Thursday, 18 December 2008

Christmas.. at Eleanor and Ruby

The days are just flying by here at our house. We continue to churn out the Christmas fare at the bakery, which at times seems too huge to cope with.

I think it's almost two weeks since I had a moment to post, so it's lovely to be at home this morning to enjoy a moment by myself.

I took the children to Brisbane last week and had a lovely day in one of the major shopping centres there. We really enjoyed ourselves and I made a great start to my shopping and almost finished it. Just a little to go and I will be organised in that department anyway!

Yesterday afternoon, after work at the shop, I was able to get all of the wrapping done of the gifts so far. This year is a red and white Christmas here at Eleanor and Ruby!!

The Christmas tree is mostly red, white and glittery decorations. So of course the wrapping had to match!!

I am quite pleased with how the decorations on the sideboard turned out this year. I just love this felt angel that I made quite a few years ago. I have placed all the lovely glass containers and cake domes amongst the berry garland. The glass jars have been full of red, white and green sweets but it seems that the family "mice" have had a lovely nibble on those - so had better replace them soon!!

Can you see the lovely polk-a-dot paper lantern reflected in the mirror? I was instantly drawn to these when I saw them. I have them hanging from the lights and from the doorways and one as the centre of a swag of greenery above one door opening.

I love the lights on top of the hutch. I think they may just live there all year round.

So as Christmas Day approaches at top speed, I am looking forward to hopefully some Christmas baking and maybe even a little stitching this weekend. Or, then again, I maybe just dreaming! I hope the last of the gift shopping is done today and then we can gently slide down into the celebrations next week.

Wherever you are this Christmas, I pray that you will enjoy the company of lovely friends and family and that the true Peace of Christmas will live in your heart, not just for one day but during the year to come.

So, if I don't get to post here again in the next week, I just send my love and Christmas wishes to each and everyone who visits here.

Happy Christmas!


mberenis said...
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Ineke said...

Hi Leisa,
Your house looks lovely for Christmas and I like the way you dressed the tree - with red and white - very traditional!
I wish you and all of your family a very blessed and peaceful Christmas and I hope that 2009 will bring to you all that you hope for.
Big hug from Holland,

thriftymrs said...

OOh wow it looks so gorgeous. Very festive!

Maree said...

Love all your Red & White...your Tree looks Beautiful...
Merry Xmas to You & Your Family and all the very Best for 2009...
May Our Blogs be with You...

Anonymous said...

Hi Leisa, your Christmas decorations and just gorgeous,I have really enjoyed reading your blog during the year and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.
Sue H

buttercup & roses said...

What a beautiful tree, and what perfectly colour co-ordinated gifts! (I do the same thing!)

Hope you have a very merry christmas...Jen x

Leanne said...

Hi Leisa,
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Christmas. I am always totally blown away by your beautiful house it should be in a magazine.

A home far away said...

You have been decorating so lovely and I do hope you are able to enjoy the Holiday spirit:-

Hugs Gunilla in Singapore