Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Human Sea Christmas

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On Christmas Eve I finished work at three and flew to King's Cross to catch the train back to my home town of King's Lynn. I was able to spend three nights at home with my family before heading back to London to work the first days of the sales. I hope you all had wonderful Christmases! Here are some rather belated pictures of mine.

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A glimpse of the beautiful 1960s beaded party dress I found in Richmond's OXFAM shop last year for £20 which I wore to the Orla Kiely Christmas party. I still can't believe I own something this exquisite, it's entirely handmade and dripping with gold beads. I feel very lucky to own. You can see more pictures of me wearing it at the Christmas party I hosted last year here.

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Always best paired with glittery party nails.

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Playing with my parents' hyperactive new kittie, Lottie.

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The tree I somehow survives carrying all the way back to my flat from my nearest high street. My back and arms were in agony for days after but it was totally worth it to have a real tree wrapped in fairy lights filling the room with the inimitable scent of spruce. I just need to stock up on baubles in the January sales now in preparation for next year.

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Am I the only twenty-four year old still receiving a stocking full of gifts from Father Christmas...?
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A perfect Yule log cake made by my younger sister Megan who added clementine juice to the buttercream filling. Too good for words!
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My parents' lovely conservatory is decorated with fairy lights all year round.
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My sweet little nephew Thomas.

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I received these stylish enamel spoons from my parents along with a food blender. I will be eating a lot of soup in the new year.

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12 comments:

  1. Your house looks so festive, love your red polka dot dress too :) xx

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  2. I can't believe you carried that tree home!

    Becky
    xx

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  3. Looks like a great holiday! Good work on carrying that tree. I might have given up. :) I still get a stocking full of gifts and I'm 29. I think my parents stopped saying it was from Santa a while ago though :)

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  4. looks like a lovely christmas!

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  5. Aw, your tree is so cute. :) Definitely worth carrying. Merry Christmas (and Happy New Year)! Your nephew is darling.

    ~catherine

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  6. That dress is SO gorgeous! The pictures in this post is so lovely.

    Happy New Year!

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  7. i'm in love with your parent's conservatory. plants + fairy lights = heaven. glad to see you got to spend some time at home with your family this christmas.

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  8. It looks like you had a really beautiful holiday! That 1960's beaded dress is beyond amazing; I love unbelievable finds like that. (I actually just purchased a shimmery gold lace party dress from the 1950's at an estate sale for only $10! Hopefully I'll have an occasion to wear it soon.) And your parents' conservatory is pretty magical; I feel like it'd be the perfect place to cozy up with a book and some warm tea.

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  9. Happy 2013! I'm excited to get back into blogging this year and start reading your lovely posts again. Looks like you had a great holiday season -- that beaded dress is divine, and your parents conservatory looks so very cozy. Great for family memories, I'm sure!

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  10. Happy 2012 to you! Can't believe that beautiful dress is from a charity shop! Such a crazy amount of detailing.

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  11. My elder sister and I (25 & 22) both still get stockings :) I want to make one for my boyfriend this year!

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