Friday, December 22, 2006

A Very Merry Christmas To You All!

I thought it was about time I shared some Christmassy photos with you! We have been busy decorating the tree and have also decked the timbers with garlands and lights!

We've had a very traditional red and gold theme for our decorations ever since I can remember, and every year we add a few more! Therefore some of the decorations are 'vintage' and some are much newer!

Lastly, Santa's little helper was overcome with all the festivities and decided to stop for a rest!

I hope you enjoy the photos and I look forward to seeing all of your Christmas photos too! Merry Christmas everyone!


  1. Your house looks beautiful, mine still isn't decorated although I do have the trees now. Merry Christmas.

  2. Hi Clare,
    The traditional look of your decorations fits so well with your cosy country cottage. Your inglenook looks very inviting....I could sit there for an hour or two!....

    Have a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2007.

  3. Another hour and our tree might be worth photographing!! Yours looks lovely as always. I have to admit I'm missing our woodburner, so if you hear a knock at the door ...

  4. super pics Clare, the tree looks lovely! I have to say that I LOVE the garland of flowers ( amarylis? poinsettia?) across the fireplace mantle. That looks gorgeous!

  5. Yes Clare I have enjoyed the cheerful pictures of your vintage English home very much!

    I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas time!

  6. Thank you for introducing yourself to me at nature-trail! I see that you have a ~*black beauty*~ as well! I have 2 I am sure you have seen my posts of them. Recently adopted a third cat.
    Your home is lovely and that photo of the Red covered bridge!
    YES I read and saw the movie ~*BRIDGES..*~loved it!!
    Merry Christmas to you and I look forward to furure visits. hugs NG

  7. Dear Clare!

    Merry happy Christmas to you and your family! This Christmas, we stick to the traditional red and gold as well (I just posted our tree on my blog). Your decorations are very pretty! I especially LOVE the way you "decorated" your cat! ;-)))

    All the best for you and I am looking forward to visiting your blog in 2007!

  8. A very happy Christmas to you and your family. Your decorations are beautiful and santas little helper is very cute! There are five of them here at my Mums! I hope you have a very lovely Christmas. And yes, you may definitely see me out in the Cotswolds walking off all the food I am bound to consume in the next couple of days!

  9. Merry Christmas Clare!
    Your home is glowing with Christmas prettiness! I love your decorations ~ beautiful!

  10. Your home looks lovely! I especially love the fireplace! And the phone on the previous blog nearly had me in tears it is so beautiful. Envy has once again reared it's ugly head, I'm afraid.

  11. Ooooh Clare it all looks so lovely and I hope you all had a great Christmas.

    It's great to see how everyone decorates and prepares. I love all the pictures. We have just got through Boxing day, phew I'm stuffed.
    Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  12. Lovely decorations, Clare. I hope you and your family had a lovely holiday.

  13. Lovely, Clare! I think your red and gold is very traditional and charming. Your home has a lovely glow and looks so comfy, I guess kitty thinks so too!