Well it's nearly New Year, time to say goodbye to the old and ring in the new..
England has been covered in a blanket of snow this last week or two and a few weeks ago we woke to huge flakes swirling by, I love snow it's no secret so I was beyond happy seeing our cottage garden looking like a snow globe as Beatrix and I enjoyed our buttered toast..
The snow fell for hours and was nice and thick,we even had it piled up a little when we opened the kichen door.
Out in the cottage garden all the lovely summer flowers that I didn't cut down on purpose were covered in fluffy snow, I used to cut everything down and tidy up in autumn but the seed heads feed the birds and it also looks so pretty when the snow falls..
'Feed the birds tuppence a bag'
Our little feathered friends here enjoying their breakfast, I feed our birds the whole year through as I love to see them from the kitchen window when i'm washing the dishes.
Doesn't everything look lovely with a touch of snow?
Ruby red rosehips glowing outside the window..
I wished this little snow drift on the kitchen windowsill could have stayed longer it looked so oldy wordly as you turned the key in the front door..
Inside it has been lovely and cosy with the fire burning brightly..
I had saved my pennies since June and upon emptying my money box I found I had enough to buy some more vintage baubles at a vintage fair I visited before Christmas..
I have been collecting them for a few years and my dear Mum kindly gave me my Grandma's old glass baubles to start of my collection
I chose different colours and different shapes and popped down to town for a string of old fashioned colour lights to trim the potted Christmas tree that Steve surprised me with in my last post..
It was lovely to finally have enough for a small tree just like Grandma's..
Pink and gold
Flowers and blue too..
Well I have to go now as Steve is whispering something about mince pies and a cup of tea :)
I hope your Christmas has been Merry and bright and thank you for stopping by..... brrrr i'm going to close the kitchen door now, goodbye, take care, i'll wave to you from the window, hurry home now and button up your coat..
Bye.. see you in the New Year... please would you mind closing the garden gate so Beatrix doesn't follow you out onto the lane, thank you, see you soon...
Will you join me in the New Year for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage?