Friday, January 1, 2010

Nighty-night, Santa…


Nighty-night, Santa… I will miss you… I really hate to put you to bed, but it’s time. You’ll be among friends… Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, the delicate strands of heavy old tinsel, my beloved crèche, the glass garland and the feather trees. I will lovingly wrap you in layers of soft tissue to keep you warm and cozy. I will awaken you in autumn, after the last few leaves haves fallen from the trees. You will be the first to emerge along with all the vintage boxes of worn glass ornaments, collections of Tavern candles, strands of lovely antique Noma lights, and the old felt stockings. Close your eyes… sweet dreams…

I always feel a bit in limbo after Christmas and New Year’s are over… it seems like we should be celebrating Spring! But barely into Winter two weeks, we have a long time to wait until March 20th, the official first day of Spring.

Maybe I can enjoy a beautiful chandelier to remind me of Spring.




Perhaps a bouquet of silk flowers in an iron urn will inspire me to start my garden on time – for once – or to visit the local nurseries as soon as the last frost has passed.


Then again, I think I shall take pleasure in the beauty of winter and wait for the next snowfall. I will admire the deer in our field grazing for sweet grass and watch as Canada Geese fly overhead on their way south. And I will continue to relish in the beauty and craftsmanship of this incredible bird’s nest which was presented to me after the last windstorm caused a large branch to fall from the top of our birch tree.



Best of everything to everyone in 2010!








10 comments:

Deborah Burton said...

Patty, that was absolutely lovely! You touched many chords in my heart regarding this "in between" time of year. So glad you're back to blogging . . . more please!!

xo Debi

Polly said...

Hi Patty! Thanks for swinging by Sassafras Stuff and leaving a kind comment! It is nice to connect with you! That tole chandi is wonderful! Love it very much!

POlly

Annie said...

Nice words Patty...I wish I could come up with something like that...Have a great year..and thanks for the encouragement...
Annie

sassytrash said...

Thanks for your nice words! Hope you have a great year, and thanks for stopping by my blog. (Bunches of flowers everywhere is always what gets me jump-started into the new year!)

GardenGirl said...

Hey Patty...I will see you soon, and we'll have some spring fever together. Sweet words,;)
Deb @ Garden Party

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Patty
Thanks for stopping by our blog. We wish you a fantastic 2010 with no floods! Hope you will join us as a vendor at our May Funky Junk Sisters Show!

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a lovely post. I love the way you put Santa to bed for a long summer's night dream... thank you for swinging in today. Loved having you.. hugs ~lynne~

Phil and Bri said...

Sister Patty! Thank you for visiting my blog! Are you going to be at the funky junk show this May?? However did you find me??? Anyway, I look forward to meeting you!! I too am obsessed with motel chairs :)

Sister Patty said...

Phil and Bri... Thank you for your comment! I sure wish I had the answers -- I just don't know where I find people! I have Blog Alerts and with every single one, I find new Bloggers with wonderful things. I would love to do FJS if I can, just depends on whether or not I can find someone to cover the shop for a couple of days!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Patty,
Boy I wish I could shop at your place, looks heavanly. I really appreicate your sweet remarks on my blog. Love looking at your pictures. Lisa
PS I want that birdnest...COOLEST!