Friday, 2 December 2011

Checking my Lists!

Can you believe it is  only  23 days  until Christmas day?
 I am checking my lists!
Home decorated?  Yes  . With that in   mind here
 are a few more  Christmasy  touches sprinkled thru the house. .
On the  bathroom vanity just a simple touch , saw something similar at Bowrings and came home and  made my version.
 Lacey  tray with  hand  towels , a few  glass beads, mercury glass votive holders with red votives ....

so simple  but so effective

Decorated  several trays,this one sits on kitchen island.....

apothecary jars  filled with Xmas ornaments also  sit on tray

Glass candle  stick  with  ornament dangling .......

looks so  cute
Each room has a touch of Xmas... 
Tree is up  !
 Home is decorated!
As Martha says it is a good thing to take a  break from all the hustle and bustle.......

 I find each afternoon I take a  mini break  and have a Chai latte, while I   check my lists of  to do things .
Found a great product by David Rio  , makes the best  packaged  Chai I have had... plus low calorie...

with Christmas mug!favourite flavour Orca Spice
add a little  milk then boiling water  Yum!

So what is left on my To- do list  :
Finish  knitting hat, halfway there!
Gift shopping is done . Check number 2!
Christmas cards made  check  #3  .
Addressing cards ,  started!
Baking   plans made , not started!
Still to do,  a big one,   wrapping!
I see a lot of   mid afternoon tea  breaks in my future..... 

Please don`t tell me you are done!


Barbara F. said...

Far from it. The chai latte sounds wonderful! I need to step it up a bit. :) xo

Rosanne said...

Wow, you've done well with your list! Love your decorating too!

Karen said...

Rosemary, oh, my goodness! I wish I had your organizational, creative skills. I still have to slay a tree and haul it in, yadayadayada.

Love all the touches of the holidays in your home. Just beautiful!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rosemary, It's looking Very Festive at your house!! I enjoy a cup of chai latte whenever I can, but have never heard of this brand. Hmmm. I'll have to look it up!! :-)

Best wishes!!

Lythrum said...

I'm working on getting my Christmas knitting done too, I am so tired of it! That'll teach me to try to learn how to do lace on short notice. Good luck getting yours done. :)

poppilinnstudios said...

Wow Rosemary, I'm impressed! My tree is up and mantel is done-that's it. Now to add touches to other rooms and the front door! Then I have to do more gift shopping, plan the baking- I'd better make a list! I'll have to try the Chai Latte, maybe while I put my list together. Have a great week!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Rosemary,
Done! Are you kidding? I have only barely started! I have only a few gifts, none of them wrapped. No baking done, no cards sent...Yikes! I need to get it in gear. As you point out, there are only 23 days left until the big day!

Ellen said...

It's all beautiful! So festive. Puts one in the Christmas mood. I just stumbled into your blog and will be sticking around. Thanks for sharing