kindling the fire for hospitality
in the hall, the genial flame of
charity in the heart."
The past week has been so hectic! Apart from Christmas chaos my little sister is having her first baby - she is due January 5th but we are all very aware that she could be early! So much preparation taking place right now. Christmas is about family though and I am enjoying all of the hubbub.
I have had these pictures ready for a little while and just haven't found the time to edit and post them but at last here they are! I seem to be amassing a little collection of Christmas stockings. I have the two that I have photographed the last few years - the Victorian pink and the beaded ivory one - but this year I came across a little stocking at Free People that I loved. I bought it, unstitched a few little bits, and then added a little shimmery Gillyflower. I love it! I think it is so sweet. I also bought a burlap and lace stocking to actually use for Christmas and attached a velvet rose that I purchased from one of my favourite shops here in town. Incidentally this shop purchased a large order of Gillyflowers from me and they now sit throughout their beautiful Christmas displays! I also made some flowers for my Mum which I have photographed for you to see along with some of my favourite Christmas treasures. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas! Only a few more days to go!
I have also added a few items to the Etsy Shop! Pop over and have a look!
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