donderdag 24 december 2009

Wishing you a very merry Christmas…..


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Some very snowy characters have been detected in my neighborhood .This last one in my own garden!


Some jolly packages  came in straight from the north pole !DSC02266DSC02267


The shopping is done, there’s a Cake in the oven and I’m going to light some candles  so……

I guess it’s time for some Christmas fun!!!   

Greetings and  a very merry Christmas  to all of you !!!

Love Anita.

donderdag 17 december 2009

Back again…..

Somehow I’ve been so busy doing all sorts of things that I just didn’t have the time to do some blogging!!But being back again and checking all you dear blogging people I see I’ve been missing a lot.What a cheerful  Christmas spirit there is in a lot of houses.What jolly things people make and say.yes it’s good to be back!!I’ve done some Christmas decorating my self , so here it is.


Made some angels for the Christmas tree.It’s a dilemma every year(that is to say,it’s one for me)because I like a white and grey decorated tree (Jeanne D’arc style) but the kids and husband like lots of jolly red.I honestly like red as well and we ,years ago had a white decorated tree,that only I liked, after some days I kind of missed a bit of color so added some red to it.That instantly looked a lot brighter.I like the Scandinavian style of decorating , you see that in just white and  jolly red and white.So this year a mix of both!!

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The Jeanne D’arc part of decorating,cones as   Adventcalender, as seen in the magazine of J.D.They contain little Lego Items( to  keep it Scandinavian!)to  make a Christmas village.

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The kitchen part….Found some gingerbread cookie cutters and an old glass porridge form in an secondhand shop.DSC02116

The kitchen  wall cabinet  in jolly red style!The Santa’s I made a very long time ago .They are cross-stitched  front and back and sewed on fabric.They are our egg-warmers.

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The Hema sold a lot of Scandinavian Christmas items last year.Like these candles and coffee cups  and bowls.


Found some great ribbons and rope  on the Christmas  Fair in Haarzuilens.


A glimpse into the living-room.At the front a jolly red pixie.The original  pixie’s ,made by Maileg are so very nice but not cheap so I made this one my self,It’s an Adventcalender.In every pocket you can put a tiny present.


The Christmas tree ! 


The angel of Love has a place almost at the top….of course.


And there is also an  angel of Joy.


Old Bon Maman creme brulee jars I found second hand.Decorated with ‘follow your dreams’ ribbon.Let that be your goal for the new year!


Red and white presents under the tree.First pic. presents at  front are from Noords (Santa told me).A very Scandinavian ‘web but also showroom’ shop in my neighborhood.


The living-room.I have a new thing in my living-room.My father made a long shelf above the windows.I placed my collection of pineapples on it and a garland.


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Nature has chosen for white this morning….



So far my Christmas preparations, will keep you informed!

Enjoy these ,also, special days towards Christmas day!!



Guess what, I found a Christmas card with my dear Jackie on it !!!

Lots of greetings from me and hope to see you next time.

Antoinette from Twaatjes diary thanks for your kind words as you can see I’m back again !!