Friday, November 16, 2007

'Tis the Season

Although things have been a bit crazed since John's hospital stay (and are likely to remain that way for awhile as he goes through the requisite tests and consultations for probable heart surgery) time marches on, and the holiday season is fast approaching.....

We'll spend a quiet Thanksgiving, just the two of us, and the day after I hope to get the tree up! This is always quite the project, with literally hundreds of ornaments and icicles. We'll drink hot cocoa, listen to Christmas music, and reminisce as we unwrap treasured decorations from years past; the ornament Courtney made in kindergarten, the musical silver bell my grandmother gave me, the Christmas photos to be placed in the antique frames atop the piano, the stockings we'll hang over the dining room hearth...The same items every year, but unwrapping them never fails to give me the warm fuzzies. :)

Courtney will be home for Christmas too - the best possible medicine for John, and we're both sooooooo looking forward to spending some time with her. A year between visits with your child is just far too long.

Work in the studio is moving into Holiday mode too, with a combination of pieces both wicked and whimsical, and also a few welcome signs featuring different breeds of dogs and cats. I paint a few of these every year, and they're always such fun! I only wish I had time to paint all the requests I'm getting, but I need to save time for Halloween art too (never too early to start thinking about NEXT Halloween, hehe)...

So stay tuned, and please keep checking, as I expect to be listing new items every few days. In fact, look for a VERY detailed Witch's apothecary/pantry piece next week, and a wintery "mitten box" soon to follow!

Wishing everyone a happy and blessed holiday season....

~ Carolee

5 comments:

DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Carolee, what an enjoyable read! I am looking forward to putting my Christmas decorations up soon too!

Happy Thanksgiving & Steven LOVED the Westie painted welcome sign!!

Enjoy & Happy Holidays early! :)

Best,
Chris

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Happy (early) Holidays!!! Are you going to post a few pics of the tree? It sounds too delicious not to... hint, hint ;)

gypsy_lace13@yahoo.com said...

Greetings from snowy Colorado....

Wishing you and your family the very best!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Connie
Gypsy Lace

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Carolee, hope you got my holiday eCard... THX for the Turkey Day post. Very sweet & thoughtful too!

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL THANKSGIVING DAY, Lyndy

DesignsbyCK said...

Hoping you and yours has a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

Best,
Chris