Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Countdown Day 24!!! Christmas at The Swan

 Christmas Countdown Day 24
Christmas Day at The Swan Inn!!!

Well, I hope I haven't got your expectations so high that these pictures come as a disappointment to you all! Here at last is the Christmas project I have been working on for weeks! The Swan Inn is all set for a very festive and merry Christmas, The bar has been festooned with garlands and red ribbons, sprigs of holly are tucked here and there. A huge Christmas tree stands at one end of the pub, by a cosy fire.

In the kitchen a feast has been prepared, with a turkey and all the trimmings, a Christmas pudding sits on the dresser waiting to be soaked in brandy and ignited! The table has been laid for the landlord and his family.

Upstairs, in the bedroom, a stocking hands at the foot of the bed, there are more presents to be opened below it too!

The living room stands ready to receive all the guests for an evening of festive food and entertainment. Chocolates, dates, Christmas cake, mince pies and drinks. There are crackers to be pulled too. Another Christmas tree has been placed in one corner and the room is fully dressed for Christmas.

I've posted the pictures (25 in all!!) in no particular order, but they show all the rooms listed above.

I hope you enjoy all the pics, I have enjoyed making up all these little scenes! Merry Christmas to you all, and very best wishes for 2013!!

Andy xxxxx


  1. Merry Christmas Andy
    What lovely pictures! You have really made a wonderful job of decorating the pub for the Season. Your little details are perfect.
    Have a very happy Christmas, Boys
    Simon & Scott

  2. The pub looks gorgeous Andy. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year xxx

  3. What a beautiful photo's.
    Wat a wonderful christmas atmosphere you have created.
    It looks perfect
    I wish you a merry christmas also and en good and healty 2013.

    kind regards Alexandra.

  4. I'd be very happy to spend Christmas Eve by the fire in your pub Andy!

    Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a Beautiful 2013!

  5. It all looks wonderful Andy, wish I could hop on a plane and come and have Christmas in your pub!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic 2013.

  6. Just gorgeous Andy!!

    Just the perfect thing to finnish off Christmas eve. We have had such a busy day preparing for our big day tomorrow, Mia has gone off to bed bursting with anticipation for surprises under the tree tomorrow. I snuck into her room because I knew she would be awake and we have just looked through your collection of photos of Christmas at the Swan. Every little detail was admired, the crackers, the baubles, mince pies, christmas cake and of course the presents....and Mum happened to notice the two glasses of red wine in one of your photos....; )

    The Swan looks lovely, so warm and inviting, I would happily spend my Christmas there!!

    Merry Christmas Andy, have a lovely day and make sure you eat plenty of mince pies!!
    Love to David.

    Big Hugs, Fi xx

  7. You succeeded to create a true Christmas atmosphere, great job!! Andy, take care for the Christmas tree on the groundfloor perhaps it is a bit too close to the fire place?? ;)
    I wish your family and you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
    Hugs, Ilona

  8. This was a big pleasure, visiting these beautifully decorated rooms. Thanks for your Christmas Countdown and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your dear ones!


  9. Not Disappointing at all, Andy!!! Such a beautiful and welcoming atmosphere in all your rooms, I don't know where I want to settle First!!! Lol!! I am rushing around too much in RL and have not had time to complete My Christmas decorations in my mini world.... so I am Doubly enjoying coming here where it is all so festive! The Swan looks just Perfect with Christmas in every room! I have really enjoyed your countdown!
    Have a Very Merry Holiday!!!

  10. Your scenes are gorgeous, Andy! The Swan Inn looks so very festive--great job! Thank you for the fantastic countdown too. You've really helped put me in the holiday spirit this year, plus I've learned a lot. Happy holidays!!! xo Jennifer

  11. Not disappointing in any way or form!
    First thing that caught my eye were the cookies and my stomach immediately responded with a sound that sounded like: more!! :)
    I will catch up with the days before Christmas on a later time.
    You did a great job on the pub and upstairs, Andy!
    Wishing you and David will have a wonderful Christmas.

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  13. What an excellent way to round off what has been a marvellous selection of posts. I'd love to be able to pop into the Swan round about now for a wee vodi!

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013 - Slainte!!

    (This'll teach me to post BEFORE the vodi!!)

  14. Hi Andy!

    I love how the pub has been, it is fantastic! Me dying to see it finished, your works are always wonderful!

    Huge, huge hugs and Merry Christmas!

  15. THis looks so festive, Andy, wish I could have a warling snifter in it!

    You have worked so hard with your christmas countdown, you must be relieved it is over, but I really enjoyed it - it was better than an advent calendar!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year,


  16. erm, that would be a WARMING snifter...!

  17. You have made very interesting scenes. Hard work Christmas tree is beautiful!. I am in your blog first time. Looks good. Have a good yesr 2013! Kati

  18. ¡ Feliz 2013 ! y que tus sueños se hagan realidad. Besos

  19. Hello Andy,
    I am kind of sad that your countdown is over!
    The inn looks beautiful. It has so much charm and Christmas there must be wonderful.
    All the best for the new year Andy.
    Big hug,