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Do you remember when you would sit for hours writing your Christmas list to Santa? Even though you are grown now the nostalgia of Christmas lives on in your memories of those times and it is fun to be a “kid again” at this time of the year. I have traded my toy list for things to make my home cosy.
Good morning friends. It’s a beautiful Saturday morning and I am savoring a few minutes alone before the world wakes up. I love this time of the morning, often times I will sit on my front porch and watch the sun come up illuminating the pine trees across the road. It is a magical sight and so beautiful it doesn’t seem real. It is going to be a quiet weekend at home as Patches is recuperating and I am going to bake an apple cake. I’ve had enough excitement to last me a few weeks.
Have You Purchased Any Holiday Decor or Gifts Yet?
I am curious, have you been shopping for the holidays yet? I mentioned yesterday in my Friday Favorites post that I purchased a few things for the house and I have a few gifts ordered but I haven’t done much else. I have been bombarded lately with emails from stores offering me advice on how to shop to beat the supply chain issues as I am sure that many of you have as well. Oddly enough the few things I have wanted to buy are already sold out.
I think there are going to be many disappointed people this year and I cannot say that if you shop early it will help you get the “most coveted toy of the year” if it is still on a ship bobbing off the coast but I will tell you that shopping early is definitely less stressful.
Frankly I am not too worried, we do not have little kids to buy gifts for so we are not going to be in any competition for toys, and I guess if there is something on our list that we were not able to purchase than we will just “pivot” and find something else. Christmas is already a stressful time for a lot of people, they do not need to add to it with the shipping crisis.
Christmas to me is all about time with family and friends, oh and food, and baking, gifts are so far down the list in order of importance.
Memories of Christmas Past
That said I do like to look at Christmas decorations, it takes me back to the JCPenny and Sears Wish Books of my childhood. Anyone remember those catalogs or am I the only one that old? I can remember anxiously awaiting the arrival of these two coveted catalogs and then spending hours, no days during the season with a not pad and a pencil making a lit of everything I wished Santa would bring me. By the time Christmas came the covers were hanging off and the vast majority of the pages were dog eared. The funny thing is that I remember not just looking at princess dresses and crowns, or barbie but also the beautiful bedding and canopy beds that I wanted for my room or the dishes that I would have when I grew up. My love of a comfy home started there and continues today as I peruse and pin to my Pinterest boards.
Pottery Barn Decor Finds for Christmas
Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma are two of my favorite places to look for decorations and gifts. Today I thought I would share a few things from Pottery Barn, just in case you are looking for something or just like to “window shop.”
First up dinnerware, isn’t this dinnerware cute! I think it is very versatile and looks like a sweater to me. If you are looking for something to add to your Winter and holiday decor this might be it. I
If you want something a little more whimsical than Forest Gnome Stoneware Dinnerware Collection is a great selection.
How about a set of tea towels?
The “cheeky reminder” mugs are perfect for serving hot chocolate to the kids all season long.
Plaid stockings are classic and look beautiful in any style house. They also have Nordic style stockings, stockings with fur and many more.
The glow of candles added to your decor will help to keep you cosy on the dark nights, I like this eclectic mix of candle holders.
Throws make a wonderful gift for you and your family.
I could spend hours perusing the Pottery Barn website or perhaps I will just take a meander in the store and really soak up the holiday spirit.
I hope that you have a fabulous day my friends, enjoy the beautiful weather, time with friends and what seems like the gradual reopening of the world.