Thursday, January 12, 2012

little bowl of christmas

My husband and I are always out of sync when it comes to the Christmas decorations and when they should go.  He is ready to tear them all down and haul the tree to the curb on the 26th.  I would really rather leave them up until at least New Year's Day.  I am so focused on getting ready for Christmas that I enjoy them most after the rush.

Lots of spouses are like this, aren't they?  What do you do at your house?

This year we compromised and took the tree down on the 29th, but I kept a little bowl of Christmas in the living room by making potpourri with some of the greenery, flowers from the Christmas morning table arrangement, and a few spices and citrus peels.  It smells so good!  And isn't it pretty?

My mother-in-law who is a wonderful potter made the bowl.  I love it!  She also gave us the old books in the background; the candle is from my mom.   I didn't really plan out the photo (if only I had thought to light the candle!), but I like how well it conjures Christmas for me.

I hope you have happy memories of the holidays, too.  Happy New Year!