Welcome to the Blog today. I am so exited you are here. Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away and Christmas only days away. I am already behind in decorating for the holidays so I decided, rather than drive myself crazy with what I haven’t done, I am going to embrace the things I am able to do. It’s time to enjoy the little accomplishments and stay in the moment
We recently changed our Library around. Library is a bit of a grand title for this repurposed guest room but we decided to change some of the rooms to make them better suited to our needs now that there are no children at home. My Husband and I are both readers and we also need a place to spend some time preparing classes. This room is working well for that. I will show you the whole room in another week or so but I have not completed the decorations quite yet. Today, I’m going to show you the first piece consisting of all thrifted items.
The picture above shows the pop up art of Robert Sabuda who put together this delightful book. The picture shows Five Golden Rings and Six Geese A Laying from the popular song. His work is quite magical for children and I love to have it on display.
I have a gallery space in the library to display special or seasonal books and art. “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” is a sentiment I can get behind. I found this wall display piece brand new for just a couple of dollars. It was still in the original wrappings. Some classic books share the shelf…”A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. My daughter always puts out a “Charlie Brown” tree as part of her decorations. We watch Charlie and the Grinch every year and read the books during the holidays. It’s a tradition that I suspect exists in many homes.
Next to the Sabuda book is another version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” South Carolina style. As we live in South Carolina it seemed a fitting tribute to the season here in the Upstate.
This little cross stitch piece with its ducks/geese and a simple greeting is a seasonal favorite. I display it every year since I found it a few years ago.
This shelf shows three different needlework pieces from the Thrift Store. The Merry Christmas cross stitch is bright, colorful and fun inviting you to share in the child-like joy of the holidays. The other two pieces are both embroidered with beautiful stitching. Santa is featured prominently along with other iconic symbols of the season. Someone took a lot of time to make these and I am thrilled that they are in my home where they continue to be enjoyed and cherished.
The top shelf holds words that embody the season all shaped into a Christmas tree. The tree is flanked by one of my favorite Christmas traditions. “The Night Before Christmas” is a wonderful traditional poem we have all grown up with. On the left is the traditional version in a Victorian style presentation. The one on the right is the “Red Neck” version. I love both of them. It’s wonderful that you can enjoy the same story presented in different ways that give you more things to enjoy about an old favorite.
One little corner is ready for the holidays and I took a moment to enjoy the look and feel of this part of the library. More to come in the days ahead!