Over ten years ago Evi made this Santa especially for me... he holds tiny, meaningful treasures that I asked her to include...(the little doll I bought on our trip to Paris)....Isn't he wonderful?
So, after feeling pretty good about my energizing post on all things Christmasy RED yesterday... ...this morning on my way to work, I heard on the radio that red is indeed energizing but stressful and that greens and blues are calming and the way to go this holiday season...
So here are some more blues and greens...and some more stockings! They were cut and made from antique pieces of toile by Karen Pfaller.
A few vintage blue ornaments...
Remember these green transferware plates I found at the flea market a few weeks ago? They cleaned up so nice...
...and a few vintage Christmas postcards in blues and greens... Do you feel calmer? What colors do you prefer for your holiday decorating?
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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