Home flowers happy christmas


Happy Winter Solstice!

Such a wonderful feeling knowing that the light is returning, even though we won’t really notice it for a little while, it does feel good knowing that it is happening.

I took the above photo in my garden this morning and if you look closely you can see buds on my cherry tree….happy days!


I have some snowdrops in bloom too!


And despite it being December there are still some vivid colours in my garden.



However even though I’m out in my garden looking for signs of spring, I’m not completely ignoring Christmas!!

I’ve been painting tins again and made this one to hold some holly.


The Peppermint Bark has been made.

Christmas tree 15 Collage

The Christmas tree(s) have been decorated.


Candles and fires have been lit……….


……..and we’ve cosied up to enjoy the season.

My son comes home from Berlin tonight for a week and as my daughter and son-in-law don’t live too far away, I’ll have all my family around me for Christmas.

Happy Christmas 2015

All that remains now is to thank all you lovely friends for continuing to visit me here throughout the year and to wish you all a very, very Happy Christmas!!! xxx

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Jane's Journal December 22, 2015 - 12:31 pm

It looks just perfect at yours dear Vivienne. I can smell those trees and it’s amazing how many spring bulbs are up considering it’s the first day of winter! Have a wonderful time surrounded by your nearest and dearest. Merry Christmas my friend xx

Lynda Smith December 22, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Hi vivienne love your blogs wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New year look forward to seeing your 2016 girls x

Marigold Jam December 22, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Have a lovely Christmas and enjoy your family all being near. Love that painted tin idea – must bear it in mind maybe for Easter!

Helen Philipps December 22, 2015 - 9:04 pm

A lovely post, it all looks wonderfully cosy there! Love your holly tin and peppermint bark and fresh flowers growing. Wishing you and your lovely family a very Happy Christmas, dear Vivienne.
Helen xox

Robin Elaine December 22, 2015 - 9:34 pm

Merry Christmas! Love the pink flowers, they look delicious enough to eat…then I saw the peppermint bark. lol Best wishes to you and yours for a beautiful Christmas and a healthy, prosperous New Year.

micheline rens December 23, 2015 - 7:24 am

Happy Christmas,we halve already daffodills in the garden thanks to the
crazy weather

pat December 23, 2015 - 9:09 am

Love your festive home and garden photos. Love and light. Pat x

Elizabeth December 23, 2015 - 9:35 am

Hi Vivienne thank you for your Christmas home I can picture the family around the beautiful table. Being all together is wonderfull at this time of year. Flowers and the buds on the tree is amazing. We will all be together too. Thinking of you and your family on Christmas Day. Love & Blessing Elizabeth .

Gill Miles December 23, 2015 - 10:19 am

Wonderful garden photos Vivienne, looks like summer! Wishing you a very happy Christmas with your family and all best wishes for a Happy New Year!
Lots of love and good wishes
Gill xxx

ali December 23, 2015 - 11:50 am

Yhanks goodness the days are on the turn…..Happy Christmas.

Helen December 23, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Enjoy your family Christmas and the snowdrops give that lovely hint of things to come

mynestofyarnandbuttons December 24, 2015 - 12:23 am

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with your whole family, nothing like having the kids home for the holidays!! Enjoy every moment! Your home looks so welcoming! xoxoRobin

Jennifer December 24, 2015 - 3:04 am

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Vivienne. I hope you have a wonderful day.

handmade by amalia December 24, 2015 - 7:38 am

Your home looks so warm and welcoming, Vivienne. Happy holidays.

Antoinette van Zelst December 25, 2015 - 7:22 am

Happy Christmas 🙂

Anne D.T. December 25, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Happy Christmas, dear Vivienne. Look at those snowdrops!! Pre-spring is in a hurry!! 0-: I know you are having a special family time. Sending all best wishes, love and peace.
from Anne and guys xx See you in 2016!!

ginaferrari December 25, 2015 - 5:45 pm

Happy Christmas Vivienne!

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