Posts Tagged red and white

What’s Next?

Well, I’ve put the Christmas decorations away, I’ve said ‘Happy New Year’ to as many people as I possibly can, bought things in the sales  and  booked my holiday (joking about that last one) so, what’s next?   Ooh! It must be Valentine’s Day.  I’m not one to be caught unawares so here are my offerings so far.

That is not a giant mouse, bigger even than an owl, just a trick of photography!  The 4th picture is a view of the reverse side of one of my hoops – I’m not normally so philosophically spare with words!

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Ooh! I Can Put My Treasury On Here – How Exciting!

‘Christmas Greetings From Across the Sea’ by tialys

When I used to see Christmas cards with those words printed on the front , it sounded so exotic. I never thought I would one day be an expat and that those words would be relevant to me. Here are some items from other expats who might be far away from their home country for one reason or another this Christmas,


Mother and Daughter Hedgehog…

$40.00

Flower Bridal Necklace with …

$45.00

Vintage pure silk scarf red …

$16.00

Christmas December Daily Jou…

$18.25

English Garden Felted Capele…

$120.00

HEARTBAND – Heart Ribbon Hea…

$10.00

vintage flower pin brooch wi…

$13.00

Dopamine Silver Cufflinks

$145.00

Mini clothesline kit- mini p…

$7.50

CUSTOMIZED screenprint, Lear…

$19.00

Two festive bead hanging hea…

$8.00

Two Owls-Black and White ill…

$8.00

JOAN’s DRESS – Custom Ma…

$145.00

Crochet Sterling Silver and …

$65.00

Katherine Sterling Earrings …

$15.00

Silver Strapless Cocktail Dr…

$75.00

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The Candid Reviewer

I am, as I write, featured on the rather scarily named blog  ‘The Candid Reviewer’ – be gentle with me please! She is offering one of my Scandinvavian Style Fabric Tubbies as a giveaway.  Go and have a look and maybe enter http://thecandidreviewer.blogspot.com/2010/09/fabric-tubby-giveaway-from-tialys.html

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Thé et Café

This is (another) one of those vintage finds that I’m not sure I’ll be able to part with.

French Kitchen Set

Shame about the lid of the sugar bowl but it would make a cute little vase or breadstick holder or something. 

What I normally do is put something I like on display and, if I still can’t part with it at the end of  a couple of weeks, I keep it.

But don’t tell Mr. Tialys  that. 

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A Red and White Christmas

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Fat and Fabulous Christmas Tree Ornaments

I used to be a bit sniffy about people who said they were having a colour theme at Christmas.   I couldn’t understand why you would want to be all silver, or all white, or plaid when there are so many lovely colors around and, let’s face it, Christmas is about the only time when people forgive you if you have a complete lapse of taste and buy really tacky things like candles in the shape of angels or lamps in the shape of Father Christmas (yes, yes, I have both).  

Some of  my Christmas decorations have been around for almost as long as I have (definitely vintage).  I have some very old glass tree decorations which I remember buying in Amsterdam about 25 years ago and, every year, out they come and go on the tree.  Some were given to me as gifts and some were made by my children at school (I must admit that, 10 years on, these do go a little further to the back of the tree each year – there’s a limit to how long painted dough will last).   They are all shapes, colours and sizes and I couldn’t possibly not put them on the tree just because they didn’t fit in with my colour scheme of the year.

HOWEVER!  Having said all that, I usually have a sort of theme going on in the rest of the house and can usually manage to arrange the tree ornaments so the ones that are nearest in colour to the prevailing theme are more prominent. 

This year, because of what I have been making, my theme is going to have to be slightly Scandinavian, and mostly red and white which is lovely.  Push the gold, green and yellow baubles to the back of the tree somebody – maybe  next year.

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