Wednesday, 7 December 2016

All the stitched ornaments

Mark got the trees and decorations down from the loft on Saturday and we spent most of the day putting up trees and trimmings.
Last year just after Christmas I bought a skinny tree in the sales, we haven't got much room to have a large tree in the sitting room and this one has turned out the perfect fit.

It has a snowy effect so we have just added some white lights, nice and simple.

The photo doesn't do it justice, it looks much prettier in real life

The mantle is decorated with some greenery I've had for a few years, with the addition of a little ceramic Christmas tree (from Tiger) and the stag snow globe which my daughter, Joanne, bought me a few weeks ago.

She said as soon as she saw this she knew I would love it, and I do!

Last year we had been through a whole year of decorating throughout the house and had just about finished the hallway by Christmas eve, we were both so exhausted by it all that we decided not to decorate for Christmas at all, so this year when my stitched ornament box came down from the loft I couldn't wait to open it and look through them.

My ornament tree is in the back sitting room, it's still a rather skinny tree, I've told Mark I want a 'fat' tree for my ornaments next year, he said we don't need another tree, we have enough and anyway we don't have the space for a 'fat' tree.  Men! don't they know we can 'make' room if we really want something, lol

Here's a few close-ups of some of my favourites.

On Friday morning we are going on a little trip, a rail journey to the Rhine Christmas markets and a trip on the Vulkan Express.  We are staying in a town called Remagen  and will be visiting 3 Christmas markets, Koblenz, Linz and Ahrweiler.  It's our little treat for our 30th Wedding Anniversary which is on December 20th.
We have an early start on Friday morning to get down to St Pancras for 8am but I can't tell you how excited I am!

I just hope that this cold that i've picked up has run it's course by Friday otherwise I shall be sporting a very festive, (but rather sore), Rudolph style nose to Germany!

Almost forgot to show you the pom pom snowman I made for Oliver, he is so cute I almost had to keep him for myself :-)

Well, that's about it for now, hopefully I can manage to take some photos of all the wonderful Christmassy things we are going to see at the weekend, we are back on Monday evening and I have Tuesday off work so I will try and make time to upload photos and blog then.

Until next time


Kate said...

Your tree is beautiful and so are all the lovely ornies that you've stitched!

Katrina said...

All your ornaments are quite gorgeous and the new decorations too. I also need to get a "fat" tree before next Christmas lol.
Have a wonderful time on your trip!

Barb said...

You have a wonderful collection of ornaments! Your decorations are just lovely and very festive. Enjoy your trip. I will be looking forward to seeing the markets!!

Jo said...

Those skinny trees are such a good idea when space is an issue. What beautiful stitched ornaments you have, all so beautiful and they look fabulous hung on the tree. I'd be hard pressed to choose a favourite, they'll all so lovely. Have a wonderful time at the Christmas markets, what a wonderful trip, I can't wait to hear all about it.

Carolien said...

Wow! You made so many ornaments! Love it!
It all looks beautiful!!!
And that snowman is so cute indeed. Lucky boy :)

xxx Carolien

Julie said...

I love your sknny trees, the ornaments look great on it. Mines squished in the end of the dining room and every year I say I'm going to get a skinny one next year but it never happens lol.
Have fun on your trip, I hope your cold doesn't cause too much trouble for you.

Vickie said...

What a festive, wonderful post! ♥ Love Oliver's snowman.
Your trip is sure to be fabulous!

Terri said...

Your trees are so beautiful! Elegant and simple! Love the pom pom snowman! Beautiful ornaments too!

Carol said...

Your home is looking so warm and festive, Maggie! I do love seeing those gorgeous ornaments on your tree. I'm finally finishing mine up today :)

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Your tree looks great with all its ornaments. You have a terrific selection of them. Your pom pom snowman is cute - no wonder you wanted to keep hime. Enjoy your Christmas market trip.

Tina said...

Your house is looking very festive,love both trees but especially the ornament tree,some lovely ornies on there and many more to come next year๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€,have a fab time at the markets xx

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

Your stitched ornaments are so beautiful, there's always room for another tree xx

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Maggie! I love seeing all your ornaments and your tree. Makes me wish I had one. Stitching goals!

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

Your stitched ornaments are gorgeous, definitely a need for a fat tree. I forced my big fat tree into a very narrow alcove. The back bits are missing but the front looks divine. Men - what do they know x

Crazee4books said...

Hi Maggie,

Lovely to hear from you on my blog. Thank you for visiting after such a long hiatus
between posts. And thank you for your kind words in the comment you left. Made
me smile.

Your Christmas trees are so beautiful! Your ornament tree fits perfectly in it's niche
and shows off all of your gorgeous stitching perfectly. I look at that pile of ornaments
and my jaw drops to the floor. I want to dip my hand in the picture and pull out a
handful for my own place. How many years of stitching/collecting does this represent?

I loved the pictures of Ludlow that you posted on your previous blog entry. Though
11 pounds does sound terribly expensive to just get into something like that Christmas
market I have to admit that the surroundings and atmosphere certainly can't be beat.
As owls are my favourite bird I was delighted with your pictures of that handsome fellow
that you saw there.

Oliver's pompom snowman is stinkin' cute!!! Ear muffs and all! You should make one
for yourself. Or perhaps a family?

Now I have to go take pictures of my own Christmas ornaments for my blog. You've
inspired me!!

Note: regarding that picture of you and Gavin in previous post .... cheeky pair!!!!


Christine said...

I love thin trees with just hand-stitched ornaments and your's is beautiful! Thank you for sharing a pic of it ~ very inspiring!

isabelle said...

Your Christmas tree is absolutely fabulous ! I live it and I'd like to have one like yours...

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love your skinny tree. The group picture if all of the ornaments, makes you smile. Like seeing old friends. Have fun at the Christmas markets. Merry Christmas.

Penny said...

What a pretty Christmas tree! I would love to have a skinny tree but am outnumbered by two other people who bring home a massive tree that involves rearranging the whole room. : ) Your mantle is lovely and those ornaments - wow! That is the kind of picture that makes me swear to stitch more ornaments. Your trip sounds wonderful - hope you are feeling better!

Lowcarb team member said...

Well, I think both of your trees look good ... especially nice to see all the stitched ornaments.

I just love the pop pom snowman you made for Oliver, it is so sweet.

Kick out the cold germs, and have a wonderful trip.
Good wishes for your 30th Wedding Anniversary on the 20th December ...

All the best Jan

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Wow, so many ornaments! They are beautiful and the tree looks wonderful!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Your tree looks amazing! So many sweet ornaments. Have a lovely time in Germany, and Happy Anniversary! :D

Miriam said...

I like all them. You have had a big but good job. Non you have a nice treasure.