Every year, Christmas takes me by surprise.
Business wise, it’s amongst our busiest time of the year.
The rush starts in November. And doesn’t end until Christmas Eve.
Yes! We’re still posting parcels on Christmas Eve.
Christmas is just a week. And a bit. Away.
So here’s what I’m doing to get my house ready.
All my table napkins will be washed. And crisply ironed. And ready to be used fresh for every meal.
Ditto for the tablecloths.
All squeaky clean.
Every tea towel will also be crisply ironed. And ready to do service in my vintage kitchen.
And let’s not forget the bed linen.
Pillow cases are ironed too.
Just for Christmas. The sheets. I rarely iron my sheets. But I make an exception for Christmas. There is nothing better than newly ironed sheets. And pillow cases. For Christmas Eve.
When all the linen is ironed, I spray it lightly with fragrant water before putting it into my linen cupboard.
My fragrant water is set with alcohol. Just like perfume. To keep the fragrance strong for quite some time.
Spraying the linen after it’s ironed is better than spraying it while it’s being ironed. Because the heat of the iron dissipates the fragrance.
And my linen cupboard smells divine!
I love candles at Christmas. In the evening. So all the candle holders will be polished. And new candles will be filling the night with their soft glow.
The incense holders will be filled with my favourite incense. And will burn along with the candles. Filling the rooms with its soft perfume.
All the vases will be filled with foliage from our garden.
And decorative bowls will be filled with water. For roses to float.
My vintage collection of glassware will be on show.
There will be bowls of home made rum balls.
Plates of home made peanut brittle.
Cake stands with cookies to nibble on.
And my ever so gorgeous large vintage glass basket made of carnival glass will have a ready supply of home made savoury muffins. Baked fresh every day over Christmas.
We don’t have a tree. Or traditional Christmas decorations. But the farmhouse takes on a different aura. It knows it’s a special time of year.
Especially as our 13½ years old TriColoured Rough Collie, Daisy Mae, will have festive ribbons attached to her collar.
What do you do for Christmas that’s special?
Your thoughts? Email me at the bottom of this post.
~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva?
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Photos of my rural property are courtesy of me, Ironing Diva – who is also known as Paddock Paparazzi – and taken at sunrise every morning.
Crimson Rosellas always remind me of red Christmas baubles in a tree. Here is one decorating a majestic pine tree in my garden.
Crimson Rosellas. Adding winter colour to a deciduous Gleditsia tree.