“Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.” – Anonymous
Today I’ve done something most people think it’s a bit early to do…I’ve taken out my Christmas tree and tidy up all my season decorations that have been giving us that Christmassy feeling these last couple of weeks…
I have a tradition to do this on January 1.st, and I as much as I love Christmas, I also love the fresh feeling of new beginnings on this day. And I take my time when I put my Christmas ornaments away.
My Christmas ornaments are not only decorations for me. They are also a walk down memory lane, and a travel around the world.
Since then my collection has grown, and this year I got a white sandal from one of my best friends added. She had bought it in a Christmas marked in Sweden, and I love that another contributed to my shoe collection.
In 2004 I was in Cairo, Egypt, and in the middle of a busy marked I found a golden shoe. It looked like it was the one Cinderella lost, and I paid probably a lot more than it was worth, to take it home to my Christmas tree. Two years after, I found my first Christmas bag for my tree, and a matching silver shoe. These two I bought in Oslo, so they are the only one from my own country.
In 2007 one of my friends found a glass bag in a Christmas marked in Germany, and knowing my love for handbags, and also my love for originally Christmas ornaments, she bought it for me. This was the same year my niece bought me the second silver shoe, which she found in a marked in the south of France.
I went to the same marked a year later, and found a silver booth.
My silver sandal, I bought in Athen, Greece. The lady, who sold it to me, told me that the sandal would bring me happiness, and she was right, every time I look at my tree, I feel happy.
My Chinese purple shoe from 1998 was a single colourful shoe of my collection for a long time, until I found a matching pair in Amsterdam, adding one red and one green shoe.
And now my handbags and shoes are all put away, together with hearts and angels. It’s January first, I’ll see them again in 11 months’ time.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
And by here, I mean in my living room. We’ve all seen the signs of Christmas in the stores since October. I love Christmas, and I’m so glad to find my Christmas ornaments and decorations, and give my house a Christmas make-over.
And then, there is the tree. I found one extra slim this year, tall and slim, and perfect in my living room. I’ve been buying Christmas ornaments since I was a teen-ager, and I have quite a collection of special ornaments. I have the regular harts and angels, and some bowls, but I also have some beautiful shoes and handbags 🙂
I wish you all a Happy Happy Christmas!
I love this so much. Milan Fashion Week had an art inspired design show on the runway the last day of the Week. Canvasses on the Catwalk, could it be better than this?
It was all about flower power for Miuccia Prada, who incorporated the motif throughout her collection, including a reimagined version of Andy Warhol’s poppy “Flowers.”
The sharp angular lines of Cubism were prevalent throughout the Fendi collection. The look pictured here resembles Lyubov Popova’s abstract Cubist painting.
Roberto Cavalli’s spring 2013 collection addressed the dainty swirls of the Art Nouveau period mixed in with a few of Cavalli’s signature leopard spots throughout. The colors and curves on the ensemble at left are in tune with Leon Bakst’s 1910 piece at right.
The romantic nature of the winding florals in Orientalist paintings inspired Veronica Etro to add the flora similar to Hiroshige’s 1830s painting throughout her spring 2013 collection.
Ever since I painted my old dresser and my bedroom chair in light green, I’ve been thinking on painting my kitchen chairs as well.
Since my last redoing on my kitchen left my favourite room in a pink shade, I decided to keep up the pink spirit, and spray paint my chairs in this beautiful colour.
Then I realized the rain was extremely local, it rained in my garden and the sun was shining on the front port. So I started painting in front of my house, much to the amusement of my neighbours. Well, if they wanted entertainment, they got it from me today.
The result was even better, and I smile whenever I see the little kitten thinking him being a lion. “What matter most is how you look at yourself”
And I have pink chairs in the kitchen…. and a pink lantern 🙂