In my world of personal design,
particularly at Christmas,
I can honestly say
falling in love with what’s LEFT.
That is what really makes my heart skip a beat…
For me it usually starts after Christmas, the previous year.
I gather treasures that survived the jostling
and the jamming on shelves and Christmas departments
all over town.
It is like a Christmas flea market.
Did I know ahead of time, for example, with all sorts of decorative planning, that I would love
these vintage-like, dull silvered, glittered floral picks ?
but when they were 75% off at Thad’s in Spring last year,
I fell in love.
When I bought these mercury glass votives from
Laurie Anna’s in Canton this summer,
did I know how I would use them?
but it sure was fun to pull them out.
The list goes on.
I fell in love with these glittered trees last year.
My daughter Lauren gave them to me for Christmas.
So this year was a great surprise when I pulled them out of the Christmas closet.
She also found the silver glittered birds and churches just last week.
There is beauty everywhere this Christmas season.
As I visit blogs,
look through magazines,
slowly but surely venture out into the world of shopping,
I am in awe.
Someone somewhere took a spark of an idea,
probably standing in the middle of her (my)
in her nightgown,
late at night,
using a God given talent,
and what they had ,
with a smile on her face,
she fell in love
I am linking to Linda’s Open House.
Just click on the button.