I had gotten this pillow at a gift shop in my hometown maybe ten years ago while I was still living at home. It's such a pretty pillow and I love breaking it out each year for Christmas.
My hubby got me this a few years ago. We are both fortunate to live not too far from a majority of our immediate family (with the exception of my husband's oldest brother whose family lives in Massachusetts).
And I picked up this copper bird bell at Robertson's in Chestnut Hill the other day at lunch. Right now I just have it sitting on our table, but it can also double as an ornament. The towel underneath the bird was purchased at Home Goods a few years ago and I love them (set of 2 towels).
It's not easy to just pick a few items - I'm sure you can relate.
#2 - I know all of you have some really crafty creative juices flowing through you (yes, even this time of year when energy levels are all over the place). Ok, so we have this white ceramic crock that sits on top of our kitchen cabinets and holds our wine corks. It's white. It's boring. My question to you is, what would you do to spice up this crock? I've been thinking about ways to jazz it up, monogram it, paint it, but I'd love to hear what you would do with it.
#3 - What is one of your all-time favorite Christmas songs? I've got a Gene Autry mix going on Pandora and I can't get enough. I'm really into the old school crooners, but I can also appreciate new renditions of old classics too. One of my favorites is "Caroling, Caroling" sung by Nat King Cole. And who doesn't love "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year..." - just want to belt it out (and I do) in the car. Sheila loves it. I also keep hearing "This Christmas" and think it's pretty catchy - especially love the Donny Hathaway version.
PS - I've already started my 2012 goals list. I had to do it. I was starting to think about all types of goals: personal, business, family, blog. I had to start writing them all down or I would forget. Don't worry - I'm still focused on Christmas, but when I start thinking goals I need to put them on paper.
Have a great day - looking forward to hearing your responses on #2 and #3.