We are in the thick of decorating our farmhouse for Christmas. Serious stuff! The amount of decorations we have, and display for the season — well, to say it in a refined way, we have an ample amount. But we love it. I love it. Decorating in general gives me such satisfaction, but decorating for Christmas gives me a feeling of warmth.
But today, I woke up feeling a little pensive. I’m surrounded by green and red bins, and I wanted to work on and design something that reflected my mood. I wanted to bring a little wistfulness to a dark corner in our living room.
So I went out in our back yard; headed over to the pile of sticks, and brought in a couple branches. I have this big mercury glass vase that I wanted to use. I found two bricks and wrapped them in aluminum foil to put in the bottom of the vase for leverage. I put the branches in the vase and added some silver mercury ornaments to hide the bricks. I wrapped the bottom of the branches with some bling-y garland, and started hanging mercury glass ornaments on the branches. Then I hung some glass icicles. And it was starting to look exactly how I had hoped. Wistful, and a little romantic too.
But I wanted more. I wanted more light. More shine. More flicker. Bring on the candles. So I did. 15 of them. I also found some glass crystals in my stash too.
And among all the bins and all the other fantastic decorations we have, I found and do find a little solace in this corner. It’s beautiful and it’s quiet. And to me, it speaks volumes.