Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas About the House Part II

In my festive enthusiasm yesterday, I showed you a glimpse of Christmas round my house. Well, there's more! Much more!



Only three days to go. The stockings are up and the 7 euro 99 cent bucket is still going strong.



Stained glass baubles from Flora at Through the Round Window hang over the kitchen range. Those knives in the background are evidence of Cooking from Ingredients as a lifestyle blogger should.  And some kitsch: an important counterpoint to all the handmade goodness.



The knitteds.  A bell and tree on the tree.  Baby Jesus safely asleep on his knitted hay.  My favourite Nativity character, the donkey, giving us another opportunity to have a look at one of the Best Cushions in the World 2012 as voted by mainstream cushion experts internationally.

Happy Christmas, lovely readers!  And a special hello to the bloggers I met in person this year in the depths of my reclusion: Helen Tilston and Móna Wise.  And many thanks to the dear commentators who amuse me so wisely and well!

40 comments:

  1. Happy Christmas to you and your family Mise.

    The donkey is my favourite....

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  2. I have pointy knives too. They are so useful when the instructions say 'pierce film lid several times'.
    The house is looking wonderful.
    Have a very Happy Christmas, Mise. Jessica xx

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  3. Ahh, adorable pieces assembled here, especially for the children...knitted hay :) you make me smile every time I visit. Wishing you and your loved ones an ever so happy Christmas, Mise!
    Christmas hugs,
    Becky

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    1. A very happy Christmas to you too, dear Becky!

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  4. What a lovely clean ( door knobs and all) Christmas house,all pink and filled with the holiday spirit.

    Merry, merry lovely one.

    Till we meet again.

    xo Jane

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    1. My dusting was for you and tired florists everywhere, Jane.

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  5. I love the first cushion (and the chair). You could definitely be a cushion lifestyle consultant.

    Everything looks so cozy and homey.

    Merry Christmas!

    Jen

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  6. Good to see that you take your lifestyle blogger role seriously. Please share your Christmas menu planning...So I can copy.
    Those glass baubles are lovely and add the appropriate level of Christmas cheer. Hope you have a Happy Christmas with your family and friends. xx

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    1. Happy Christmas to you and your laundry as well, dear Anita.

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  7. A fine Christmas display from the finest of bloggistes. Thank you indeed for keeping us right all the year long x

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    1. A display devoid of homemade mince pies, you will note, Mags, as I was intimidated by your post.

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  8. Ok, Mise, now I know that we are missing the knitted ornaments on our eclectic tree(: perhaps you sell them??
    Very inviting home you got there, enjoy the time with loved ones ... Wishing you a lovely Christmas and prosperous 2013, xo z

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    1. Merry Christmas, Zaneta! I shall knit you my international good wishes, many of them.

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  9. love all the knitted pieces! beautiful Christmas decor.

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  10. Your home looks lovely! Merry Christmas!

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  11. Happy Christmas! And here's to pink chairs!

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  12. I love the knitted items too, and I'm getting a pleasing Magritte vibe from the painting placed above the stove. Happy Christmas to you all, Mise.

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  14. I'm so glad to see your knitted nativity again. my friend used to laugh at the one her mum made, until I was able to send her your way and she discovered that they were the pinnacle of lifestyle chic.

    As an experienced hoster of photographers, I think you should give us some lessons. Where does the mess go? Does it move back in once the flash has flashed? My in laws arrive in a few hours, I have been cleaning for days, but my 'spaces' still look cluttered and unstyled.

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  15. A very Merry Christmas to you too Mise! The donkey won my heart! You have a lovely home!
    Enjoy the Holidays,

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  16. The donkey is my favorite too. Love the delicate little knit halter.

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  17. I am here to tell you that I believe you should have a marvelous christmas time , to you and yours I raise a large glass brimful of the finest red wine and I salute you.
    Sláinte
    mo chara,
    Sláinte.

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  18. I missed a flurry of posts. A treat with a glacé cherry on the top. May all your Christmases be bright. Your blog certainly brightens my days.

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  19. Oooh I LOVE knitted decs. Your house looks so cosy too - love that woodburning stove. Happy Christmas. xx

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  20. Merry Christmas to you and yours Mise, thank you for your wit and warmth.

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  21. Dear Mise thank you for brightening my year and for sharing so much of yourself.

    Love, love, all of your Holiday decor, especially the knitted ornaments!

    Love and Hugs,
    Karena
    $75 Novica Giveaway

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  22. Oh Mise,
    Your home looks so perfect for Christmas ...... your girls must love it and I'm sure that they are really getting excited now.
    Wishing you, Scottish husband, blue and pink daughter and your family and friends a wonderful Christmas and thank you for another year of blogging friendship. Enjoy every minute of the Christmas holidays. Much love. XXXX

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  23. My attempts at cleaning are over and I'm in the middle of a social whirlwind (sitting eating lunch in pjs)
    All best wishes to you and yours :)

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  24. How very jolly and festive - I do hope you had a Merry Christmas. To be honest I'm still reeling somewhat over the glazed pumpkin scones....I'm a bit of a traditionalist (some might say a bore) when it comes to my scones, and the thought of glazing them with caramel, not to mention the addition of pumpkin...well it all just feels like a step too far.

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  25. A veritable feast for the eyes, dear Mise. I hope you've had a beautiful Christmas. Wishing you all kinds of wonder and loveliness both now and in the coming year.

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  26. Santa and his missus would feel right at home in your wonderful, very Christmassy abode! I think it would be a very peaceful place for him to relax after all the holiday business he had to attend too...and I'm sure a few glace'd cherries would have set him aright as well, with some crushed cnady cane cocoa of course (topped with those cherries!).
    Merry Christmas wishes to you and your beautiful family Mise...and every blessing in the New Year!

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  27. Hello Mise

    Your wonderful taste makes a house feel like home. The knitted ornaments are superb. Your living room is most inviting and I am so thrilled to have met you and look forward to our next soiree.

    Happiest of New Years

    Helen xx

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  28. Such warmth and coziness Mise. In this post-Christmas lull, I would love nothing more than curling up in front of your fire and basking in the reflected glow of your Christmas loveliness. I've only just managed to pull myself off the couch, thrown off the Lindt ball wrappers and dragged myself to the computer to see my lovely friends Christmas. Obviously all was up to par. Such comfort. Christmas in Sydney which is usually celebrated with sun, seafood platters and champers was instead deliciously miserable. Lots of rain, thunder and lying about with tummies full of pudding. Bliss! Merry Christmas to you and all your lovely ones. Looking forward to seeing you IN PERSON {squeal} in 2013. Meredy xo

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  29. Hope you had a laughter filled Christmas. Looking forward to spurting coffee over my monitor as I read your posts in 2013.
    :)
    xx

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  30. Hi Mise, I just dropped by to see if you were having a lovely christmas and to wish you well for 2013. I giggled loudly through your tumble dryer post - excellent! and admired your sweet christmas decorations, pink of course.
    Thank you for all your fine writing and keen humour, you are a very vital part of this blogging world! How I'd like to be part of the "next soirée" with you and Helen T! :)
    Sharon
    xx

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  31. The stockings have been filled and emptied again and the trail of mince pie crumbs left by Santa/the reindeer hoof prints brushed from the carpet, and only now do I turn up to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Scratch that then, how about a Happy New Year instead :D

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