Twelfth Night

On the 6th of January, we un-Christmased the house.  We don’t go mad with decorating, just a few out of the ordinary things to mark a special time of year.  At Christmas time, we have fairy lights and even more candle power than usual.

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I found this grotesquely beautiful Mexican nativity candle holder in our local charity shop for £3.

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Tinsel around a painting

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Angel chimes

Steve’s Mum gave us some glass baubles from the Christmas trees of his childhood.

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Our Christmas stockings come from my 1960’s Southern California childhood.

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Mistletoe, of course

We have a few tiny nativity scenes.  This one is from Peru, some plastic beetles and spiders we acquired at Hallowe’en made a perfect angel of the Lord, flock of sheep and three wisemen.

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“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

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1950’s plastic nativity scene

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Peruvian nativity star

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Seasonal MAD magazines

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Reindeer leaping over the rooftops

Another Christmastide has come to an end, but the spirit of the season lives on.

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The King & Queen of Christmas


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