selling Christmas decorations in a wonderful old fashioned department store I have built up quite a stash of Victorian style decs. But this year I've bought all new in Scandinavian style better suited to our decor so I can't wait to put them all up.
I'm sorry all there's no pics of the garden room I will be doing a post with lot's of pics soon I promise! It's turning into a bit of a Santa's workshop in there it's a great place to hide all the Christmas presents! But to give you a taste of something that's in there this is my comfy chair that I have covered in lovely Greengate fabric.

Underneath is a yellow tub chair bought for £10 from the junk shop. This picture was taken half way through making the cover for it, it's finished now. I'd never covered a chair before so it was quite a challenge but I'd got a great book a making loose chair covers from the charity shop which really helped me and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
Back soon with a garden room post have a good week all whatever your up to!


MaryPoppins said...

Ohooo I love Chatsworth, and the yummy farm shop enjoy :)

Mary X

The Fairy Glade said...

Oh you lucky thing, not a sniff of snow here. Very jealous. We are putting our tree up at the weekend and then I will feel like xmas has truly started. Can't wait to see the pics of the summerhouse. The chair looks lovely and you are very clever to make covers yourself. I wouldn't have a clue!

Dev X

periwinkle said...

Your lane looks lovely - like somewhere I would choose to live. We had a power cut last week but it was at tea time.Looking forward to seeing your room
Lisa x

the flour loft said...

that chair is going to look great.. what a find for a tenner, a bit of fabric and your creativity. can't wait to see your garden room. Hope you are not too cold.. lovely wintery photo.
ginny x

Flossie and Tom said...

Thanks for your lovely comments.

Love your blog - just read the front page.

Got to get 10 year old ready to go shopping with her friends family, my husband and 12 yr old sorted for their mad fishing trip .

I shall then make a lovely hot drink and come back to read a bit more.


You're so clever to cover a chair !! Think I'd just throw a blanket over it !!

Carol said...

The chair look fantastic!
I envy you having some snow, we rarely get any.
Loved all the pic's.
I am really getting in that Christmas mood....
Carol xx

saraeden said...

Your chair looks really good , looking forward to seeing your garden room !!

Sara x

Attic24 said...

oooooooo the chair looks absolutely great, I love the fabric and can't wait to see pics of it all finished...as well as your garden room, pretty please don't leave it too long before you do a show n tell!!

Summer by the sea said...

Looks like you have made a fab job of the chair as it's not easy! - Can't wait to see the garden room pics - Natalie x