Sunday, 18 December 2011

It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas ......

As promised here is my little Klonstsmide Christmas Tree!! It's very small but I think it's got more lights on than Blackpool Illuminations LOL

it's SO pretty!! and so easy to put up!!

If you want to make it look more elegant you can change the disc and have white lights that glisten instead of the colours.

Just in case you want to see it in action...

and thought you might like to see this photo of my beautiful daughter Christina. She went to a Venetian Masked Ball at Tatton Park (posh stately home up North!!) on Friday evening for her boyfriend's Christmas Works 'Do'. She wore this lovely black dress and said she wished she had a shrug or cardigan.

Well, like a Fairy Godmother, my mum whisked out this Vintage Black Lace Shrug!! Apparently it was my Gt Grandmothers!!! I didn't know it existed! LOL Anyway, she looked gorgeous as her Prince Charming whisked her off to the Ball. I wanted to take a photo of her beautiful diamante mask but she'd packed it away until she got to her boyfriends. Oh and she said it was snowing when she got there and reindeer were roaming the grounds! How cool is that!! 

She has gone up to Yorkshire now to stay at her boyfriend's parents until next Wednesday, then she is coming home for Christmas!! I've not seen much of her for the past few months as she has been working hard on her Phd and doing some teaching. So will be nice just to chill out and watch tv together and have some nice food!

Really enjoyed Strictly and I think in the end the right person won. But also think Brucie was right in a way... it was very, very close this year and they were all winners really!!

I am feeling a little better today and it definitely feels more Christmassy now that I've got my tree up!

Going to watch Songs of Praise at 4.30pm and sing a few carols.... and then watch Countryfile as it's a special Christmas edition.

Anybody who is worried about cooking the Christmas Dinner and impressing the In Laws? then watch the first 5 minutes of this video from the 60s.... it's classic..

Fanny Craddock

Hope everyone is ok and well.
See ya soon!
Love Sue xx


Alessandra said...

hee hee...guess I will get my tree from the attic and bring it to my living room this week. yours looks nice with all the lights on! Oh and your lovely daughter looks very likeable!! is it only the piccie or does she have red hair? She looks like a redhead though! Makes her even more likeable to me :-) She surely is a pretty lass!
Big hug, Alessandra

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah the tree looks lovely Sue, I think I will take a pic of mine and show it off all 2 ft of it!!! Hope you have a fab time when your Daughter comes home for Christmas,
Love H xx

chrissy xx said...

WoW! you are good making a 'film' of your tree! LOve the message at the end! Sue
Your daughter does look sooo pretty! bet they had a good time at Tatton...Fancy seeing Santa's reindeers lol before they start work.!They would look even better today with all this snow!
Enjoyed Strictly....LOved them all.

Anonymous said...

Awww Sue, your daughter looks lovely and i love her dress and shrug. Love your tree as well and the light changing colours, it's fab. Sarah loved it too.
Have a great evening
Hugs xx

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Such a cute little tree! We also have a small one now; only 3ft high, compared to the one we had before, 6ft. However, we got rid of that one before moving to the US and now that we're back, our new living room is too small to host a giant tree. I miss our large tree. It was beautiful with 200 white lights and loads and loads of baubles, all silver, and then some icicles. It was fun decorating the little tree though; we haven't used our small figurines for many years, so it was great seeing them again after all this time.

Take care,

P.S. Only 2 more to go now... :-)

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Sue :)

My decs went up on the 5th, it takes so long to do that I insist they go up early else its not worth the effort! lol :)

Your sparkly tree looks great and what a clever idea to be able to change the disc for different effects! :)

Beautiful pic, so glad your daughter had a smashing time.

We have more snow here today. Glasgow was grand, its great to see a little hustle and bustle from time to time, kind of helps you re-connect with the world for a bit. Then its much nicer to get home from all the madness to some peace, quiet and no people! :) Did I mention we are hermits - LOL!

I also watched Strictly - never ever watched an episode before, but it was broadcast in 3d so I thought worth a look. It was stunning and just got better and better, though I did want the girl from Waterloo Road to win :) she is adorable.

I am lucky that one of my xmas pressies is to go out for christmas dinner ;) best. present. ever! lol.

Have a smashing week hun, oh, and I see that Ray Winstone is playing you in a new version of OT over xmas! ;)



DesignerDiva said...

Hi Sue your little tree is lovely and easy to put up sounds good to me, one of mine was up for 2 days without any trimmings it looked so sad!
Your daughter looks gorgeous and what a family treasure that beautiful lace shrug! The party sounds fab and very posh - reindeer roaming in the grounds indeed! Lol
Strictly was amazing, the highest standard yet, I thought Jason was brilliant in the first part, all that energy for a man of our age!
Hugs Laurie xx

Brenda Brown said...

A fab little tree Sue and what a gorgeous photo of your daughter and so lucky you had the shrug - it was meant to be.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lisa Jane said...

ooh your new tree is so pretty .. i love it twinkling away!
Your daughter looks gorgeous too.. that shrug was just perfect for the occasion.

Jules said...

Hi Sue

Loving your super special Christmas tree. It certainly looks a lot less hassle than mine has been .. .. though having said that it has behaved itself all weekend phew!!!

Your daughter is indeed beautiful. You must be very proud of her.

I too have a Mum that can magically produce things .. .. where would we be without them?!?!

Pleased to hear you are feeling a bit better and much more Christmassy now.

Love Jules xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, your new Christmas tree is fantastic, I am so glad it all worked out well for you. Your Daughter is beautiful sounds like a magical place she is visiting , so nice for her.
I would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Christmas , eat , drink and be merry as they say. Also a Happy and Healthy New Year , oh and a crafty one of course.
Big Hugs Cheryl

Shannon White said...

Aww, Your Christmas tree is just Lovely! We just got our Christmas tree last night.. still have to put the lights on and decorate it, but at least we have Your Daughter is so Pretty! 8-) Hope she had a Wonderful time at the Party. 8-)

Hope you & your Family Have a very Merry Christmas!

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Oooh, nobody does a Christmas dinner like Fanny! Those were the days eh...she is so funny, but she had spirit! It was great to watch! Oh It was lovely to read about your Mum beinga a fairy godmother! So lovely to see Christina and she looked beautiful in her dress.LOVE your tree Sue, it's gorgeous, the photos really show it up well too, bet it's all magical! Oh well, better get ready for work :(Glad you're a bit better, Speak again soon and big hugs, Teresa xx

coops said...

your tree looks gorgeous sue.very sparkly and twinkly :D
stunning pic of your daughter, she is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Violets Corner said...

Hiya Sue! Your daughter is beautiful in her fab dress, hope she had a great evening.

The Christmas tree is so pretty with the twinkling lights, loved to see the film! I really need to put up my tree too...and cooking, hrm, I could do with some magic in the kitchen, he he.

Warm hugs

Doreen said...

Your daughter Sue looks fabulous in her dress.

Wow your tree is beautiful and sounds like a doddle to

jo said...

Aww, Sue, your tree is gorgeous!Your daughter is beautiful........hope she has a fab time up in my neck of the woods! Strictly was great was'nt it - was so difficult to choose this year - thought all 3 were brilliant.
Hope you're feeling well and warm!
Jo x

Delphine said...

I love your tree, Sue! I love when there are lots of lights:-)! I finally bought mine on Saturday and the children decorated it at last... but I am still not ready for Christmas!!! I hope you have a fantastic time with your daughter, she looks gorgeous! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Both your tree and your Daughter look gorgeous Sue. Glad you are feeling better now for Christmas. I have started a nasty cold which always goes to my joints as I have Rheumatoid so I do feel a bit sorry for myself today. Should have been visiting relatives today but had to put it off.

Have a fabulous Christmas sweetie.


Ira said...

Hi Sue,

pleased to meet you! I'm a new follower, since we'll both be on the same time next year ;-) Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations. Happy Holidays to you and your beloved ones, greetz from the Netherlands, Ira

Love your tree by the way, it looks gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I've been away for the weekend and, although we had a lovely time, I'm now running round like a mad woman trying to get everything sorted!

Your tree is very pretty indeed! Your daughter looks lovely and what a precious gift from her Nan! It's amazing what lovely things we nan's give to our granddaughters - completely bypassing our daughters, lol!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2012.