- I loved the ingenuity behind putting this old wooden ladder over that beautifully decorated tree at my favorite antiques shop. The sign behind it "Twas the night before Christmas" makes me think of my older sister's family tradition on Christmas Eve: her husband lines the kids up on the sofa and reads that book to them. They all cheerfully shout out the last four words of each line along with him. "Not a creature was stirring, NOT EVEN A MOUSE!" They're all in their 30s now, but still maintain that tradition. Last year, when niece Carla stayed home in Turkey for the Christmas holidays, she arranged to be there so she and great niece Mina could be with them via Skype for the annual reading and shouting out.
- Mina, almost five years old, loves to dress up in fairy costumes (much to her mother's chagrin.) I'll bet she would love this lighted dress.
- I like the thought of this "Bonne Nuit" tree for the corner of a bedroom. It would be lovely for this to be the last thing to see at night before slumber. I have the day off today, so will be pulling out all of my Christmas decorations. Can't wait!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!