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December 10, 2015


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Lucy, your home looks lovely and it was especially nice to see the title, 'Advent 2015." We rarely see the word "Advent" used over here in the United States outside of our church services. And a note to HeidiJo - the ARE American companies that sell chocolate Advent calendars but you have to search for them. Try the Vermont Christmas Company next year and see what they have to offer! :)

Susan Smith

Oh Lucy, all looks so 'scrummy' that I wish we could have a "cold" Xmas too. So far I've made a big snowflake that I put on our front door instead of a wreath (I posted instructions on my blog) and am going to look out some of the decorations to put in place later today. I must try and make some crochet snowflake bunting from your pattern. Glad someone else loses things in amongst clutter. Ejoy your Xmas decorating and take care.

Winwick Mum

We've got some paper angels too, they came in a book of decorations which small daughter loves to make every year (I do wonder how big this book actually is, there seems to be no end to the paper!) - and every year we find a solitary angel left out after the decorations have gone away. I quite like it :-) xx

Teresa Kasner

It was fun to get a tour around your decorated home. I love the hominess of it all. I've done similar here at our farmhouse in Oregon.. bits of Christmas here and there and the tree all shiny bright.

*M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

((hugs)), Teresa :-)


What delicious Christmas traditions you have. Your children must love Christmas ... they will remember those details and probably do similar with their little people. I live the circular repeating nature of Christmas. One day each year where you stop to take stock and remember what you did last year, and the year before ^_^


I sent my daughter one of the Thornton advent calendars all the way to New Jersey were she is working as an au pair , she was so chuffed, American chocolate is not the same and they don't do calendars 😔


Love the 'count the stars till Christmas' garland!


I love your decorated mantelpieces. In our house the mantelpiece is the only thing I can decorate (except for a few bits of tinsel hanging over the pictures) because we have five cats, and five cats and a Christmas tree wouldn't mix.
Like you I always put out little festive bits and bats that I've had for years.


It's all looking very festive in atticland, I'm far behind, just starting putting a few bit up today, the crocheted advent calendar I'm running over on the blog has slowed things down some what, but I'll get there
Clare xx


A new recruit to your blog , I am constantly inspired by your creations. thank you for sharing your crafting and decorations as a Brownie Leader we are always on the look out for simple crafts - you would be an excellent addition to your local pack ! Also with 3 birthdays in the same week as Christmas our decorations change at the end of Christmas day so am inspired to adapt some of those for birthday ones . will keep watching

Robin Summers

I love all your decorations. I remember when alot of them were made. I think they make a house feel so homey. There are definately a lot of memories there for the little peeps to cherish. I look forward to the days leading up to the tree decorating.

Lesley Kneale

The comment from Tig was not necessary, I think at this time of year the saying, if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all comes to mind!!! You don't have to read Lucy's blog!! I don't for one minute think she is being snooty or unthinking, she is simply stating a TRUE fact, supermarket offerings are not good chocolate and lots of kids don't like them! I hope you have a blessed Christmas and New Year Lucy with your family and we all look forward to your blog in the new year! x


"Inferior supermarket offerings" are all some of us can afford to give our children. You can be so snooty and unthinking at times, Lucy.


I wish I had a big pile of blankets like yours to wrap up in when I'm downstairs! It's actually quite mild here (and impossibly wet and windy) - must dig out some throws for when it gets REALLY cold...


Beautiful and so colourful. Been working of some crochet snowflakes this year so will have to try yours out too :) little bit addicted to snowflake making. Happy Advent!

Angela-Southern USA

Very festive Lucy! Love it all. Since mine are older I tried to skip the advent this year, bOy was I in for a surprise from my two, they, (although much older than yours) would have none of that! lol Seems some traditions you are never too old for. I spent part of my day yesterday crafting at the table too, for said advent, making tree of life pendants with wire and beads. Now scrabbling around for other small treasures to add in the coming days. Memory makers job is never done!;) Only two boxes... was my first thought... I have w-a-y too many I guess. ;D Been posting some of mine on Flickr if you are over there any. Have a great one Lucy!


Love the tree branch!

Pom Pom

Everything looks beautiful, Lucy! Your first wreath is delightful!!


What a festive holiday home...

mrs. smythe

I love that so many of your decorations are homemade and/or have a story behind them.


I love that wreath! Your Christmas decor is beautiful. :)


Love your home. Look very cosy. Like the colors and decorations.


When I was teaching, I made these little angels from doilies - their wings were part of the cutting and already attached, so no gluing needed. I would sit and chat with the children, making just a few snips into the doily, never saying what I was making. With a flourish I would slip the cuts into each other and stand the Angel up in front of them. Their gasps of delight and amazement were such a joy and I basked in their admiration for a few minutes. They were easily able to make their own and, of course, glued on tinsel and stars and an abundance of glitter. I really miss Christmas in school. Xxx

Sigi G

I love your home and how cozy you make it. I too love 'memory' things and my Christmas tree is all about that. Last weekend my daughter and her two friends baked Christmas cookies - all day. They started that a few years ago, and I have really gotten spoiled. Enjoy your lovely home Lucy!!


Thank you for sharing your preparations towards Christmas. Your home looks so welcoming, and now I feel all cosy and festive :)

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