Home for the holidays means something a little different this year. Usually that would mean me flying to Victoria, BC to be with my family. This year, it’s staying in Ashland, OR, also home. Am I disappointed? Of course. But here we are, everyone in the same boat more or less and I’m going to bring all the cheer and joy and little magical moments to my home as I can. For someone who collects vintage things, I don’t have as much Christmas swag as you’d imagine but what I do have is very sentimental and makes me ridiculously happy putting up and placing just so. It’s not fancy. It’s definitely not making it to a photo shoot but it makes me feel good. And white string lights!!! They make everything better! They actually should and could become a year round installation.
Tea is on, there are sweet treats around that I probably shouldn’t get into but who am I kidding and I have a model sailboat across from me lit up like my own personal boat parade. And tree? Not yet. But I do have a life size white ceramic poodle that is adorned with lights and makes a perfect tree place holder until the real one arrives.
Next up are Christmas cards, maybe a little baking. I’m finding I don’t need a Christmas palooza this year to feel “in the spirit”. I’m curious in this year of all years, what are other people doing or feeling? Status quo? A little blue? Silly happy that we made it this far?
I’ll be pondering that as I dip into the Almond Roca. Because Christmas. xo