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November 29, 2010 / KristenMakes

Beautiful Christmas.

Oh, hello again!  You are finding me very relaxed today!  That is the result of a wonderful Thanksgiving and amazing bout of holiday home decoration…

As Thanksgiving came on what is here known as a normal Thursday, we had to postpone our Thanksgiving for this weekend.  Saturday (after a lovely amount of snowfall) saw me at my first ever craft fair (!) where I was able to share a table with Suzanne of Eero & Riley and Amanda (who shares the Baby Riley blanket load with me).  The fair was really fun and a good experience.  I had some friends come by to visit and offer their support which was lovely!


Sunday was, ahhhhh, so wonderful!  More snowfall, of course! We spent the morning sitting at the window seat spying on the brave snow-venturers and staring into the flurries.


T did the cooking (bless him!) so I got to clean and relax!  It was the laziest Thanksgiving we’ve ever had, due mainly to our crazy busy schedules that did not allow for planning, brining or decent cooking.  However, T made it absolutely delicious, and it did not seem nearly as semi-homemade as it really was!


Afterwards we did a wee bit of (storebought) cookie-decorating…


and on then on to the big guns, the Christmas decor!
First, our oversized angel atop our wee tree!
and our hand-knitted stockings with a garland rope…

and remember my Christmas bunting?

even the wet bar got a makeover!
Ahhhh, the relaxation that followed was heavenly! Oh yes, and that is mulled wine in the flask there, and a sleeping husband on the couch too…

We are pretty much snowed in and not able to get any work done (I found this out the hard way after 4 hours’ worth of attempting to get to Galashiels), but it is difficult to feel stressed about it when outside looks so cold and white and indoors are so warm and cosy!  I hope you are all having a wonderful beginning to this holiday season.



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  1. Noas'Libellule / Nov 29 2010 5:24 pm

    Yeah to Christmas, cannot wait to go back home and decorate the house!!

  2. Sue Orme / Nov 29 2010 8:49 pm

    Your place looks so pretty and festive. Wish I could actually be there to see it. The snow does give it a Christmas card look.

  3. Mom / Nov 29 2010 9:00 pm

    You always make it sound and look idyllic! We can’t quite get that cozy feeling with palm trees and sunshine out the window! Looks beautiful!

  4. amanda / Nov 30 2010 12:50 am

    i love bunting……

  5. Mette / Nov 30 2010 2:43 pm

    Ready for Christmas?? We have several birthdays these days and I will not be ready until a few days before 24.Dec. While I was reading your fine post I wondered where you live IRL – until I saw your tartan cookie decoration. Well done:))

  6. frayedattheedge / Dec 1 2010 3:05 pm

    Despite all the snow (15 inches so far!) I can’t quite get in the Christmas mood!!

  7. clare / Dec 2 2010 9:30 am

    Hello Kristen. How lovely your place looks (decorations and everything ele). We’re not decorating until December 11th and I am looking forward to seeing your bunting up admid the sparkles!
    So pleased Christmas is here!

  8. Ang / Dec 7 2010 1:39 pm

    Everything looks totally adorable. Can’t wait to see it in person!! Only 12 days!!!!

  9. Maya / Dec 17 2010 8:50 am

    oh love the photos! I love your knitted stockings so cute : ) I really wanted to make some for this christmas

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