Christmas Decorations









The tree is up and the mantelpiece is decorated with candles and little glass baubles in little glass tumblers. I scored a fabulous bunch of many-berried holly from the farmshop for £1.50.  Its leaves are the prickle-less kind so I supplemented it with some more traditional prickly holly from my garden plus some branches of bay. I think it looks wonderful in my cream jug underneath my new picture. The picture is Train Landscape by Eric Ravilious and was a birthday present from my parents. Thank you for all the 50th birthday wishes, it was a good one.


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  1. It all looks very festive and I love the picture takes me on a tripo down Memory Lane when travel by train was in a carriage like that!

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  2. Many belated happies- I hope your day was filled with sunshine, bubbles and cake. Love the hollybaybunch. Ax

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  3. Lovely pictures - very festive, especially the holly.

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  4. I love the Eric Ravilious picture!!

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  5. Beautiful Christmassy photos.

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  6. Very p, my cat would l it.

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  7. Gorgeous picture - what a lovely birthday present. I want a ride on that train!

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  8. Sue, I am sending this comment in some moments stolen between finishing a three-hour cookie baking session, and taking required time to finish just one more gift that will be delivered tomorrow. Oh yes, pasta supper is being enjoyed, too.

    Your home looks so festive! Earlier today I brought back some red-berried branches from the farmers market, and will add some greenery to their current tall glass cylindrical vase in a day or two. Back to work for me tomorrow.

    Your birthday gift is such a treasure. I do know you appreciate having this print on your wall.

    Happy Christmas! xo

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  9. Anonymous12:14 pm GMT

    I'm suffering from Ravilious envy, what a fab present. I have a friend who runs a printing company and noticed in her office recently a Ravilious giclee print stuffed down the side of a desk. it was among several proofs the rep uses to impress would-be customers. I hinted that if it was likely to be thrown out, I would happily take it off her hands.

    Lovely warm and cosy decorations, you've inspired me do the same here in Suffolk. It's proving difficult to get in the mood because it's so mild (15 degrees this week).

    Best wishes, Jill

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  10. Beautiful Christmas colour, Sue, I hope you have a wonderful time and all good wishes for the NEw Year. I'm having a blog-break for a couple of months but will be back and checking up on you all in 2016!

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  11. Oooh, lovely Ravilious print! Lucky you. Have a wonderful Christmas, Sue - I'm glad you're blogging again.

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  12. Anonymous8:33 pm GMT

    Lovely to see your decorations. Thanks for showing us. Happy Christmas. Linda

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  13. Wishing you a very good Christmas Sue, and here's to a healthy and happy new year. Sam x

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  14. It all looks very cosy and warm. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  15. Your new picture is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. It gives a sense that the present time is orderly and cared for and that far away is attainable and welcoming.

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  16. That is a Ravilious appropriate jug and lamp shade. I have rested my feverish gaze on this picture as a cure.

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  17. Love the first picture especially. All looking wonderfully sparkly and festive.

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  18. Merry Christmas, Sue! :)

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  19. It all looks very beautiful.

    Wishing you all the very best for a Merry Christmas, and a peaceful and Happy New Year. xx

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  20. I love the decorations. Grow your own red berried plants and never buy them again.

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  21. Just found your blog and oh, what beautiful, cosy photos! So incredibly inviting. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  22. I did the bauble in glass jar thing too this Christmas. Now I'm wondering if I got the idea from your blog last year maybe. I've also got the mirror image of your Eric Ravilious painting in my house - mine's a close up of the white horse on the hill, looking down to a train going past on the plains below. Mine was also a present from my parents... I love it.

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    1. Lucky you, now I want that one too.

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