October 28, 2009

Boxes, boxes everywhere

Everywhere I look there are Christmas packages for me.  No pretty red bows or shiny paper.  No sparkling lights above them or tree skirt below and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I love decorating and arranging but it is especially fun at Christmas time.  Part of it I think is the color red.  I don’t have much red in my house as I am a green and blue girl.  Green is so serene and for most of the year that is what I want but adding a punch of red for 6 weeks gives it real cheer.  Not only does the red pop but the green looks more elegant especially if there are sparkle touches everywhere. 

The shop is even more fun to do for Christmas.  Stores everywhere are brighter and fuller and well just more magical. Most important are the windows.  I can’t tell you how many times a little tear is brought to my eye by the joy of a child standing at the Christmas window I created. Last year there was a little boy about 3 years old who was peeking in.  He ran over to his dad and said “Come dad I found a place called snowman town and the snowmen invited me over to play”.  Wasn’t sure when I planned out that window it was one of my favorites but now it will always be.  

This year will be a first as I am closing for 3 days to get ready for the holiday. So I will send out lots of different notes but we are closing early on the 1st of November at 4pm and we will reopen at 4pm on the 4th for our holiday open house. 

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