I bought myself some birthday presents...minis for the English Cottage Kitchen. I decided to decorate for Christmas, since the deadline is in December, and though I've decided not to meet the deadline and enter the contest, the thought of Christmas remains.
There is no better way to create an English Christmas than to buy from English craftswomen...these are from the very talented Lucy and Gillian at abasketof...except for the trees and wreath, I picked those up at JoAnne's.
I haven't decided yet if I'll keep the table as is, make it a bit taller and paint the base gray, or remove the items and relocate them onto a marble topped island I had planned to build for the kitchen.
The turkey was a gift with my order...next time I build a stove I'll have to place the turkey inside and light the oven to show it off.
I had hoped to be done with the stones by now, but I had some kind of stomach flu last week. I missed a day of work, didn't go to the gym, and didn't work on the house. Yesterday I spent the day in front of my television because it was The Day of the Doctor...I couldn't miss that! I was thinking I'd get back to the stones today, but I am, quite frankly, bored with egg cartons. I'm going to sit the house aside and play with decorating the tree or making Christmas candy instead, I think. Besides which, Ester isn't ready to give me the egg cartons my mom dropped off for me, she's been lounging in them.