Days around here

Oh my, it seems that December posting is not that intense this year. Days fly by, and it is almost third Advent already, only a week and some to go until the big day! Here are some pictures from the past week:


We had the first hyacinths (LOVE the scent, simply divine), celebrated Finland's 97th Independence Day, baked the first cookies (Hattifatteners are the traditional ones), and two candles were lid on the second Advent...


... first pretty cards arrived, and the first present too! I must not open it yet, I simply must not...

*click to enlarge and to see a bit closer*


...and my Christmas Village Everwood* is up! It has a new tree (with a music box) for its central square, and the happy snowman ice-skating (also with music) I got last year from my hb's sister. Everwood is pretty large already, but I am just off to Christmas Fair and there might be a little something to add still - villages keep growing, right?

Wonderful weekend to you all!

Yours,
Mia

*Oh yes, named after one of my ultimate favorite TV-series 

20 comments:

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Love all your candles and lovely Everwood village.
Yes indeed, a village must continue to grow to prosper. The hyacinths are so beautiful, I love your presentation. Hope you have a festive and fun weekend dear Mia, xoRobin

moonstruckcreations said...

So many lovely Christmassy things!

Helenxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh I love Everwood......so pretty! :)
Lots of lovely festive images Mia, keep enjoying!
Happy weekend my friend and no peeking! ;)
V x

Helen Philipps said...

I love your village of snowy houses, Mia! Lots of sweet and festive things in this post too. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Helen xox

Megumi said...

Mia,
My days are flying by too.
I like your Hattifatteners cookies. Very cute.
Your bulbs are beautiful. Wonderful to see them bloom in the cold winter.
Have a wonderful week.
Megumi

ANNE D T said...

Hi Mia, This month is going way too fast. How fun to see your little village.
I need to post some of our Christmas prep. too.

Happy Monday and new week to you and yours,
Anne D.T.

Mia said...

Hello Robin,

Thank you! It is amazing that we are on the middle of The December already, thankfully Everwood is all set for the big day! Wishing you happy decorating!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

Thank you! Only a week and some to go...I cannot believe it! Happy decorating!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

Thank you! Everwood is a truly magical place! And I promise I will not peek - and I wish Postman knocks your door soon too!

Happy mid-December!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

Thank you! It has been more rainy here than snowy lately, so thankfully Everwood has a white Christmas every year :)

Enjoy the last week before the Holidays!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

Thank you! I love the hyacinths, I would love to have them all year round, the scent is just wonderful. I wish your Christmas preparations are going wonderfully too, not too busy but just with the Holiday Spirit!

Lovely last week before the Holidays!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Anne,

I know - how could it the 15th already?? And oh please, do share your preparations, will there be any snow globes this year?

Enjoy these days, only a week and some to go!!

Yours,
Mia

snowbird said...

Hei Mia

Just love your Village, a belated Itsenäisyyspäivä :)

I hope you are all ready for Joulou ? December is rushing away with itself just one more candle to light.
ystäväsi Cheryl x

Gillian said...

Your little village is enchanting.

Mia said...

Hello Cheryl,

I know - how on earth are we on 19th already?? We are quite set for Christmas here, we even had some snow the other day :) I am still working for one day, and then it is slowly time to start celebrating! Wishing you wonderful days also, happy preparing!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Gillian,


Thank you! I am still giving it a snowy base (something white under it all) and then we are all ready for Christmas here in Joensuu-Everwood :)

Wishing you wonderful last days before Holidays!

Yours,
Mia

Beth of The Linen Cat said...

Looks like you're ready, Mia, I hope you are relaxing now and enjoying the last few days. Bethx

Mia said...

Dear Beth,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours! Enjoy - and hopefully you also will have a white Christmas!

See you here next year too!

Yours,
Mia

Linda said...

Beautiful and creative. Merry Christmas. :)

Mia said...

Hello Linda,

Thank you! Wonderful Holidays to you and yours too, enjoy!

Yours,
Mia