Are you feeling Christmassy yet???
Surely you must be by now, right?
I wanna know what your version of Christmas looks like, people!!
Is it vintage-oriented??
Do you go in for the traditional red and green?? Or are you more modern?? Do you do fancy table settings?
Or maybe, like Sue, you simply " don't do Christmas".
|1940s, hows the symmetry!|
If you're the 'don't do Christmas' type, well, maybe these pics will inspire you a little :)
And I'm not suggesting you dress up like this cute pin-up gal...
Nor that you should make twee cutesy cupcakes...because quite frankly, some of us are getting over bloody cupcakes.
But personally I say a good bit of proper Xmas pudding never goes astray, especially when one is already stuffed to the gills with food.
This year my family will gather at my mothers' house, and while we are quite traditional with food (lots of nibblies, ham, chicken, turkey, salads), due to our hot climate we largely eat cold food on Christmas day.
This includes alcohol, of course :) Drinking starts as soon as we feel like it, which is usually around 9am....champagne of course!
Makes us sound like a bunch of roaring drunks, doesn't it, but no, as with everyone these days we're all busy individuals and have precious little time together, so Christmas is the one time of the year we just don't give a bugger, we chop in early!
And we won't look like this. It's all casual around here! I daresay I'll be wearing a vintage maxi, but I'll pass on the pudding-bowl haircuts thanks very much. You'd want to start drinking early with a school-marm type like that watching over you, I say.
|colourful 1970s decorations|
After all that talk of alcohol, the pink milk is looking a bit sickly!
It's certainly not a drink I'd ever think of in association with Christmas.
This year I'll be doing my usual baking contribution, and as I did last year, I've gleaned a couple of recipes (or ideas for) from bloggers.
I'm doing the baking deeds on Friday, so if they all turn out I'll show you what I made later :)
And on to trees! What does your tree look like?? Do you even have one?
Fire-retardant DIY flocking...who knew? Certainly not me...probably 'coz I wouldn't want to know! I'm sure you realise I do enough cleaning and fixing as part of my job to sink a battleship so I'm more than happy to pass on doing any more.
Christmas in my house, such as it is, will look, umm, exactly the same as it did last year. I bought this rather lavish tree and all the 1960s decs from a deceased estate in November last year, and it'll do us for quite some time yet. Eventually I'd like some of those lovely glass baubles like the shiny brites they have in America, but I'll just wait until they come to me.
VB and I put our tree up in early December, and while I'm still not sure that she understands what it's all about, she happily helped me put up the tree and did most of the decorating herself.
I think she did a pretty good job.