Christmas has flown by here…too quickly, too busy almost. It’s been great to catch up with family and friends but we’re looking forward over the next few days to lie low; light the fire, read some books, drink coffee and play some games with the girls.
In the midst of all the preparations I rediscovered a little of the magic of making. From the foraging for holly to create a wreath and sewing up some linen napkins, to making teacher gifts with the girls; taking the time to write and decorate gift tags with care…to think about the wrapping instead of it being a last minute job.
I loved creating things that cost so little but looked great, that added a little bit of warmth and Christmas charm to our home. I think though, I surprised myself a little in how much I enjoyed creating our table centre from the eucalyptus twigs and bringing natural decorations into our home, gathering vintage mugs and candlesticks from around the house…adding details to the candles I usually burn using pinecones and oranges.
It was definitely in the details for me this year; I loved the preparations. A little gathering of the season in the home…it’s something I’m going to try and keep up throughout the year!