just an old-fashioned girl

Hello and welcome. I'm glad you dropped by. If you´re looking for something a little nostalgic of bygone eras with a timeless elegance and a little modern twist – in other words, something slightly “retro” – then you should feel right at home here in my shabby chic room. Month by month, there will always be something new to see so I hope you´ll enjoy your stay and come back again soon.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas In Bloom

All winter my living room looks like a small jungle as all the plants which spend the summer on my patio are hibernating there. Well, I thought they were all hibernating but it looks as though my giant – and normally very ugly – cactus which usually only earns its keep by flowering in the summer has decided to surprise me by suddenly bursting into bloom. It couldn´t have chosen a better time as I´m still suffering from severe backache and needed something other than my Christmas tree to cheer me up.

I created this page in honour of this lovely floral Christmas present using the Christmas Carol freebie QP which you´ll find here.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


  1. Wow, that's really beautiful! (The cactus AND the layout.) And what a wonderful surprise. I hope your back feels better and allows you to enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas my friend!

  2. Aren't those kind of surprises just the best?
    Hope your back feels better, sending good thoughts your way, just in case :-)

  3. Yes, both the cactus bloom and the page celebrating it are beautiful and uplifting to see. So glad one of your plants is helping offset your misery. Wishing you are a happy and pain-free Christmas!

  4. The cacti have the most amazing coloured flowers, hope you feel better soon