My favorite things...
Tis the time of year when I transform our home with the magic of Christmas
decorations and delights. I tend to decorate over time, adding bits more
after the initial decorating burst. Back into the eaves I went to look for
some of the sentimental things that make the season more meaningful.
So that meant hunting down my blue Angel.
Believe it or not, once upon a time, blue was not a color I liked,
so that meant I never had anything blue in my home! One year my
dad surprised me with a big box prettily wrapped from a little shop.
Inside was this large blue angel figure, in a billowy periwinkle and grey
dress, with blue pearly wings. I wondered where I would put this
angel in blue in my pink and yellow house?
Over the years I would place it on a bookshelf or a tabletop, nestled in evergreens.
Fast forward many years and now this angel in blue has turned
out to be one of my favorite Christmas decorations!
Mostly because my dad saw it and thought of me and I appreciate that the older I get,
and also because it looks so pretty in my living room.
It's definitely one of those special pieces that I cherish.
Another special but newer addition, is the Pink Santa stocking that my mom knit for me.
It has angora wool on Santa's beard and fur trimmed suit, with a sparkly
belt buckle on a pearl grey background, my name spelled out in pink.
Its one of many my mom has knit for all of my children, my husband and my daughter in law,
all in different Christmas designs, like snowmen and wreaths and snowflakes.
I can't think of a more meaningful "decoration" at Christmas, than a personalized
stocking made with such care and love. Packages wrapped in heavy embossed foil, also in
pink are under the tree, and the effect is quite magical! I found this luscious pink paper at Marshalls
and I wish I bought ten rolls of it!! A few pink balls, new and vintage, mix in the tree
with the blue, silver and gold ornaments. I am in love with our tree this year! I think
part of the fun of a tree is how it comes out a little bit different than the year before.
Not having a shop to run has let me really enjoy the decorating part of the season.
Just a reminder, my home is in a ten page feature in the current issue of
Romantic Country magazine, on newsstands now.
Here is a cute story:
My dad went to his local Publix supermarket in Florida to look for it
and came up empty handed. So he asked to speak to the manager
who ordered a bunch of them and then called to tell him the shipment was in.
How cool is my dad for asking and how nice of the Publix manager to order them.
I can just imagine him telling her proudly that his daughter's home was on the cover!
My friends around the country have seen them in Barnes and Noble, Walgreens,
CVS and places like that. If you don't see it, just ask.
Hoping you have time to hang up a few baubles around your home,
and get in the festive spirit!
Its amazing what a few white lights and Shiny Brites can do to a room.