It's been a while since I posted white on a Wednesday. I miss the old White Wednesday party, and December seems to call for it! We do get an occasional snow here in New Mexico, but not enough to keep me from romanticizing about it. I told myself that the little ones would enjoy the fanciful little snow globe, but it's truly just for me.
But it is these matelasse Christmas stockings that I intended to show you today! My friend and fellow linen lover, Natalie, made them for me. I have always wanted at least one, and she has stitched up some wonderful versions.
The touches of lace and pearly buttons are wonderful! She has used a red fabric underneath to highlight the bird pattern on one of them, and I love the heart motif of the delicate crocheted lace cuff on the rest.
Several different designs have been selected from the old coverlets they came from. I have them set in front of a window to better show the beautiful raised patterns of the fabric.
The afternoon light casts a dreamy glow on all the textures, and I find it easy to imagine a storied scene from a fairytale. I am more than willing to be carried away by the magic of the season!
The soft light brings a certain drama to everything within its reach as winter stealthily approaches, the days becoming ever shorter.
I like the slower pace of the early days of December, and the gentle unfolding of what can become a frenetic season. Don't we always vow to savor the small enchantments of this time each year?
Let there be only softness and peace and beauty in the world. . . .
The chiming clock reminds me to move on to the realities of the hour.
Always much to be done.
But a good dose of white always brings a lightness to even the heaviest of days, and little more celebration to this season of light.
May your days be merry and bright,
And may all your Wednesdays be white!
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