I’m coming up for air briefly to check in since it’s been a while. I’m still toiling away in Santa’s Workshop, Southern Branch, making goodies though I have found it darn near impossible to keep up with demand this season. In fact, at the moment, I do not have any available wreaths for purchase. You can, however, find something on the Beekman1802.com website if you act quickly. Those of you who are still patiently waiting, I truly apologize but don’t give up hope quite yet. I do have some of my charming little topiaries in the Etsy Shop.
I have a confession to make though – I’m going to play hooky for a couple of days and head up to New York on a girlfriend excursion. The past couple of years have been pretty tough (if you have been following along with me, you know why) and it seems like it has been ages since I did anything fun so when the chance popped up to do this, I jumped. We’re going up on the train Sunday and will be back home late Tuesday night.
I want to do all the usual cornball things you do when you visit New York at Christmas: goggle at the lights and the store windows, go see the Rockettes, and, hopefully, do a little Christmas shopping.
The other thing I am going to do is visit a store named More & More Antiques. Why, you ask? Because Steve, the owner, commissioned 5 wreaths from me to have in his store this Christmas. From what I understand More & More Antiques is absolutely magical at this time of year. Steve travels to Europe every year to pick out and commission ornaments for his shop. He sent his nephew to pick up the wreaths from me and I was about to swoon by the time he finished telling me all about it. I CANNOT WAIT to visit!
So, if you are in the Big Apple, you can find these 5 wreaths at More & More Antiques, 378 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024.
Like this (terrible) picture of a lovely green wreath I finished this evening for a special lady in Florida.
Once again, it’s the cobbler’s children syndrome as far as Christmas decorating goes here…I’ve got a wreath on the front door, candles in the downstairs windows and that’s about it. Except for a new faux tree in the living room. A first for me – and it may not prevail after this year. Thanks to the hubby and my niece Sophie, who stopped in for an overnight on her way home from SCAD. While I was away at my show in McLean, they got the thing out of the box and set it up. Right now, it looks like Charlie Brown’s tree – its in desperate need of fluffing. Oh, well…maybe next weekend I will get it decorated. The beautiful thing is that it already has lights. Whoopee – I HATE putting lights on the tree. Hate it.
But if you look across the room at the reflection in the window, it’s not bad. I can imagine how lovely it will look once it’s had some loving attention paid to it. Perhaps even Henrietta Maria will approve in the end.
The other thing that is bringing some Christmas spirit into the house is this year’s Advent calendar. A repro of a 1955 German calendar, it just charms the pants off me.
And for right now, that’s good enough.
Happy weekend everyone!