I am kind of pleased with my centre block of my new design....which incidently is going to be called "Wings and Pretty Things "(c) The central Dresden Plate is surrounded now by little circles and all corners blooms are on too.
I have a little collection of Christmas mugs....I am sure a lot of you do too!
You know over the years I have been asked why do I bother with so much decorating at Christmas? Well it looks lovely for one thing! But I think perhaps it's because as a child my Christmases were fraught with anxiety and stress and I so did NOT want that for my children and so I treated my children and my much younger self to safe and very Christmasy Christmases. My children both embrace decorating for thecSeason. Now when I see the joy on my Grandkids faces it is such a blessing for me and so worth the effort.
I don't dwell on those past childhood Christmas times......I have been so thoroughly blessed in my life but it did make me aware that someone somewhere finds the festive season a very difficult time......missing loved ones, ill health, in a bad life situation. Whilst you can't always change their experience you can always be kind and thoughtful and be grateful for your own blessings.
Just a little food for thought.