I've made a bit of Christmas progress today, writing all my Christmas cards whilst watching Far From the Madding Crowd - the 1967 version with Julie Christie and Alan Bates. I do love that film though boy is it long, especially with commercial breaks added on.
Thought I'd give you a little peek at my Christmas tree decorating progress.
Not really, ha ha, though I wish it was. I thrifted a copy of the US Country Living Holiday Special from 2003 and this gorgeous tree is featured on the cover.
Here it is in the room setting, I could quite happily spend Christmas day in that setting.
I've been trying to cut down on thrifting recently, since there is more coming in than going out, a situation which can't go on indefinately. I still look but try not to buy - not easy - but today I found these sweet dinner plates which then found themselves going home with me (plus the pink lustreware cup). I already have a large bowl and set of fruit dishes in this design, it's years since I got those and have never seen any more of this design (a favourite) until today - 10p each, what a steal!
Once in a while Mr. Bloom and I treat ourselves to a cooked breakfast on Saturday, which Mr. Bloom cooks. I laughed when he handed me my plate today - what a sweetie!
Later, Mr. Bloom went on a secret mission into town - there was "a shop he needed to go to" and I wasn't allowed to go with him or know where he was going or why.
I wonder what that was all about ;-)