Monday, 15 December 2008

O Christmas Tree

Hello :) I've not been around here for a few days because I've not been very well but I'm feeling a bit better so I thought I'd pop on here before I go and brave the crowds at the Trafford Centre (wish me luck!)

Saturday was great fun. I really enjoyed the concert and was surprised at how many songs I knew. I think Mr P was a bit scared when I started singing along but never mind! The first half of the concert was songs from Jason's new album (which are covers of 50s and 60s songs) and the second half was a bit of a "cheese-fest" with songs like Sealed With a Kiss and Nothing Can Divide Us. Great fun :) I did take some pictures and a little video so if I remember I'll try and post a couple of them on here - judging from your comments on my last post there are a few Jason fans out there ;)

The Christmas Markets were absolutely packed. We didn't stay there long because I was feeling a bit shivery and I'm not very good with big crowds of people as I get a bit panicky. We're going to try and get there again before they finish next week but might run out of time! To be honest, I was a bit disappointed by the stalls we did see as it was a load of tat and very expensive. When they first started doing the markets a lot of the items were handmade and were being sold by the original artists but this year it seemed to be the same sort of mass produed items on a lot of the stalls :(

The craft fair we went to was very good and I got a little felted heart brooch and some fabric badges which were very cute. There were a few bits and bobs I would have loved to have got but it was the wrong side of payday!

I'm still doing JYC but am still behind. The pictures on this post are for the day (can't remember which day it was ) that was about Christmas Trees. I'm off all over Christmas and New Year so there will be some serious scrapbooking going on then :)

So here are some of my favourite decorations on our Christmas tree. We go for the "more is more" look here and there are very few branches on our tree that don't have something dangling from them...

The bell bauble was from Tesco and the snowman came from the church fair a couple of weeks ago:
More Tesco decorations. They had a big half price sale on them a couple of weeks ago and I went a bit nuts!
This one is an iris folded bell that I made a couple of years ago:

This bell came from a flea market at the Civic Centre in Uppermill last year. There were loads of baubles with it which decorate our mini tree on the dresser.
I'm going through a bit of an obsession with owls at the moment and this little guy is very sweet!

And finally, Missy snoozing on "her" chair. I thought cats were supposed to be elegant but neither of mine are when they're sleeping. Mollie's even worse. She lies legs akimbo showing everything. Naughty girl ;)

I took all these pictures on my new phone (I'm still working out all the features on it) and uploaded them directly onto Blogger before coming in on the computer to edit the post and add my writing. It makes it so much easier than having to dig out the lead from the camera and resize pictures etc before posting them. I love technology sometimes!

OK, enough from me, I'm off to finish my Christmas shopping and find a dress for my Christmas do. See you tomorrow



Simone said...

The more is more is a very good look for Christmas trees! Your little kitty looks very content.

driftwood said...

our cats sleep like that too....
hope you are feeling better and that you found something fantastic to wear to your christmas party.

Shabby Chick said...

Hope you found a dress for the party! So hard when you NEED to find something isn't it?

You have some great decorations, I happened upon that sale in Tesco as well and got some little wrapped parcels for my tree for 37p! I could have bought loads too but my husband was getting all huffy already and had been round the TV and gadgets bit about three times so I had to drag myself away!

Mel x

Tea with Willow said...

Your tree looks lovely - I especially like the little owl decoration! Cutie kitty - I always think that they must feel so safe and happy to sleep like that, showing their tummies etc!
Willow x

sharie said...

I've just put lots on my new tree! No tinsel though as for some reason I've gone off tinsel on trees-don't know why.
I noticed Tesco had a half price sale on when I popped in for the last ck bag - unfortunetly didn't have time to browse :-(

Tilly said...

Hi Gem, wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas,x!

Lucy B - Vintage Floral and Gingham said...


Your cat looks CUTE! And I love the owl decoration, this year I have a bit of a 'thing' about birds...random! How things take us girls some time..

First time i've visited your post, I'll be in touch soon.

Lucy x