Are you all getting organized for Christmas? you may have noticed I have been very quiet of late, Christmas is always such a busy time for us all, we are having Pete’s 84yr old Mum stopping with us this year and we want to make her as comfortable as we can So……… we moved our sitting room in to Pete’s bar room which is just off our dining room, and closer to the kitchen! Oh boy, what a task, we had to take the extremely heavy bar billiards table out and Pete’s desk too, we brought a couple of arm chairs in from the living room plus a standard lamp for her to sit and read under. We thought having a real log fire would be perfect and much more cosier for her.. Here is our finished Christmas look for the Bar Room!
I wanted hops under the bar beam, Pete bought a bine on line and we hung them up, it was so messy, lots of pollen like oil and petals dropped everywhere whilst we were stringing it up. The finish effect is perfect. Where the chalk writing is, there would normally be a dart board hanging there. This room has lots of railway memorabilia on the walls, I removed most of it just kept a few things up like the number plates!
Pete’s desk would normally be where the tree is and the bar billiards table would stand behind where I am taking the photo, we have put a sofa across that wall.
This wall is where the sofa is against, the wall was ugly with so many picture hooks everywhere, so I made a long garland with lots a fauna from the garden with added fake foliage too, it is very pretty and hides a multitude of sins!
The room looks so old fashioned and cosy, and is quite a contrast to the adjoining dining room in it’s light and airy shabby chic style!
I’ve got my Christmas cards all ready hand made, I just need to write in them and post now!
Yesterday I made a start on the baking, lovely homemade mince pies and jam tartlets. My friends daughter made lots of preserves and was selling them, I bought some delicious mince meat, very lemony curd and sweet rhubarb and vanilla jam for my baking..
Thursday we are changing internet providers, wish me luck that it will go smoothly
now on to the train!
Welcome to the Digital Scrapbooking Studio Christmas Carol Blog Train, this is a very traditional hop that we designers do every year. We all choose a Carol or Christmas Song and create a little gift especially for YOU.
Mine has a little humour twist on a very traditional Carol. I hope you like the twist, if not, there are plenty of elements in this mini kit for people that like things just as they should be
I don’t know if your little ones, or maybe you did as a child but here in the UK I can bet your bottom dollar that there would be some cheeky little cherub singing the wrong lines to the carol, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks.
While Shepherds Washed Their Socks By Night… would always cause a little giggle or three amongst the children sitting on church pews or in their school hall!
So here is my GIFT for YOU
These are all unique hand drawn doodles by me, I hope you like them.. I have even made the Angel into Christmas cards this year!
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If I am correct you should have come from Manu’s blog ( Happy Christmas dear Manu) and your next stop will be Jill’s ( Happy Christmas dear Jill). Please make sure you thank all these talented designers for their beautiful parts to this hop.
Here is the full blog hop list.. enjoy all your Christmas goodies from our very talented design team.
Zesty Designs http://zesty-esty.blogspot.com.au/
A-Manda Creation http://www.amandacreation.blogspot.com/
Nibbles Skribbles http://www.nibblesskribbles.com/
PattyB Scraps http://pattybslittlespot.blogspot.com/
Manu Scraps http://manu-scraps.blogspot.de/
LouCee Creations http://louceecreations.com/blog/ —- That’s Me
Jilbert’s Bits Of Bytes http://bitsofbytes.jilbert.org/
Mad Genius Designs http://madgeniusdesigns.com/
Snickerdoodle Designs http://snickerdoodledesignsbykaren.com/
ADB Designs http://adb-designs.com/
Over the Fence Designs http://overthefencedesignsscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
Studio4 Designworks http://www.scrapawhileatstudio4.blogspot.ca/
Just So Scrappy http://justsoscrappy.blogspot.com/
Let Me Scrapbook!http://letmescrapbook.blogspot.com/
Carin Grobe Designs http://www.caringrobedesign.com/blog/
Wendy Page Digital Design http://www.hauntedpixels.net/
Lastly.. I wish every one of you a wonderful, happy, peaceful Christmas with your loved ones, please stay safe xx
Or as Tiny Tim Cratchit in The Christmas Carol said.. ‘God bless us, everyone one’