Tuesday, 29 November 2011

SEASONAL STIRRINGS ..........


I am beginning to get those seasonal feelings !!!! ..........



After some glorious Autumnal weather, there was frost on the cars this morning, bringing thoughts of ..........




Christmas wreaths ..........




candlelight ..........




Carols being sung in churches ..........




seasonal food ..........




chestnuts roasting on open fires ..........




..........of Kings and shepherds .......... 




Christmas cake mixture ..........



and royal icing ...........




 Christmas cards to be written and posted..........





Time to limber up the lips for all that kissing under ..........



the mistletoe !!!!








image 1: via night tattoo, image 2: via nordic shades, image 3: via tiny white daisies, image 4 & 5: via tumblr, image 6: via fabkeramik, image 7: via isle of view, image 8: via a cottage in the woods, image 9,11,12 & 14: via Zsa Zsa Bellagio, image 10 & 13: via pinterest.


Jackie

51 comments:

  1. Dearest Jackie,
    Now it feels like Christmas! This post in nothing less than a twinkle of magic for this season that is now upon us~~ Enjoy every snowflake and music note and little bite of goodness that falls on you!
    ~xxx's~

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  2. Oh so true darling Jac's. Would love to have a white Christmas as you all have. Just gorgeous.
    xoxo

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  3. Hello Jackie

    You have elevated Christmas so beautifully with this precious post. Truly elegant. I love the image of the interior of the church in anticipation of the choir

    May the music and magic of Christmas be with you for the next month

    Helen xx

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  4. Can you hear me sighing Jackie? You gathered the most lovely shots to inspire me to keep dancing my holiday dance I have going on here :D
    xx
    z

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  5. Dear Jackie: This post is a beautiful ode to Christmas. Soft, ethereal, romantic and loving, so far from all the commercial tribulations of Christmas imposed on us. I feel i just entered a private retreat where all is love and beauty. thank you

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  6. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!
    Thanks Jackie for nudging toward the holiday with these beautiful images! :)

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  7. Yes Jackie it is Christmas. We have emptied our attic and decorated our tree and I am planning a Christmas brunch...maybe. Lovely images:)

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  8. It is indeed the most wonderful time of year! Beautiful post, dear Jackie! xxoo :)

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  9. morgen du liebe
    wow deine fotos sind der hammer.
    wuuuuuunderschön.
    sei lieb gegrüsst daniela

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  10. Of course it's sand, heat and ice cream puddings here Jackie, but I loved seeing your wintery images. I'd even be tempted to go to church if it was the one you've shown ;)

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  11. photos are so beautiful fairy tale

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  12. Hi there...ohh how very seasonal! I get this swell of Christmas feeling starting now and I so want it to last to the real deal! Last year by mid December it had worn off a bit in favour of a most uncharacteristic bah humbug! Not like me a tall. But sometimes all I want to do is revell in the beauty and not do the damn present sourcing! I know that sounds uncharitable, but it has become slightly obscene in our extended family. Everyone has as much as they could ever need so we all struggle to come up with ideas - we are replete! Anyway this year we have agreed to scale it down and take some real meaning from the season. It's blowing a hooley outside, so not sure about snow (this time last year we had it didn't we?!)...Lou x

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  13. Hi Jackie,
    thank you for these wonderful pictures, now I feeling the Christmas spirit is comming. Enjoy a beautiful Advent season
    Bine xo

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  14. Good Morning dear Jackie,
    This pictures, Oooh I love this atmosphere. Christmas is comming.
    Enjoy this wonderful time of the year...

    Hugs from Holland to you
    Patricia

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  15. Ohhhh the excitment begins right now, lovely images, Lucey x

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  16. What a beautiful post........like it....yes almost christmas.....time flys......love love love ...........♥.. ♥... ♥....

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  17. The last image looks like the Third Man, stealing penicillin from a child in post war Vienna.

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  18. Hello Jackie

    Thank you for this beautifully atmospheric reminder of everything we treasure about the Christmas season.

    Anna

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  19. I think, if you don't mind, I might spend Christmas at your place, full of such wonderful Christmas feeling. Would you mind doing a post on your guest bedroom seasonally bedecked in red and green or ice blue and glittering white before I commit?

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  20. Love this Jackie and I have a similar post all ready to go! I see that you forgot something though ~ Christmas cocktails!! It really is the most wonderful time of the year! xo

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  21. Oh my goodness such beauty! I want to live in your pictures!
    jess xx

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  22. Yes, there's something definitely in the air Jackie!
    xx

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  23. I'm definitely feeling it too Jackie. It's so exciting! x

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  24. Oh did I need a Jackie post!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! Now I can go forward and do some decking the halls (and make a little mistletoe and kissing :-)

    I loved the all your beautiful photos of Grims Dyke. I loved reading about the history of this amazing estate. I am fascinated by the grounds and gardens. They are so lovely. Thank you for making me feel I was there taking it all in for myself. I think that is one of things I love about blogging most. Going to places I never would have had the opportunity to go had it not been for meeting women like you and tagging along on your outings. Wow, you live in a beautiful country!!!!
    sending hugs from here...

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  25. I love the photos you post! So beautiful! This is exactly the feel I'm going for this Christmas.

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  26. Your post has definitely put me in the Christmas spirit! I love everything about Christmas! These images are just beautiful...I can almost hear the caroler's and smell the roasting chestnuts!

    How are you coming along on all of your shopping, baking and decorating? It's quite a lot to think about sometimes!

    Happy Holidays, Jackie!

    XO,
    Jane

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  27. This post definitely gets me in the spirit!
    Amy

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  28. A delightful collection of images to enthuse the Christmas weary.

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  29. Such beautiful images Jackie... you do find the most lovely things... I am starting to feel a lot like Christmas... xv

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  30. Loving these images but that last one is sooooo evocative - gorgeous. Even I am getting in the mood now!

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  31. I want it and all the experiences that go with it. It really is the best time of year.
    I have always wanted to eat a roasted chestnut! Maybe this will be the year!!!!

    hugs
    Carole

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  32. Wonderful series of pics with interesting captions. Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes.

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  33. j'aime énormément la couronne et le royal icing...

    Belle soirée

    Manon

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  34. Happy royal icing to you too. Something I will miss over here :( Seasons greetings to you Jacks!

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  35. I can see you really are in the mood Jacqueline. It is a wonderful time of year isn't it. I think I could use your post to write my list of things to do from! Amanda xx

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  36. Jackie, it looks so festive! I love the candle-holders and the wreath is gorgeous!! I love this time of the year!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  37. Hi Jackie,

    You always find such beautiful photo's! The ones you chose for this post really capture the magic of Christmas! I can't wait to start decorating. We have to celebrate Sinterklaas first on the 5th of December, after that it's full speed ahead :-)!

    Happy evening,

    Madelief x

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  38. Beautiful Jackie - nothing like a northern Christmas! Leigh

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  39. Lovely Jackie. I bet your christmases are beautiful. and now a grandchild..enjoy.

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  40. Hi Jackie
    Found you through Mise Pretty Far West, Love your style, stunning images, best Chtristmas post I have seen

    Take care

    Denise

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  41. So much JOY my friend....Christmas is coming whether we are ready or not! This weekend our tree goes up...yahoo. Sending you ooodles of love xoxoxox

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  42. Gorgeous post Jackie, lovely images!!

    December seems to have arrived very quickly.....I'm not going mad this Christmas, not that I ever really do to be honest, but I just want to enjoy it, go into town to one of the ice rinks with the children, eat mince pies & watch ALL the Christmas films. And I love all the Christmas TV specials!! Going to make a trip to Borough Market too.

    Been limbering up my lips for the mistletoe for a while tho, they're always ready LOL!! X

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  43. Jackie oh Jackie - it's is the magical time of year. It doesn't feel like it since I'm not in my own home, doing what I love to prepare, but I know it's around me. I listened to Christmas music until I fell asleep last night. Thinking of you and wishing you all the glory that the season has to give.

    Much love,
    Deb

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  44. Hi Jackie
    Your images as always very inspiring! I love the last photo just sums up Christmas. Hope you are having a great weekend. Take care enjoy your week.
    Jillx

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  45. Jackie, You did a beautiful post.
    It is that time of year, getting to 20 degrees tonight. I have been listening to christmas carols for an hour, decorating the tree. Needles everywhere. Have a wonderful holiday season pretty lady.
    yvonne

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  46. Hi Jackie!
    This sure puts me in the mood for the season! It almost makes me want it to snow! Beautiful post!
    Jennifer:)

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  47. What beautiful images. First time to your blog and I am so glad I found you.

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  48. Ahhh, this is where I needed to come to get those sugar plum fairies dancing around my head...every image and thought so perfect & beautiful! And I so desperately want to lick up all that cake batter right now...really, how delicious does that look?! Batter and dough...a Christmas song should be created especially for them (I think to the tune of Burl Ives "Silver & Gold").
    Thank you for all your sweet & wonderful comments btw...you and they have brought such smiles!
    Happy Pre-Christmassing...
    xo J~

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