Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Countdown - 1 day to go - Merry Christmas Eve!

Hello everyone,


As is tradition, I thought I would share with you a verse from the poem by Clement Clarke Moore called A Visit from St Nicholas (also known as Twas the night before Christmas)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danc'd in their heads......

- Clement Clarke Moore

Hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas. Does anyone have any family traditions for what they do on Christmas eve? In my household we gather everyone together and pick one gift from under the tree and the person has to try and guess what it is and hand it around to everyone else who has to try and guess too. They then get to open the gift. It is good fun and has resulted in many hilarious guesses over the years. What are your Christmas or Christmas eve traditions? Let me know in the comment section below.

Merry Christmas everyone. Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

The Dorothy Days Xx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Christmas Countdown - 2 days to go - Zee Avi No Christmas for me

Hello everyone,

Merry Christmas Eve Eve!! How are your Christmas preparations coming along? Are you all sorted for Christmas or are you manically dashing to the shops and trying to get the food shopping?!

Today I thought I would share with you all one of my favourite Christmas songs. The song is by Zee Avi and she has such a beautiful voice and I thought it might be calming for those who are rushing around getting things ready!

She says of the song....

"This song was inspired by everything i've experienced/read/watched/heard of from movies or stories, about one's lover being far away for Christmas, be it serving in the army, college, another country, peace corps etc... In a way, it's also about not losing hope."

The Dorothy Days Xx

Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Countdown - 3 days to go - Dean Martin, Let it snow

Hello everyone,

Christmas is really near now with just 3 days to go....who is excited?! I certainly am! Christmas is one of my favourite times of year and I get excited about it coming soon even when it is still summer time! Thank you to everyone who has been visiting my blog and following my countdown, hope that you have enjoyed it.

Here is Dean Martin with the Christmas classic Let is Snow, the perfect music to do your Christmas gift wrapping to! Apparently this song was written on one of the hottest days on record in California which makes me feel much better about getting excited about Christmas from mid summer!


The Dorothy Days Xx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas Countdown - 4 days to go - Quick and Easy Christmas Recipes

Hello everyone,

Who is in the mood to do some Christmas baking?! Today I thought I would share with you all 3 Quick and Easy Christmas Recipes by the Vlogger Tanya Burr. All of these recipes look delicious and really simple. They would be great if you were hosting your own Christmas party.

As always, please let me know in the comment section below if you try any of these. It always makes me smile getting your comments and messages.

The Dorothy Days Xx

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Winter Decor - Christmas decorations

Winter Decor: Deck the Halls

Hello everyone,

Really enjoying writing my Christmas countdown, it is really getting me excited for Christmas. I hope that you are all enjoying reading it! Today I thought I would share with you this wonderful winter themed interior which is great for inspiration for decorating your home this Christmas. For those of you who do not celebrate Christmas, I hope that there is also some interior design ideas for you for the winter season. One of the things I like about this collection is that the decorations aren't overly 'Christmassy' and they are more subtle. Not only does this add to the design element but it also means that you can keep some of decorations out for general use after the holiday period is over. I love the stars and these could certainly be kept all year round if you wished. I also love the deer pillow and again that could be something that was kept all year round if you wanted to. The Christmas tree mug is so sweet, I would love to drink my tea from that but my favourite item in this collection has to be the coffee tables. They look as if they are made from pallets with wheels attached, what a wonderful idea and great way to reuse and recycle something that often gets thrown away or chopped up.

12 days to go….!

The Dorothy Days

P.S - To see last week's Style Saturday Christmas themed post please click here!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Winter Decor - white and rustic winter wonderland

White Wonderland: Winter Decor
Well the first Style Saturday in December of course had to be Christmas themed! Turn your house into an elegant white wonderland with simple rustic style decorations, soft cosy blankets and fabrics and candles. You could even make your own wreaths and spray paint pine cones to hang on your tree. 

19 days to go…..!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Dr Seuss

Made by The Dorothy Days

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of my childhood favourites and I love the film they made for it too with Jim Carrey so I thought I would share with you all this quote from the book today. Maybe we should all focus on the 'little bit more' part of Christmas more than ever this year and not stress too much about all the finer details and making Christmas 'perfect' but instead enjoy the day with those we care about. 23 days to go…..!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Countdown Begins!

RhB Ge 4-4 II Wiesener Viadukt
A RhB Ge 4/4 II with push-pull train crosses the Wiesen Viaduct between Wiesen and Filisur in Switzerland 
Pinch, Punch first of the month and the countdown to Christmas begins! Who is excited?! I will be blogging regularly throughout December and running a Christmas countdown so please come and stop by and get excited that Christmas is approaching with me!! For those who do not celebrate Christmas I will also be posting winter themed posts, style guides etc. 

Hope that you will enjoy my blog posts this month

The Dorothy Days Xx