Well did you all survive the hustle bustle? Did you take a moment to enjoy the traditions and time with loved ones, to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas? Oh I do hope so and I hope your mind is full of new beautiful memories! It turned out to be a very quiet Christmas for me and my hubby, a day we spent together at home. Usually we head to my nieces house where we spend the day with loved ones, but this year my niece and her family were sick with the flu so there was a change in plans, I was sad but it turned out to be a lovely day none the less.
Now it might have been a quiet time for us, but there was plenty going on with the little peeps.
It seems Dr. Valentine finally bought Victoria that little dog she wanted for Christmas and she just can't thank him enough, not to mention she thinks he looks so handsome now that he grew a beard and is sporting that new outfit she bought him for Christmas ( new Conrad and ginger the dog were Christmas presents from hubby )
The other animals aren't sure what they think of this new hair ball that has showed up and now it seems they have to share the humans and the food with it! Elizabeth of course is totally smitten.
Abigail the house keeper just shakes her head and thinks to herself that this is just what this house needs, something else for her to take care of besides the bird, the fish, the kittens, Dr. Valentines dog buster and the endless plants Victoria drags home! She sighs out loud.
Meanwhile at the Whitman house it seems Joseph has finally made it home from his rather long business trip and he and Sarah are having a quiet moment together in the library while he tells her all about his trip ( Joseph was a pre- Christmas gift from hubby)
Of course Joseph came home bearing some lovely gifts for his family, one of which was this beautiful dollhouse for Sarah ( a hallmark ornament I bought some time ago from the flea market )
Sarah was completely thrilled and immediately put the furnishings in it!
Maid is new and was bought pre-Christmas also.
Of course Sarah had a surprise for Joseph also, it seems she has hired men to start work on the new bathroom- this used to be Alexandra the daughters room, but she moved to the babys room and the baby has moved downstairs by the kitchen with nanny ( don't have nanny doll yet ) The bathroom is not finished yet but work is coming right along ( furniture is bespaq and oh so lovely ) still need toilet and dressing table and accessories.
Sarah made some pillows for Alexandra's bed and Papa brought home a lovely cage with the promise to take her to buy a bird of her choice
Papa brought home a lovely bear for the baby.
Meanwhile the staff prepare dinner to celebrate Josephs return home ( new cook and scullery maid )
The butler checks to make sure the table is set just right ( new butler )
mean while over at the Ideal house, Patti and Pete can't figure out why Tammy is having so many nightmares about the new jack in the box the twins got for Christmas ( new toy )
Well it seems the little gray house has been bought and the new resident will be moving in soon.
Penelope is a famous Prima ballerina from royal descent, she has traveled the world dancing, but these days she teaches young girls. ( Penelope is a Ethel Hicks doll and is only 2 inches tall, she was also a Christmas gift from hubby, she is so tiny and perfectly detailed ! )
And what exactly has Celestine been doing you ask? Well she has been spending lots of time in front of the mirror admiring her special Christmas dress, that she bought for her self
Celestine, I thought you were going to buy gifts for everyone with that money?
Well I thought about it Darling, but then I wouldn't have had enough money to buy myself this fabulous dress, yes?
hmmm...Well there you have it folks :-)
Till next time ,
Love and blessings to you all,
Teresa and Celestine
Sorry these pictures are so blurry, not sure what happened, will try to do better next time :-(