hanging with mom and dad
hi guys! how’s everything? i’m happy to report good things from here. sorry to be MIA for the past few days but i’ve been pretty focused on getting home and spending time with my parents. my dad is much better and is in rehab. he’s still on lockdown sleeping there so mom and i have been home in the mornings getting stuff together and doing a little decorating for the holidays to keep her sane and feeling normal.
it’s been a long time since i really looked at the decorations i’ve known by heart for so many years. i’m sure like yours each has a story and history. these velvety balls were each made by my grandmother many years ago. i remember watching her make them at the kitchen table between cooking enormous meals. she was so creative (ok they were from a kit but still), and she must have had lazer vision cause they’re made with such precision!
you know how they say we don’t know the reason things happen til much later? well i’m starting to see a some good coming out of this already. not the least of which is having come home way early for the holidays and not booking a ticket back. it’s giving me a chance to spend time with my family instead of rushing thru the season and popping in and out. this year i’m home, feeling a bit like a kid in my old room and glad to be of some help to my parents who have always been there for me.
well, we’re about to jet off one more thing: i’ve got a great little book for you to check out for the holidays, called A Literary Paris. it’s filled with all kinds of information about novels set in Paris and places to go when you’re there. it makes a fabulous gift for anyone who loves Paris, or books, or traveling. the author, Jamie has given us a copy for a giveaway so if you’d like it, just let me know! here’s her facebook page to check out what’s inside.
last but certainly not least, the pink book winner from a couple posts ago has been corrected. it’s bron from vintageandart.blogspot.com. check out her blog where she had this pretty bergdorf goodman holiday window posted. more soon!