Wednesday, 17 December 2014

WOYWW 289 - it's beginning to look a lot like....

... Christmas... even here, where I have no space for a tree.. well not a big one!
 the hand made cards I've received so far are on the living room window sill where I can see them all the time.. The little tree is battery operated but sadly doesn't show up so well today... it's lovely and sparkly though!  The tall jar of pot pourri needs re-fragrancing too....
 and the window sill at the end of my hall/top of the stairs, has my remaining decorations, the lovely basket of dried spiced fruit I got last year at the York Christmas market, and a greenery swag, and this year I bought a little set of battery operated lights (again they don't show up too well)
 a little better here and you can see the wooden icon I decorated a couple of years ago. (the red lights you can see are a neighbour's, down the road, lol!!)


but you're here for a desk -
well,of course I don't have one, but here is my floor today,  I have been Christmas shopping - for me.... well I did get some gifts at the same time, but when a girl has a SIL who also crafts, it's too tempting to buy things for me too.... this is today's haul, there are more on the way!!!

Now, I've kept you long enough, you need to get back to Julia's Stamping Ground to visit some more desks. Happy nearly Christmas!

42 comments:

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Congrats! :). I love your tiny tree. Once the kids decide its not important then aye I an get away with that. I do love it when it's up but the putting up and taking down is SUCH a pain.

Lucky SIL too. Can't think of anyone I'd rather shop for ME than You LOL! Shame my brother is already married...(wink)

MA (2)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

More crafty goodies wonders will never cease :D love the rest of your Christmas display too!!!
.. every blessing, Shaz in oz.x #4

Anne said...

I love your Christmassy collection - and all the crafting goodies too of course! Anne x #9

Chrysalis said...

Hi Helen - all lovely and festive there! Happy WOYWW and have a great week, Chris # 8

Nikki C said...

Your little tree is just so sweet and you can see it sparkles your window sill looks great you don't need a lot of space to have it feel festive I have a mini tree up in our bedroom this year and that's about all for decorations but it works for now
hugs Nikki 3

Neet said...

Thank you so much for the peek around Helen, very nice indeed. Also for the view of your desk floor - great shopping.
Congrats on being number ONE - and Happy Christmas - Hugs, Neet xx 22

brenda said...

You look beautifully seasonal Helen.

In case I don't visit again beforehand, I wish you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas. And hoping 2015 will be a better one on the pitch.

B x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hey there Number One today!! Lovely to have a peek around your decs....your neighbour's red lights are quite subtle. You ought to see some of the houses round here, fabulously bonkers :-)
Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh your decs look lovely, I'm almost the other way..gotta tree but not much of anything else! I say, I'm liking your Christmas present very much...do you need help unwrapping?!!

House of Bears said...

What a lovely crafty haul. Of course, if you buy someone else crafty stash, you must treat yourself too.

Lisca Meijer said...

Hi Helen,
Those hand made cards are beautiful. They deserve a prominent place amongst your decorations. And your dried fruit basket is lovely too. All very tasteful.
Wow, what a haul! I didn't quite understand what the Art Parts were. Wooden embellishments? Or card die cuts?
Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. Have a good week
Lisca~18

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I used to go all out on decorations but this year I've held it down to a minimum. I did put the wreaths on the windows and my large tree and I did the mantle. Now I realize it all has to go back up after the holiday. Love all the goodies you have to play with. What fun!
Glenda #37

Georgie C said...

Wow looks at all your crafting goodness, what a great haul xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Nice collection of Christmas cards and decoration on your window sill and some great goodies! I don't think I could buy crafting products as presents - I wouldn't want to give them away! Is that selfish, LOL? Happy WOYWW zsuzsa @InkyDinkyDoodle #24

Patsy Paterno said...

What an exciting floor! Love pictures of what people buy! You've got a pretty collection of handmade cards! And I like your pewter angel! Have a blessed season! patsy

Artyjen said...

Love the fab dried decoration :)
Love the haul of stash too :)
xoxo Sioux

Artatag said...

Oh yes - it is looking a lot like christmas! Lovely decorations!
Happy holidays
Gabriele 19

Sandy Leigh said...

Look at you number one! I love your Christmas decorations. And I agree...when I'm buying gifts for a crafter in my family, I have to buy for me too--can't help it! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #41

Stacy Sheldon said...

I am grinning from ear to ear I think we all do that when we shop for our crafty friends. your gifts look like so much fun :) ~Stacy #44

Krisha said...

Wonderful Christmas decorations. It is always fun to see how others decorate for the holiday.

All my shopping is finished, except for me. Since NONE of my family members will shop for crafty items I do it myself. That way I get what I WANT....well, I sort of just shop and then tell DH "Look what you got me!" Makes us both smile....LOL I did notice you didn't sort your new stash into her's and mine piles......so just how much is for YOU??.....grin

Thanks for visiting Betsy, and commenting this week, has been a while since we joined in the fun.

Here's to a beautiful, peaceful and joyous Christmas!
Krisha #5

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a lovely array of crafty goodies. I know there will be none of those in my stocking! I bought my last present after class today. Phew!

Fiona #15

Lynda Beazley said...

Lovely decorations Helen. I love handmade cards too, they give me inspiration for next year! Have a lovely Christmas
Lynda B 14 xx

Robyn said...

any place I put my supplies is a desk!
thanks for the holiday tour of your home! and for visiting and your kind words
robyn 7

Shel C said...

That crafting haul on your floor looks like tons of fun. Can I come over and play? lol Happy WOYWW #25

Pat Taviss said...

Joy to you and your little tree. Thanks for sharing.

Pat #49

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I love your Christmas display, that little tree is so cute. And I'm very impressed by your new stash, excellent choices all of it.

Shoshi said...

Very pretty decorations, and interesting stuff on the floor!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #52

Annie said...

I'm really late getting round to all my blogging friends today...it's been one of those days :-)
It doesn't have to be big to be beautiful...I love your little tree :-)
Hugs,
Annie x #21

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

What a nice display of cards and garland. Very festive indeed!

Congrats on being number one this week!!! Yay.

I am trying so hard not to add to my craft supplies but then I see a desk like yours and it makes me think, maybe just one more stencil or spray or stamp or....

Happy WOYWW
Peace, Kay (43)

fairy thoughts said...

ha ha .... love your decorations and little tree.. but I love more your shopping.... for yourself.... why not
janet #13

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love how you decorated the windows to festive up the season. Great haul! And I totally get what you mean about buying for crafting friends, you can't help but pick up a thing or two for yourself.

Diana Taylor said...

Your windowsill is looking so lovely and festive - I love the box of spiced fruit, and the swag of greenery is gorgeous. Hope you have lots of fun with all your new stash - have a great Christmas,
Diana #28

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, I think you could do with someone to help you play with the new stuff Lol!
I need to pop back later and have a good look at that canvas you have been making. I love brusho inks, I have been amazed at how they have caught on recently. I used to use them with my children when I was teaching and never heard of them anywhere else and now, well everyones using them.
Happy crafting and thanks for the visit, Angela x 31

Brenda B said...

Fab decorations, really festive. Is that some folded up money under the leg on the landing window?? Nice new goodies, I bought myself two stamps and two dies as an early Crimbo pressie! Well, you have to don't you????!!!

Hugs
Brenda 38

craftytrog said...

Your decs look smashing Helen! x

Ali H said...

Thanks for visiting & sharing your decorations ! Stash is irresistible At any time of year ! have a lovely Christmas ! Ali xx #17

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, everything is looking very festive with all those lovely cards and decorations and that's a fab display of goodies too. Reminds me that I have some Art Parts tucked away - one of those WIPs that I've somehow never got round to finishing :) Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. You won't be surprised to learn that my desk is back to normal and covered in stuff :) Have a fun and festive week. Elizabeth x #42

RosA said...

Hi Helen,
Fabulous new stash! And a lovely Christmas display too.
Thanks for dropping by earlier.
Have a lovely Christmas.
RosA # 26

Mrs.D said...

Morning Helen.
I'm very late returning visits, but I wrapped all the presents and now have time to surf.
Love your decorations, really festive and Christmassy.
Have a lovely Christmas and a peaceful new year.
Chris #23

butterfly said...

It's important to shop for oneself too... otherwise how do you know what to recommend as a gift for anyone else?!?

The decorations are looking good - have spent today getting tree decorated etc so I'm also starting to realise it really is Christmas in a minute...
Alison xx

Twiglet said...

Beautifully festive! Happy Christmas. x Jo

Cazzy said...

Hi Helen,

It all looks very Christmassy indeed, and your tree is sweet.

Cazzy #55