It’s November! It must be that time again! Time for me to show you what I’ve been finding in stores since September! (Yes, really.)
Honestly? I’ve found a lot of the stores to be a little lacklustre this year. It’s been a little disappointing. But I’ve pulled out the best for you! (Psst! The best was from Fortnum & Mason.)
Especially when I know I have space I want to fill on my tree from last year.
This one’s for you Nerdi! I couldn’t turn them around because there was a shelf stocker watching me!
This one is for all the knitters out there.
This one is for MouseCatFish. Owls are really popular again this year!
I think the parasols are really pretty! But I would want a selection of colours … And for the Northern Hemisphere, they’re a bit tropical!
Ah! This is more Northern Hemisphere! Again though, ALL the colours!
Or these perhaps? Polar Bears are popular again this year too. I guess at least they aren’t decapitated like last year.
Perhaps something that looks like the old fashioned round baubles in my mind? Some hand blown and painted eggs? (Some of these were just master-pieces! And they had the price tags to match.)
What’s left? A fond childhood memory you say? Is a rocking horse good for that?
What about something that reminds you of the season?
You know what? I think I need a stiff drink. How about a Mince Pie Martini?
You can get the recipe and instructions here, and just thank me later!
Relax and Enjoy!
9 thoughts on “Giftmas is Coming!”
Oh all the sparkles! The yarn reindeer looks very neat — is it a hanging ornament or a standing one? And whee owls! They seem to be very popular these days. Wonder what’s driving that…
So which ornaments followed you home? 😀
There were some rainbow owls too! I’ll forward you that picture 😉
All the ones I wanted were too expensive (GBP40 or 90) so I didn’t get any of them. There was also the issue of carrying them home 😉 I’ll go shopping here after Sinterklaas instead.
Ooohh Christmas ❤ ❤ ❤
although real dutchies try to hold back their christmas spirit until Sinterklaas leaves the country 😉
I have been informed of this, yes 😉
My tree doesn’t go up until December, and it may have been up when Sinterklaas visited our clogs last year … I’m sure he forgave us!
I always put my tree up as soon Sinterklaas leaves the country, love me some Christmas cheer ❤
And yes, Sinterklaas is super forgiving, I don’t think he minds a Christmas tree while visiting the Dutch shoes 😉
I hope not! Because it’s be the same again this year! 😉
While I am not a Christmas kinda person — I really love christmas decorations for the tree…. especially non traditional ones. I LOOOOOVE those blue skulls and the buddhas!!! so much. Also the carousel horse.
I think I have to go look at their website.
I love non-traditional decorations! I’ll try and remember to showcase a few of mine on the blog this year once I get the tree up (still a month away).