Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!



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...

Christmas Eve:

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. 

Not what I was originally planning on wearing, but it was very comfy and warm.
The red peaking out is actually a Victorian style petticoat that I have hiked up to wear as sort of a slip.
The belt is part of the dress, which I have threaded through the space between two buttons. 


 Christmas Day:

My new nightgown set! I actually finished sewing it about a month ago but I was saving
it to wear on Christmas morning.  The pattern I used is actually the Vintage Vogue
 reprint of a 1930's evening gown and jacket, but I thought it made a lovely loungewear set. 

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!
 The next few gifts were a complete surprise. They are all from my grandmother and are all family heirlooms or things she has bought over the years. I am definitely going to cherish these forever!
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. 
Happy Holidays!!

That's All

8 comments:

  1. What awesomely festive (and beautiful!) holiday outfits and, my goodness, what an amazing haul of holiday gifts you receive!!! So many terrific vintage/vintage related treasures to enjoy and have fun with.


    Wishing you the merriest of holiday seasons and a fantastic 2012, sweet dear!

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. I have that same Art Deco art book., it's great!

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  3. I love your new lounge wear! Glamorous lounge wear is so much fun! :) Merry Christmas!

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  4. WOW, great goodies! Love your loungewear, too! Happy Holidays!

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  5. I love your nightdress- it's pretty enough for summertime lounging in the garden as well as winter warmth.

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  6. Looks like you have got lots of vintage goodies, well done you!

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  7. I have fallen in love with your candy hearts, they look way too good to eat. Also WOW WOW WOW look at all your wonderful gifts. Family heirlooms are always the best kind. Hope you had a magical Christmas.

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  8. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas! We've been out of town, so I'm just getting an opportunity of checking your blog. I'm so glad the chocolate cookie recipe worked out for you. I love the way you've decorated them. They look fabulous (so much better than mine!). Here's wishing you a Happy New Year!

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