Making Christmas sparkle is not a difficult task. There's the little things you add to your home decor, there's music and family and friends. All you have to do is sit back and make enough time to actually enjoy it. It is too easy to get caught up in the frenzy of shopping and preparation. I'm a fast forward kind of person, but lately I put the breaks on at Christmas, and make every effort to notice all the small things.
the sparkle of light on an iridescent wreath; the contrast of shape and colours
pleasing colours in a gift from a friend who knows me well
the reminders of great dinners with friends
a flower that inspired my first series in art
a reminder of a trip to Ottawa where I actually got lost in an Ikea store
twigs from my daughter's garden
the lamp I spent two years looking for, greenery from my garden, my husband's guitar he made
music from my sister
a gift from a friend who has moved to the opposite side of Canada
finding small pieces of slate and turning them into unique Santas
new candles waiting for friends to arrive
and even the snow falling outside.
What puts sparkle in your Christmas?
Labels: accessories, Christmas, christmas decorating, flowers, ornaments