I usually don't mention too much about Christmas before Thanksgiving, which is next Thursday, but I'm getting in the spirit of the holidays early. A fellow DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) member does rosemaling and so I told her I'd like to buy one of her pieces. The candelabra below was delivered to me after swimming on Wednesday. I love it!
Rosemaling, the decorative folk painting of Norway, began in the low-land areas of eastern Norway about 1750 when such upper class artistic styles as Baroque, Regency and Rococo were introduced to Norway's rural culture.
I have ordered some bayberry candles for this which I think will make the house smell very Christmassy! I'm very impressed with her rosemaling artistry. Have you ever seen this type of art before?
And of course the December issues of the magazines I subscribe to are arriving. I get Victoria and both the US and UK versions of Country Living. I had been getting Coastal Living for years until the last issue where they said it was their final subscription to be sent. :-(
Yesterday the kids went shopping and Kristi brought this cute little barn ornament and gave it to me, she said it looked so much like our barn. :-)
Our little new Christmas cactus started blooming in the garden window - there are two color varieties in the pot, white and a red one. The white is blooming first.. :-)
But I will put these decorations aside and concentrate on Thanksgiving now. We've made our menu and shopping list and Dayle is off to get a turkey today while I go swimming.
It's a sunny day which is good.. it's much easier heading out to jump in a big pool of cool water when the sun is shining. :-)
What are you up to today? Are you getting into the holiday spirit of things? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)