Friday, 28 December 2012

A Very Vintage Christmas


Well, what a thoroughly lovely few days we’ve had but I must confess that I’m glad that this evening has brought with it a much needed rest and a chance to put my feet up.  I hope you have all enjoyed the festivities :o)

Mr Y is watching one of his Christmas DVD’s, the girls are tucked up in bed and while I take some “me” time and munch on some chocolate orange, (as if I haven't eaten enough chocolate these past few days!!), I thought I’d share with you a little of what we’ve been up to :o)

Christmas Day was spent at home and began at 7.15am when the girls were woken up by a very excited Mr Y who simply couldn’t wait.  Stockings were opened and breakfast consumed and a relaxed morning was had before the arrival of my parents and brother.  Once lunch was finished, which, I’m happy to say went entirely to plan, and everything had been tidied away, the eagerly awaited unwrapping commenced!!

I was incredibly lucky as my nearest and dearest had cunningly been accumulating vintage goodies over the course of the year which meant my presents were a veritable feast of vintage lovelies. 

From a jewellery point of view, Mr Y had found yet more pretty brooches to add to the collection.  My favourite has to be the little squirrel one in a rare pale blue and black combination.



He excelled himself further by finding one of the wartime bracelets that I’ve waffled about in a previous post!  Isn’t it lovely?!  I’m nervous to wear it for fear that it’ll get caught or rubbed on something.


As you might have expected, there were lots more knitting patterns including some of the Weldon’s wartime series like the Homefront Woollies one that I picked up a couple of months back. 


When I exchange gifts with my parents, well, with my mum really, I’m often reluctant to part with the vintage items that I have bought her.  This year was no exception and I'm not ashamed to say that it took every ounce of willpower to hand over the green leather 1930’s handbag that I’d bought her.  It seems Mum had had the same struggle as the tag on one of my gifts read "you're lucky you're getting these" :o) 


Last up for today, but by no means least, is my favourite gift.  Another neat little find by Mr Y, a much longed for Dewhurst Sylko cotton reel box.  Isn't it charming! 


Boxing Day was spent at my parent’s house.  After a very tasty lunch, we all headed to the coast with the intention of taking a stroll along the prom.  The weather had other ideas though and just as we arrived, the heavens opened.  The gentle stroll turned into a hurried sprint before that, too, was abandoned in favour of coffee and Christmas cake at home in the warm. 

Although the day itself may be over for another year, we have plenty to look forward to.  It’s my birthday on the 30th, which I still get excited about, and we hope to get together with Mr Y’s family next week.  He doesn’t go back to school until January 7th and I intend to make the most of each and every of the twelve days of Christmas :o)!!

13 comments:

  1. Hello Lucy,
    Well, you're making me (1940's) green with envy! What a lucky lady you've been, no doubt very well deserved. The Home Notes mag looks good. I'm in bed with the Quality Street tin, stoically I plough on!
    Have a super New Year and more importantly, a very Happy Birthday!
    Hen xxx
    P.s. have you watched "Restless" on BBC1? I did rather like the green jumper Eva wore lat night!

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    1. Thank you Hen, I'm still ploughing through the Roses we have left :o)
      A belated Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. I hope it's a happy, vintage filled, one.
      As to "Restless" I hadn't heard of it until your comment so thank you for bringing it to my attention. I managed to catch it up and I'm so pleased I did. The green jumper was simply beautiful and her hats! Oh how I wish they were mine :o)
      Lucy xxx

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  2. wow what beautiful presents, you lucky lady! Sounds like a lovely Christmas. I had a lazy time, enjoying not working! x

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    1. Thank you :o) I had a couple of lazy PJ days after Christmas - bliss. Glad you got time off x

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  3. Oooooh! You lucky girl - what wonderful presents
    Julie xxxxxx

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  4. Now that's what I call an wonderful stash of Christmas presents. Who needs new stuff when there's so many vintage items out there that make such lovely presents. I'm particularly envious of the knitting patterns and other magazines!

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    1. Couldn't agree more - vintage gifts are always the favoured option here :o) The knitting patterns are rather lovely. Should you ever want a copy of any, just let me know :o)

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  5. Oohh, love the cotton reel box!! How luck you are to receive these lovely gifts!! Happy New Year to you :)

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    1. Thank you :o) Belated happy New Year to you! x

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  6. Glad to here you had a lovely Christmas and Wow your family have certainly excelled themselves, what fabulous gifts!
    Ooh and a Happy Belated Birthday I hope you had a great day and were spoilt rotten!!! :)
    My birthday is in december too! It should have been the 24th but I couldn't wait (obviously needed time to prepare for Christmas) so I shocked my mum by turning up on the 2nd, which meant she also had to think of a new name as I was supposed to be called the very festive Holly :) xx

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    1. Thank you Wendy, belated birthday wishes to you too. December birthdays are rather special! Bet you were the perfect early Christmas present :o) xx

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  7. Delighted to have found your blog (discovered whilst searching for felt flower brooch ideas) - would you like a copy of a WW11 WRVS doll knitting pattern? Like your good self I have one or two (!) needlework magazines from times past and love them greatly - my weakness is embroidery so have a few of the completed embroideries too
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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