When I was a child I would lie on the floor . . . watching with fascination . . . as the white flocked Christmas tree magically changed color from yellow, to red, to blue and to green, while the song Silent Night tinkled gently in the background. The shiny pink ornaments on the tree sparkled, also changing hue, as the color wheel went round and round. It was all a part of the magic of Christmas. I was secure and happy and still young enough to be unaware of things that were wrong in the world. As Christmas drew closer and closer I KNEW that something really special was about to happen.
As I decorate for Christmas today I catch that magic feeling once again and I am content to hold onto it for just a little while as I forget the world outside my doors.
Last Christmas I decorated my crystal chandelier for the holidays and I got so many requests asking how I did it that when I took it down I took pictures backwards in order to share with you here.
This is my chandy in our old house (fondly called the lake house) last Christmas. To see more angles and close-ups you can look back at my original post, A Fancy Christmas Chandy, HERE.
Gradually . . .
I ended up getting so many compliments and loving the look of my chandy so much that I kept it up all the way through Valentine’s Day.
Today I had the absolute joy of decorating my chandy in our new house. It is the same chandy that I’ve had since our first year of marriage but looks quite different in our new surroundings. Here she is hanging in our dining room, which is still very much a work in progress . . . with wallpaper coming down and a dining room table and chairs to be painted . . . so I’m only giving you a sneak peek. I shared in a previous post the one other thing in the room that I’ve finished for the dining room, a grey color-washed buffet. I’m really pleased with how it turned out! If you haven’t seen it already you can take a look right HERE.
I hope you are enjoying the beauty of the Christmas Season. In spite of busy-ness, family drama, long lines, heavy traffic, things that don’t quite go as planned (we’ve had our own Very Griswold Experience this year!), I hope you’ll take some time to enjoy, as with the innocence of a young child, the magic of the Season. Something really special is about to happen!