Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Inner elf

Up early and that happy sun is up and looks to last a few hours so I must get out and take some pictures for an article I am writing. I have also added a few new garlands to the shop.
I suppose I should start adding some more festive items. I really don't like to think about christmas until at least mid November and with that fast approaching and the postal situation over here I guess its time. I am quite against the shops stocking their shelves with mince pies and christmas crackers in September, but all my magazines this month are getting geared up for the season of red and gold and then "Home alone' or some other festive film will be on TV and my inner elf can't be contained, I love snow, wrapping presents making yummy treats for family and friends, decorations.

Christmas spirit is potent stuff, so I will rein it in, still only November 4th. I think I will just do a tiny collection. Some festive garlands and wreaths.

21 comments:

s said...

I agree with you, here we don't really have Halloween so all the x-mas chocolates are already in the supermarkets since middle october and every year it's sooner and I hate that. I also like to start thinking of this x-mas season by middle november.

Love your new banner :) and the new garlands, lovely !

Lynne said...

I totally agree - although I am finding with my shop I should have thought about Christmas months ago. I left it too late....but I don't get too stressed about these things. I just did a little photo shoot where I wrapped some parcels but they weren't too Christmassy...

A Bun Can Dance said...

Oh yes! It is complete nonsense to have all those festive things in the shops in September - especially when that is usually the most 'summery' month of all!
I'm all for garlands and anything faded and romantic and feminine, so can't wait to see what you have in store for us in the next couple of months. Inspired by "unplug the Christmas Machine", we are going to do things a little differently this Christmas... and for once, I am really excited about it all!
And I LOVE your new blog header - so beautiful and so YOU !
Happy days to you,
Denise x

The Curious Cat said...

It is hard to evade the Christmasness - the christmas lights here in London got switched on last night! Looking forward to seeing your creations!

And I know what you mean about being torn between the bustle of the city and the quietness of the countryside...I get like that too but when you have constant bustle and chaos...for four years...it gets a bit draining. The best scenario would be country with a few days in the city every so often...for me anyway! xxx

The Curious Cat said...

PS I love the second garland!

Natalie said...

The new banner is gorgeous. I'm going to hop over and have a look at your new garlands. Yep, I'm way behind on the xmas prep for my shop...I guess it's all part of being an etsy newbie!

briannelee said...

I am starting to get excited for Christmas as well. I can't wait to get a tree!

Is that an antique fan on the bulletin board or did you make it?

mkendall said...

I know what you mean. I love christmas, but there's two holidays that come before it. I was so mad this year when there were 3 christmas movies playing on tv the week of halloween!

Megara said...

it seems this year that our stores considered it "christmas season" right after thanksgiving (and i'm in Canada, so thanksgiving is mid-october!) - i'm not complaining, i love the christmas stuff, but with a birthday in mid-november, and a hubby's birthday in mid-december, we try not to think about christmas until those are over and done with... i'm worried starting in october will make me so sick of christmas songs & movies by christmas day that i won't have any christmas cheer left in me!
xo meg

Cate said...

You always have the best pics, whenever I come to your blog I am amazed.Thankyou

Miz.November said...

I just adore wrapping gifts. I love it so much that I would gladly wrap other people's gifts for them.
Your trip to the mountains looks lovely. So glad you had such a good time.

Kerrie said...

I just love Xmas time but not when the decorations start to appear in September. one day i would love to see a white Xmas - here it is most often hot, hot hot...lovely photos. wish there was a Bailey's home and garden here in Australia!

Katrina said...

such beautiful garlands...

Anne said...

I love your new banner, it's really fairy.
A small post about you on my blog today http://phomedamour.com/blog/

Cassandra said...

What a glorious blog - my first visit and it's really delightful. Thanks for making my evening.

Cassandra

Red Lipstick Style said...

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thea said...

hehehehe - potent is the exact word.

I LOVE the garlands!!! They're beautiful!

thea.
xx


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:: elk :: said...

love your collection on a string...mine are simple too...white for holiday...any day

oldflowers4me said...

ijust so had to say a big thankyou-your blogworld is so full of eye and heart candy-singing and skipping...p.s do you sip lemonade-ive just opened a bottle -want to share some.

Blue Bicicletta said...

I don't think much about Christmas until mid November either, but I am trying to teach myself to get with the program---it seems as an artist, if I want to get holiday items in my shop in time to sell them for the holiday, I must think in advance! Good luck with the Christmas prep!

Jo said...

I am right there with you. Don't we still have Thanksgiving to enjoy? ;)
Just visited your etsy shop. Lovely!!