It's happening isn't it?
The magic of Christmas is all around.
Dancing on fairy lights.
I'm having a ball overdoing just about everything I can get my hands on.
The mantle is loving the pinecones we made a couple posts back.
And the nutcracker is holding court.
I had an amazing weekend, well 4 days really.
Celebrating birthday times with an infusion of holidays lights, shopping, dining, cakes and antiquing galore.
I started last Thursday at the Irish dance Christmas show.
And then overdid the fun all weekend and ended it with an antique market.
Where he was waiting for me.
I couldn't wait to dress up his antlers.
Oh, I am so very in love.
He sparkles in person too.
I actually ended the weekend in prayer in a candlelight mass on Sunday night, oh soooo touching.
I'm so grateful for all that is so good in life.
Just a lovely time.
So, where was I?
My tinsel tree looks ca-razyyy.
But I figure, if you are going to go over the top, Christmas decorating is the time to do it.
All my handmade vintage ornaments now have a home.
I haven't settled totally on my mantle décor yet.
But this is happening now.
Some years I go all fresh.
Others I go all sugar plum candy.
I suppose we know what this one is.
The pine cone candles are working so well.
I just love them.
Wish I had made pink & lavender too.
Next year for certain.
Tonight I will go look at more lights.
Huddle in my cottage sipping tea and decorating.
I will make quince jam and Scandinavian rosette cookies very soon.
I have all these elves and tiny houses I just could not finish in time.
Should I make them New Year's elves?
What is wrong with me?
I'm just on this wave of having no time lately.
I need to really manage my time better.
I'm just having so much fun.
I've gotten entirely spoiled and rotten.
I'll ask Santa to put some sense into my naughtiest ways!
I neeeeed some hot chocolate, stat!!
Come on, let's go into the cottage and play.
What are you waiting for?
See you sooooon!
ps: Something utterly magical before you go...