An ideal Christmas for me would be to spend Christmas Eve in the city and wake up Christmas Day in the country. So every year, we attend a holiday gathering that gives us our city fix.
Other plans precluded attending Evensong at Saint Thomas Church, but we were at least able to hear the organist rehearsing.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Christmas decorations present a unique challenge in attempting to avoid the Victorian aesthetic: heavy, dark and tending to have significant quantities of draping fabric.
The one stand-out is stockings from Christmas Cove Designs of Richmond, Maine. Handmade of Virgin Wool (straight from the sheep), these stockings feature images of sailboats, loons, pine trees, lighthouses and chickadees. Substantial and beautifully made, they even come in miniatures to hang on the tree.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
There is that familiar moment that occurs in early December. The presents that you have ordered arrive, ready to be wrapped. And for that day, you can see them all together, and they look fabulous.
One is struck for just a moment with that thought, "What if I just kept them all? I could hoard them in my middle drawer. No one would know. And every day I could look at them."
The moment then passes. And it is back to wrapping, looking up addresses and writing cards.
at 12:40 PM