image | Abby Powell Thompson
The time is here for twinkle lights and a fireplace burning, for hot cocoa and homemade cookies, for christmas shopping and hiding presents, for delicious food and gathering with friends, for snowy days, warm sock and blankets, for holiday parties and sparkly dresses, for giving and helping your community, for decorating the tree and the house, for ice skating and making a snowman, for christmas movies and songs, for old and new traditions.
Have a nice weekend!
Last week was Thanksgiving and it was quite something, we manage to have a holiday, a birthday brunch and a birthday dinner, get a Christmas tree in the rain and put lights outside… I really didn’t finish the later and I want to put more…. you can’t never have too many twinkle lights! We had a great time meeting with family and friends during the long weekend and I also did a little holiday shopping for Small Business Saturday (Shop Small), it was great!
I decided to buy local only for christmas presents this year and my next stop is the Providence Flea, in which we have a booth… so excited about that too!
In past year, as soon as the holiday season starts, my mind went to many directions, planning the holiday dinner with friends and getting any last minute mini decor done in the house (I painted the dining room a few days before having a dinner party last year), and what kind of craft project can I do??? Well, this year I have started a little different and I loved it so far, we took the day off before Thanksgiving and went out for breakfast at Nick’s on Broadway (one of my fav places!) and as many things I know I would like to do, I am taking it easy and enjoying those little things that this holiday season brings, enjoying our family and being there for our friends and love ones.
I also started a small tradition that I remember doing with my aunt for a few years, it was the lighting of advent candles (or wreath, as it is know in this country), I was doing a little search about it and found out that Advent represents the countdown to Christmas and a longstanding Swedish tradition is the use of Advent Candles in homes across Sweden… I am not sure when she started this tradition I think it was when her daughter was born, My aunt and my cousin had a tragic story that I can’t get into right now, just thinking about it makes my eyes swell, and I am realizing that I think about them every holiday season and how much I miss them, my aunt was a great part of my tween and teenager years and she was my best friend. I want to honor them with this tradition.
I hope you enjoy the little things this weekend!
It’s not even winter yet and I already starting to be mesmerized by any place that looks warm… who wouldn’t love to spend a weekend here?
This home, located in Brazil is like a sanctuary to be truly away from everything, I love the mix of concrete and wood, the natural colors and simplicity of the interiors make it so peaceful.
images via | photo credits : Matthew Williams for Elle Decor