Saturday, November 24, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
It's impossible for me to take a good picture of a decorated Christmas tree and have it look as pretty as the tree looks in person - but, pictures of individual ornaments always come out pretty good. So, here is my little Mom-cave tree - covered with vintage ornaments but not as "shabby" as I originally intended. (I'm thinking of tying hand-torn muslin "ribbons" on some of the branches - wonder what they would look like?)
My vintage finds included a small selection of old "Shiny Brites" - the classic ornaments we remember as kids...
I'm not sure when our tree will go up in living room. My daughter tells me she would like to help, but she doesn't come home for Winter Break until mid-December. I'm not sure I can wait that long! How's your Christmas decorating coming along - have you started yet?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
My daughter, now 19 years old, told me recently that one of the things she remembered most fondly about our old house - which was destroyed in the 2008 flood - was the way it was always decorated for Christmas. This touched me, because it was a very small & modest house - not "grand" in any sense of the word. But apparently the holiday decorations, many of which were handmade by her and I, were a big part of her favorite childhood memories. Of course we haven't been able to really duplicate all the things we lost that we had made together, but even with mostly store-bought things I still love making the effort to decorate because I know now that it not only makes it feel like Christmas for *me,* but for her as well.