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Thursday, 13 December 2012

They Believe ...

Is there anything more wonderful than Christmas decorating with little ones?
With fires lit and carols playing ...
Their addictive excitement.
A new decoration chosen by little man each year.
Hanging stockings by the fire.
 
Decorating the sparkly 'tree',
with gold and diamonds!
After a little break ...
They wrapped gifts ...
And basked in a little winter sun streaming through the (new!) windows ...

And when all was done ...

... in the candle and fairylight glow, 
they ate platefuls of puffy Toad-in-the-hole
with lashings of onion gravy.
 
And watched Miracle on 34th Street.
They believe ...

27 comments:

Rosemary said...

Christmas through the eyes of a youngster is magic. I love your tree, it looks really sparkly and attractive. I am feeling guilty that I haven't put one up, maybe twigs is the way to go to ease my conscience. Thanks for the idea.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Aha, I've been pondering on an alternative tree and you've just nailed it for me. Yours looks so pretty! x

Rubye Jack said...

It's all beautiful but I particularly love the sparkly tree. This is such a cool lovely idea! Next year, this will be my kind of tree. Sadly, too late for this year. :)

Jen said...

There is nothing like the genuine joy, wonder, and excitement you describe with a little one. Everything looks so warm and festive and cozy.

Kristie Franklin said...

I love that sparkly tree...it's gorgeous! And, what pray tell is toad-in-the-hole? I've never heard of that before! Ha That shouldn't surprise you Marina! Ha

I can see how pretty your gifts are wrapped and all of the special attention you've given to the smallest details Very creative! I just bet the people who receive these goodies will love the wrappings as much as the gifts! :)

Stay warm and have a cuppa for me! :)

P.S. I know I'm not a robot because sometimes it takes me 3 times before I can type the right word and see the numbers I'm supposed to type. Ha

the vanilla squirrel said...

Oh yes....it must be the magic of the conduit that made us think the same thoughts.....nothing like children to make Christmas extra special.....wishing you and yours a Christmas full of magic and wonder x

Flaming Nora said...

Oh Lovely. Putting up the Christmas decorations is just so wonderful. Taking every thing out of the box, greeting it like an old friend, reminiscing about who made it and when. Our littlest is already fretting about where his christmas stocking is on an almost hourly basis.

WILLIE........! said...

You can't beat a lovely tree with home made or vintage decorations...
I've not had a tree, since my daughter went off to Uni, 18yrs ago.
But, l do have my crib, and, that's quite elaborate...! :)

Oh! don't forget...To-day (Friday) is 'Christmas Jumper' day..Just seen an interesting item on BBC Breakfast...All the big Pully's with knitted snowballs, reindeer and other festive things...Great!

ted and bunny said...

I loved this post but the thing about it that struck me the most was that wonderful bit about "sun"!
Oh sun, you SAW it????
Glory be, that was a miracle in itslef!
Sun-starved of Dorset!
xx

Rebecca said...

I've just discovered your lovely blog - a bit of an early xmas treat I would say! I love your post - it captures perfectly the joy I am feeling sharing xmas with my wee boy, hubby and dog (well maybe not the dog - he has no respect for the darn tree!). Love, love, love the pretty peek into your world. Becks xxx

greenthumb said...

It the best to have children around at Christmas time it makes it all magical.

Liz said...

Treasure these moments, they pass so soon!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

marigold jam said...

Little ones make all the difference! Lovely pics.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Sweet post. I'm ridiculously excited about the thought of toad in the hole and onion gravy! Yum! xx

thesnailgarden said...

Beautiful decorations. I love your sparkly tree. Best Christmas Wishes to you and your family, Pj x

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

OHhh! I would love to try toad-in-the-hole with lashings of onion gravy-and I would love to hear you say it!

the cuby poet said...

If only the magic didn't go when we and the children grow up. My two aged 26 and 28 still want their stockings if they are both home for Christmas which this year they are.

Maria said...

Awww Sending the blessings of the season to you and yours and loving your beautiful Christmas decorations.
OOh yes Christmas is magical *****
and seen through the eyes our young ones, even more so...
Love Maria x

*Maristella* said...

Buonasera cara Marina.
Che belle immagini di Natale, come vorrei essere lì..nella tua meravigliosa terra, che nostalgia!
Un abbraccio, *Maristella*.

Anne said...

My grandchildren are coming round on sunday to decorate their tree here.I love to see them do it and this year will be the last time since they emigrate to Aus in may next year. I love to see their smiley faces and yes they do believe and its wonderful.

nilly said...

I love the Twiggy Tree! It reminds me of my childhood when my mother and I decorated twigs for Christmas with "glitter wax" flowers. Nobody I Know seems to remember glitter wax. You softened it in your warm hands & shaped little sparkly flowers which could be stuck to the twigs before they hardened.

YeamieWaffles said...

To me the best thing about Christmas is seeing the excitement in the faces of children and the decorations as well. These photos are great Jane and I really do love the Christmas tree idea as well!

demie said...

Thats true!
I have never been on for Christmas decoration ( although I do like looking at it!) Together with the kids it's a totaly different story : )

gillyflower said...

It all sounds and looks wonderfully Christmassy in your household!
How lovely to have young ones around as they make it so magical - my daughter adores Christmas and between us we enjoy the preparations so much, but at nearly 18 its not the same as the little ones!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Gill xx

Melanie said...

You've posted all the beautiful things about Christmas. What wonderful memories your little man will have.

Young at Heart said...

sounds utterly fabulous!!

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Such gorgeous decorations...love those!! And I love watching Miracle on 34th Street, it's a magical movie!! I hope you have a great week xx