Monday 24 December 2012

♥ 'Twas the night....

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse....'
~ ♥ ~
Our little 'Christmas Visitor' arrived a couple of days ago..
wearing snowballs on her boots and decorations of red winter berries
...bringing good wishes for the festive season...
(She's really quite magical and can sit prettily anywhere she is placed
...something I shall be investigating further in the New Year!)
Cards have been posted and presents are wrapped..
Candles and fairy lights twinkle merrily, trees have been decorated...
(the one above is in my workroom....
I painted some wooden decorations in cranberry, duck egg
and ivory and now I''d just like to keep it there's so pretty!)
~ ♥ ~
Peace now reigns over the tearoom...
with good food and the best company being the order of the day
~ ♥ ~ 
My lovely girls are home from uni
which is the best present I could wish for...
~ ♥ ~ 
  As the clock quietly ticks towards the magic hour this
Christmas Eve
I'd like to add a link to a wonderful charity that I became aware of
through the fundraising work of a lovely customer
(who has her own rescued greyhounds
...the very beautiful Millie and Tom!)
The Retired Greyhound Trust
which you can visit through the link here
(My surprise Xmas card which arrived in the post yesterday!)

...and my lovely friend's local branch
can be found here
A wonderful charity doing amazing work
~ ♥ ~
Wishing all dear friends both old and new...
Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
~ ♥ ~

P.S Do you remember the exquisite Lady Peahen?
After no visits for quite a few weeks now...
yesterday morning when I went into my workroom...
there she was, standing by the made my day!

I'm sure she was calling to wish us a Merry Christmas
....waiting there so patiently..
and yes, she's looking very fine indeed..xx

~ ♥ ~ 


  1. Susan we must be psychic...the title of my new blog post just up finishes off yours !! What a gorgeous post here...I just love your new sweet mouse...I really am going to have to go back to knitting again one day, just to make her ;0) I am so glad yours girls are home and you are all set for this magical time of the year. Have a very Merry Christmas love Jane xx

  2. Everything so beautiful as always Susan! I love the little mouse, her little dress is so pretty and festive. :)
    Good to see Mrs Peahen again, I do hope she made up with her hubbie!
    Wishing you, Mr H and your lovely girls a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2013!! :)
    Merry Christmas,
    Vivienne xxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. I love your little mouse, she would be welcome at our house any time! Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas.

  4. Oh Susan, your little mouse is a winner in this heart of mine!!!! And as all your creations, she exudes the most loving smile and attitude!


  5. As usual I love your little pretty she is!!!
    and those little snowballs on her boots....sigh!!!

    Have a wonderful Christmas Susan.....with all your family :-)

    Amanda :-)

  6. Very very lovely Susan xx we now know its Christmas xx your blogs cheer me up no end xx xx you bring so much joy to us all xx mwah xx love to you and yours xx <3

  7. Very very lovely Susan xx we now know its Christmas xx your blogs cheer me up no end xx xx you bring so much joy to us all xx mwah xx love to you and yours xx <3

  8. Oh precious Susan! How nice to see your comment! WELCOME! AND HAPPY 2013...I so look forward to more of your lovely works of JOY! Big hugs, Anita

  9. Merry Christmas & a worthwhile charity to support.

  10. Hi Susan:
    I've always been a bunny gal, but I'm quite taken with your Christmas mouse.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family,
    Cheryl Taylor
    Auburn, CA, USA

  11. What a wonderful surprise indeed! Wishing you and your family Susan, and Very Merry Christmas!
    xoxo, Shari!

  12. I am new to your blog. What a delight to stumble across it! I will be your new follower!
    Your little creatures are beyond adorable! I embroider, sew and do ribbon work among other things, but my fingers could never master knitting or crochet. I am so in awe!

    Merry Christmas!
    Jil ♥

  13. My daughter is visiting, also and she brought my grand-dog with her. He is a lovely rescued Greyhound and he is the most special of dogs!! Love your precious mouse!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  14. Dearest, sweet Susan! What a gorgeous post! I always love your beautiful photos and sweet words! Your Christmas mouse is darling! I love the entire vignette sweetie! Your tree and decorations are gorgeous! Love the happy, cheerful colors! Everything is so beautiful! I love how sweetly you put all you share together! It shows what a sweet spirit you have, love! I am happy your girls are home. I know you all will have lots of fun! The greyhounds are adorable! What a wonderful charity! I do love doggies so much! Oh, the peahen is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for sharing the gorgeous photo of her! She goes with your Christmas tree perfectly! I have never seen a peahen before and I am delighted! How sweet of her to wish you a Merry Christmas! She knows how sweet you are! Lots of love and hugs, Paula xoxo

  15. Such gorgeous festive photo's and I love the little mouse dress, very sweet. Merry Christmas to you all :-D

  16. What a sweet little mouse! Merry Christmas, may it be happy & blessed.

  17. I absolutely loved this post, Susan! So filled with gorgeous festive photos it really is a joy to see :) Even the peahen appeared at just the right moment too! I'm so glad your girls are back with you, such happy times! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and looking forward to visiting your lovely blog in 2013.
    Helen x

  18. Dear Susan,
    Your little chritmas visitior is adorable, I'm in love :) Your photographs always uplift me and make me smile!!
    Wishing you and all you family a happy and joyful Christmas and a great 2013!!
    Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

  19. Merry Christmas to you all Susan, have a joyful time.
    Kate x

  20. Such a lovely little mouse! My girls are home from Uni too, and we are all set for the festivities. Merry Christmas.

  21. Beautiful and so festive Susan. What fun to be sharing Christmas with Lady Peahen . . . . have fun! Season's greetings to you all. Eli x

  22. Hope you have a beautiful Christmas Susan
    Victoria xx

  23. Dear Susan, oh my, you sure know how to decorate and your photos are divine! Wishing you the very best.. from your blog friend in Oregon.

    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  24. Awww what a cute little Christmas mouse!

    Have a gorgeous Christmas time with your family Susan :-) Your tree looks beautiful, I'd want to leave it up all year too!

    How lovely to get visited by Lady Peahen for Christmas too :-)

    Lori xxxxx

  25. Your little mouse visitor is so cute, love the Christmas look. The photo with the peahen made me smile, her feathers are so beautiful. Hope you've had a wonderful day with your family.

  26. Goodness Susan, that little mouse is just perfect, and utterly adorable!

    Very Merry (if slightly belated) Christmas wishes to you and yours. Here's hoping that the first day of Christmas brought you all that you hoped for, and that the following eleven do likewise!

  27. As always a lovely post...I just love your Christmas visitor...Have a wonderful Christmas time Susan...
    Erna x

  28. My dear, just passing by to wish you and all of yours, a marvelous and blessed new year, so full of love. Your space here is absolutely lovely!!! Love it so much!!! Kisses!

  29. Breathtaking color combinations as always. It is always so peaceful looking at your blog photos. And that Romeo bear is adorable. I'm so glad you got a chance to peek at my Christmas crafting wreaths. Thanks for the lovely comment. Happy Holidays. Tricia M.

  30. Hi Susan, all so beautiful!!! Loved your post,Lady Peahen, and the adorable little mouse!
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  31. I hope you are having a lovely Christmas!

  32. I hope your Christmas went well.... xx
    As usual, a visually gorgeous & well written blog.
    Jo. x

  33. I love the darling little mouse. A belated Happy Christmas to you.

  34. Hi Susan, Your little mouse and words brought a tear to my eyes she is adorable and reminds me of Cornwall.

    Happy new year 2013, may it bring joy and great inspiration to you, love your blog.


  35. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a very happy and healthy 2013. I love your little 'Christ-Mouse'. She is so adorable. xx

  36. Such sweetness around your Christmas home my friend...Hope your Christmas was merry and we are on the road to 2013...sending you many blessings for some exciting new beginnings.

  37. Hi sweet Susan, I have that same greengate clock in sand color, made me smile, seeing your red beauty!
    Wishing you a sparkling 2013! I look forward to sharing with you in the New Year xx

  38. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

  39. Hi I have enjoyed your blog, what a wonderful things you create.
    I'm going to follow you. You might want to also agree on my blog look and followed that I would find very nice. I'm only just started Dis is my blog;-)) hear

    greetings Lies

  40. I'm keeping everything crossed this is the little cutie you are adding to the etsy shop :)

    Ali xx