Monday, December 6, 2010
It's begun to look a little like Christmas, Funky Junk style
I love Christmas, I love the smells, the sights, the sounds, the memories, the food...there isn't much I don't love. But this year it is taking a huge and sacrificial effort to get "Christmas" off the ground at my house. We moved, and now we've stalled. Between snow and commuting (work for Mark and to Haden's school for me) we haven't much time or energy left at the end of each and every day to do much other than get us all ready to climb into bed. And things aren't going exactly how we would like them to be, in any way right now. Suffice it to say we're a little unmotivated to do our part this year.
This is so not like me. So, having the opportunity to be a part of the Two Women's Country Christmas show this past weekend was a literal God send. I went through my collections of Christmas, old and new, bin by bin, as I could find them. And each time I pulled out vintage or recent decorations the memories came right with them. By the time I set up with my mom, next to our talented and fun junking-world friends Gladys and Celia of Junebug, the Christmas Spirit was starting to take hold. Yes, I had a migraine most of the weekend. No, I didn't win the booth contest (but I'm really glad that Junebug's dreamy booth did!!). Maybe I wasn't my joyful self this weekend. (See above migraine.) But the show did it's healing for me.
It turns out I just needed a little Funky Junk time to get out of my funk. It is a little surprising that a holiday birthed of simplicity and depth inspires so much sparkle and glitter. Thank you to all of the creative, talented, caring and loving people I spent this past weekend with. And happy decorating to you all!...I think I'm ready now...