Slowly but surely our little cottage is being transformed into a Christmas haven. I have been adding little bits and pieces each day and moving things around for the perfect look. There is still a major gap in the decor the TREE. Unforunately we had a very unwelcome visitor to the attic earlier in the year, a tiny mouse. Tiny in stature maybe but it did cause a lot of damage to our beloved Christmas tree. Everything was checked and sorted at the time but as there was no damage to the box we didn't check the tree. The damage was discovered when we opened the box, it had eaten its way through all of the berries and cones. I am sure you can imagine the mess. Consequently we have no tree as yet...
I love a wreath at ay time of the year in all its guises, let me take you on a little tour.
This is the one that greets you if you enter the cottge through the front porch. Made from an old curtain to match the pelmet made for the window.
Whilst this will welcome you into the kitchen if you enter the cottage via the side porch. Made from the excess trim from the process of making Harris Tweed.
In the bedroom I have one hanging from a cupboard made from scraps of Harriws Tweed. The second one is a momento from our daughters wedding, crocheted with love.
I enjoy the process of making them and using different materials to experiement with texture and style. Here are the three hanging in the main room of the cottage.
Each one a fun make and adding to the ambience of our home. The final wreath today is one that was made for the table an Advent wreath.
Bark was made using plain, milk and white chocolate topped with dried fruit and nuts with some broken candy canes. Very tasty and a great addition to the orange and cranberry trifle. It is a tradition that has been passed on to our daughters who now in turn enjoy the process with their own children. I love that family traditions are passed down through the generations. Have you any traditions that have been passed on?
Christmas is fast approaching and I am enjoying each and every moment.
Take care and stay safe.
See you soon.