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Monday 16 December 2013

English Moments And Christmas Finds

As Christmas gets closer I am slowly getting ready and I mean slowly. I haven't had much time to hit the the second hand store. I hate to say it but very little Christmas decorating has happened around here.  It's a good thing my cousin is having the dinner this year.  We've been so busy this past month and not home on the weekends.

I was at a small store and one of the trees they had decorated is the one above it has a Dalton Abby theme.  Pictures of the women of the house in white frames, teacups and beads were use to decorated it.

Every Christmas I try to catch the Queen's Christmas message it's become a tradition for me that I enjoy.  I found the above picture of Queen Elizabeth 2nd in 1952 when she made her first Christmas broadcast.  I'm not sure when she began doing her Christmas message on television.  I found the above picture in a book called Princess to Queen by Catrine Clay published by BBC Books copywrite 1996 the picture is on page 177.

This kale plant sits in a container at my front door I get this type of plant every Christmas.  The raindrops give it a chilly look.

From The Family Collection:

I know some of the people in this picture are some of the family in England at Christmas time I'm guessing it could have been taken in the 1950's or early 1960's.

This small angel I found at my favorite second hand store and went through a lot to get her.  Two older ladies with walkers decided everyone in the store could just get out of their way.  We cross paths a few times.  Then two other older ladies (no walkers involved) butted in line while I stood where the sign says to line up.  A bit of a trying moment.

I found these three vintage Christmas cards in some of my mom's Christmas card boxes.

I found this snowflake cookie cutter last year which I have hanging in my kitchen window year round.

I call this picture dancing lights it's the Christmas lights in someones yard. 

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  1. Hi Denise,

    I love the movement in the dancing lights picture.

    I look forward to reading your comment on my blog. Please come back.
    Happy Blue Monday!

  2. What a neat photo and I love the little angel! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  3. Denise, I enjoyed your post. I, too, love to listen to the Queen's message. She is a marvel, and I hope she lives to be 120! :-)



  4. I love the color and raindrops on your winter kale leaves, very pretty! The little angel is so cute. You find so many cute items.

  5. I enjoyed this post very much. Love the group photo; seems there's a lot of tweed being worn there. And that's a good thing. I've always been fascinated with England. Queen Elizabeth is so pretty in that photo. She surely has endured a lot. The Downton Abbey Christmas tree is so interesting. Thanks for sharing all your vintage finds. All enchanting. Visiting from Brenda's. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. Merry Christmas Denise!
    Thanks for stopping by. I like you haven;t done much decorating. Just got the tree up last Sunday 8/ sigh.
    love your finds. maybe you can join me next Wed for Rednesday Wednesday.

  7. Love the angel! I did not do much decorating this year, just to short a holiday season! Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  8. Denise, that angel is precious! She was so worth the stressful event of getting her. lol! I love the old Christmas cards and the vintage photo! Have a very blessed Christmas!

  9. I love the angel, too! And that shot of the kale is so pretty - I thought it was a flower! Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas!

  10. Your little angel is so sweet! Merry Christmas :)

  11. I enjoyed strolling through with your blog and the Queens broadcast. Your Christmas cards and the dancing lights. Christmas is what is in the heart... Yours sounds overflowing... Hugs, Cindy


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