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wish list

The funny thing about wishes is that sometimes you don’t even realize what they are until they come true. Every year we pick names for Christmas in my family. The plan is that everyone will buy one "big" gift for one person and little stocking gifts for everyone else. That’s how it should go down, but it rarely does. What actually happens is that everyone is much too extravagant and nothing is small enough to fit into any stocking. This year was no exception. Thought I’d share a few of my wonderful new belongings, all of which I absolutely had to have, I just didn’t know it until they were mine.

Clockwise from top left: A one-of-a-kind handmade snowflake from Peanut (medium: paper, crayon, glitter & pipe cleaner), handmade amethyst bracelet with found vintage clasp, vintage kantha quilt, Barbara Eigen Metropolitan Opera mug, red vintage tool box, Obama 2012 tee, Luke Lamp Co. Industrial lamp, P.D. James novel 'Death Comes to Pemberley'.

christmas tree

I bought a Christmas tree this week, after several years of not having one. It turned out to be a bigger challenge than I thought. Four NYC corner stands and over an hour of searching and I could not find a tree that was quite right. I just decided to forgo the plan and head home to make lunch when I spotted him. Leaning against a box, all by himself, looking like he may have been headed to the mulch bin. A rescue mission, I'd like to think. When I asked about buying the tree, the guys at the stand looked pretty perplexed, they had a brief exchange in Spanish, of which the only words I understood were "Charlie Brown" and then laughed heartily. And in the spirit of the holidays, I laughed with them.

He is the perfect little tree. Decorated with my vintage jewelry collection, since I don't yet own ornaments, he is also a little bit of a nostalgic reminder of many amazing people and times in my life. This may become a tradition.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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