Happy Christmas everyone! I know it’s really tomorrow, but I prefer Christmas Eve to the proper day in some ways. Anticipation is often better than reality, don’t you think?
These are German ceramic houses at my boyfriend’s parents house. Every year they line them up on the mantelpiece with some tiny trees. They have candles inside so all the windows light up. I totally love them.
Here is my favourite on the right, I reckon it’s probably the village hotel. I’d love to go inside and order a Glühwein and indulge in some cheery Yuletide banter with Fritz the landlord (forgive the tweeness, it is Christmas after all).
It’s been a bit quiet around here. I have at least 6 posts half-written, but also I’ve been suffering from a mini attack of ‘whats-the-point’-itis. I do miss updating this blog though so I’m sure 2012 will see a renewed outpouring of my nonsense.
Here are some things from other people I’ve enjoyed reading, in case you need a distraction from the turkey, mince pies, and seasonal TV specials tomorrow:
- Great post on Pondering why I sew things, from Grainline
- Interesting article from the Financial Times about the link between bloggers, celebrities, and fashion companies (via Disneyrollergirl)
- I’m currently reading a rather good book called ‘Bright Young People’ by DJ Taylor – it’s an overview of the notorious young things of the 1920s. This 2007 article in the Guardian is a nice synopsis.
- Is Fashion in a Rut? – I kept meaning to write a post about the fascinating Vanity Fair article, You Say You Want a Devolution, but luckily Peter at Male Pattern Boldness has done a much better job than I could.
- Fabulous article on Cary Grant from the always-amazing The Hairpin
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you get some mulled wine and a mince pie, or whatever else you fancy.