Can I blog on a really pretty chandelier that I made many, many years ago?
It was always one of my favorites -- so festive and unusual. It had "berry" bobeches and was draped in chain after chain of peridot, tourmaline and amber swags.
It just seemed liked it should be hanging over a loving family's crowded dining room table.
The carved turkey and honey-glazed ham complete with pineapples are just waiting to be carved.
And I see the cranberry sauces and the hand-decorated sugar cookies over to the side -- and there's the bowl of the walnuts still in the shell, sitting next to the nutcrackers. I see the sweet potato casserole and many many other condiments.
I hear the children laughing and the adults story-telling.
I feel certain this is exactly the environment into which this chandelier found it's way.
This chandelier was a mood -- a perpetually beautiful, content and comfortable, good, Norman Rockwell family mood.
A major Merry Christmas, everyone.