Monday 1 December 2014

Christmas is coming !!

It's December 1st so Christmas is coming and I have started to put a few things around the house; namely our advent lights, count down board, Santa's Workshop and Gingerbread House candle holders, advent calendar and advent candle.
Scandinavian advent candle 
December mantle with advent calendar & candle
Count down
We've also received our first few Christmas cards so I have put up one of our Santa card holders - by Christmas we have usually filled the two we have.

Santa card holder
Needlecraft Haven has turned festive with a whole section just for Christmas and today is Opening Day for the Ornament Exchange. I received a lovely ornament and card signed by my ' secret stitcher' as Christine will reveal who sent to who once all the ornaments have been received. I have no idea who sent mine but it's gorgeous - thank you secret stitcher.

Christmas Ornament Exchange
I'm sure mine has arrived but I'm not saying with who or where and I can't share a photo just yet.

Saturday was the Grande Finale in our 100 Wine Challenge for scouts - I will be blogging on Aimetu's later this week but I wanted to share a photo of the gorgeous gifts we received as a 'thank you' - a real surprised which really touched me.

A beautiful bouquet
Great wine man
I hope you are all beginning to be in the festive mood and not just weighed down with shopping, wrapping and baking. It's a time to be enjoyed not exhausted.

Thanks for calling by and reading my Advent news :)


Hazel said...

Looking lovely Clare. xx

Unknown said...

lovely read as usual glad you liked the gifts xx

Unknown said...

lovely as always glad you liked the gifts ..

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Clare, a nice start to the Christmas decorations!
The wine bottle is interesting:-))

Christine said...

Your advent lights look so pretty Clare, and I love the ornament you received in the exchange

Julie said...

I bet those advent lights look wonderful as you wander down towards your front door.
Super ornament in the exchange.

Mii Stitch said...

Adorable little ornament made by your secret stitcher :)

Maggie said...

The Christmas decorations look great Clare :-)

Lovely ornament exchange too!