The HO HO HO is back. The last three years I haven’t felt like decorating for Christmas. It’s not about the decorations anyway. Last year when I began the “get out of Dodge” house purge, I gave away the majority of our decorations. I should say MY decorations since Ray came into the marriage with zero decorations. Okay, he did have oven mitts adorned with Christmas trees so I guess that counts.
I had boxes of mini trees, garlands, wreaths, lights, and more crap…I mean stuff. I had a huge faux tree I didn’t always use (sometimes I would get the real deal which lasted a week in Arizona). All of it was donated. I kept the ornaments, the Christmas village and pieces that have true meaning for me (us).
I’ve never been a theme person when decorating for Christmas. A theme for our tree—never. I appreciate a good ‘theme’ but I enjoyed using the ornaments collected over the years. I love handmade ornaments. The ones with paste all over the photo and you can see the fingerprints, the gingerbread man with the face drawn upside down, the garland made from pasta…those are the true treasures for me…priceless.
I decorated a little bit this year (this was HUGE for me). No, I didn’t open the boxes of ornaments, no, I didn’t buy a tree, but It looks Christmassy in our house. When Ray came home from work, he was shocked. I can officially say “the HO HO HO is back” and it will be moving with us.
I’m not saying we will be living in a chateau (but stranger things have happened and I’ve embroidered those words over and over so they MAY have taken on a life of their own)…it might be a shed (if it’s in France, I’m good with that). I’ve always talked about a fixer upper (picking Ray up from the floor). Time will tell.
Just about everyone I know adores everything French. You know who you are. If you are a Francophile, I have a fabulous online magazine for you. The winter issue of The Good Life France Magazine will have you thinking about a taking a trip to the Hexagon…soon.
It is a FREE (how cool is that) magazine! I am thrilled to have an article included—Yves Saint Laurent Museum. Grab a cup of coffee or better yet, a glass of wine and savour this brilliant magazine.
I thought I would share some pics taken while visiting the Museé Yves Saint Laurent Paris (Now, I want to visit the Marrakech museum). The man was a genius.
I absolutely loved this museum and can’t wait to return. It was life changing, really.
Well, this is the first post for December…hopefully not the last. Thank you for visiting, it’s always appreciated. During this busy time of the year, I hope you slow down and enjoy the season. Time flies by and before you know it…
I am so thankful the HO HO HO is back. J.W. is smiling and saying “right on mama.”