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)!!