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Father Christmas Has Arrived…..


…..he has settled down right next to the fireplace with a sackful of presents and I couldn’t be more pleased.

I had every intention of hiding him in the loft for a few weeks amongst the tidal wave of Christmas decorations that increases year on year (and which are threatening to grow into a tsunami), but I just couldn’t do it.

So here he stays.


Isn’t he fabulous?

There was a huge sign screaming “2ft Santa – Half Price!” at me.ย  I tried to ignore the voices in my head whispering “Buy me, buy me,” but resistance was futile and he insisted on coming home with me.

What a handsome chap he is though, just look at his charming little face;



I love the pine cone detail on his woolen boots which are tied up with string;


He carries a little hessian sack over one shoulder filled with miniature goodies….


….and clasps a teddy bear in a mittened hand on the other side.


He even carries a tiny lantern!


Yes, it’s fair to say that I am pleased with my purchase – in fact they had several different styles and I’m tempted to go back and emancipate another…..


Talking of emancipation – I re-homed some unloved charity shop items as well today.

These cute paper punches were a pound each, but the Christmas ones are in danger of going blunt with the amount of use I anticipate them getting.


This B-E-A-Utiful scarf was being virtually given away at ยฃ2.75; it’s a huge 2 1/2 yards long! I’m considering cutting it up to make a shorter scarf AND a pair of fingerless gloves.


The label has been removed, but it looks like something Laura Ashley or Monsoon would sell; each end is bound with a strip of lilac velvet and it’s very good quality.


I treated myself to some pretty socks from a shop just over the border in Dorset. I love the cotton lace top to them and couldn’t decide which colour I liked best so I bought one of each. Well, why not?


I haven’t got the hang of the circular needles yet, so am still yet to master the art of sock making. When I do finally conquer it, guess what everyone will be getting for that Christmas?!

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10 thoughts on “Father Christmas Has Arrived…..

  1. I can see exactly why you couldn’t walk away from Father Christmas, he’s sooo adorable!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love all the little details on him especially his little bootees. And more amazing finds too, the little lace top socks are lovely and brought back memories of the ones my daughter wore when little, it’s nice to see they make them for big girls too! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. Oh some lovely bits there- the Father Christmas is so cute!


  3. I love a good charity shop find ๐Ÿ™‚ Haven’t had chance for a rummage for ages, must make time soon…


  4. Looks like you are already starting to feel Christmassy – I don’t blame you! Bet Father Christmas makes you smile every time you walk into the room ๐Ÿ™‚

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