Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Martinis





It's the most wonderful time of the year. Yes it's time for our Christmas Drink's party once again! I have been working on the invitations using the image above. Now I just need to find a suitable vintage cocktail dress.

This post is like an echo of Tat's, as we have been living parallel lives it seems, immersing ourselves in all things Christmassy. In fact it must be the lives of women all over the world at this time. We have put up our tree and decorations, the usual mixture of 'Rustic Country' and 'Shabby Chic Kitsch'! Lots of hearts, polka dots, red and greenery along with a few new additions this year. One being these two vintage looking cuties.



and this gorgeous snowy street scene that has little candles behind that flicker in the windows.




The little woollen trees look right at home here with the other decorations I have had for years








We have also been to Alfie's nativity where he played the Angel Gabriel. He was marvellous, we were all so proud and he took his role very seriously, so seriously in fact it was hard not to laugh! He paraded past the watching crowd, leading shepherds, wise men and angels to the baby Jesus. As he did so he looked straight up at us with a very sombre look on his face, holding his star aloft. The only way I could get him into his costume was to tell him it was in no way a dress, more like Jedi robes and he should think of himself as the Angel Obi Wan Kenobi. I think that did the trick!





Leading the Angels




On stage far right. Job done, I'm off!
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13 comments:

Wendz in France said...

They don't do nativity plays here at school - seperation of church and state etc etc etc...can't say I'm miffed about it...

Dons your deccies are gorgeous...you're an inspiration, woman!

Donna said...

Thank you Wendz darling, you are sweet to say so :-)

Twinkle Pink said...

Hi Donna, your tree is great, and that dolly looks like she's ready to party! Have a great drinks do!Merry Christmas from Ginny

lettuce said...

How much for that gorgeous village scene? it would go perfectly with my miniature garden!! :o)

Lovely lovely pics, and decorations.... and stuff...

this has really cheered me up and helped me look forward to doing some decorating this weekend.

thanks.
xx

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Hi Donna!
I received my Christmas swap package today! I had alot of fun opeing each item and I love the stocking (it's already hanging) My favs are the pretty floral pin, the sachet and the fun wooden Santa. Thank you for everything!

Primrose Hill said...

Hi Donna,
Love all the decoration, your little angel looks very sweet (the one of top of the tree & Alfie!). Hope your hearts have arrived safely.
L x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Donna,
Lovely festive touches! Makes you feel all warm inside.
Love the photos of your son's nativity play too.
Enjoy the drinks party!
Niki.x

kelly said...

looks and sounds like you are really enjoying the Christmas season! I love to wear a vintage dress at Christmas ( or anytime). Have you found a dress yet? would love to see it!

Calamity Tat said...

I hope I can comment haven't been able to all week.. Love that little Angel gabriel, sweet... Did your parcel arrive yet? hope so..

Calamity Tat said...

YAY I can talk....

gena said...

Like Tanya I have been unable to comment, and i want to say; Bravo, Bravo Alfie! what a wonderful Angel! and your home is just wonderful Donna xx

Calamity Tat said...

7 days how can that be ! I only just looked and it said 12 ! arghhhh panic....

louise said...

Lovely decorations & what a perfect angel Gabriel your son looks in that (very masculine) robe! Happy Christmas & New Year to you all! Louise x