Wednesday, 24 December 2014

A Merry Christmas

The very nice people at Balsam Hill asked me to review one of their products and sent me this lovely Norwegian spruce Christmas all their products are very realistic and excellent quality, with a ten year guarantee on their trees, and when it arrived I could happily have hung it on the wall with no added decoration at all.........

but for the purpose of the review, although I only received it yesterday, I quickly added some snow spray, tiny apples that didn't make their way onto the tree, a couple of pine cones and a ribbon, and voila, it was all dressed up in time for Christmas!

I must admit that next year, when I have more time to play, I fancy a really organic look for this wreath, so will probably stick to pine cones, cinnamon sticks and a flamboyant hessian bow - I can see it in my minds eye already......

On to some of the lovely handmade Christmas cards I have received this year, thank you all so much

From my niece Ffion.....

and my big buddy Kath Stewart

From Maryellen.....

From my much loved and missed ex Florida neighbour Bev.....

Mary from my Florida craft group.....

 Cheryl from my Florida craft group....

and Bev from my Florida craft group - miss you guys so much!

and finally from my very good friend Anne - this one isn't just handmade - it's an original drawing, and hand painted, now that''s talent!

Lastly, I want to wish each and every one of you a very merry Christmas, I hope that wherever you are, the day will be a peaceful and joyous one for you.
I am taking a couple of days off from blogging, but will be back soon enough hopefully with no tales of kitchen disasters and gift failures! x


  1. Merry Christmas Enfys!!! Very pretty wreath!

  2. Love your wreath Enfys, it puts mine to shame!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours

  3. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas !
    Anna N.

  4. Merry Christmas Enfys. beautiful cards, beautiful wreath.

  5. Great selection of cards to show us.

    Merry Christmas.


  6. The wreath is lovely Enfys and I look forward to seeing the organic version next year.
    You have received some beautiful cards - TFS.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Toni xx

  7. Beautiful wreath Enfys. I made my own holly wreath this year and, once I got through the pain barrier, I really enjoyed doing it - very strong gardening gloves needed! What beautiful cards you have received, nothing can beat a hand made card. Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2015 to you and yours, to all your followers too. Thank you so much for that last 12 months of your blog, you have given so much inspiration to us all. Pat xx

  8. Your wreath is beautiful. Thank you for sharing all the amazing cards you received. Wishing you and your family a very Blessed Christmas, may 2015 bring health and happiness!

  9. Your wreath is lovely, and I thought it was real greens until you mentioned the 10 year warranty'! LOL. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration that you provide us.

  10. Lovely cards. I think you'll get mine late. But you know what they say about that. I hope you and yours have a very wonderful holiday season. Big hugs, Jess

  11. Beautiful wreath Enfys!! Merry Christmas!

  12. Have a great time over the next few days Enfys - Merry Christmas!

  13. Such a beautiful wreath - Merry Christmas to you and your family and thankyou for another year of wonderful inspiration x

  14. What a lovely wreath ... I can already imagine how wonderful it will be next year with the addition of cinnamon sticks. Not only will it look amazing, it will smell heavenly too.

    Enfys, I wanted to send some special wishes to you, your family, and all those you hold dear, for a beautiful, joyous and blessed Christmas. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  15. Sorry this is late, I am in Connecticut with limited internet service. Merry Christmas!!! Happy New Year.


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Enfys x