Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Defrazzle Therapy...

Hi folks...we can all become a bit frazzled by the christmas preparations...the list of things still to do seems to get longer and longer so I decided it was time for a bit of a break before I start on the big Christmas Cookathon...a day out to meet up with some special friends...heading for them thar hills and my once a year Christmas treat...
and who couldn't fail to get into the Christmas spirit when you're greeted by the man himself...
at the Raemoir Garden Centre in Banchory...so if you're not feeling the Christmas Love yet...make yourselves a cuppa...find a comfy sofa and get ready for a wander through a wonderful Christmas Wonderland of all things glittery and sparkly...
 check out this gorgeous Christmas outfit...if only I was 40 years younger...
 or All Things Arctic White...


and if white isn't your thing...there's always Red...

or Blue Snowmen and cute little birdies...
 or teapots in Blue Jumpers...
or the Rustic Look...love those wooly trees...


and who do you think came to mind when I saw these...
after that retail therapy adventure it was time to recharge the shopping batteries and head for the coffee shop for a latte and a yummy delicious wholemeal cinnamon scone...
before heading for the next retail destination just a few miles down the road...Mains of Drum...
and don't be fooled by that beautiful blue sky...it was blowing an arctic hooley but we couldn't resist a peek at their spectacular 15' Christmas Tree...
and more festive sparkliness...
Just time for me to dash home for a quick change and set off to meet the Friday Girls for a festive lunch followed by Afternoon Tea at M&S...courtesy of my "Happy Birthday-Afternoon Tea for Two" voucher...all in all a fun day of Christmas Inspiration and so much feasting I don't think I will need to eat again until the big day. I'll see you all tomorrow over at Craftwork Cards Blog for my last post of the year and no prizes for guessing it will be CHRISTMAS.
Hugs Kath xxx

14 comments:

Rita said...

You always take such fabulous pictures Kath. I've love seeing round all those lovely places with beautiful things to see. I'm still searching for a recipe for Empire biscuits, or German biscuits as my SIL calls them. Hugs Rita xxx

Paper Junkie said...

I love the polar bears and the teapots too. It all looks wonderful and although I've now got my cards finished and in the post it's not grabbed me yet - but it will, probably some time on Christmas Eve...X

Cheryl W. said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks so much for sharing them. It's fun to see how Christmas is portrayed in your neck of the woods. :)

May said...

Gorgeous photos Kath..such Beautiful festive goodies on display I could not resist spending my pennies if I had been there.. that 15 foot tree is stunning...I hope you enjoyed your cream tea & time with friends... Hugs May x x x

carol edwards said...

Thank you Kath for all these wonderful pictures. They are so beautiful, thanks for sharing

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thanks for showing those beautiful pics, love those wooden snowmen, in fact love it all. Sounds like a great day x

Redanne said...

Fabulous photos Kath, definitely getting into the Christmas spirit now. Hope you enjoyed your tea for two, although that scone looked pretty good! Hugs, Anne x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh snap Kath I was mooching around a Garden Centre with my Aunt and Cousin yesterday looking at their festive displays and having a leisurely lunch! Susan x

Ribbon Girl said...

Kath can you nip back and get me one of those polar bears and a couple of deers? have a great day out Mary x

rachel said...

oh my Kath - that garden centre looks amazing - thanks for sharing the lovely piccies xx

Artyjen said...

Ooh! Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas retail trip ;)
xoxo Sioux

Brenda in IN said...

What a wonderful tour and how beautiful everything is. Thanks for sharing your trip. Please send scones!

craftyfoxglove said...

sounds like you had lots of fun with your friends. These shops look fantastic, and full of thing you would love to buy but probably have no room for in the house! Thanks for sharing
Valxxx

Stella said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. What a fab display at the garden Centre. Looks like they worked very hard to achieve that. Seems to be that the elastic waist trouser will have to come into play with all that scrummy food being eaten !! X

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