Hey there. Only 8 more days before Christmas!
So can I get a high-five on being the blog to decide (and worse, announce) a total design/format face-lift between Thanksgiving and Christmas?!
Ya, that won’t be happening until after the New Year.
WHAT was I thinking?!
I’ve no idea. Why didn’t anybody stop me?!
Let’s just pretend it never happened and try to enjoy one or two Christmasy posts before the 25th.
New Year, New Face.
Back to Christmas.
The sheer abundance of holiday inspiration available on the internet is both stunning and staggering. Remember when we used to buy maybe a 1/2 dozen (tops) December magazines, tear out a few images and be on our merry way?
Oh, the good old days
Now the choices, the themes, the internet shopping, the 500 different types of LED lights…
What to make of it all?
There’s something to be said for just sugar-coating some cranberries, cracking open the champagne and calling it a day.
You can stick with the tried and true, the bells and gingham of childhood memory
You can DECK THOSE HALLS DAMMIT
What are you up for?!
Relatively simple, yet lush?
Keeping it fresh?
Flowers in the Hotel Bristol, Paris
Miho Kosuda NYC
I’ll let you in on a little secret-
I’m so stealing this idea of using vintage serving trays as chargers. Someday. When I add to my collection of 3. Local Santa Barbara antique enthusiasts back off. It was my idea…OK, it wasn’t, but at least give me a two week lead. Professional courtesy as it were
A little bar in my dining room last year.
Just throw some ice and a few pinecones into a bowl and get on with it.
It’s all good…
First Instagram image of “Botanik” in Summerland, California (a great florist/gift shop)
Sugar coated cranberries via PeachyTheMag
Uncredited images via Pinterest