It was strangely quiet here on Saturday afternoon.
T was busy with his weekend shift at the charity shop and S had been invited round to her friend B's house.
When S, eventually, came home she bought this beautiful lantern with her.
B's mum took the girls to a craft session where they each made a lantern in preparation for the procession which will take place at our local shopping centre this weekend.
Sunday morning me, G and S took ourselves off to a vintage fair.
A couple of purchases were made towards Christmas and I treated myself to this serving spoon.
Back in the summer my sister gave me this gorgeous stamped tea spoon and butter knife and I was keen to add to my collection.
I'm not sure what I'm going to be making for dessert on Christmas day but I'm sure it will taste even better when served up with this vintage spoon.
Having a good old tidy up at home on Monday I couldn't resist putting out the odd decoration.
I bought this metal sprig of mistletoe from Wilkinson's last week and now it's hung over the door way into the dining room.
The banner on the wall has been changed to something more festive
and of course the advent calendars were found and put in position for this morning.
The children have one each which hang on their bedroom door into which I pop a little sweet something for them to find each morning.
I've never wanted one of the chocolate advents, I prefer the ones just with pictures and this year's one features some very cute woodland creatures.