Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Tablescape

Santa is almost here..........................

Each year we have a Christmas at our home for my mum.   We get to celebrate as a family every year this way.  It would never work out on Christmas Day.   It works so well that we think we really have celebrated  on Christmas day.  We have to remind ourselves that we still have to celebrate elsewhere a week later.

I was inspired by a table setting at Beech tree photography for my table this year. I really like the idea of little gift boxes for each guest.   I placed a cinnamon orange candle melt in each of the gift boxes for the ladies and a chocolate for the males.  I also purchased a cinnamon orange jar candle for the middle of the table. The candles smelled beautiful.   I purchased the candles from a lovely lady called Karen at Ladybird Candlelites.

I will share my table with  
  Open House Party                 at   No Minalmist Here 
  Shabbilicious Friday               at  Shabby Art Boutique 
  Feathered Nest Friday at        at  French Country Cottage.

Have a really good Christmas.   We shall be spending our Christmas Day at my husband's parent's place.


Always that one box that leans!

Candle Melt inside box

Saturday, December 8, 2012


I thought I would share what I have discovered this year that has made my life experience better and why.

First of all I must say that we have had our caravan for a little over twelve months and it is probably the best family investment ever.  I have discovered that there is more in your own backyard  if you just get out and discover it.  We have made the most of our caravan this year and travelled to a few country Victorian (Australia) destinations that we haven't been to for a few years.

We have often said that we need to be tourists in our own town as we don't get out often enough to visit what is ours.

If you have ever wanted to buy a caravan or go camping then do it for the one of the best family experiences ever. 

The above photo was taken at Castlemaine (Victoria).   A very enjoyable weekend away.   Nothing like a  leaf fight. 


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Again- Advent Calendar.

I can't believe it is nearly Christmas again.  I haven't posted for such a long time. I spend more time on my Facebook Page.   I really liked  a tree that I saw on the site Houzz. The tree was decorated with photos and I really liked that idea. I thought that I would make an Advent Calendar and decorate it with photos.   I decided in the end to settle on the advent calendar being part of the Christmas tree.

There are 24 photos (each numbered) and each of us  (two adults and two children)  think of 4 activities each and slot the activity in behind the photo.  The activities are a surprise and aren't revealed until the day.  The kids love thinking of the activities.   Tonight our activity is funny photo portraits.   The idea of the activity is to be something we can all do as a family.

I will be sharing my advent calendar with

 Savvy Southern Style      Wow Us Wednesdays
 A Delightsome Life         Home and Garden Thursday
No Minimalist Here          Open House Party Thursday
 Shabby Art Boutique       Shabbilicious Friday
 French Country Cottage   Feathered Nest Friday

Have a nice week.

I hope to add some more to my blog  this month.