Next year, I will do things differently. This wonderful Christmas season has seemed to pass me by. The soirees, the end of year concerts, carols, prize giving, birthdays (we have a lot of December birthdays, in fact it is Griffin's 7th today), the shopping, all blurred into a huge red and green melting pot.
One of the main reasons for this is Tea Pea. You, our fabulous customers, and I really am convinced I do have the MOST gorgeous customers, bought, and bought and bought. And now our shelves are all but empty.
So before I go any further, can I say thank you. Without you there would be no Tea Pea, and we are thrilled there is. Two years on and everyday I still walk into our studio each morning excited about what the day will bring - the orders, the enquiries, the sourcing, the creating and the sewing.
I wanted to show you our own Christmas. We are away in Hawkes Bay this year so it's very low key, but well here it is all the same. As most years, the theme is handmade. Griffin made a little baby Jesus in a manger. Isn't it so cute.
Our tree looks a little sparce in the photos. It's not. It's a mix of yellow babbles bought on a trip to Italy, kids creations, lego reindeer, about 2000 lights and various mismatched decorations.
We sell so many vintage storybook garlands. I love making them, and I love it that people buy them. They are rather quirky, so quite a surprise they are one of our best sellers!
I made these red and pink garlands for us.
And finally, in the St Nick of time! Presents, bought or made, and wrapped. I've made pink pillowslips for my sisters and mum, framed photos of the kids, champagne, great totes from Foundry, and cute things from Small Acorns and WhatKatyDid.
And so now it's drinks with the neighbours, breakfast at Dunsheas, and then we are off to the beach for two weeks.
Holiday time for us, and hopefully all of you.
Wishing you happiness and fun.