Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Actually, in a way, I won't be home for Christmas for the first time in years. You see, I'm originally from San Francisco. My mom still lives there. I moved from San Fran to Tallulah Falls, Oregon--on the coast--to open my own embroidery specialty shop, The Seven-Year Stitch.
Mom does Christmas in a BIG way. She has a tree in the living room, one in the dining room, and a small one in her study. The living room tree is decked out in all the heirloom ornaments she's collected over the years. The dining room tree is the "family tree" and includes all the ornaments I made in school, the ornaments made to commemorate my accomplishments (cheerleading, tennis, drama), and the ornaments that mark milestones in our lives. Last year, Angus--my Irish wolfhound--got his personalized ornament. As for the tree in Mom's study, it's everything snowmen...or I should say snow people.
But this year, I'm an entrepreneur. I can't just take a week off from work and go home to see my mom. Fortunately, she's going to take a week off from work and come stay with me! I'm really looking forward to it!
I have only one tree, but I'm having a party to decorate it. When Mom gets here, I'm inviting over all my friends from Tallulah Falls, and we're going to decorate the tree. My tree will have an eclectic theme because I have an odd assortment of ornaments. I have a Marilyn Monroe in her pose from The Seven Year Itch, for obvious reasons; I have an Irish wolfhound, again for obvious reasons; a coffee cup, for my friends Sadie and Blake; a police badge for Ted; a beer mug for Todd; and about a zillion needlepoint, cross-stitch, and crocheted ornaments!
So what types of ornaments do you like best? Do you do themed trees or eclectic trees?
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Submitted by Gayle