Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Baubles ~

The main tree is finally decorated.

I don't stick to a colour theme as I have decorations collected over thirty years.
It's like meeting old and much loved friends each year when they are taken out of their boxes and admired all over again.
We have always bought several new ones each year and this year I have aquired some lovely vintage ones which I feel sure could tell many stories if only they could talk.
Perfect, twinkly little memories.
Lots and lots of different styles.
Love them all.
Glittering gauziness.
Childlike playfulness.
Year upon year more and more characters add to the festive scene.
Surely the true spirit of Christmas is this. Not the frantic having and getting, the stressed and anxious faces thronging the shopping malls.
This year has been a time of taking stock for many people the world over. Maybe now is the time to recapture the joy of simpler times and no, I am not looking back through rose-tinted spectacles. But I do remember how special Christmas used to be.
I have been creating things to give as presents and such pleasure I have had in doing so.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone who reads my posts a peaceful and pleasant festive season.
Bye for now,
Sandi x