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Sunday, 25 December 2011

A curiously decorative Christmas...



Merry Christmas!

May your holiday weekend be filled with decorative Christmas curiosities... like mine:

I decorated the tree (a Nordmann fir from pinesandneedles.com) with a mixture of cherished vintage baubles, together with some of the hand painted wooden decorations from ShopCurious.

I managed to smash just one – unfortunately a rather lovely, old fashioned glass ball. But Henry the hoover came to the rescue. He's very busy at this time of year, what with all the pine needles and Christmas crumbs on the floor...


















































































Talking of which, my mother arrived with a curiously kitsch Christmas cake. Apparently, she won it at her golf club in a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition. 7.02 pounds in case you’re curious…










I took her to the Christmas Market at London’s Southbank. It was teeming with people and full of nasty cooking smells. I’m not quite sure what barbequed burgers and bratwurst have to do with Christmas? There were dozens of candy stalls, and a glut of gaudy snow globes.





Don’t you just love this time of year?

Do you?


PS Check out the latest posts at The Dabbler for more Christmas curiosities – including our retro 3D Version of The Night Before Christmas.

5 comments:

Profoundly Superficial said...

What a wonderful "guess the weight cake"! Well done, Mum!!!

Jill said...

Merry Christmas!

Jan said...

Nice cake.
Didn't know Santa played golf.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Style Porn said...

That is one of the coolest cakes I've ever seen. Now for the most important question though: how did it taste???

Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Susan said...

Merry Christmas! How did the cake taste? Well... as none of us wanted to eat all that marzipan, we opted for chocolate cake instead. I'm sure it will last for another year? No?