19 December 2010

the sky was on fire...

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a bizarre light appeared in the sky yesterday morning, I just managed to get a few photos quickly before it disappeared. {This cat is one of Plimsolls friends}. A few hours later...a huge snow storm!

Stupidly, whilst tons of snow fell out of the sky onto central London yesterday, I decided to go Christmas shopping!
I headed to Liberty's to get some fabric for a small pressie I'm making for Nao. Afterwards we met up with a friend from Japan and then we all went for a lovely dinner in the east end with Katy & Jane  and now I feel well in the Christmas mood!

So, today I set about doing something with that twig i painted the other day. I managed to hang it on the wall above the fireplace, with some lights and vintage baubles too.





We hopefully won't be in this flat for too much longer, but I want to make the most of our first xmas as a married couple. There is a nasty 1930s fireplace in the main room which we had covered up with furniture and books, I decided to clear it out and stick some candles in it. Its not much of a roaring fire, but you gotta start somewhere right?

After spending about 3 hours in the shed making Nao's pressies, we had a nice sit by the 'fire' with a glass of wine and some stinky French Camembert. job done I say. Xmassy score 10/10

15 comments:

  1. I just love the last picture with your wooly feet!
    Wish you and your husband :) a merry christmas!
    xoxox

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  2. I actually really like your fireplace! Looks so cozy in your flat!
    Enjoy your first married christmas together! God Jul from Norway! (great tree too!)

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  3. I like your fire place too, very art deco. Twig looks lovely.

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  4. Love the branch idea, I don't have a tree unfortunately, so this could be perfect! I also love the fireplace, reminds me of being a kid at my Gran's house for Christmas! Enjoy your first married chrimbo! x

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  5. Those sky photos are amazing!
    And I like your decorations :)
    xBeth

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  6. Gorgeous photos of that sky and I love your decorations :)

    Happy Christmas to you, your hubby and cat.

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  7. The fireplace looks great. I used to think thye were ugly but the 1930's style has really grown on me lately.
    Love the tree I just restocked with a great stash of concave vintage baubles. Can never resist their charm.

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  8. As always complete perfection!
    Thanks for all your inspiring posts Artemis, you are one talented lady. Wishing you both a beautiful Christmas.
    Jo
    P.S. I sent my hubby a link for one of your quill necklaces, I wonder if it will be under the tree on Christmas day???!!

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  9. Looks so cosy :)

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  10. That sounds like the perfect day for this time of year.

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  11. I love your Christmas tree or, rather, branch. And that sky shot is amazing! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas week!

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  12. Our Xmas tree looks just like your decorated branch! We got a dead branch in the woods and sprayed it silver. i love the simplicity of it. Happy Xmas!

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  13. It's quite funny, I've experienced some odd - but gorgeous light the last couple of week while it has been snowing like crazy. Maybe it's an actual phenomenon :)


    Freckles

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  14. I love that Christmas twig! So inventive.

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