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Christmas 2011

by greenrabbitdesigns

Well I hope like us you all have had a lovely Christmas!

Probably like us you’ve had too many of these!!

I received some beautiful presents, as did everyone in our house, resulting in this ……….

………. huge pile of wrapping paper! You’ll be pleased to know it has all been recycled now!

Boxing Day saw our up-to-that-point quiet Christmas very quickly take a different direction. When our daughter phoned from Paris (the trip was her present from her boyfriend) to announce that they were engaged. They flew out out on Boxing Day afternoon and they return home tomorrow (Thursday) evening, then I’ll be able to get a good look at the ring which I’ve only seen from an iPhone photograph but looks absolutely gorgeous. So I think busy times are ahead!!!

Before I go I just want to let you know that I’m having a little sale over in my shop! There is 15% off everything, just enter ‘WINTERSALE’ at the checkpoint.

I hope you continue to enjoy what’s left of Christmas and 2011.
Thank you all so much for joining me in my little space of blogland during this past year, I hope to ‘see’ you all again in the new year!

I wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year!

Here’s to 2012 and the Springtime (whoo hoo)! 🙂

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Lola Nova December 28, 2011 - 10:04 pm

Congratulations! How exciting. So glad to hear you had a lovely holiday!

Jane December 28, 2011 - 10:09 pm

How exciting Vivienne and many congrats to your daughter. What a wonderful end to 2011 for you all. I am glad to see chocolate features in your post and I love that card in the first photo. Have a very happy New year my dear friend and the best of everything in the coming months.
Jane x

lily December 28, 2011 - 10:28 pm

Glad to hear your Christmas was full of the most important thing……….lots of sweeties and choccies, lol…………the first picture is gorgeous and just so Christmassy……..again congratulations to your daughter, how lovely to begin the planning of a wedding. xx

Corry en heleen December 28, 2011 - 11:40 pm

Congratulations Vivienne, what an exciting news!
Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year. We look forward to continuing to read your lovely blog.
Groeten, Heleen en Corry 🙂

Amanda December 29, 2011 - 4:45 am

Congrats to your daughter!! 🙂 How exciting to start planning a wedding in the new year.
♥ Here is to 2012 my dear blogging friend.
Warm Wishes

Mia December 29, 2011 - 6:54 am

What a lovely Christmas-time post, Vivienne! Looks like you had wonderful time… but I think the most fantastic gift came via phonelines from Paris! Congratulations still once to lovebirds and the proudest mom!! Enjoy it all – it’ll be a great year ahead of us!

Happy New Year, dear friend!


Susana December 29, 2011 - 8:50 am

Hola. Felicidades por el compromiso de su hija¡¡¡¡¡¡ que romántico declararse en Paris¡¡¡¡¡ tienes que estar muy contenta y a la vez emocionada, se acerca una boda, felicidades para los padres de la novia.

Feliz año nuevo¡¡¡¡


Patty December 29, 2011 - 9:56 am

Lovely Christmassy gifts Vivienne, I like the rabbit thing which might be a pendant and I realise something I didn’t get this year was any craft books, is that one of those interesting Japanese craft books you have?
I was looking at the pile of gift wrap to see if any cat heads were poking out, I think every cat I know likes jumping in and out of bags, boxes and gift wrap but I can’t recall whether your mob go in the house or not.
Great news about the engagement to start off an exciting new year and hope you have a wonderful 2012! xx Here’s to more blogging!

Helen Philipps December 29, 2011 - 12:35 pm

Such exciting news for you all, and so romantic for your daughter…congratulations to her!! Loved your post today, the picture at the top is so wonderfully Christmassy….and like you I have had plenty of chocolate! Enjoy the rest of the week and have a very Happy New Year…I look forward to visiting your lovely blog in 2012, Vivienne!
Helen x

Gina December 29, 2011 - 2:34 pm

Sounds like a lovely Christmas all round. Congratulations to your daughter.

harmony and rosie December 29, 2011 - 8:30 pm

What lovely news Vivienne, how exciting for you all. You will have to start thinking about knitting a hat for the wedding!!!
So pleased you had a wonderful Christmas with lots of lovely gifts (including a bunny I see .. of course!).
Kate xx

Annie December 29, 2011 - 9:56 pm

Gorgeous post 😀
Many congratulations to your daughter and her intended. I know what you mean about the chocs! And please can we have a closer look at that Japanese embroidery book.
Loving the rabbit!

thelinencat December 30, 2011 - 9:32 am

Congratulations to your daughter and her fiancee! I got engaged in Paris (rather a few years ago now).

Sounds like a great Christmas, sadly I ate a few too many chocolates (and cheese) so I’ll be walking, walking and walking some more come the new year. Roll on Spring 🙂 Bx

Jenny December 30, 2011 - 10:54 am

Congratulations to your daugther – how exciting! Bet you will have fun helping her to plan the wedding next year!! So glad you had a lovely Christmas, that’s one big pile of wrapping paper! hehe. Wishing you a very Happy New Year too and a wonderful 2012! xxx

Liz in Missouri, USA December 30, 2011 - 5:13 pm

And a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too! It looks like you had such a lovely time – and now – a new Son-in-law-to-be! YEAAAAA! Happy Days, Vivienne! I love your blog – thank you for sharing so many delights!

plumcreek22Anne December 30, 2011 - 5:29 pm

Lovely Christmas photos, Vivienne!! What a news…..Congrats to all of you!!
I am very glad to meet you through your blog and shop.

Happiest 2012 to you and your family!!

Anne x

Robin December 30, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Congratulations to you(mother of the bride) and your daughter. That is so exciting and Paris yet. WOW! 2012 will be the year for all of you……enjoy every moment, it all goes by so quickly.
Happy New Year my friend, xoRobin❤

jooles December 31, 2011 - 5:02 pm

wow…congratulations to your daughter and you of course! sounds like you will have a wonderful year ahead.
looks like you had a fabulous christmas
Happy new year!
love jooles xxx

December 31, 2011 - 8:48 pm

wishing you a very lovely 2012
and warmest congratulations on your daughter’s engagement in paris! so romantic 🙂

big hugs xxx


tinajo January 1, 2012 - 11:05 am

So much fun with the engagement – congrats to her and you! 🙂 Have a great start of 2012! 🙂

a&r@abigail*ryan January 1, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Wonderful news about your daughters engagement, it must have been in the water 😉 So great! Hope she loved Paris (my favourite place) and that you have fun planning the wedding, x

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