Monday, 29 December 2008

Christmas Morning and Gifts...



I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas....

Before we bring in the new year I thought I would share some of the lovely presents I received this year... The tree in the photo above is at my parents house where I spent christmas day. Christmas Pudding was enjoyed, memories shared and......lots of fun was had by all!
Yankee candles - These candles are enjoyed by all in our family, my mum loves them, knows I love them and we even buy my Grandma and my Dad them!! So naturally this year we all got a collection! The candles above are my collection... containing White Chocolate Mint, Silver bells, Egg Nog,Mulled Wine,Red Apple Wreath and Vanilla Cupcake! I also got a large Christmas cookie Jar candle!! Yum, Yum scents.... Do you love Yankee Candles, what are your favourites?
I also received some Yankee Candle - Cranberry Peppermint Potpourri !! It smells so sweet yet fresh, I havnt used it yet, but I will! I have never had the potpourri before...

Moving away from Scents to....Chocolates!! Thorntons chocolates at that....Grandma bought my parents and myself a box of these (double layer) gorgeous christmas edition chocolates, we are still enjoying these!
Now just how cute are these two?! I love squirrels, I can see them playing from the windows where I live, isn't this the cutest t-light holder? From my loving parents...


*** Birthday Gifts... ** I promised I would share the gifts I received for my birthday on the 10th...***

Gingerbread!! I love to bake, and cake decorate and how appropriate is this candle screen, its from a company called Hanna's Candles, which I have never had before, also a gingerbread candle, isn't the detail amazing?! too,too cute! from my parents also........


Snowman Pendant..... I love this and have been wearing it all christmas! It was my 30th Birthday on the 10th and I will remember it fondly, this was my special gift from my parents, isn't he just the cutest??

And finally I would also like to share my favourite bath scent, Philosophy Pure Grace, Have you tried it? Such a clean scent, not an annoying fragrance....just clean, beautiful

I am so lucky and thankful for the gifts i received, I know this was getting a long post, I just could not miss anything out!!

What did you all get for christmas?

Have a happy New Year Everyone, See you all in 2009 !!


Priscilla x

14 comments:

MelMel said...

What lovely gifts and a fine collection of Y.Candles!
There is a shop in Didsbury Manchester that does Thorntons and Y.Candles, wonderful!

xx

MelMel said...

P.S. look forward to seeing the cushions you make.

ohiofarmgirl said...

I also love Yankee Candles...I think you can not beat the smell. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Dianntha

BittersweetPunkin said...

I adore Yankee too...my hubby put some votives in my stocking!

I love Autumn Wreath and Pumpkin Spice..they are my 2 faves but there are so many new fragrances...I had no idea they had an egg nog!!

Vintage Tea said...

Priscilla!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and so pleased I've come by for a visit to your cottage... what a lot we have to talk about!!

My mum and I LOVE LOVE Yankee Candles... they take over our home!!!

We had a couple of baby showers recently & used the baby powder one... Halloween we had the pumpkin ones... my faves are the cinnamon and cider donut at this time of year although at the moment egg nog is burning.... in the summer i favour citrus smells.

As i'm limited to my choice of smell in my bedroom i prefer the small jars or the tart burners... more cost effective and better for smaller spaces and you can try out various smells cheaply.

Your snowman pendant is fabulous and a brilliant keepsake.

I was lucky enough to receive the Soda Fountain Philosopy giftset for xmas.

Victoria xx

Lizeth said...

Everything is looking so cute and festive.!! Your Christmas tree is looking absolutely beautiful. You received wonderful birthday gifts. Well, this year I got some Christmas gifts from Things Remembered.

Linda said...

Your family tree is so pretty, I'm glad you had a happy Christmas. I love all your Christmas and birthday treasures. Yankee candles are the best! I really like all the scents but my all time favorite is Home Sweet Home...yummy....talk about yummy Pure Grace is delish and I like Baby Grace too. Hugs to all...Linda

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Ooooh such a lovely post - so many delightful gifts too. I love Yankee candles and you have a lovely selection. Belated birthday wishes and a very happy new year:)

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I bet your house smells wonderful, what with the candles and all your baking talent!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Such lovely goodies.
Happy New Year sweetness, hope it is filled with fun, happiness and love for you.
love
Alison
x

Joyce said...

It looks like your Christmas was a golden one! May 2009 be just as special!!
Enjoy!

Linda said...

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year and all the best in 2009. Hugs, Linda

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Ohhhh I LOVE Yankee candles! I think my all time favorites are both retired now - Blueberry and Gardenia, but I love Home Sweet Home, Sugar Cookie and Autumn Wreath too! Actually, I think I love any and all Yankee candles. We have a Yankee store in the mall out here and I could sniff candles all day in there :) Love your gingerbread too, what a wonderful Christmas you had!!

Hugs,
Dena

Linda said...

Hi Priscilla....please stop by I have an award for you.

Have a lovely weekend...hugs, Linda

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