I still have a few gifts to wrap but apart from that I am enjoying the season. Catching up with friends, listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas films. Now that I have a little time I intend to catch up with a little reading. I have also been adding to the gifts, making hugs for the mugs filled with sachets of chocolate and chocolate stirrers.
All ready to be popped into a hamper I have ready for when we go to Victoria's. I have also made some for our good friend who looks after the dog when we go away.
A Christmas Eve box has been made in readiness for Lily and Daisy, Lucy intends to pop a few bits in for after church.
I have managed to get the house back to some normality, it never ceases to amaze how quickly it can be achieved when you look at the mess. The mountain of washing up was a bit of a chore but I am not a fan of paper/plastic products although I can understand how much easier it would have been. I am the same about napkins preferring cloth to paper, although you do have the added job of another washing load. The table is now set for two for us to enjoy some quality time and meals together.
This time the napkin is folded into an elves boot with a spreader popped inside. The napkin folding is a little fun and can easily be found using google. So far we are enjoying the season and have a lot to be thankful for. How are your plans going?
See you soon.
I'll be off to see Ruby in her school play tomorrow. Not a Nativity this year but something about snowmen and children. Whatever it is I will go armed with a handbag full of tissues as usual.ReplyDelete
So sorry you may not be able to go to the girls dance show....I will keep my fingers crossed that you can-x-
I've said this before, but you are amazing! You get so much done in a day and find time for friends and family. I agree with you about the paper plates and napkins...I had much rather use the real thing, even if it means more work.ReplyDelete
I do hope you manage to get to Lily and Daisy's dance show, but best not to risk it if there's any risk to Gerard's health, you don't want that over Christmas. Your table looks lovely.ReplyDelete
Wow! You have a very festive touch.ReplyDelete
I'll have to go look for napkin folding instructions now.
I love how you put so much effort into making things so special for everyone.ReplyDelete
You are beautifully people oriented, which also means that you have to be task oriented. I admire your Christmas spirit and eagerness to share your joy.ReplyDelete
It is so nice of you to find time for acts of kindness at this busy time of year. And must be so very much appreciated.ReplyDelete
I don't use paper plates or cups either, I prefer china, even if it means more washing up. So kind of you to remember your neighbors.ReplyDelete
Sharing with your neighbors was thoughtful. I'm sure your visit made them feel special. It's the little things people remember. ♥ReplyDelete
Fingers crossed the children are well enough for you both to see the play. xReplyDelete
Oh I hope the children are well enough for you and your husband to attend the play. I know how much that means to you. I so enjoy seeing the thought and care you put into making things special for so many, even your elderly neighbors. The cup hugs and stirrers are so special too and even making the table festive for the two of you. That takes thought and caring and you see to have an abundance of that. I like to use real dinnerware too, even when camping. It's easy enough to wash up in our trailer and Dennis prefers it too. Have a lovely day my friend.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping my son comes home this Friday (or saturday or sunday) and then we will have some one on one time about a week until our daughter and son in law fly in after Christmas. they will all be here a week. My house will be filled to the brim but I will be happy and ignore the mess :)ReplyDelete
That table is beautiful! And I love cloth napkins as well. Henny Penny taught me well! :) There is nothing like family!ReplyDelete
It's beginning to look a LOT like Christmas, for sure! I adore those sweet and cozy mug jackets! How cute are they! Merry Christmas Hugs! ♥ReplyDelete
Everything looks wonderful at your house...It was so kind of you to remember your neighbours too. Merry Christmas to you. Thank you for your lovely comment. Take care. Debbie xxReplyDelete
Oh, the coffee mugs with the cozies are so cute and great gift idea~!ReplyDelete
Your table looks lovely. I'm afraid I use paper napkins but rarely paper plates. They are usually quite flimsy. My dishwasher began to be unreliable last year and now I'm back to washing dishes by hand and I'm okay with that.ReplyDelete
Things are still a bit hectic but hopefully when schools out next week I can enjoy time with loved ones at this season and finish baking for the big day. Your table is so pretty and I love the bows on the chairs too!ReplyDelete
We are pretty much sorted except for some baking next week. I love how you decorate your table, it looks beautiful xxReplyDelete
I've been reading back a few posts and looks like you had a really great family gathering! Everyone looks so happy ... except for "Grandad" with a sparkly bow ;)ReplyDelete
It was really thoughtful of you to visit the couple with some Christmas treats. I'll bet they were pleased to see you. Enjoy your winding down now to enjoy Christmas Day.
You are such an inspiration, my friend!ReplyDelete
I love all the special festive touches you made for the season.
And I love your table!!!!
I finished our cards tonight...tomorrow I'm preparing for Madison and Nicolas!!!! Have a wonderful evening!
i dont use paper cups or plates either - it could be something to do with me being ocd about being earth conscious and i enjoy to clean up afterward and think back on the festivities. your table is beautiful and i do hope you all get to see the play and that everyone feels better soon xxx gentle healing hugs from africa xxxReplyDelete
Your table looks gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I only use paper plates when we eat in the garden. Inside I don't like it, I have a dishwasher no problem for that. Your pictures are very nice !ReplyDelete
Love all your special touches, comes together really well! Hope everyone feels better soon!! thank you for the kind words on my blog :-) Have a great afternoon!ReplyDelete
Agree about paper plates, I'drather do the washing up afterwards. Love your table setting and the mug hugs:)ReplyDelete
Your table is glorious! I agree about using nice china and fabric napkins. I don't mind the folding of them after the wash. Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
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((hugs)), Teresa :-)
Goodness you have been busy and it has been a pleasure catching up with your posts this evening. Your family celebration looked wonderful and you home has been quickly restored despite all that washing up. Your table looks beautiful with all your lovely decorations. I hope your grandchildren recover quickly and enjoy their show.ReplyDelete
Your kindness to your elderly neighbors is inspiring. I hope we all follow your lead and find someone nearby to cheer up.ReplyDelete
bellissima la tavla, adoro gli scaldotti per le tazze XDReplyDelete
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