Come on in out of the cold. Shake the snow off your shoulders and shrug off your coat. Come and visit with me here at Dream Acres.
The house is old, the rug is worn, but my welcome to you is heartfelt and warm. I've been decorating for the holidays, adding Christmas touches to the mishmash of styles that make up my little home.
Christmas from the past, nostalgia and traditions. Memories and love.
The outside is inside, the inside is out. Old skates and holly and baskets of pine.
Come and sit by the fire and watch Narnia (oh yes, just how well timed was this photo yesterday!) on the telly. As you fell over the show piles and slid on the ice on your way in, you may well think that the whole Narnia thing has just gone a tad too far (come on, it's all very well to enjoy the film, but do we have to live in the scenery). I agree wholeheartedly and now feel that Mr Tumless and his friends should push off.
Meet Boris, my old pal on the mantlepiece. He eagerly awaits his annual chance to wear his crown. You'd think the least he could do was smile wouldn't you.
See Venus reaching and stretching to touch the Christmas moon.
The tree is covered (again) with glitter and gold, silver and crystals. Old and new, handmade and bought. Ornaments from years gone by, things that mean so much. Idgy's creations from her years at the village school, paper and card and glitter and plastic, all with her loving touch so deeply embedded and so very fabulous to me.
Candles everywhere (so flattering to one's face you know, after a certain/any age) gently glowing and casting shadows on walls.
Just a comfy casual home. Not grand, not smart, not modern nor trendy. This is my little corner of the world all decked out for Christmas.
You, dear readers are my most welcome guests, I wish you could come round tonight for mulled wine and mince pies in front of the fire. Instead we will have a virtual Christmas Eve together, at 8pm we will gather by the fire, we will raise our glasses and toast each other with Christmas cheer.
So wherever you are in the world, whatever the weather may be. Here's to us all and a wonderful Christmas.
May you enjoy every minute of it,
May you shine like the star you are,
May you be merry and bright,
May your cooking be perfect,
May your guests be devine,
May you wear the crown of calm (even if it is a paper hat)
May all your wishes come true.
All love for a MERRY CHRISTMAS