Thank you all kindly for your well wishes for our spotty girls. They both seem to be coming on nicely now, but still look rather dotty. No.2 found it rather easy and didn't find the spots to be itchy which was quite fascinating as the doctors have always gone on about how bad it would be for her with eczema. Not so at all for her. No.3 has found it all rather tiring and seems to be constantly bawling about something. I wouldn't recommend you play a board game with her if she is the one to lose at the moment. My goodness she is quite the colourful one at present!
Anyway, moving right along. Here are a few snaps, OK perhaps rather a lot of snaps, of our Christmas table vintage style. All props were found within the family which is all the nicer. We seemed to have quite a few lovely pieces to play with. Is this plate not the prettiest you've every seen? It belongs to my Gran, what a lucky lady.
I made my grandparents Christmas lights into personal ornaments by tying a piece of red string to each one and tying it with a white bow around each serviette.
This mug was mine when I was a little girly. A cute Little Bo Peep looking for her sheep. Why don't they make mugs so pretty these days?
White hydrangeas from my garden. They were pink and purple ones too but I forgot to photograph them - dilly me!
Have you taken note of all my doilies? Don't they look super? The table cloth is extremely old too. My mother doesn't think it will survive another Christmas party. It's a great shame as it's so beautiful.
I found a great many old fashioned lollies at the local dairy of all places. They were a real tasty treat after the first course. The train looked fab on the table. It's also very old and my little girls usually play with it on Gran's floor.
I love this stripy string. It came off something that comes in bags, sugar maybe? I always keep the strings from my flour bags too and the potatoes. String is so handy and it's always in either red or white which I love.
My cousin made the fab pav. It's cooked in a ring shape and looks just like a wreath when decorated. Clever aye?
And the biggest trifle in the world was made by my big brother. He researched the recipe and bought all the ingredients and bowl especially. I think we'll now be having many trifles in the years to come!
The cake was a bit of a treat for me. I made it using gluten free flour and guess what?? It's tastes great, really great!! How exciting. Actually I must have a piece in a minute. The decorations were a bit of a quick throw together sorry. I did buy the icing tree and Santa ones especially. Don't look too closely as the icing was full of air bubbles! I think it was a combination of high humidity, rolled out too thin and lack of caring. Is that really bad of me?
So that was Christmas for another year. It was lovely but we are so over it. Now we are very much enjoying our new toys and playing board games. Jigsaws are popular as well with the third one about to be completed by hubby. He's the expert at them. Speaking of the man, it's his birthday tomorrow. How inconvenient is that?? Honestly it couldn't be much worse really. Still I am prepared for it so all is well.
Righty ho. Off for a hot chocolate and slice of that cake before bed. Oh guess what time I woke up this morning?
I know I couldn't believe it either. Fabulous it was too. It's because we are in our new bedroom now and it's nice and quiet down there. Now I have a whole years worth of sleep in catch ups to do. I will enjoy! Must take some photos of our bedroom too.