Thursday, December 2, 2010

the merry and bright night

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Last night some Christmas magic came blowing into our house.  It was the day when I tidied up all my messes from hauling holiday stuff into each room.  I hadn’t given much thought to anything but cleaning up and making dinner.  Then it got dark and the record player was humming a crackly version of the Nutcracker. The house felt warm and the soup smelled good. 

This is my favorite gift of the season, more than any wrapped present, it’s these magical few weeks leading up to Christmas.  The magic is right there for the taking, if you reach for it.



Andi said...

Lovely! Do you have a wood burning stove in front of a built in fireplace? I love woodburning stoves. Those things put off some serious warmth...and cheer!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think the decorations...and lights really do give magic to your home! My hubby has gone all out around here this year and we're loving it! Hugs, my friend! ♥

Dawn said...

I love those carolers! Wonderful and festive--that's what your blogpost made me feel!

Briana said...

I agree! I love the time leading up to Christmas.

How cute the candy canes are hanging by the window!

Prairie Rose said...

Oh, So Cozy and Festive!
I love it!
Thank you for sharing all your lovely things.
I also love this time before christmas.
Homes filled with lovely lights,warmth and little secrets;)

Paula said...

Wow that got me in the spirit....I am going to figure out how to hang candy canes in my window tomorrow. Such a great idea.

Jemm said...

Hello friend. I love your postcard garland and your carolers. I agree. I love it once the house is decorated and and you can sit back enjoy the season. Pretty post.

Honey said...

You are so right! I loved the singing people on your mantel and the soup looks oh so yummy! :)