Merry Christmas everyone!! I was actually hoping on posting this in the afternoon but I took waaaaaayyy too many photos and it is taking me forever to edit them! I hope everyone had a great holiday. Yesterday we spend Christmas with my mom's side of the family, and we don't see my dad's side for another few days, so Christmas itself was a rather quiet day spent around home. It was rather lovely just lounging about, in my new pajamas, looking at all my presents, drinking some fancy new tea and eating violet creams (these were a Christmas gift. I'd never had any before but I am officially in love!).
Warning, this post is a little picture heavy...
|These are soooo yummy. Recipe found here. I used white chocolate instead of icing |
so they were easier to transport. These snowflakes are giants!
We had to split one cookie between about 3 people!
|Chocolate candy cane hearts. I found the idea somewhere on Pinterest... |
They look really good but were a little difficult to eat.
And now the presents! I didn't take pictures of everything but here are some of the more "vintagey" items. I used the handmade quilt I got as a backdrop for these photos.
|This is a stunning Edwardian brooch my parents bought me (which I picked out)|
|Signed copy of Maureen Jennings new book (she wrote the Murdoch Mysteries series). |
My mom bought this for me when we went to her book signing a month ago.
|The only two seasons of I Dream of Jeannie I was missing! I now have every episode :)|
|Some cute pendants (that will soon be earrings) from Michael's new "Deco Chic" line of |
jewellery making supplies.
|Stunning book of Art Deco illustrations|
|Four sewing books and one hairdressing book. All are reprints of original 1920's and 1930's books. |
They are just fabulous!!
|Gramophone sticky notes!|
|Not sure how old this one is, but my grandma bought it on a trip to Scotland.|
|Also a piece bought by my grandma.|
|Also bought by my grandmother on a trip to Scotland.|
|My grandfather wedding ring from 1947. The inside is engraved with the date and my grandparents names.|
|Beautiful ring that belonged to my great-grandmother.|
|A pair of earrings from the 1800's (in their original box!)|
I hope everyone has as good as Christmas (or whatever you celebrate) as I did.