Are you surprised (or maybe even offended?!) that this week’s eye candy is a wreath? Yes, I know some people pack Christmas up and put it all away on December 26th but I like to leave out the things I enjoy. And what that means, in practice, is that I leave the wreaths up until about Valentine’s Day. And I leave the (indoor) twinkle lights up until then, too, or maybe even longer. Winter is long, my friends, and some pretty greenery and soft lighting helps me deal with the cold and the dark – although the days are getting longer and that is something to celebrate.
Anyway, this wreath isn’t even one of my regular wreaths. And by regular I mean the ones on the front door, the kitchen door, and the two by the door on the deck. This wreath is one that Dale quickly set up on Christmas Eve day when we realized that temperatures in the 60s meant people would be hanging out on the deck and we wanted it to look festive. I lobbied (but was quickly shot down) for setting up all the deck furniture again but a few folding chairs and some prettily placed decorations worked out well. It was also nice to look at on Christmas afternoon when Dale and I (still in our pajamas, I might add) had a cocktail with his dad on our deck. Yes, it was warm and yes, I thought that was wonderful.
Okay, enough. It’s the weekend! I hope it’s wonderful!