Christmas Jumper Day and a Birthday Girl’s
Festive Table Settings for a Singleton’s Flat!
Welcome to my Friday post, and it’s a frivolous, festive and fun post today, as well as being by way of an on-line greeting for my daughter, Hannah, as today is her birthday! Not only is it Hannah’s birthday, but it is also St Lucy’s Day (Santa Lucia) and Christmas Jumper day too – so a big day on my calendar! Although I would like to talk about St Lucy’s Day more, I have covered this magical of days already on my blog, and you can read all about it here:
So, today I am concentrating on some Christmas Jumpers, as it is the day for Christmas Jumpers, as well as some lovely tableware that I was lucky enough to receive to review from Debenhams. When I was approached by Debenhams with a view to receiving some tableware of my choice I was in a bit of a flummox, as I already have lots of lovely tableware, glasses and cutlery already; but, my daughter is still building up her “bottom drawer”, so I thought it would be nice to see what a sophisticated “singleton” would choose for her flat for Christmas and New Year, and I allowed to help me choose what tableware to receive. We chose the following pieces together and then had great fun setting it all up in her flat, and I think you will agree that is all looks amazing!
J by Jasper Conran
Set of four ‘Burlington’ large wine glasses
Denby silver ‘Spice’ 16-piece cutlery set
Blue twelve piece ‘Two Tone’ dinner set
Royal Crystal Rock
Glass Star Bowl
Debenhams Set of four white napkins
As you can see from the photos, Hannah’s choice of tableware was contemporary and yet understated in a classic way, I really love what she picked and how we set the table up for a special festive meal. The colours work for every day, and yet by adding some baubles and candles to the tables, as well as some “fizz”, (with thanks to Booths, who sent me this bottle of Prosecco and some Bucks Fizz for #BoothsCheers) it all sparkles with the anticipation of Christmas! I LOVE the glasses and cutlery in particular and the stunning rock crystal bowl really adds that essential party feel to the whole setting.
What Hannah and I have achieved here is a modern festive setting that looks VERY festive, and yet once the crockery, cutlery and glassware has been put away along with the baubles and other Christmassy things, it is just as suitable for small intimate gatherings with friends as well as for every day, and I can see me LOVING my daily porridge in one of those BIG bowls! Hannah is delighted with her new “bottom drawer” bits and bobs, as am I.
Back to Christmas jumpers, I have got mine on today, and I will sharing a photo of it later on today, in Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook! Christmas Jumper Day maybe a fun day, but is has a really important message behind it, and is run by Save The Children. To join in all you have to do is:
JOIN THE WOOLLY REVOLUTION!
Make the world better with a sweater on Friday 13 December by wearing a Christmas jumper for the day and giving £1 or more to Save the Children.
Taking part is easy
- Sign up for your free fundraising kit.
- Tell everyone! Get colleagues, friends and family to join in.
- Buy, borrow or decorate your own Christmas jumper.
- Wear your woolly on Friday 13 December.
- Donate £1 or more to Save the Children.
- Pay in your fundraising or text WOOLLY to 70050 to donate £1
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Have a woolly fun day at work
Get everyone at work to show some good wool by wearing festive sweaters and raising money together. Or split into teams and compete to see who can reach the highest total.
Fashion your own jumper
Sweater style knows no limits, so why not get creative and decorate your own glitzy knitwear with tinsel, stars, baubles and snowflakes?
Sign up now and we’ll send you our top tips and ideas for decorating your own jumper.
Hit the high street
Choose from a stylish range of specially designed John Lewis Christmas knitwear available in stores or online atjohnlewis.com. £25 from the sale of each jumper will generously be donated to Save the Children.
Take part in our Woolly Big Text Auction and you could bag yourself an incredible designer jumper for a matter of pennies.
Need more convincing to sign up?
Watch our brilliant spoof of Danish crime drama, the Killing, with famous jumper wear Sarah Lund
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Are you wearing a Christmas Jumper today, and if you are, what is on it? A snowman, a Christmas pudding or maybe a big fat Santa? DO let me know by leaving a comment below!
That’s all for today, I will see you soon with some more Christmas recipes as well as a few new giveaways too! Have a GREAT Christmas Jumper Day and a VERY Happy Birthday to Hannah! Bye for now, Karen/Mum xxxx
Disclaimer: I was sent an eVoucher for £100 to spend at Debenhams in their Dinnerware section; I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own. Some of the prices of the items I bought were in the sale, so, I saved some money in the items I purchased and those sale prices are still available online. Karen S Burns-Booth