Sunday 23 December 2012

Christmas has arrived at Sugarlane….

Finally, finally, finally!!!! Why is it that every Christmas seems to creep up so quickly and everything is left to the last minute in our household….please reassure me…’s not just in MY house, is it????

Friday was the day to set up the Christmas tree and decorate the house…..well….in a minimalistic type of way! I think I left half of the stuff in the boxes as, for just a few days, there doesn’t seem much point in dragging it ALL out!!!! So I thought I’d take you on a quick Christmas tour of some of the Christmassy stuff at Sugarlane place!….

Our tree….all decorated with the stockings set out ready for the “Santa fill”…..some special Santa hats which MUST be worn when giving out the presents……a plastic bag……????? Well….can’t give away too much can I???? someone might be reading!!!! *wink*

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My lovely, new ornie gifted to me by the lovely Fiona nestled in amongst all those baubles and tinsel….

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Isn’t Gingie so cute??? He sits alongside my other new ornie I received from Josie in the SSCS this year….

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I just love ‘em both!

And my precious nativity scene sitting on the beautiful, and just as precious, table runner Jen made for me last year in our swap….

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my Baboushka Santas keeping watch over the proceedings…

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the mini Christmas tree DS made for me MANY years ago with some other little decorations bought from op shops and gift stalls for me by him in his single digit days…..

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and the lovely white tree which hopefully will bring cool thoughts to our tropical home over the Christmas season. The beautiful runner underneath is one made by Kornelia for me in the 2010 SSCS. The candles have a very special purpose….especially during our cyclone season when the power goes out constantly!!!!

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One of the first stitchery projects I did….my santa swag…..

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a gorgeous swap gift I received from Illene last year…

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and a simple reminder to all that Christmas is all about Hope and Joy!

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Christmas time is also about the beautiful tropical fruits we are so lucky to have up here……yummy lychees from a friend’s tree….grown in their own backyard and harvested BEFORE the fruit bats and parrots could get them!!!

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….even some funny looking ones!……

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which remind me of Sesame Street characters, or is it the Muppets, for some reason!!!! hee hee

And the beautiful tropical sunsets seen from our own front yard each night….aaaaaahhh……I love this place (but I would love a white Christmas too!!!)

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Are you ready for Christmas, or are you like me this year, and leaving it to the last minute?

Sugary, Christmas hugs :O)



Arlene White said...

Merry Christmas buddy.... Arlene

Chookyblue...... said...

love all your decorations........we only got our tree up yesterday so your ahead of us........

Anonymous said...

wow what wonderful xmas decorationg Wendy,thankyou for sharing.xx

retdairyqueen said...

Loved the tour and felt very pleased when I saw you were using the tree I sent you
Merry Christmas

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wendy fantastic decorations....

Maria said...

Your place looks very Christmassy indeed now.Thanks for showing us all your gorgeous things..
must say I have a few things to do but the tree and decorations went up two weeks ago but not as many as I usually do.
Have a Wonderful Christmas.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Merry and Blessed Christmas to you, Joe and Nick, sweetie!
Love you heaps,
Jen and the fam.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Loved visiting your place Wendy and seeing your decorations. Beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Bring on the mangoes and watermelon.... Ahh! Queensland!

Larissa said...

Wow! I must be just about the only one who hasn't decorated yet for Christmas ;) !!! Not even a tree yet!! ... Your decorating is gorgeous - what a lovely place you live in ... and what lovely decorating you put up at this time of year!!! Hugs!

szkornelia said...

It seems you are all set for Xmas. Very nice decorations. I am really happy that in a way I can somehow be 'there'. Wish you all the bests.