I'm pretty excited as tomorrow morning I head to Connecticut to meet up with Paula for a weekend of girlfriend fun! I can't wait to see her charming farmhouse all decorated for Christmas ...she has been working on it all week....I promise to show pictures!
We plan on visiting girlfriend Deanna at her amazing shop Gather in Ivoryton and, of course, dear Carole and her Christmas shop at Maynard Greenhouse! On Saturday we have tickets to the Essex Holiday House Tour! The walking tour includes 7 beautiful historic homes from the 17th and 18th centuries. Again, I promise to take lots of pictures to share!
Not sure if I ever shared with you that as an undergrad I studied Home Economics.... ...all things kitchen related were among my first collections...
I remember one Christmas after being married just a few years...I tied red ribbon around every single kitchen collectible in my country kitchen....every old chopper, rolling pin, piece of tinware and wooden ware... (Obviously I didn't have enough to occupy my time way back then...)
I also used to be a big baker...breads, muffins, scones, pies and cakes...and lots and lots of cookies at Christmas... ...I plan to do more of that in 2010...
I'm feeling very optimistic that while I am away this weekend, Santa Baby will finally put the lights on the tree for me. Yes, it's true...I failed at my attempts to motivate Santa Baby to complete the task last weekend! I must be losing my touch! Wish me luck! :)
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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