Mmmm, things are looking very pretty at your house, Rosemary. My favourites are the cake and the baubles in an antique urn. Gorgeous!
The cake decoration was done in no time at all, I am not one for fiddling around.
Thank you Linda - it was all assembled rather hastily.
You have done some experimenting it seems with your camera, decorations do look good.
I am a great one for experimenting with my photos, it is good fun.
Dear Rosemary,I like the look of your Christmas Cake!I also really like that photograph you have taken of your Christmas Tree lights. Very artistic!Bye for nowKirk
Dear Kirk - the cake is very minimal. I made the band which goes round the middle of it out of some wrapping paper.The Christmas tree lights are in the garden. We do not have any street lighting here so the lights really glow in the dark.
I thought they looked like 'outside' lights. There is something rather magical about setting up lights in trees outside.
Now you can get these LED lights that go outside it is so easy to add a bit of sparkle to the garden trees.
Dear Rosemary,what a lovely post!Your christmas cake looks so preety!! Gorgeous pictures!!The photo with the christmas lights is fantastic!I enjoyed waching these beautiful sceans!!Wishing you a lovely evening my friend!Dimi..
Dear Dimi - the proof of the cake will be in the eating, it smelt lovely, hope that it tastes good. Glad you enjoyed seeing the Christmas lights. Take care.
Your Christmas preparations feel so calm and organised. The cake is so beautiful for it's simplicity.Sarah x
Dear Sarah - I am all for the easy route, and I think that sometimes simple is actually better.
Adorable lovely things there Rosemary! You have reminded me to have a play with my camera and the tree lights. Suzy x
Look forward to seeing your tree lights Suzy - these digital cameras are amazing, I love fiddling around with them.
Lovely - this has really put me in the Christmas mood, Rosemary. I've been hanging cards down our wall beams and must take a photo or two.
Would love to see your card displays, hope that you will show the photos. Beams are very useful at this time of year.
Rosemary, the cake looks very angelic. So right of you to place an angel there. Your outdoor tree light is so dramatic in the dark.
Dear Pamela - still have to make some mince pies then just the presents to wrap and the fresh food to buy.
Hi Rosemary!not so many days left ... and I still haven't start baking! But I lpan to make something greek for family and friends this weekend. It's about time to have some cinammon and honey smells in this kitchen ; )lots of love and Christmas greetings!
How lovely Demie - Baklava, Finikia, Loukoumades, Quince with Cinnamon??? straight from the spice route. Sending special Christmas wishes to you and your family.
Beautiful! Especially love those knitted flags and the coloured lights, in one of the trees outside?Bye,Marian
The knitted bunting is made by a local crafts person not by me. We like a few lights in the garden, it makes a cheery welcome.
Hello Rosemary!!!Very nice pictures! I wish you Merry Christmas!
Dear Ioanna - thank you - sending Christmas greetings to you and your family.
Dear Rosemary,I missed posts! A very quickly looking ,shows to me that you prepare lovely Christmas moments !Olympia
Dear Olympia - hope all is well with your preparations for Christmas. I am sure that you will have all of your family with you. Enjoy and sending you my best wishes for a happy time.
Since I am in the grip of a knitting obsession at the moment I am particularly struck by the knitted bunting! What a great idea. Love all your photos though. I really must stop knitting and get ready for Christmas.
Hope you give knitted bunting a try Elizabeth. You could make some birthday bunting, or even bunting to celebrate the arrival of a new baby as well as Christmas bunting.
And so I agree "Slowly Slowly".. It all looks beautiful.Your cake looks divine..as though the snow settled on it during the night.I think I must get a bunting for next year! your looks so festive.Happy Christmas Rosemary.Thank you for taking the time to read my blogs and comment on them. I enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for all your support...Family duty calls.look forward to blogging in the New Year.Its been a pleasure val x x x x
Dear Val, thank you so much, and I also look forward to connecting with you again next year. The snow on the cake is made from roll out fondant icing, it is not so sweet, which I prefer, and much easier to dress the cake. I am all for the quickest and easiest method that is available.The christmas bunting is rather nice to have, and I also have some summertime bunting too.Happy times with your family Val.
Dear Rosemary, All your decorations are lovely, and I am charmed by your knit holiday pennants! I wondered whether that was a cake, but Val answered my question.
Dear Mark - I have had the christmas bunting for a few years now, but it always makes a cheery welcome addition to the christmas decoration.I wonder do you have a Christmas cake like we do? It is a rich fruit cake and then it is dressed with marzipan and covered with icing. Many people put the marzipan and icing on the sides of the cake too, but for me that makes it too sweet.
I have never had the cake with marzipan, and I've never heard of others in the U.S. making it. But we do have the fig cake and in our family, instead of icing, it comes with a hard (stiff) sauce made of powdered sugar, butter and rum. Believe me, the figgy pudding is mainly the vehicle for the hard sauce!
That sounds like the sauce we put on our Christmas pudding which can be made with rum or brandy.
That is super creative, I first tought it was fruit.Greetings,Filip
Well you were partially correct Filip except that some of it is ornamental fruit. Are you still on your travels around the world?
Beautiful, Rosemary - almost beautiful enough to make me want to get started...
Nilly you are always good for a chuckle - I love it.
So many festive touches, they really get you in the mood for Christmas, don't they? I really like your bowls full of baubles, they shine like gems :)
Nothing too complicated Rosemary, we are off to the Land of the Midnight sun after Christmas so keeping it simple.
Oh my, Rosemary! Beatiful! I very much like the knitted flags!They are really lovely! Christa
I bought the knitted bunting a few years a go - it was made by a local craftsperson.
Very pretty preparations for Christmas Rosemary. I like your cake decoration. It may be simple but it's just perfect. Did you dust the little trees with icing sugar as well?Lovely bunting.
Yes Betty, you are correct, I did dust the trees with icing sugar. Once the cake is eaten I shall have to put them under running water to rinse it off!!!
Wow... I love Christmas decoration..lovely holiday spiritxoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject
Enjoy your Christmas Juliana and wishing you a Happy New Year.
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