Monday, 17 November 2014

Harrods at Christmas, Jane's Journal countdown til Christmas 2014

We had a wonderful weekend with Daisy staying. She is such a sweet natured contented baby. We had great fun and I will sort out some photos soon but as I also want to make a Moment I also need to wait a little while until I get some extra crafting time. I miss her already...but we are seeing her again on Saturday so not too long to wait.

The days until Christmas are now flying by and for those of you counting like me (and Daisy) there are only 37 to go.  I thought today would be a good day to share my recent trip to Harrods to see their Christmas department. My Mum and I love to go each year. I must admit each year it seems to get a little smaller but it is always such a pleasure to see and Harrods is one of my favourite stores any time of the year.

We always meet in a local Paul's for a coffee first and this was the view across to Harrods, such a stunning building even on the outside.
The Christmas department was through this pretty decorated entrance
This year they had different sections with themed names; These were a few.........




Here are some which caught my eye but this year I didn't bring one home as I have a plan to make one later on this month...watch this space.................

We also visited the toy department...I never need much of an excuse to look around here
I'm delighted to see that Tiny Tears is still made...I still have mine from the 1960s...one day my Daisy can play with them.
I love Steiff soft toys (but not their price tag!) and thought these bears and giraffes were super.
I also spotted Cath Kidston





and of course no visit to Harrods is complete without a visit the their food department, I don't think anywhere beats this.
Chocolate anyone..........?

Harrods is really the best vintage yet modern shopping experience and my card today has a vintage feel......
It features a Nicecrane black and white digi image which I hand coloured with Promarkers and Prismacolor pencils.  It is available to buy and download here .I love Ignacio's vintage Christmas images. If you don't fancy hand colouring he also has plenty of ready coloured vintage illustrations which make brilliant cards. I also use them for my Christmas crackers...coming soon! Here is the link to his shop.
This is the image in close up

My backing paper is by Bearly Mine, the sleigh die cut is Cheery Lynn and the corner one is Memory Box. Both my tag sentiments are LOTV.

You will find my card for sale in my Etsy shop here.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Cute Card Thursdays red and green
We dodoobadoo Christmas
The Ribbon Girl red
Sparkles Monthly the big guy aka Santa
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge anything goes
Bearly Mine Christmas My backing paper is Bearly Mine
Jelly Park Christmas
Stamp and Create ribbon and bows
Crafty Ribbons Christmas
That's Crafty vintage
Pile it on Vintage
That Craft Place anything goes

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend too?

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


13 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, thanks for joining in with our monthly challenge at BEARLY-MINE x carol

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  2. Thank you for such an interesting trip to Harrods! So much to see and great pictures. Your card is very festive and traditional...lovely!
    Better get on with the Christmas planning now I realise just how many days are left till it arrives!
    Helen xox

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  3. Awe thanks for the little trip to Harrods! A friend of my daughters brought her back a Harrods bauble just last week, she was very excited about it!
    I had a Teeny Tiny Tears in the '60's but sadly I don't have her anymore. :(
    Love the image of the children peeping over the blankets in your card!
    Glad you had a wonderful time with Daisy. :)
    Happy new week,
    V x

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  4. Gorgeous card Jane, love the image and I am just waiting on this CL die coming. Lovely to see a glimpse of Harrods in your photographs. My Teenie Tiny Tears sits safely in my display cabinet with a dress my mum made for her ...long time ago now lol
    Julie x

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  5. Thanks so much for taking us to Harrods with you! What a wonderful place! I would love to see it one day. Love your card, it's amazing! I'm glad you got to have little Daisy Jane over the weekend.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. Wowww Jane,,,,,what a delicious to watch Harrods,,,,store,,,and all over love the way you colord my funny Santa images,,,,,,,,it looks vintage and modern at time,,,,,,,,,love it.,

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  7. Hi Jane! Thank you for taking me to Harrods! It is like a 'wonderland' and especially in Christmas time! Not so much for shopping, but I have 2 favourite mugs and two bags from there, which always remind me of my visit to my sister. And I still remember the 'bathcoat' I got from there with my mom, many years ago. Your card is beautiful! I think vintage-style is perfect for Christmas! You have to be kidding - can't be only 37 days?! x Teje

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  8. stunning card Jane and your trip to harrods looks lovely - I never have been there - at christmas or otherwise lol! Still its nice to get a wee peek at it all so thankyou x

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  9. Oh Jane! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
    You are the best reporter EVER!
    I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed going back to Harrods thanks to you! I want to purchase that adorable vintage clock!!
    Your card does have that wonderful vintage feel I like so much and your coloring is divine!

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  10. Hello dear Jane,

    Holiday Season just would not be the same without a Harrods-visit (you see how I feel I visited :) there?), thank you so so much sharing! Everything looks so beautiful but Cath Kidson!! C-organizer?To die for? Yes? Those bags? EVERYTHING? Yes please!I can't wait to see what you have chosen for this Christmas!

    What a fun card, happy crafting, dear!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  11. Beautiful card, very traditional and I love your Santa sleigh die it looks great. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxox

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  12. soooo fun to see all the different themes at Harrods, Thanks Jane for the guided tour!!
    Yummy chocolates. I love this old-fashioned card.

    ((Sorry for late comments; too many hiccups on my computer.))
    Happy late November...
    Anne xx

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  13. Great card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Big Guy' challenge.
    Hope you have a lovely Christmas.
    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

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Jane x