Tuesday, 15 January 2008



Melanie and Amy gave me this photo at Christmas time.
How hard is it to get a decent photo with Father Christmas??
Melanie and Amy took the kids to get a photo with Father Christmas. Trying to get 3 little faces right in the one shot never happened. They said this was the best they could get.
Lachlan is standing there looking ok.
Riley is laying back like a little old man.
As for Chloe I don’t know what’s going on with that little mouth and mind of hers.
It looks like it’s the last place she wants to be sitting.


I forgot to post a photo of the beautiful Cake Plate/dome that I got for Christmas.
I just love the butterfly on the top and the garland of roses around the side. This first photo was taken on the 12th of Jan and the roses were put in water with sugar and a splash of bleach.
This second photo was taken today (15th ) to show the lovely base of the cake stand and the roses have now been there for 3 days.
So it looks like the sugar and bleach may be the way to go.


Sugar Bear said...

Such a cute photo! Love that cake plate. So yummy!

Jodie said...

What a great santa photo.
there is a site dedicated to bad santa photos somewhere on the net- where all the kiddies are terrifed and screaming.
Your roses are lovely and lasting well.

Rosemary said...

What beautiful children!!!
Love your cakeplate.
Thanks for sharing,
Is it really already Tuesday where you are?

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Love the Santa photo! Kids...just never know what is going on in their minds! Too cute they all are!

What a very unique cake plate and oh-so-pink and girly! Now go and fill it up with yummies! Pretty flowers and I find bleach and sugar do the job!!


Unknown said...

Alison, I love the photo of the children.. It's perfect and made me smile :-} It's very natural and so like real children! What adorable little faces.
Lovely cake plate & roses too.
Hugs, ~Mary~

Artifax said...

What a lovely cake plate! Such darling touches on it! And your roses are looking very well with their new sugar/bleach treatment!

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo and that cake pedestal is too cute.

Have a wonderful day.


Monica said...

Its still a cute photo!
Love the cake stand,very nice and the tip about the roses!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love that cake plate! How very lovely!! The pic with kiddos and Santa is too precious too!

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Pink Roses and a pink cake plate....there could be nothing nicer...except maybe some coffee and cake to go with it!!
I think that is a lovely Santa photo, no one is crying!!!! have a wonderful day, Kiss noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

blessings said...

That cake stand is darling! And the kids are pretty cute too =) Wow- sugar and bleach, huh?! I'll have to try it. Blessings.. Polly

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I think the photo is adorable. It looks so funny to see them wearing hot weather clothes on while visiting Santa. That pink cake plate is the prettiest I have ever seen!

love.boxes said...

That cake dome is so gorgeous and so is little Chole!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful cake stand Alison and the roses...well...you know they are my fav! :) I can not wait for all my weaping roses to establish theirselves!!!

Siobhan xo

Siobhan said...

Forgot to say...love the christmas pic...even if the kids are not all looking the way they are suppose to...it is so sweet and a funny way to remember christmas!

Siobhan xo

NeereAnDear said...

That is a darling photo and I love your cake plate.. I am sure you will enjoy using that...if you have the heart to that is... it definitely needs a place of honor



Lori said...

what a wonderful cake plate, so sweet and PINK!!!

Fete et Fleur said...

Hi Alison, The cake plate is stunning and your little cuties adorable. Love the picture! Thanks for the well wishes to get better soon. I really am miserable. I hope it passes soon.


Unknown said...

Good to know about the roses! I don't get them alot so any time I can preserve them the better! I love the cake plate too beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog.Not surprisingly the lamp sold asap.. I was thinking about keeping it too. Oh, well.Love the photo btw. It brings back memories!
Jen R

Anonymous said...

At least you could get them in there! There was NO way Carlos or Andres would even go into the housse much less sit n his lap! It's a cute picture!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear about the sugar and bleach. I absolutely love the cake dome.

Dee said...

I love the fact that they are wearing shorts and t-shirts to see Santa. How great is that? We wouldn't know what to do with ourselves here!

The cake plate is lovely. I would always want to have a delicious, freshly baked and frosted cake sitting on it. What fun!

SweetAnnee said...

love the kids pics..but what child wants to
sit on a hairy stranger's lap?? NOT me!!
Love the cake plate..it's beautious!!

Anna T said...

Which is sweeter the cutie kids or the cake plate and roses! LOL
Adorable children.Alison you should have been in Temecula with us today!You would have fit right in!I wish there wasn't an ocean between our plans.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hi Alison,
That cake stand and dome are so pretty. I don't think I have ever seen that one before.

If it makes you feel any better, I had Santa photos done of my girls for 10 years and there is not one of them that is nice. Finally I decided to do them myself each year and as soon as we got the old bloke out of the photos the smiles were there....go figure!!!!!

Unknown said...

SO NICE TO MEET YOU! I'm from up over . . . in California. You really have a cozy little place here!

That cake plate is so unique! I recently did my kitchen in pink and cranberry, so this would fit nicely.

I'll be back!


Unknown said...

I love the expressions on your beautiful children! Classic!



Hi Alison, lovely santa photo at least their not crying... I'm so jealous of your roses absolutely beautiful, and that cake plate is lovely I've seen them on ebay is it Robert Gordon...
<3 Sharon

Michelle said...

I am just green with envy over that cake dome platter! Does it make you want to make cake everyday? It would me! Cute photo, and the odds with three kids are really hard!

Mary said...

Oh, I think the photo is cute! Love that cake stand, and what a great tip on caring for cut roses -- thanks!

Sweet Remembrance said...

Alison...They look adorable!
And how much do I love the cake stand??
So very chic...

bluemuf said...

Alison, not a bad Santa picture, very cute children. Oh My!!! your cake dome is fantastic...I just love it. Your roses still look great, so I think you right, sugar and bleach is the way to go.


Barbara Jacksier said...

I know what you mean about trying to get kids to all look good at once in photos. I once helped art directed a photo with 12 kids. We must have shot over 300 frames-- and it was still nearly impossible to find ONE where everyone looked lovely!

Gail McCormack said...

Lovely photo of the kids Alison, I love the colour of Chloe's hair, I think I've mentioned that before. Your cake plate is so pretty, someone knew you well. Well done with the roses, I think the room temperature has a lot to do with things, it's been quite mild here lately hasn't it. Oh my goodness I've not done anything with the award you gave me...I've just realised!!!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison, I just read your comment on Siobhan's blog, hope your son is OK, no matter what age they are they're always a worry aren't they!
Take care

Back Through Time said...

That is a darling cake plate!! what a great gift!

Joy Zaczyk said...

I think those photos are the most memorable - too cute!

Laura Bray said...

Love the cake plate! So sorry I haven't posted about my wonderful award. I've been running around like a crazy chicken, but I will post about it. I feel terrible for not acknowledging it since it really means so very much to me. Hugs & kisses!

Susan Tuttle said...

That cake plate is exquisite--the detail work looks so much like a real cake!

I know what you mean about taking photos of kids all together--it is near impossible to get them all looking at the camera--let alone smiling--lol!


Michele Kovack said...

Love that cake plate!

Michelle said...

THUD! I'm picking my chin up off the computer keyboard..I love that cake plate.. I think that is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen! What a nice gift!

I love the Santa picture.. those kids look adorable!


Elizabeth Gwen Originals said...

The Santa photo is precious.

Thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot.


roseroomnz.com said...

So hard to get a good photo with Santa, I am yet to have a nice smiley one of the Princess:)Love the cake plate, lucky you:) Rachael

Anonymous said...

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Michelle M White said...

That is the prettiest cake plate I've EVER seen! Lucky you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
Had to laugh at the Santa pic. We finally got a decent one this year. Don't worry it's only taken 9 years.....
Love the new cake plate, very pretty. Your roses are just beautiful.
Chat soon,
Sarah xx

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Alison! Love those kids with Santa - something very funny to look back on. You may have a little model there with Chloe and the posing!! I really like that cake stand too. Matches your goodies perfectly :)

Nora Lee said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting Nora Lee's Nook. I love your cake plate and dome, I have never seen one like that, it is beautiful!

Lori said...

Alison, OH MY HEAVENS, THAT IS AN AWESOME, GORGOUS CAKE PLATE!!!! Did you hear a big boom when my jaw dropped when you post came on my scren???/LOL Who made it? Do tell! Sweeties with Santa, and way cool tux!! Lori

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Alison! I'm so in love with that pink cake plate!!!!!!

Beautiful flowers, too!

Adorable kids with Santa! :0)

Angelic Accents

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love the cake plate! Perfectly pink!

Shopaholic D said...

that cake dome is gorgeous! what a great present!?

:) Diana
The Chic Life

Anonymous said...

Lovely blog!

Peta said...

I have been coveting that cake stand, just divine!