Musings and Snapshots

Snapshots of December

9th January 2015


Feeling festive in London. My parents have 35 Christmas Russian dolls. I spy a Vernon Ward. Christmas cake and festive bells, a gift from Laura Ashley.Β Christmas 1974 (my first Christmas card from my parents). An adorable Ludlow deli. Arriving in deepest darkest Herefordshire. Another shot of my parent’s enchanting collection, I think they’re going to need a bigger mantle piece. Oh London you photogenic thing!


A beautiful door and wreath in Ludlow. The floral boots enjoyed the sunshine and crunchy grass on the Bromyard Downs. A Christmassy fawn Friday. The prettiest tea shop I ever did see. I’d love a Babycham! Cinnamon sticks and dried scented oranges at the Oxford Christmas Market. Have yourself a very kitsch Christmas. I’ll take one of each, please. Keeping things simple.


Oxford is magical at Christmas. I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. A frosty visit to my Grandparent’s old house (built in 1590), I stayed there many times as a child. Christmas cheer in Henley-on-Thames. Just look at that kitsch face! A lovely wreath with ribbon, cinnamon sticks, lavender and pine cones. Cute bike + colourful graffiti = a very happy Candy Pop. Beautiful Herefordshire from the Bromyard Downs. A peaceful Monday in Oxford.


My pink house detector never fails me. They always make me smile. Weekend treats. Celebrating the 2nd week of the Christmas holiday with a family trip to Ludlow. A sweet Christmas card from Mollie Makes. Spring is just around the corner. A few of my favourite things. A Christmas hamper of floral goodness from Cath Kidston.Β Catching up with family in Ledbury.


When Christmas arrived at Candy Pop HQ. No snow in Herefordshire. Festive things of beauty. A vintage Christmas wish to you all. Another day, another wreath. My Mum’s pink Christmas tree is a sight to behold. Relaxing with a cuppa and 91 magazine. One of my favourite London streets on a very cold day. A quiet New Year’s Eve at home.

I had a truly wonderful year. Each month brought new details and colours, and my snapshot posts helped me to appreciate everything I’d seen. Thank you for following my journey.

My entire album of 2014 snapshots can be viewed on FlickrΒ – they’re quite a colourful sight – and all my 2014 posts can be viewed here.

I’ll see you over on Instagram!

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  • Reply Victoria Eales 9th January 2015 at 10:46 am

    Happy New Year and have a wonderful weekend.

    Once I get my trip to Edinburgh out the way next week it's all about doing some declutter inspired by you!

    Victoria x

    • Reply Candy Pop 9th January 2015 at 9:11 pm

      Happy New Year Victoria, I'm thrilled I've inspired!

  • Reply 9th January 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Lovely pictures ! At this moment that the world became crazy in Paris, Watch your blog is like a big oxygene bulle ! Have a nice January month πŸ™‚ x

    • Reply Candy Pop 9th January 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you Eva. Very sad events in Paris, thinking of you.

  • Reply Ingrid Orens 9th January 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Your december month was a sight for sore eyes :-)… I keep strolling back through your december posts, just to feel the festive mood again… Love it…

    • Reply Candy Pop 9th January 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Ingrid, is it Christmas yet? πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Vintage Sheet Addict 10th January 2015 at 4:51 am

    I love these festive shots! πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Reply tinajo 10th January 2015 at 11:51 am

    A lovely December as it seems! πŸ™‚

  • Reply KatGotTheCream 12th January 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I love all the blues in the first section. Sometimes I find that my own instagram goes in waves of colour themes as I'm subconsciously drawn to different shades at different times. I'm still in awe of your parents collection and also slightly sad that all the wreaths will have disappeared by now. Lovely photos as always x

    • Reply Candy Pop 13th January 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Thanks Kat, wreaths should be all year, not just for Christmas! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Heather @ my little red suitcase 13th January 2015 at 6:28 pm

    A lovely collection and those Russian dolls! it must run in the family. I was in Ludlow a week or so ago for the first time. Picking up the teen. It was a lovely place, such old buildings! I wasn't in a picture taking mood, which was a shame and unusual for me. But I did find a milk bottle holder for sale for my neighbour, having run over her milk bottle the day before! I shall take pictures next time. X

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