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FN's Ponstastic Christmas Thread part Trois....

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FellatioNelson Sat 22-Sep-12 06:43:07

....will be officially open for business on September 24th. I am just firing up the engines and dusting down the control room ready for action in case I forget to do it on the 24th

Do not post yet. Do not. Sit on your hands, ladies.

On your marks........................

DecktheHallswithTroughsofBolly Thu 13-Dec-12 08:21:43

Has anyone else got the Lakeland nativity cookie cutters ? I've done the cookies and made up a batch of royal icing last night, going to pickle myself in have a glass of mulled wine this evening and decorate them. Not doing a gingerbread house this year. Can't be bothered grin

Woodifer Thu 13-Dec-12 13:58:59

does anyone know of a means of fastening a wreath on a upvc front door??

Woodifer Thu 13-Dec-12 14:01:38

ooh i have done a search and answered my own question

girlywhirly Thu 13-Dec-12 14:13:46

I think you can get a special hook that goes over the top of the door but can't say that it will work for your particular door, Homebase might have some. There are large adhesive suckers too with a hook, they just peel off afterwards. Some people locally have attached their wreaths just under the letterbox but I don't know how. If you have a knocker high up on the door you might be able to use wire to attach it to that.

I hang my wreath on the wall next to my door. A hanging half basket goes there in summer.

Woodifer Thu 13-Dec-12 14:27:10

thanks girly!

Anja1LikesChristmas Thu 13-Dec-12 14:52:22

DecktheHalls ohh I was soo tempted by those only we already have more cutters than we can store hmm On the Gingerbread house front, cheated with a kit - that's going up this weekend.

Wreaths / Deco on doors - no looked at the link but I thread the decoration on some loong ribbon, pass it over the door and securely tape it to the inside. Which makes it swing in windy weather, of which we had a lot last year, and the decoration is mainly made up of large 'sleigh bells'...

LRDtheFeministDude Sat 15-Dec-12 18:26:32

Ahhh, this thread is perfect. I've got halfway through before I had to get up and spread all my Christmas food books all around me. I have finally finished boring miserable non-Christmas related job apps until January, so I can get stuck in.

May I submit these gorgeous things for you to judge - poncey, or downright absurd? (I admit I partly love them for the name of the shop ... and no, there is no way I would shell out on one for myself ... but aren't they gorgeous?):


I have been Christmas shopping this afternoon with DH and we've bought carol CDs so I am going to sit here and browse through this thread while I wrap some presents and work out what I want to cook for Christmas dinner. smile

Raising a glass to everyone! smile

FredWorms Sat 15-Dec-12 18:49:03

Stuffing tick

Bread sauce tick

God that feels good.

FredWorms Sat 15-Dec-12 18:52:04

Oh my good lord, have you seen the price of those fabric covered baubles on that Tobias website?

Thanks for the link LRD, it's hilarious!

<<Raises glass to LRD>>

LRDtheFeministDude Sat 15-Dec-12 18:56:26

I know! I was thinking I could make them if I raided my mum's 1980s cast off for velvet and bought some ribbon.

They are gorgeous, though, as are the angels. It's the price tag on the angels that really had me going. shock

(I am hoping, btw, that someone on here will reply calmly that they have several ...)

LaTrucha Sat 15-Dec-12 19:36:44

sorry... what...? You can make bread sauce in advance? Is it really as nice?

LaTrucha Sat 15-Dec-12 19:38:51

I am on the hunt for other special meals you can cook in advance and freeze. I have extra adults to feed for seven days and they are all very good cooks. I love to cook, but I don't want to spend the whole time preparing stuff when they're here.

I know I could get them to cook but one of them can be just insufferable when cooking and certainly will not think about my budget. Any ideas would be warmly welcomed.

Anja1LikesChristmas Sat 15-Dec-12 23:19:24

Wow LRD the angels are gorgeous and remind me of some my Grandmother had (they were a bit more 'kitsch' though!) - but wow indeed at the price tag - once I managed to decipher the fuchsia on burgundy writing!!

IreneR Sun 16-Dec-12 19:39:53

Expensive as they are, the angles-without-faces are creepy to me. Lavish fabrics, though.

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