Monday, 24 November 2008

Christmas Treats

Despite knowing that I've bought an awful lot of magazines this month, Rob has indulged me by surprising me with two gorgeous Christmas books. I've been drooling over this one in the shops for several weeks but at the price of £25 thougt it was far too expensive to buy at this time of year. Fortunately The Book People came to the rescue with the bargain price of £10 and it was in my eager mitts within a few days. It is full of gorgeous ideas for decorating with flowers

gorgeous decorations

and delicious ideas for food.

A less familiar book was this one, although equally lovely and well laid out. It is full of ideas for decorations, food, table decorations and making presents. The theme throughout is a 'green' Christmas and thrifty ideas for homemade gifts.

How about yummy marshmallows?

Advent stockings?

Or how about these fabulous edible tree decorations?

I look forward to finding something to read at Christmas. Rob always insists that the has to read a Dickens novel at Christmas. For me, well for some reason Harry Potter always makes me feel Christmassy but this year I think I will indulge myself with something seasonal from Miss Read. I think my great treat this Christmas on t.v. will be a feature length Christmas edition of Lark Rise to Candleford. It is my one weakness!


Kitty said...

Woohoo ... 4th place!! (Everyone else is now thinking ... What the ...???)

I've been eyeing that Sarah Raven book too, thanks for letting me see inside. x

Sal said...

Early this morning,I looked out my Christmas books and thought..hmmm one or two additions would be you have convinced me!!

thriftymrs said...

I have that last book and it's terrific.

Simone said...

I can't wait for the Christmas edition of Lark Rise to Candleford! Those books look like my cup of tea too!

This Vintage Life... said...

Both those books look great...they really get you in a christmassy mood don't they?

I love Dickens at Christmas too...I always looked forward to Oliver (the musical one) on TV when I was little. In fact, I still love it!
Deb x

Country Bliss said...

I have the Sarah Raven book but I love the look of the other one I'll have to keep a look out for it. I like to read Dickens at Christmas but I like Miss Read too.
Yvonne x

Curlew Country said...

Oh you're a woman after my own heart! Larkrise Christmas special -hurrah!

The Sarah Raven book is just lovely isn't. Think the recepies are beyond my unadventurous lot but I could look at the pictures for every Christmas to come.
Lovely pictures

Anonymous said...

these books look very tempting to me, i will have to look them up. I love Christmas books. I have to say I agree with you 100% about CL in your previous post.

louise said...

Thanks for the reviews. I have already bought the Sarah Raven book for my friend for Christmas from The Book People. I shall have a quick thumb through it first and decide whether to buy it for myself too. I am going to investigate your other book mention, maybe this one could end up on my Christmas list. x

MelMel said...

Have a good weekend your self...wonderful books, bet they will make the weekend relaxing n fun!xxxx

P.S...thank you for the support!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely book!I also have a weakness for Christmas issues of magazines & books.

Lavender hearts said...


You got it in one - it seems that the blogging community will stand up for CK to the death! LOL I was just being a bit of a grump yesterday and at the moment CK is turning into Carol Vorderman in terms of media coverage. If she's not in the mags she's on TV. Nice stuff don't get me wrong but over priced and at the moment over hyped.