Thursday, December 13, 2012

a little of the living room...

we haven't done much this year and I am loving the simplicity of it all...

our tree is not a designer tree...
not at all...
its our history...
our story of Christmases past...
all those memories are reflected here...

each item tells a story...
of a time and place long gone from here...
but forever remembered in each shiny bobble...
for the first part of our lives together, every year we added something...

that glass ornament came in a box of all clear, tinted ornaments...
most are gone now...
and the same year, I got a box of frosted ones just like them...
we went shopping the day after Christmas in Champaign, Il...
Prairie Gardens is a gardening place...
that used to have the most amazing Christmas things around...
isle after isle of shiny, frosted, spectacular things...
they had a wonderful craft and floral department all year long, but where the plants once were...
they would turn this area into a magical winter wonderland...
where you could walk through a forest of lit and adorned Christmas trees...
and then, of course, you walked through isles of ornaments and things to duplicate the prettiest of the trees...
the day after Christmas, all of the magic was 50% off...
it was the best kind of place to be...

and something to think on...

have a great day!

3 comments:

Beth said...

Your tree and lace curtains are lovely, Tete. So sorry your surgery was cancelled. Take care and have a Merry Christmas!

NanaDiana said...

Oh Tete- You know I love your stories of where you have been and what you have done. I love that you embrace sweet simplicity and that no matter what you do it means the world to you. I love how you love your family. That last story is just priceless. I think many of us could use a good window cleaning! xo Diana

Ellie VanCaster said...

The window cleaning story sure gave me paws-I think it
is something I may need to watch in myself.