I’m counting down to the Holidays!
Are you decorating a tree, shopping, baking, wrapping parcels and curating every nook and cranny with seasonal favourites? I’ve had a bit of fun recovering boxes from their hiding places and bringing long loved treasures into the light. But I’m also glad it’s ONLY once a year 😀
unemployed retired gal, I thought I’d have oodles of time now. I thought I’d be bragging, “I’m sooooo ready for the holidays!”. Said no Boomdee ever ! How can it be December 14th already? The good news, my tree is up a full 10 days ahead of last year. Yes, true story! You do the math, LOL.
What takes so long? Well, every box I open is full-up of sweet memories of holidays past. Also, since I buy a great number of these treasures on trips with Mr B, I do a fair bit of reminiscing about that. “This one’s from Austria, this one’s from my Virginia trip”, and so on and on and on……
Sneaky kitty !
This aqua and pink icicle is a favourite.
What do they say about having too many ornaments? Nothing profound I’m sure, except maybe “stop buying !” But seeing little perfect pretties at antique malls makes it very hard. Or should I say, “impossible”. Knowing I have more than enough for one tree, I still couldn’t resist these treasures on a recent trek to the antique mall.
I don’t know that any are rare, nor even valuable. Highly doubtful since I’ll only pay at most, $3. But it’s a lot of smiles for just $3.
The rest of the house got what I’d call a ‘light dusting’ of happiness. I carefully choose just very view treasures out of a plethora of festive goodies.
It’ll be a quick recovery after the holidays. Which is totally calculated, as I will be traveling across vast oceans, to far away lands, to visit exotic locals, with the best treasure of all, dear friends.
ps. stay tuned for that exciting news!
How do you decorate for Christmas?