As I said in a past post, I look forward to getting our tree and decorating it beginning in about July. I love the smell, the feel, the childhood memories it brings back. I could go on. I try to make sure that my girls have the same happy memories of this time of year that I do.
I have a deep love of France as I lived there briefly and my degree is in the language.
I debated about this bow as it is a little over the top. But I really like it!
One day I will stop apologizing for my bad photographic skills. Until then I have to fill you in. The paper on the top of the eiffel towel says "wish."
These ornaments are from Pottery Barn and I love them for their sparkle as well as their simple messages.
This dragonfly, though small, stands out on a tree because of its uniqueness.
I wrap the gifts with brown kraft to keep in the natural and neutral theme. I find eyelet or white trim and add jingle bells or glittery balls.
This is my second favorite ornament. I made it out of grain sack fabric for a friend of mine. I wrote on a small piece of paper my wish for her for 2012 and enclosed it in the heart before sewing it up.
And finally the ornament I hold the dearest is this angel. About five years ago I had my first Christmas tree that I had had in a very long time. And my friend knew that I had no ornaments. She showed up with a box of about three of them to start my collection. I have two of these angels and hope to pass them on to my two girls one day.
Thank you for making this, my first year, of blogging a pleasure. Your kind words always encourage me and warm my heart.