Monday, 7 December 2015

... Christmas countdowns Days 4, 5 and 6... some of our days are missing!!

A belated advent days 4, 5 and 6 greetings, we had a lovely weekend away and so I am now on blogging catch up, however, to make matters more difficult for myself I have misplaced the advent packets, I took them away with us, didn't unpack them and now I have unpacked and can't put my hands on them!! So sorry there are no jokes on this post :(   I will do just a couple of photos for each of the photo challenges and then get back on track with day 7

Day 4 photo challenge is small so it was another trip around my house for a small bit of inspiration, only got as far as my sewing zone aka the dining room before I spotted these little beauties

A big picture of a little Bonne Maman jar with little white buttons, I am undecided weather to save them for a future project or to make them either into a little garland with some embroidery thread.

A lovely vintage Sylko thread bobbin, the older ones were this smaller size and are rarer and more sought after by collectors.

The last small one is this vintage child's sewing machine which just makes me smile when I see it.

Day 5 ....let there be light!  Christmas wouldn't be Christmas with out a festive display of lights either in the streets of our villages, towns and cities or in the comfort of our own home.

These fireworks were set off at the weekend to mark the beginning of the Christmastide at Wells next the Sea in Norfolk.  They are having a 9 day festival that culminates in Father Christmas arriving by boat and another fireworks display.

My fairy lights don't get packed away on twelfth night, I love to use them all year round for a spot of subtle lighting, I use them draped around the mirror above the mantelpiece or plied into these glass bowls from IKEA.

And of course there has to be a warm candle glow, I have become a big fan of the battery operated "candles" they are safer, cleaner and just as aesthetically pleasing as their naked flamed cousins.  I do still burn the odd candle and have just picked up this little festive treat from Sainsbury's

Day 6 and these are my "green" photos

It had to start with a Christmas tree

We had a lovely walk in Holkham woods on Sunday and I was surprised to see that there were still pinecones on the trees, it was so windy on Saturday I thought they would have all dropped off!

I just love the way nature just creates beautiful pictures.

Right I'm off to try and hunt down the missing advent packets there is chocolate in some of those packets!!!

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