Merry Christmas… and a great 2008!

Merry Christmas from bijou kaleidoscope 2007

To all my readers, to all my family members, to all my friends as well as bloggy-mates… Merry Christmas! It’s been so good to get to know you this past year.

Merry Christmas from bijou kaleidoscope 2007

Merry Christmas from bijou kaleidoscope 2007

Post Christmas to-do list:

  • 1. Rub eucalyptus oil on all scissors in residence to clear gummy residue from sticky tape.
  • 2. Shred used and ripped wrapping paper instead of throwing away. Use as kitty litter or filling boxes for eBay/Etsy/packing/moving fragile items.
  • 3. Recycle ribbon from presents for coming year or make a ribbon bulletin board. (For Australian readers, Hemasote is not readily available in Australia, so look for Canite in Bunnings.)
  • 3. Return, recycle (use eBay) or donate unwanted gifts. (Remember that soap dish that matches NOTHING in your house… except the giver’s house decor??)
  • 4. Store leftover fruitcake (yuck) in freezer for later eating if you’re into fruitcake. Otherwise, after 3 years of freezing, they become so hard they make great cane toad killers.
  • 5. Relax with cuppa tea or coffee or eggnog or wine or beer… with family members over a quiet fire (North Hemisphere) or by a nice river/beach (South Hemisphere). Don’t forget your mozzie/flies repellant!
  • 6. Send out Thank younotes.
19 December 2007
3 January 2008



The Woman behind the Blog

Welcome to my blog! It’s such a pleasure having you here.

What are you inspired by? I am inspired by beautiful and bright interiors, fabric, furniture, pinks, yellows, greens, chairs, china, trees, chocolate, peonies, hydrangeas, cherry blossoms, roses and rhubarb with cream.

Friends and family call me drey (pronounced 'dree'... short for Audrey) and I can often be found zipping through op-shops and vintage stores in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

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