Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Its T Day.

The first photo I want to share with you today is  of the  Nativity
 that has sat in  a corner in our lounge for many years at Christmas time.
Yes, the pieces may  look  quite modern, but the potter who made it,  we  thought was way ahead of her times. She assured us back then that no piece she made would ever   be the same. We asked her why she never added detail to the faces, her reply was that we all had different images in our minds about how this special family should look . 

  Hello T day friends at Bleubeard and Elizabeths

where we are always made to feel very welcome with a drinks related post.

 I hope you all had a lovely  day yesterday.

I thought I would share one of the gifts that this guy in red brought me .
It is this gorgeous tactile and wonky piece of tree trunk.
One of my sons  bought it from an artisan woodworker ,
 who creates sets of drawers from logs of wood.

The drinks have been flowing these past few days here, mainly tea for me with an occasional coffee,
but to celebrate Christmas day, I did join the family last night  with  a glass of fizz, I had to wait until this morning to take a photo as the light was to dim. Hence the bottle is empty  and the glass needs a hand wash with the others.

If you live here in the UK I hope you enjoy today's Boxing Day Holiday.
[I've added this link if you are interested in finding out about this bank holiday]

Well this has been a share of the two sides of Christmas,
the festive ones with families and the giving of gifts.
But, personally I think its also a time to remember the true meaning of the season and take time to share some love and hope for more peaceful times in the world.

Happy T day wishes everyone and thank you for calling in to see me today.
Thank you for the friendship, the  feeling of belonging found  here, in this welcoming  crafting family,  when we visit together with our wonderful hosts.
Elizabeth, Bleubeard and Squiggles .


  1. So glad you had a good Christmas with family and loved ones. I LOVE that gift from your son. It was a beautiful log with drawers. I think I like that nativity set even more than any I've ever seen. It really DOES look quite modern, but I also think it reminds me of Art Nouveau art. Regardless, it is simply stunning. I've never seen Mary hold the baby Jesus before, either. A genuine beauty.

    Bubbly fizz! Seems your family knows how to celebrate! I so enjoyed the two sides of Christmas you shared with us and your bottle of Brut. BTW, I was intrigued with the modern door handle and the skeleton key that locked the door. Thanks for sharing your fizz AND your wonderful thoughts on the true meaning of Christmas with us for T this Tuesday.

  2. What a wonderful gift you received! Merry Christmas to you! Lovely nativity piece you have, I like them without faces.

  3. Yvonne, I thought you might enjoy MY take on Boxing Day with this entry I created in 2015:

  4. Happy Boxing and T-Day dear Yvonne!
    That's a really beautiful Nativity and I love your tree gift - such an unique piece!
    A glass of fizz is always a good idea - yes! I didn't have any alcohol yet on Christmas - but that can turn today as I am invited to a little After Christmas party at my neighbours house!
    oxo Susi

  5. i´m with you... here also the real Spirit is more important and gift-giving actually is not a factor at all. love your nativity, timeless!
    have a peaceful time and happy t-day!

  6. Good morning, such a lovely post. thank you for sharing your nativity-it is very special, and an amazing gift-the handcrafted log with drawers.
    thank you for the link about boxing day as I had no clue what it was I have really enjoyed meeting you this year throug the T Party such a special group of friends.
    Happy T Day Kathy

  7. The Nativity set is very pretty. I like how the artist allows the viewer to decide what the figures should look like. The log drawers are fun and look like they had a little too much wassail. Enjoy the holiday season and Happy T Day!

  8. LOVE love love your amazing tree trunk drawers gift.. Its just amazing. .. Sounds like you had a fabulous time. Happy T day!! Hugs! deb

  9. A festive glass with family and friends adds some extra cheer to the day :) The nativity set is lovely and does bring to mind the reason we celebrate. Merry Christmas!

  10. The clay Nativity set is really special, Yvonne. Thank you for sharing it with us. I like the potter's explanation. So true.

    Santa was very good to you;-) That's a lovely little chest of drawers. Or should I say trunk of drawers? lol

    I'm getting around late because I linked up late. Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  11. What a lovely post Jo! I love your Nativity scene it really is a special one! Your wonky drawers look fabulous - what a treat! Enjoy the rest of your Christmas! Happy T day! Chrisx

  12. Don't know why I put Jo's name here - predictive messing about again - I'm sure I pressed Y not J but then as I pressed publish I spotted it!!! xx

  13. Your nativity scene is so beautiful, I love the figurines and the artist view on their faces - perfect! Your Christmas present is wonderful, it's such a quirky wet of drawers and the wonky look makes me smile 😁. I'm glad you had lovely Christmas celebrations with your family and I hope you had fun this Boxing day too! I totally agree with your wise words and wish for more love and hope for peaceful times too. Sending you Happy T Day wishes! J 😊

  14. I forgot it was Boxing Day. Hope it was nice. And I love that little wooden set of drawers and I love how it isn't straight. It's like a little fairy could live in it. It was a really thoughtful gift from your son. And your creche is gorgeous. I think the potter was smart not to put faces on them because I agree with her. We each do have our own views.Thanks for sharing those gorgeous pieces of art with us. Glad you had a wonderful holiday and hope your T day was as happy. And happy new year before the next T day arrives too. Hugs-Erika

  15. A beautiful Nativity scene Yvonne, and I think having no features on the faces makes it look very peaceful and serene.
    Glad you had a lovely Christmas - those wonky drawers are fabulous.
    Avril xx

  16. Love your nativity scene! Hope you are enjoying your holidays, hugs, Valerie

  17. Great post this, do have a great new year 2018 ;O)) thanks for the old one

  18. A beautiful Nativity scene Yvonne .
    A very nice creative New Year!
    Hugs Doris

  19. Amazing nativity set Yvonne I am sure it is such a treasure to all of you.

    Looks like another treasure with the set of drawers as well. How magical to see a chest of drawers in a piece of wood-such a great artist that made it.

    Happy 2018 when it arrives

    Hugs Chrissie xx

  20. Your nativity scene is stunning Yvonne and what a fabulous gift from your son....I so love wood and each piece is so unique xx Looks like a fab time was had with family we were the same and had 16 for dinner on Christmas day xx

    Sending you my best wishes for a healthy and creative New Year in 2018

    Annie xx

  21. Thats such a lovely Navity scene Yvonne and I love the reason why there are no faces too.
    Those wooden drawers are so sweet and unique - what a lovely gift :)
    Hope you are continuing to enjoy this festive season.
    Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2018 and hope its happy, healthy and full of exciting adventures.
    Gill xx