Merry Christmas, friends!
During this time of festivity & celebration I am reminded how wonderful light is. I take great pleasure in seeing how people decorate their inside & outside spaces. 'Tis the season for people to pay attention to sometimes neglected spaces. All in the hopes of bringing joy to those who view it. Late last night as I was making a mad dash to the pharmacy, my attention was momentarily diverted from the physical discomfort I was in by a neighbors's simple but beautiful light display. Although I enjoy looking at my neighbors Christmas lights, I have never attempted to decorate the outside of my house with lights.
In the last few years I have been rather inconsistent with my Christmas decorating. Last year I was determined to have a Christmas tree, because I didn't have one the year before.
Although there is no Christmas tree or stockings hung, it is still a pretty magical place to me, especially with the candle's lit :-)
Continuing with the lighting theme:
Several years ago when I became the caretaker of my dream house, built circa 1929, there were a few updates that needed to happen. First and foremost, central heat & AIR had to be installed...living in Montgomery with no central air in mid August, is unbearable. I know there are people who do it; they are better people than I because I only lasted one summer without it. Second, I, with help (through the years) of my best gal-pal, Liz, ripped up carpet & three layers of linoleum (in certain rooms), to expose the fantastic hardwood floors. My best boy-pal Trey, sanded & refinished the said hardwood floors. Third, over the last year & a half I have had my electrical wiring worked on, in different phases. The latest phase has included making my doorbells functional & changing every 2 prong plug to grounded plugs....WOW! Mind you that not every plug in the house needed to be changed, but because of safety's sake, every plug was at least checked to make sure it was in proper working order. There are 45 outlets in my house. 38 or so had to be changed! That is A-LOT! (I have a great electrician, who is friendly & affordable... email if you live in the area and need one)! I am grateful that all of my outlets are now safe & functional!
|'Ode to Irony|
Considering that I have been in an UBER creative mood lately and inspired by the "great plug changeover 2010" I created my version of a candle scape I saw in Anthropologie, earlier this year------>
I hope your Christmas season is filled with warmth, joy, peace, love and most importantly, The Light of the World!