Tuesday, December 11, 2012

around here. . .







there's a tree in need of a star. there are christmas bells flowering by the fireplace. there are regular visits to the cherry man. there's thunder, rain and lightening. there are freshly mopped floors making me smile. and the scent of fresh pine too. there are small people making and baking a festive afternoon tea. there are a whole lot of exciting things planned for the new year. there's a two-year-old who insists on being called 'E'. there's a 'dum-dum' that will soon be given to father christmas. there's a to-do list that is long. plus a calendar that looks busy. there's every effort being made for simple and calm. there's a girl completely mesmerised and entertained by all things christmas. there are fingers crossed that parcels will arrive in time. there are summer holiday beach days just around the corner.

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  1. This time of year is always so hectic... after the climax of Christmas you'll eally get to enjoy it!

    And your house turned out so beautifully! It looks like you've been there for years - so homely!

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  2. Beautiful tree, beautiful home (those floors are wonderful!)!

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  3. Loved the peek into your home - it's lovely. I agree, freshly mopped floors do make one smile, at least for about ten minutes in our houses until they are covered in spills again. Gorgeous tree. x

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  4. Lovely post - busy time of year indeed! Looking forward to heading off to see family and eat lots of lovely food. Swimming, watching my children play with their cousins. Happy December!

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  5. It's amazing how much a nice clean floor makes me smile- well done & good luck with the dum-dum at Christmas time, he looks quite attached to it!

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  6. Polished floors. Pine. Cherries. YES.

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  7. so gorgeous. your home is beautiful. xo

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  8. Love it Rachel...your house is stunning! I love the felt gingerbread house too...may I ask where you got it from, or perhaps you made it?

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    1. It was a gift so I'm not sure where it came from, sorry! xo

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  9. the floors...the table... oh I'm a sucker for wood and it looks just so lovely! Also smiled at being called "E", I went through an initial stage when I was young but mine seems to have stuck for some :-) x

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  10. Just lovely little snippets of your Christmassy world. Made me smile! Thanks for sharing and wishing you a beautiful day. :) x

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  11. Busy days, yes? Love that gingerbread house.

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  12. Your polished floors look great-as does the rest of your living space, lovely. Great gingerbread house too! X

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  13. Whoa...now that's a christmas tree!

    Your home, your two little ones and your christmas snaps are all so lovely.

    Honestly, I could quite happily sit on your couch and drink tea :)

    Wishing you a very merry chrismtas.

    Love Nicole xx

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    1. You'd be most welcome on my couch any time! xo

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  14. I hear you...the to do list and full calendar...but its all good hey, with the yummy smells and festive loving feelings! Merry Christmas, great to stop by your blog! Chris x

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  15. i adore that shot of your living room. amazing!
    busy but so good.
    x ashley

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  16. Oh Rachel, your house is gorgeous - those floors, the homely feel to it, that tree.... perfection! x

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i'm rachel. i'm a thirtysomething mother and wife. i'm a maker of things. i'm an op shop trawler. i'm a gardener of sorts. i'm a champion tea drinker and scone baker. loving life on the south coast of western australia.