Happy Holidays Friends!
I don’t know about you, but I wait all year for Christmas. Each year I have to control myself not to put my tree up before Halloween. I was able to hold out until a week before Thanksgiving to begin holiday decorating, but the process of turning my home into a magical wonderland is still in the works. My daughter also suffers from the condition, ‘elf-itis,’ and she was NOT able control herself…her tree went up before Halloween. It runs in the family
My covered entry has been perked up with a bright pop of red in the form of an antique sign. I am obsessing over all things red at the moment. Red in interior design, red shoes, red handbags, red nails, red sweaters, red scarves, red eggs on ham…although I probably wouldn’t eat them on a train or on a plane.
I believe that deers bring good luck. So I shoved one right in the middle of my wreath…
I am not sure when this belief system started for me. I can tell you that during one particularly difficult time in my life, when I felt as if I was just barely holding on, I was in the car and it was the middle of the night. I asked God to show me a deer as a sign to assure me everything would be alright. I searched the long, twisting road for my deer to no avail. When I reached the stop sign at the end of the road, my son yelled, “Deer!” as he pointed to a deer staring straight at us in someone’s yard. Thank you Mary, Jesus and Joseph! Hallmark moment indeed.
On another note, I got a call from a close friend one snowy, wintery evening:
“Hello?” I said.
“Is it bad luck if you hit a deer? One just ran out in front of her car.
I am not the deer whisperer, but I assured her she would be fine to ease her guilt, which was totally not even her fault. Who wouldn’t feel awful after killing Bambi?
One little touch I like to do is to hang pretty ornaments from pretty velvet ribbon on my chandeliers. It’s such an easy project and draws the eye up and adds interest. My motto: If you can reach it, you can decorate it.
I’m still working on getting more greens and fillers for my blue and white porcelain collection. Excuse my over crammed coat rack in the mirror’s reflection…I have a problem with buying coats. Hello, I’m Debby, and I have a jacket addiction.
My mantle is still in the works but is coming along nicely. I’m feeling the tones of red and gold. The beaded chandelier reflected in the mirror I made. You can view the chandelier tutorial here.