Wednesday, 9 December 2009

A Rednesday Christmas Red

Today I am joining Sue over at Its A very Cherry World for Rednesday. I just have a couple of reds to show you today and one of them is a drink!

I bought this very kitsch, glittery bambi on my recent trip to London. He was quite expensive but I couldn't resist him!

I don't know if you remember, but back in September I made some sloe and damson gin. Well, now it is ready to drink and has been decanted into new bottles!
Here it is. It can be left longer to mature but I really wanted it for Christmas. It is now this gorgeous deep red colour and apart from the fact that it nearly blows your head off when you drink it, it is very delicious.

After seeing a brilliant pomander tutorial over at Rosies blog, I decided to make one last night. It took no time at all and it amazed me how one small orange can make the room smell so Christmassy! Pop over to Rosies lovely blog and have a look.

And finally a big, big thank you to the very kind and generous Michela for sending me these lovely gifts. I was thrilled to see a parcel arrive in the post. As well as a gorgeous bag, she sent me some Italian sweets and a lovely little pin dish.

Thanks Michela. I don't know how you guessed but as you can see from my china cabinet, I collect flowery things so the little pin dish now has pride of place in the cabinet!

That's all for now. Enjoy the rest of your week everyone.


  1. You're most welcome Susie! What a huge and beautiful collection you have! I'm tempted by Rosie's tutorial too, I will have a go soon!

  2. I'm going to Rosie's now to have a look! Oh, how I could just do with a glass or 3 of your lovely gin! xxx

  3. Your flower china collections are so gorgeous.
    good for you!I wish i could tasted your red jin.

  4. Hi Susie! I think the gin would be the perfect thing to have after a long, long day of Christmas shopping, don't you?! And that Bambi would be a great addition to anyone's holiday decor! Wonderfully sparkly. I've always wanted to make some of those pomanders, but didn't think they would really scent a room too well. I'll take your recommendation now, and make some!
    Happy REDnesday!

  5. Oh, your Bambi is just adorable! Thank you for sharing his sweetness with us. Have a wonderful REDnesday and Merry Christmas to you!


  6. All your reds are very beautiful...including that gorgeous gin!

  7. I'm so glad you brought Bambi home! Mmm, that gin does look yummy - I bet it keeps you warm on a cold winter's night! I haven't made a pomander in years - should do it this year. Oh, and that little plate is so beautiful! Have a super week!

  8. Hi Susie - what a lovely festive post. Bambi is gorgeous and the sloe and damson gin looks very warm and festive. Your pommander is so pretty - I'm so glad you made one - don't they smell wonderful? I've placed mine on the fireplace in the sitting room and the smell hits me as soon as I enter the room :)

  9. Wow, the color of that drink is beautiful. Such a pretty dish collection too!

  10. Hi Susie
    I'm from Canada. I loved going shopping with you and your mum. I love shopping. I will go to her web side, but your right, very expensive tablecloths. Your fabric will look beautiful for half the price.
    Love Your Blog!!!
    We woke up to a massive snow storm...yup big one. All busses are canceled.
    Happy happy Rednesday
    Love Claudie

  11. Hi, I absolutely love that reindeer.....from what I understand, things are expensive in Rngland, but they have so many things we here in the States don't have.....and visa versa....someday I am going to England!

  12. Oh my -- that gorgeous ruby color AND it blows the top of your head off? That is a drink to be reckoned with!
    Love it.
    That little Bambi fellow is adorable -- so RED and gleaming. I'm signing on as a follower of your blog -- you live in one of my favorite countries to visit! So I will visit it vicariously through you!
    Happy Christmas!

  13. Wow they are all lovely and I like to taste you homemade gin ^_^ Thanks for sharing!

    My Rednesday

  14. Beautiful red deer !
    Merry Christmas !

  15. Your little Bambi is just too cute! No wonder you couldn't resist him. Now don't you be drinking that gin AND crafting at the same time! No telling what you might come up with! HAHA just kidding. I could have a glass myself this evening!

  16. Ooooh I could just do with a glass of that sloe and damson gin...have been working all day to get the house all Christmas-y,and cooking for friends.
    Sweet bambi!and will make one of those pomanders to disguise the eau de dog around here.


  17. My darling I wish you and yours all the joy, love, hope, blessings, peace, laughter, miracles, good health and boundless wealth during this holiday season and always.

    Love & Hugs