A little gold and white dresses up a corner of our sitting room. I found a frame around here that hadn't gotten the whitewash treatment yet that gives off a bit of a glint in the firelight.
The bottle brush forest has moved from the table centerpiece to the cabinet with the little glitter church. I also covered the inside of the cabinet doors with a bit of vintage lace curtain that hangs from a spring rod (photo below). Quick and easy. It lightens up the space even more and changes the focus from what's inside to what's on top.
We finally have cold, and real winter weather. I'll make a run for fresh greens. On Wednesday our local theater will have a showing of It's A Wonderful Life on the big screen. We're going to make a night of it.
It's time to play my favorite Christmas music, buy the egg nog, and stoke up the fire. My new annotated Dickens is waiting by the chair. This year's list of things left undone seems longer than usual. It's all okay. The days of pulling all nighters wrapping, etc. before the big day comes are long gone. It's a week before Christmas, time to slow down and savor, reflect, and just be. Every year is different. This year is for finding peace and joy in the season.
And I hope you do too.
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