Saturday, December 20, 2008

five sleeps

the gifts are wrapped and under the tree (well, almost all - still waiting for Santa to make his drop!)

This year's theme is red & blue, with strong haberdashery influences.

Simple paper bags, a serendipitous find of red polka dot paper and a selection of ric rac & ribbon in the appointed colours, along with some aqua/blue and red tissue paper...

This year, as I do every year, I looked at the abundance of wrapped gifts under our tree and thought to myself; "That's how many people we love - aren't we lucky?"

I consider us blessed ;)

and a quick trip into a shopping precinct today yielded this pretty fragrant posy to adorn our table.

All I can smell is mint and roses - it's divine!


Bells said...

oh aren't you good - with a cold and all, still managing to keep on top of the Christmas cheer. Good for you! I'll raise a glass to us feeling better pronto, huh? Yes, I'm having a glass of wine anyway. I refuse to be beaten!

kgirl said...

good for you! this cold shall not bring us down - NEVER!!

Merry Christmas xoxo

Leonie said...

Oh what a lovely Christmas you look like having, I hope all of your gifts are appreciated and your meals are tasty!

2paw said...

Hope your cold is better soon. I love your paper bags, what a clever idea. I might have some in the hall I could use too. Thanks!!

PrincessPea said...

What a lovely way to wrap your presents! Hope your cold disappears in time for Christmas.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Those bags are so cheery. Happy holidays to your family!

Gracia said...

Such festive cheer... and who doesn't go weak at the knees at the sight of a posy?

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your nearest and sweetest cuddlepies. And, here's to a super and brilliant 2009!

g xo

spiraling said...

That all looks so fantastic. I was looking at our well-stocked tree on the weekend and thinking how blessed we are, too.

Ah, sad to be leaving Bateman's Bay!