Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy Christmas 2014!

Hope you found time to enjoy the Christmas season amongst all the holiday shopping and preparations.  It is boxing day here in wintery Canada, a day which is recognized both here and in parts of Europe but I don't believe in the United States.

 Arguably the best day of the year for shopping for post Christmas bargains. This year we gave all the children gift cards which I must admit was much easier than the countless hours previously spent scouring the malls for that perfect gift to delight.  So today we have five little grandbabies to babysit whilst their parents are at the shops.  No good deed goes unpunished LOL.

I must admit that my lack of computer skills is proving to be increasingly problematic.  I accidentally hit the update button on my ipad and now find myself really struggling to do the things I used to be able to do.  I can no longer post pictures from my flickr to my blog, hence the lack of updates to my blog and really makes paying for a photo sharing website ridiculous.  Anyhow, I have figured a way 
to do this old school until I can get a kid over here to help me.

In the above picture I wanted to  showcase my Stokesay ware including my "Merry Christmas to me, from me" new Stokesay ware Chelsea plates with sterling silver galley.  I ordered them in the Imari colours and I am so pleased. They are just perfect!

Yesterday I received  from my daughter-in-law Sarah, the English version of Lea Frisoni's book "The Big Book of a Miniature Dollhouse" needless to say I was thrilled.  I had bought the French version and few years back and have been waiting for Amazon to send my pre-ordered copy of the English version for a few months now with no release date in sight.  Needless to say I have cancelled my order since I am now the proud owner of this beautiful book which I can read without the help of google translator.

Sorry for the long post, hope everyone had a happy Christmas and have a safe and joyous New Year. I wish you all the very best!!!!!


  1. Merry Christmas! I know what you mean about ipad/blogger/flickr problems. My husband tells me it's because Google hates Apple, so things just don't ever seem to work well. Sometimes I just don't comment on blogs because the ipad makes it too hard. I had almost given up maintaining a blog until I started using the Blogger app. It's not ideal, but at least I can post blog updates from my ipad.

    Your plates and other Stokesay Ware are beautiful, and really make for a beautiful scene. I love your pears too! I have been toying with the idea of getting the English version of Lea's book, but having also used Google translate for the French one, I'm not sure I need it. But would be nice for posterity, and maybe the bits that Google translate confused!

    Hope the new year brings lots of great things.

  2. Thanks so much. I am glad I am not the only one that finds this whole thing a challenge. I have heard that about ipad and Apple from my son. I have figured out how to sink my ipad with my flickr account, but so far that is all.

    FYI- you need this book in English! All the delightful nuances that I missed using the translator. Give yourself a belated Christmas pressy, you won't regret it.

  3. I see you made out like bandit for Christmas. Who could ask for a better gift then Stokesay Ware (even if it was a self given) or Lea's book translated to English.

    As far as tech stuff goes with PC'c and IPads I wish I knew where to find a 10 year old to help me too.

    Love you gorgeous kitchen with all your beautiful treasures.

    Hope you had the Merriest Christmas! Wishing you a very Happy 2015

  4. Thank you Catherine, I did a bit didn't I?
    Now how to guilt my children into coming to do a little computer training for their mum. Even my little six year-old grandson seems to know more than I do.
    Happy New Year to you too.