We had a really laid back Christmas. Actually, this was the first time we even celebrated in our eleven years of marriage. I think with the big changes that occurred with the move, we felt this need to grasp onto something familiar, like a tradition. David actually bought a little blue tree and covered it with little blue glitter ornaments and a little white star. I joke that the capitalism of New York will eventually consume you…and it does. For the first time ever, I was really into the camp of Christmas decor. Like everyone, I gawked at the department store window displays and abundance of lights. The city that I thought I loved made me love the holiday that I thought I hated.
Did Santa leave you any smellies? Did you get what was on your list? I didn’t get anything perfume related (mainly because I buy myself that stuff). David did get me little Spanish orange blossom soaps, a lovely celadon green robe, leather opera gloves and a nice piece of Lapid Israel pottery (to keep my others company). It’s been nine months, but this place in New Jersey is finally feeling like home. And the little things like pottery and fancy soaps are finally making it feel that way. Also, a good holiday home fragrance like Belle Fleur Nazará is making this place feel like home. Never underestimate the comfort of ambient home fragrances.
I hope you all are having a lovely weekend. We’ve almost survived all the holidays, one more week to go! It’s been such a busy month that I actually look forward to January! I hope to post my “Best of” lists up before 2016, as well as my “Reader’s Choice” poll.
*Margaret Lindsay pic from www.fanpix.net.