Friday, December 18, 2009

"Joyeux Noel"

I'm trying to get into the Christmas Spirit....even if it is only in miniature!
I have been working...(slowly)...on the main room of the 'petite maison' to get it ready for the arrival of 'Father Christmas'. The stockings are hug.....

... a table is prepared with a 'treat' for Santa!.....I did make the poinsettia's after all and I have also made a lily....we call them a 'Christmas Lily' here in Australia....yep!....they flower at christmas time and are very popular in a lot of homes.

On the table for Santa is a lovely tray of 'ginger cookies' that I recently bought from Ana at "Tiny Delights"......they certainly add that festive touch....I love them!....Thank You Ana!!

....and then of course to follow the ginger cookies is a glass of wine...Yes!...this is certainly one of Hanneke's wonderful wine bottles...I love them also....!

I'm sure you all know Ana, but if you are unsure....you can visit her at:

27 comments:

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh, I am more of a lurker on our blog but I thought I better tell you how much I enjoy - the first time I came for a visit I thought, "My life might not be complete until I build a petit maison like that!"
I was unaware that such a world existed. Thank you so much.

Norma said...

Ooooh, lucky Santa, wine and Xmas cookies, what could be nicer? Poinsettia AND Christmas Lillies, you have outdone yourself Linda, I especially love the Christmas Lillies. All in all a wonderful festive setting befitting Petite Maison :)

Garden of Miniatures said...

You now have completed it to a lovely christmas scene.Hohoho,Santa can come and bring the presents :-)! Hugs,Jeannette

miniacollection said...

It's so lovely and very welcoming for Santa Claus. The cookies are dreat, i love the holly on the beautiful wine bottle, I knew you would have time to make the Christmas plant. Beautiful scene.
Geneviève

vicki archer said...

Linda, does this mean that there is a mini Santa Claus too? xv

Linda Carswell said...

Oh Vicki....are you telling me there isn't....?

Linda..?

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Sumaiya Mehreen said...

only last week I was admiring these cookies on Ana's site...they look perfect in your house :)

marlies said...

If you see this, you know for sure there must be a mini-Santa too!
Love that table with every thing on it! Hanneke makes the most beautiful bottles of wine, those cookies looking so great and yummie, have to check that out! There is also a wishlist for Santa?
Its beautiful again, Linda!
* marlies

synnøve said...

O.. Linda!!! You have such an eye for the details; the wine bottle!!! And the cookies...flowers, everything is so elegant!!!

My french lady whispers in my ear; do you think she´s arranging a christmas party? And if so she would love to be invited and dress up real elegant to match the interior!!! LOL

Thank you for lifting my Christmas spirit Linda :)

Christmas hug from Synnøve

Bryndís said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my new blog :) I have been browsing your blog and I am stunned over the beauty of your creations! Have a nice day :)

KC-Design said...

Ohhhh...what a wonderful Christmas scene!! All is looking such perfect and lovely!!
Hugs, Karin

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

It all looks amazing Linda but my favourite is the winter Lily, I adore Lilies ,my favourite flower so to see it on your setting is a delight! Have a very Happy Christmas Kate xxx

BonjourRomance said...

Santa is a lucky guy this year with all those ginger cookies. Everything looks incredible Linda. Hope you are still doing well and nearly ready for CHristmas.
Have a fabulous weekend!

rosanna said...

Ehhhhh...small sigh...I wish my home were as beautiful as your petite maison. Jesus Child will not find such a beautiful setting here. I really love the serenity of your rooms, so restfull and peacefull. I wish I could snug on a sofa with a book, a glass of wine (to warm me up, it's chilly here) and daydream...
The hydrangea is gorgeous, I must go and buy some from Bonnie.Have a great day Rosanna

Susana said...

Beautiful, exquisite, as always. Love everything. I really thank you for sharing such beauties.
Merry Christmas, Linda.
Susana

La Seine Miniatures said...

Love everything in "Petite Maison" as usual!
And I know Ana very well and for a long time : I will be with her and some other miniaturist friends in January in Lisbon! I can't wait for it!

Claudia said...

Everything looks beautiful, Linda. The house is decorated and ready for Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

xoxo
Claudia

Paris Miniatures said...

Smells like Christmas!!
I particularly like the champagne flûte and the wrapped parcels, very simple but very classy:-)

Irene said...

Very nice, Linda. Your little ivy fits into that scene very well.

Never Enough Time said...

Such a beautiful scene. Merry Christmas.

maría cecilia said...

Linda, I wish you and your family a wonderful and very happy christmas, and may next year brings much happiness and blessings to you all.
Con mucho cariño,
Maria Cecilia

maría cecilia said...

I forgot to express my admiration for your extraordinary craftings!!!

Atticbabys said...

What a fun blog! Hi Linda and thankyou for your sweet comment on mine!
I'm so glad I stopped by!
French decor in miniature... could there be anything dreamier? I don't think so ;-)
Smiles,
Nan

Liberty Biberty said...

Well, that little bit of Christmas looks perfectly beautiful Linda!
Mercedes

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

What a beautiful decoration for your petite maison, very special! I just love the ornaments casually laid down. :)
Maia

Eva said...

Looks wonderful and very Christmassy :)
Merry Christmas Linda