Too soon? Maybe! But with the new Christmas adverts now appearing on the tv and shops' displays now in full festive swing, I couldn't resist sharing with you some photos of Baytree, a wonderful garden centre in Spalding. This time of year is so magical and Baytree really reflects this.
Each glorious shelf, wall, floor space and ceiling is crammed with delicious eye candy. There is something for everyone and their displays are inspirational. A beautiful chandelier, a mannequin...
...it could be an Oxford Street Christmas window display, however around her feet is the most amazing table display. Named the Champagne Party, this truly is beautiful.
The displays were all around us and everywhere, just everywhere, eyes fall on so much gorgeous Christmas cheer. The comforting smells of Christmas such as cinnamon and spices fill the air and mix with the roast chestnut stand (yes, they even have that too!)
Then there is a display that shows the outside of a wood cabin. How I would love to have one of these beautifully decorated at the bottom of the garden, especially with an old, loved rocking horse.
And to snuggle in the bed with it's cosy cushions.
All around the different festive decorations are sectioned into different styles. I fell in love with this sweet little lady with her colourful buttons.
Along with this simple idea of wrapping some scrap wool around a ring and adding a couple of buttons, isn't this beautiful? and, let's face it, we all have most of the ingredients in our craft areas...go on admit it!
This was amongst the display showing a crafty kitchen corner. Bunting, home baking, granny squares and triangles, isn't this the most perfect corner you could have! (to see more pieces just click on the photo)
Isn't it just exquisite?! All I would need is a large cup of tea and to put my feet up and I would be in heaven.
Oh, and candles! Have you seen any of these around your way?
I will be buying a few of these to cosy up the house.
And then there is this beautiful home display. Can you imagine sitting back then with your Grandad and listening to his stories? I certainly feel that way with this homely look.
It doesn't stop there though. Outside there were even more delights. Can you guess what this is?
It's a very special VIR... A Very Important Reindeer...
... I don't think it is Rudolph, but could it be a very photogenic Prancer? Nearby, his boss Father Christmas was hard at work in the magical grotto. We have been going here for years and have always enjoyed every second of the huge queues as again, there is so much to take in. However, today it was very quiet and Miss Teenager was NOT going right in for the train ride (yes, there is a train that takes you to the log cabin where Father Christmas awaits with a present and a real Christmas tree to take home).
Instead we freely walked through the barriers and up to the section that takes you to the train. Narnia here we come!
Unfortunately we had to turn back as Miss T is no fun anymore! Why do they have to grow up?! So instead we walked past the Yeti and headed home (me and Mumsy will be back though as we haven't grown up yet!).
So, as the moon comes up and the chill fills the air one more ...
... I can carry on with making the warming, happy granny squares for my latest blanket project and think through the 1001 jobs to do before the big day!
Thank you so much for your birthday wishes to Miss Teenager and I am also very, very happy to report that Hubby is fine! Tests have come back clear and there are no serious issues to worry about. Just one of 'those' things - thankfully! Thank you so much for your well wishes which have really helped him get through these difficult couple of weeks.
So, how are your festive plans going? Have you made a start? Or are you like my mumsy and have finished everything and can now relax?
Have a wonderful weekend and week.
♥ Chel ♥
(Remember that if you want to see a larger version of my photos just click on one and a slide will appear)