Tis the season

perfectly simple

perfectly simple–what I wish for


in every season, so true in every season, so true


Christmas the way it feels

Christmas the way it feels


546878_10151197980014480_1707945888_nEvery holiday season presents me with a clouded picture of how to prepare for the holidays– will I write Christmas cards? will there be a tree?  shall I  remove the wooden folk art Dalmatian from the front deck and decorate differently?  Or shall I just forget the whole business and enjoy celebrating with close and extended nearby  family on Christmas eve and for Christmas dinner as we have planned?

Or shall I come up with a new way of  decorating that’s more  suitable to our present lifestyle  but sacrifices old family traditions?

Hanging on to old traditions seems pointless as so much has  continued to change within our family constellation as the years go by.

Some of my finds this past week provide the most satisfying solutions that clear my muddled state of mind..  A striking tree that  is wrapped with lights and provides plenty of space for all of our  super-favorite ornaments without appearing artificial, but is easily stored and best of all ecologically sound.

A permanent door decoration and simple Balsam sprigs tied with ribbon because we are traveling after Christmas day with our family it will be easy to walk away from and a pleasure to return to.

Wish i had a simple, elegant tree like this one on pinterest.  But it’s alive and would have to be sacrificed, plus our delicate old ornaments would never hang on it.  There  are  few family traditions that are too lovely to give up and these are one of them.

So I’ll settle for Christmas as a series of discoveries and adventures…… and remember to continue to explore the the meaning of the season as it unfolds each and every year to come.


6 Responses

  1. The older I get, the more simple I like it! I love how the light streams through the tree in the first photo! Delightful.

  2. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jody. Looking forward to following one shell of a find in the new year. I’ve really enjoyed and appreciated your comments, Thanks so much! Wags fom here. Paula

  3. It’s been great fun following your blog this past year! Looking forward to what you have in store for 2013! Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

    • And a Happy New Year to you and all of your family, Jody. I too look forward to another year of blogging and reading in 2013! It could be a very “odd” year. On a happy note, we have a new grandson, born this early am–first baby of the new year around here!

      • Congratulations! How exciting for all of you. Sending along my very best wishes!

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