24 December 2012

day 24: angels in ivy


Our angels came from Woolworths* sometime in the 1960s when the floors and counters were made of wood and you could buy lots of Christmas gifts there - cheap perfume, bath salts, handbags, and everything you might need for a nativity scene.  It feels like the right place to end this year's advent journey.  

So the candles are lit, the pudding is boiling, the Last Minute Christmas Cake is cooling on the rack, the cousin-who-brings-her-own-indoor-weather** is flying over the Irish Sea, the smoked salmon beigels have been eaten and a bottle of sherry is waiting on the table by the fire.  It's time to say thank you all very much indeed for coming along here for the last 24 days and to hope that that your celebrations are full of all the happy things  you might wish for. 

xx

PS If you are still hankering after snow, do pop in here,  

* with apologies to Barbara Comyns and William Blake
** a sort of whirlwind or friendly tempest

11 comments:

ALoadofOldTat said...

Ah yes Woolworths in the sixties, an absolute treasure trove. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Liz said...

Oh yes, Woolies was the best shop for Christmas presents when we were kids.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

tut-tut said...

Merry Christmas to you

Felicia said...

Merry Christmas!

Jane Housham said...

Lovely angels! A very Happy Christmas to you

Joanna said...

Merry Christmas - and thank you for the treat of an Advent calendar.

oscarpeach said...

Merry Christmas. I'm so glad I found your blog just in time for advent. Looking forward to more.

rachel said...

I bought my first-ever bra in Woolworth's, when I was 13, with my own pocket money, and a school friend to help me guess what size I should choose. What my mother was thinking, I have no idea, but it never occurred to her that her teenage daughter was er... developing. Anyway, I had a soft spot for Woolies ever since. Sad that it closed own!

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

Merry Christmas!!!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I'd love to be transported back to a '50s or '60s Woolies for an hour or two ...
Your Advent calendar has been a delight ! Thankyou .

Kitty said...

Thank you for your advent calendar - I really enjoyed it. Happy New Year!