Sunday, 15 December 2013

Welcome to my world.....won't you come on in...




Snow is falling



All around me...




Children playing...



Having fun....




It's the season...


Love and understanding...




Merry Christmas everyone




























The edge of the world







PS: This isn't real snow.   I know  I am shocked too!  I 'invested' (I don't think it's cheap at £4.99) in one of those tins of fake snow - add water and snow appears. It is great (I am not sponsored....) : the children and I mixed it again and again to watch snow form before our very eyes. We made this tableau  for our delectation on the mantelpiece. Bronte did most of the arranging.

PPS: I bought the old cake decorations from a jumble sale circa 1986.

PPPS: Last Christmas I sold a merry group of 1930 snowbabies....why, oh why....

PPPPS: The little chalet is actually a viewer thingy - with tiny views of Switzerland that move round when you click on the chimney - I gave it to Bronte last Christmas.  I am a bit of a cheapskate....This year Bronte has asked for a piece of foam for felting purposes.....I do not spend much at Christmas.

PPPPPS: The old car we have had for years - I usually display it with holiday items when we go on holiday in the summer....it takes all sorts...

PPPPPPS: Other items model's own........................

PPPPPPPS: Very,very busy with work but not so very busy getting ready for Christmas - we never are really.  I don't buy  much, don't eat  much (apart from Quality Street) and don't do much - apart from decorations....now I love decorations....

PPPPPPPPS: I really don't  spend very much over Christmas.  I never quite understand all that spending to be honest...sometimes I go a bit 'crazy' but I think that possibly only then brings me up to a sub 'average' level.

PPPPPPPPPS: I am a curmudgeonly misery guts

PPPPPPPPPS: I was recently in Chichester with Mrs X - I bought  a NEW dress - Mrs X commented that in all our years of going 'shopping' it was the only time she had seen me buy something new.....

58 comments:

  1. Love it! When I was little my favourite thing to do at my grandparents house was play with the tin of cake decorations... Strange child. Well pretty odd adult really as given the chance I'd have a good root through it again.
    Ellie x

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    1. Dear Ellie


      That is lovely that this bought back those memories
      Thank you for calling in - sorry for the delay!
      Kind regards
      Jenny

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  2. its hot here today...oh so very hot. you have me dreaming of snow. x

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    1. I cannot imagine anywhere being hot right now!
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  3. I love your cake topper world. I have my own version. You are welcome to visit.

    http://oldcottageindustry.blogspot.com/2013/12/snow-on-snow.html

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    1. Thank you Kathleen - you display is particularly pretty
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  4. I never knew about snow in a tin... the other year I did a deer display and used table salt. So thank you for the heads up on the snow and your display is wonderful. Enjoy doing very little over Christmas; i'm looking forward to this also.

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    1. Hello - I think salt might be cheaper and can be used for cooking too!
      I hope that 2014 is going well
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  5. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!

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    1. Well at least we had rain, rain, rain....
      Best wishes
      jenny

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  6. this all looks wonderful! I love the little house viewer! merry Christmas lovely xxxx

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    1. Thank you Janey
      Belated Happy New Year!!!!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  7. What a smashing idea with the snow! The cake toppers remind me of Christmas cakes circa late 50's (and Auntie Ivy's trifle, but that's another story). Do you take lodgers?
    Happy Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Jacky
      Lodgers welcome but you have to wash up!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. what a gorgeous happy snowy place to visit this Sunday, i love the little car, I always played with cars as a child and have a couple now, just cant resist them, bring back happy memories i guess. anyways Happy festivities to you Jenny, and your loved ones, it is always such a treat to visit you here xx

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    1. That is so kind of you
      Belated Happy New Year and best wishes to you and yours
      Jenny

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  9. The little snow characters are so flipping cute x

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    1. They are indeed sweet - many thanks for calling in
      Happy New Year to you and yours
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  10. Jenny it all looks wonderful and who knew fake snow in a tin could look like that- I didnt! My mum gave me a couple of her old cake decorations, one of which, a snowbaby looks like the one in your photos!

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    1. Thank you Anne
      I rather like a snowbaby myself
      Happy New Year to you!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  11. Love the snowy 'mantle peace on earth' and congrats on buying a 'new' dress. Hope my rear waved and smiled back yesterday...have a Merry Christmas and a cantankerous new year. xx

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    1. your rear end kindly replied!
      Best wishes to you too and I hope all is soon mended!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  12. Your Christmas world is so wonderful Jenny, the little figures are so cute. Love the Swiss chalet.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all :)
    x

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    1. Very, very belated Happy Christmas Barbara and thank you so much for your kind card too
      All the best for 2014
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  13. The snow and your decorations are wonderful, it feels as if we have been transported to Switzerland! I have a santa old Christmas decoration too!
    Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah
      Belated happy New Year to you and yours
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  14. Love your little world of snow and happy people. The little candle decorations (?) on the tree look a bit like medicine capsules, which would account for some of the startled looks on faces. Just a thought.
    Have a happy restful Christmas x

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    1. Good point re: candles - I see it all in a whole new light now
      Belated best wishes to you and yours
      Jenny

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  15. Wonnerful wonnerful wittle dekkies in the schnee!! So many colors in your delightful tree ornies!! Yay for a Madame Cootard Christmas!! Hugs with aloha, Ann

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    1. Greeting Ann - sorry for the very long delay in sending that!
      thank you for calling in and for your kindness
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  16. Lovely. I am greatly admiring your 'depth of field' photography. They make the little world come to life.

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    1. That is so kind of you - being that I am someone who has yet to read an instruction book (which would be quicker!) I am pleased when they turn out ok
      Best wishes for 2014
      Jenny

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  17. All so very lovely and so very cute!!! :) Hope you have a wonderful week and Happy Holidays!! xo Holly

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    1. Shamefully I am wishing you a happy new Year at the end of January!
      Best wishes for 2014 to you and yours
      thank you for your kindness in 2013
      Jenny

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  18. lovely - i love the snow and your list of credits especially!!! merry christmas to you as well xxx

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    1. Gosh - the rate I am going it will be Christmas 2014!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  19. Merry Christmas Jenny,an utterly charming post,can't wait to see your Christmas table and the changing of the cloths!!Hope you have a fun and peaceful Yuletide,very best wishes Pam.

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    1. Thank you as always dear Pam - I am glad that you enjoyed the other post too!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    1. Very belated Merry Christmas to you and yours too!
      Best wishes
      jenny

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  21. What a sweet miniature snowy world. You have photographed it so well. At least this kind of snow is easy to "shovel" when the time comes.

    xo Danielle

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    1. Yes indeed Danielle! It was easy to clear up afterwards
      Belated Happy New year to you and yours
      Jenny

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  22. The tableau is absolutely wonderful. I have never heard of this "snow". Where do you get it? Have a wonderfully happy Christmas. Philippa xx

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    1. Sorry for the delay Philippa - I think that it is called 'fake snow' and I bought it via Amazon but then saw it in a local shop so could have saved postage!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  23. Fantastic post! who needs words, your photos are an amazing trip, is that what all the little empty capsules on the tree are you naughty woman? Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Oh dear I have been caught red handed!
      Belated best wishes to you and yours and thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  24. Such a lovely festive post! Enjoyed looking at your snow scene.

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    1. Thank you kindly Kate-Em
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  25. Jenny, Jenny, as always you make me smile :)
    I soo LOVE that you don't buy much, don't eat much and most of all don't do much!
    hehe,.... That's what it should be all about! We are very much the same...( hate the slaughter of Christmas) and the greed!
    I must also add from my soap box too.....that I found the Series on Liberty to be rather greedy and self indulgent!~ I would much rather pay a visit to your wonderful blog any day....( did you view it?)
    Be well lovely Jenny, sending twinkly hugs from my corner to your.....Maria x

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    1. Dear Maria
      Such a long time ago now - so sorry for the delay in replying! Thinking of your today because they were chatting about the winter olympics on the radio so I always think of you and your amazing family
      wishing you well for 2014
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  26. Dear Jenny, can you make it snow- real snow please? We've been spoilt in recent years and now I miss it... Your lovely, funny little tableau has made my day! Happy Christmas Jane xx

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    1. Dear Jane - sadly I did not have much joy with the real snow making this season!
      Wishing you all the best for 2014
      Best wishes
      jenny

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  27. I do so love your blog..
    It always brings a smile and brightens my day..

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    1. That is very kind of you to say Angrad
      Best wishes for 2014
      Jenny

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  28. I'm loving the snowy backdrop to this page as well as the gorgeous pics you've posted above ... are you a lover of snow of the cold, outdoor variety Jenny?

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas xxx

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    1. Dear Annie
      I am rather partial to fresh, newly laid snow - but not mush!
      Thank you for your kind words
      Best wishes for 2014
      Jenny

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  29. Did you grow up listening to Jim Reeves records too? Love your photos, very unique angles and fun to look at for those of us outside your world...

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    1. Ah yes I like a bit of Jim Reeves - soft and mellow
      thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      jenny

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