Friday 26 December 2008

All is Calm

Possibly my favourite day of the year.

Boxing day.

The feast of Stephen.

The cooking has been done and we have delicious leftovers to eat until we get tired of it.The house is reasonable tidy and calm.

A Merry Christmas was had by all.

A little change in the festive decor this year..

..a bit of kitchen kitsch.
We usually hang these in the living room but I just couldn't be bothered to get the ladders out and it wouldn't be Christmas without them.

So I just lowered the clothes rack and hung them on.(Its rather off balance because all that ironing yeilded a mammoth harvest of tablecloths and I wasn't sticking them in a drawer to get all scrunched up again)

They'd been there for 3 days when my husband asked why I hadn't put up the santas.

It still took him 2 days to find them.

He was responsible for putting out all the cards.

He is very Artistic and found the perfect place for the one form my long time 'pen pal'
Carol with the clutter.

Can you spot the moose?

Tomorrow all this will be put away because this room is going to be re decorated.

As I was sitting here in the calm quiet house I thought I'd take some pictures of the crib I made from FIMO many years ago.

But at close Macro range the faces don't bear up well.

The Kings look more manic than magi-

Joseph has the eyes of a man who was up all night in a stable

and I wouldn't want these shepherds anywhere near my newborn babe.

But as a whole the group conveys the Christmas story.

Have a peaceful week.


Jude said...

Decorate, no! The scissors, the pots, the tiles.... they are wonderful. Just my sort of eclectic mix.
Enjoy the peace

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arlee said...

The days after Christmas and before New Year's Eve have always felt like they were out of the ordinary to me---sometimes a let down period, sometimes a rejuvenation time, and this year, oddly invigorating in a mental sense--not manic or hyper, but clear.

Wishing the best of all things for you and merry merries and happy thingies, Blossom. Cyber hugs and smoochles.

Julie said...

Glad you had a good Christmas, Jackie. Your crib scene looks charming.

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

I love Boxing day too,I enjoy the left overs as much as Christmas dinner.
I love your mantle Jackie.x

Gina said...

Boxing day is my favourite too. Your fimo scene is lovely.

Unknown said...

your nativity scene is delightful. I hope your Christmas continues happy and peaceful, decorating notwithstanding

Kitty said...

Glad to hear you had a good day. Good luck with that decorating! x

rivergardenstudio said...

What a lovely nativity scene, and I love the scissor collection! Happy Holidays... Roxanne

Victoria said...

The Fimo nativity scene is great Jackie, and I think your scissor collection is fab! So happy that you had a lovely Christmas, best wishes for the New Year! xo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Isn't the after Christmas quiet wonderful? I love your Nativity, and your scissor display!

Edward and I send wishes for a most Happy Christmas week!

alice c said...

What a wonderful Nativity set - it must have such amazing memories every time you take it out of the box at Christmas.

gunnelsvensson said...

yes, I agree! These days are good for some rest and leftovers to eat, long walks and some reading, TV and good company! And soon is it new year !!

Deb Lacativa said...

Tell me I am actually seeing snow pixels drifting down the page and that I'm not about to have a brain

julie king said...

your nativity figures are wonderful! i'm wanting to do some experimenting with paper clay one of these days.

Heather said...

Love your Nativity figures and your snow effect. Joseph probably was awake all night in that stable and as for the shepherds, well living rough on a hillside I don't suppose they looked too good in real life. Don't envy you the decorating but it will look lovely when it's done.
Love the mantelpiece display too.

Dot said...

Hi Jackie

Your post's always make me smile. Love your photo's of your nativity characters (they don't look scary at all!).

And the photo with the moose card is beautiful (your pottery is gorgeous).

I wore the beautiful green cuff I bought from you over Christmas and everyone loved it!

Sending you much love for the new year.

Hope 2009 brings LOTS of wonderful experiences your way.

Dot xx

Ro Bruhn said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to visiting again in the new year. I hope 2009 is full of art and happiness.

maggik1 said...

Oooh! I'm thoroghly enjoying a really lazy time just now and I can't cope with thinking about you decorating! I'm sure it'll be lovely when you've finished - but oh, you are brave!!!

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

Hi Jackie! Your fimo scene looks great! You gal of many talents! I love your scissor collection!

Chris Daly said...

I love your nativity set and enjoyed the post about the wicker man. Your pottery colletion reminds me of mine, many greens and blues. Have a wonderful New Year! Chris

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