pretty presents

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas! It’s been so nice spending the last few days relaxing with the family, and if I’m honest I’ve been spoilt rotten!
I love giving presents even more than I love receiving them… this year I decided to go for minimalist wrapping with plain brown paper and cute ribbon that I found in Copenhagen.

Presents for mammy Layford

Me and my family all agree that it’s nicer to buy lots of little presents, and this year I got some gorgeous little bits and pieces.
More new PJs, which believe it or not are from Primark like the previous pair I posted about last month- I love the prints!

I think one of my favourite gifts this year was this 1947 copy of Good Housekeeping and these vintage Limoges pieces- a needlebox and miniature perfume bottles in their own little basket.

1947 Good Housekeeping

Homemade peppermint marshmallows ♥

Hot chocolate with an iceberg of peppermint marshmallow

So now all the commotion of Christmas is over, it seems just about time to start stressing about plans for New Year.. do you have your plans sorted yet? I’m looking forward to having a few chilled out days to catch up on my reading – and by that I mean blogs and books!


  1. December 28, 2011 / 5:16 pm

    Beautiful post, darling!
    Love your packaging!


  2. December 28, 2011 / 9:00 pm

    I love that pj print, and your marshmallows turned out so good! It looks like you had a very merry Christmas!

    – Catherine @ The Spring

  3. December 29, 2011 / 12:41 am

    what lovely gifts! that mug is great 🙂

  4. December 29, 2011 / 2:53 am

    You've received some lovely gifts, the miniature bottles in the baskets are so cute. I love the Christmas skirt in the below post as well. Happy New Year.

  5. December 29, 2011 / 5:20 am

    peppermint marshmallows!!?? ahhh i want.

    your christmas sounds so lovely. & i am loving your blog <3 !

  6. December 29, 2011 / 2:44 pm

    Love the minimalist wrapping 🙂 And "Eat Cake and Move On" are words to live by! Happy New Year!!

  7. December 29, 2011 / 7:15 pm

    looks like your presents are good 🙂

  8. December 30, 2011 / 11:50 am

    Lovely presents! Yum, I want the peppermint marshmallows! <3

  9. January 1, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    Ooh PJs are the greatest gift! I love the idea of wrapping presents with brown paper – so pretty! Wishing you all the best in 2012! 🙂


  10. January 2, 2012 / 12:59 am

    Ohhh marshmallows!!<3


  11. January 2, 2012 / 10:19 am

    Nice post !

    Happy new year


  12. January 2, 2012 / 5:38 pm

    You got such beautiful gifts 🙂 and I love the wrapping, it's very original!

    I didn't get many gifts this year, I asked for donations to my "Prada bag fund" instead hehe

  13. January 2, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    You got some lovely gifts, I love the print of your pjs (primark do some lovely ones, don't they), and the way you wrapped the presents. I was so terrible at wrapping :-/! xo

  14. January 2, 2012 / 7:34 pm

    I have been doing the same thing this holiday, its been sooooo long since I have had the time to just sit and read, so this week I have gone through 3 books already!! Bliss!
    Jess x

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