It has been a busy time here this Christmas in The Humble Bungalow!
We have been totally immersed in the festivities...
lots of food, family and fun.
Gifts from afar...
unexpected and so welcome.
painted my nails
put on some vintage bling.
Went out to an annual Christmas Eve Open House at the home of dear friends.
The National Lampoon Christmas Vacation Moose Cups were on hand
to sip single malt scotch from if that is your preferred tipple.
(Mr. HB likes it)
I polished the silver and dusted off the crystal goblets.
Christmas Crackers were on the table as they always are...
the only time we ever had a Christmas without the crackers was when we went to Palm Springs
we could find none despite scouring the town...
I was convinced that Jurgenson's would have some....
Simple setting with our Sophie Conran china.
Adults only for dinner as the grandchildren would be with us on Boxing Day.
The turkey was delicious...lots of veggies accompanied the "bird."
I was spoiled with lovely gifts.
Pearls and cashmere.
An Espresso maker and two new Emma Bridgewater bowls to replace the one that chipped.
Thank you Santa!
We met friends for lunch at The Bard and Banker.
the first of many.
Statue of Emily Carr
on site at The Victoria Fairmont Empress Hotel.
My walking partner and I met up for lunch downtown followed by some shopping.
R convinced me to invest in a new pair of jeans...
(long overdue I might add)
so I now have some new NYD jeans that fit and flatter.
It often takes a friend to persuade you to spend some money on yourself.
The Riviera yogurt glass jars have been re purposed as spice jars.
Tops were sourced online at the company's website and I wasted no time in getting the spice drawer organized.
There will be a lot more tidying up around here in January
but for now we are readying the Humble Bungalow for house guests...
I will be away from the blog for a few more days
but will be on Instagram every day at least once if not twice.
Happy New Year