13 December 2009

Free-ish Christmas {part two}

Yet more Christmassy stuff! Since my last post, I founds a few packs of old game cards in our trunk of junk. The top ones, are some kind of word game.

...and these ones we bought in Paris a few years ago.I had the notion to string them on some gold thread with a sewing needle, and hang them up to increase the festivities.

I bought these bird stamps in The British Museum's Kids shop a while ago, I'm going to try and stamp my wrapping paper with them hopefully!

I love these Angel Chimes, I bought these ones many years ago, online from Sweden.
We had them when I was a kid too!

Those old tea lights I bought on eBay last year, I can't bring myself to light them!

This is my Christmas office.

And this is our local cafe...It was hard work decorating, so we went for emergency cheesy crumpets at Petitou!

Next to come in the series...the worlds smallest living Christmas tree!


  1. OMG angel chimes!1 we have them too!

  2. my goodness, i didn't think it got more beautiful than the last post! so jealous!

  3. Hehehe, I love your Christmas office! The decorations are looking superb, such a genius use of the card games to create garlands. Nice to see someone else celebrating christmas in a low-budget fashion, I think it makes it all the more special making it yourself rather than buying it from B&Q (but wouldn't complain if it was from Selfridges...!!)

  4. Just lovely as always. Glad to be back and to have such a feast of goodies to look at. x

  5. Hurrah for home made christmasses and stringing things onto garlands! i love your cards! i have some mini vintage cigarette cards that i wanted to thread onto string, but i didnt want to put holes in them!

    your house looks so lovely!

  6. Love angel chimes! They remind me of when I was little. You've made such lovely original things.

  7. Oh, angel chimes. My parents still have theirs... but I want some too! love the bird playing cards...

  8. Love the decorations - you always have very original ideas Miss A. My mini fork is also being used as a crimbo decoration by the way - very cute, it will be a much loved keepsake from 2009! Jx

  9. again - love the card decorations

  10. I love everything, but especially the playing card garlands! Brillian idea! Happy holidays to you & all of your visitors.



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