Saturday, 3 December 2011

today I am enjoying....



Chocolate reindeer
they are so pretty and so very tasty!

ivy leaves from the garden
added to some white flowers...
 candlelight...


I adore candleight,
the flickering flame, the sense of peace,
do you like candles?

the smell of Christmas

fire lit, doors closed, all well in the house and just waiting for lovely husband to arrive home from work to share...



~Happy Saturday~

46 comments:

Eileen said...

Hi Fiona, did you realise that your first four photos don't display properly?

TexWisGirl said...

yeah, your first few photos won't load. but the rest with the firelight look lovely!

Ellie said...

Your firelight is sooo lovely and cosy looking. Have a great weekend.

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Fom the chocolate reindeer to the candles a feast for the eyes. Sitting by candle light near a fire on these December evenings is bliss.

Little Dotty Bird said...

ooh I want to come to your house!! It looks so cosy, the only thing missing from our lovely little cottage is a fireplace..boo, I really wish we had one! enjoy your evening x

Giga said...

Z przyjemnością bym posiedziała w Twoim salonie, w tak przytulnym miejscu z ogniem z kominka i świecami. Pozdrawiam

Bonnie said...

I am receiving all the pics and they are pretty and tell your story. Happy Saturday to you! Yes, I love the smell of Christmas, fire light, candlelight, fresh flowers, chocolate and above all a husband to share it with!

Have a wonderful evening.

Barb and Dell said...

Oh Fiona, chocolate, flowers, candlelight, smell of Christmas, fireplace, and a husband to share it with, that is heaven.
I'm sure you had a wonderful evening.
Barb

Country Mouse Studio said...

The reindeer look yummy and that's one lucky husband :O)

Sweet Tea said...

What a lovely setting for a relaxing Saturday evening - but at my house those chocolate reindeer wouldn't last till morning! :-)

Desiree said...

What a wonderfully warmm and cosy scene you had so lovingly prepared to welcome your hubby home. It looked perfect! I, too, adore the softness of glowing candles. I really need to light ours more often!

andrea said...

I'd LOVE to have some chocolate reindeer rightbaout now! It is 10:12pm and the perfect time for it! andrea@townandprairie

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

Beautiful..especially fire light

TARYTERRE said...

Everything looks so cozy by the fire. Your chocolate reindeer sound yummy. I LOVE candles but can't use them very often because of my husband's COPD. But I've found if I use a candle warmer the fragrance permeates throughout the house and doesn't bother him as much as a lit one does.

demie said...

how gorgeous everything looks!
what a good feeling to love your home, taking care of it ...

love candlelight. it gives tranquility and space for dreams : )

Eileen said...

Hi Fiona, you've created a lovely welcoming and warming atmosphere. I love candles but we don't light them any more as they seem to adversely affect Ced's breathing and cause him discomfort.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Eileen x

Eva Ason said...

Fiona - what a lovely fire place, it looks so cosy and warm. I bet you had a nice and relaxing evening sharing that wine!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Hugs x

My Beautiful World said...

I miss our fire from when we use to live south, yours looks so inviting and I could enjoy a little drop of that red with those yummy chocolate a special place you have here my friend, hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow.

Always Wendy

Lynne said...

Your vases of flowers are lovely. The candle lit room, the wine . . . warm and inviting . . .

Very nice Fiona . . .

Amish Stories said...

Wow that's some fire, and I'm very big on fireplaces myself. Those chocolates wouldn't last too long around me though! Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa

Claudia Moser said...

I aodre candels and you are so lucky to have a fireplace, such a homey feeling!

Thisisme. said...

Hi Fiona. I just love those last two photos. Your room looks so warm and cosy! We also have log fires in our home, and I just love the smell. Yes, I have always liked candles around the house, especially the Christmassy smelling ones that are available at the moment. Hope your weekend is going well.

Lisa said...

I love your greenery, Fiona!

faith hope love ღ said...

nice post! thanks for sharing... God bless you... loves soraya

In My Wild Eden said...

How beautiful and warm and cozy your home is! I think you have set up a perfect evening!

frayedattheedge said...

I love candles - especially scented ones! Lovely photos of the fire - our woodburning stove is keeping us cosy, as we enjoy a glass of wine before dinner!

Jill said...

Just beautiful, Fiona! I hope you had a lovely night. I bet you did. :)

Mickie Brown said...

Lovely things to enjoy and appreciate. I'll take a warm,crackling fire and of course "chocolate" anytime. Sounds like your Holiday Season is off to a good start. Mickie :)

Anne said...

Hi Fiona! I love all the candles, and the fire looks so cosy and warm! The chocolate looks very tempting also! Hope you had a lovely weekend:)
~Anne

Emilie's daughter said...

Dear Fiona, I absolutely LOVE candlelight. While I am writing you this comment there are 9 candles flickering in our home an that is just half of the number I could light. I have candles all year round. The only time I do not like candles is at Easter. Egg candles are a horror for me... Btw I would love to bite into these reindeers I know they are yummy... Enjoy 2nd Advent !

orchid said...

Dearest Fiona,
What a lovely and beautiful post♡♡♡
My humble Japanese house doesn't look good with candles, but I LOVE them.
Hope your husband was able to relax with them when he came home♬♬♬
Blessing to you, xoxo Orchid*

Kerri said...

Beautiful!

Jen said...

So love and cozy. And chocolate too!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Fiona
Your home looks very inviting. It must have been so nice for your husband to return home. I'm off to get a tree tomorrow. As for candles, I like the soft glow of them.
-Karen

geetlee said...

Wow Fiona, looks like you had a great weekend! Love the chocolate reindeer and the wine looks just heavenly.
Hope you have a great week ahead!

Allison said...

This is a fabulous post, Fiona! I love candles and burn about 6 or 7 every night. My husband loves to come home to a cozy home, as well... I'm so lucky to have a husband who appreciates that. Thank you for this little peep into your world. It warmed my heart.

Chatty Crone said...

What a wonderful welcoming home for your dear hubby. Smells, beauty, etc.!!!

Sandie

Dawn said...

I am quite jealous of your ivy!!!
And as for the wine....I would love to come share a glass with you:D

Pat MacKenzie said...

What a warm homey post. I love firelight and candlelight. Your home looks so cosy and warm.

lambs and ivy designs said...

That is the most inviting photo I have ever seen!! I can just feel the warmth of the fire!!

hugs,
Dana

AudreyO said...

I have to agree, the tastes, smells and sounds of December create such a feeling of warmth and happiness. Now, can I have a few of the chocolates?

Donna said...

Hi Fiona, You dropped by some time ago, and I only just discovered your comment. I thought I'd visit you too. (You commented on my post 'Do French women get fat?")

As I was looking at your photos...I realized that you must not be from America. Your home looks so warm and inviting..but it looks 'different'. I can't say just how...but it's not full of stuff from stores like ours.

I LOVE it! I looked at several of your other posts and was entranced. I was captivated by the outdoor photos of buildings with thatched roofs..I don't know what you call it. Thanks so much for sharing.

I decided to follow you as reading your posts is like getting to visit another country..without flying.

Thanks again for dropping by this summer.

Donna @ Comin' Home

PS. I live in the Sam Houston National Forest in Texas (north of Houston)

special 'k' said...

I adore candles, I have an obsession for them. Your fire place looks so beautiful. Enjoy. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Magnolia said...

Love your Christmas pics. it all looks so warm and inviting. Hope your staying snuggled up and warm over there. M

Elizabeth said...

This all looks so warm and cosy. Gorgeous. x

Rhonda said...

Everything looks good to me....all pics are perfect and so inviting...beautiful is your home...

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