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Monday, December 15, 2014

The Light of the Season

This glass bulb, filled with milkweed silk, was given to me by a 79-year-old at the senior center where I work.  Just goes to show we're never to old to capture beauty.


For as long as I can remember, I've enjoyed sitting in a room with the only light coming from the branches of a Christmas tree.  There's something about the glow that conjures up a connection to families that read together by candlelight, or popped popcorn over an open fire. 

This year, we have three trees.  The real one, in our family kitchen area, is strung with sentimental, homemade ornaments.  A "designer" tree filled with white and gold, glass and angels stands in front of the window in the living room.  My husband has decorated a tree downstairs, in the "man cave," with snowman lights and ornaments made during our daughter's classroom art projects. No matter what room I'm in, the light of a Christmas tree offers a warmth that seeps inside of me and makes me bubble up with a feeling of well being, of appreciation and gratitude.


I'm taking the rest of the year off folks.  Wishing you all joy and warmth and a season filled with Christmas tree light.

18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

There is something cool about the glow of a Christmas tree.
Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year, Liza!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Enjoy the break! :)

mshatch said...

What a gorgeous tree :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

HI, Liza,

How wonderful to have THREE trees! I wish I had a home large enough for such a lovely way to enjoy the season.

I do manage to put a bit of festive cheer into every room of my place. Even in the kitchen and bath. It is such a warm and fuzzy time of year and I want to enjoy every moment.

Wishing you and your family a LOVELY and HAPPY holiday!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Merry Christmas to you. That ornament is lovely. We only have one tree but I know what you mean about sitting in the room with only the tree to light it. It just feels like love.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I love that glass ball with the milkweed silk inside!

We are holding off decorating our house until next weekend, right before Christmas -- partly because my husband is out of town until then, but mostly because of our new family member, an extremely naughty kitten. Things will get broken, and we have no idea how we'll keep her out of the tree. I admire the serene beauty of your tree in that picture. Somehow I doubt ours will look as peaceful ...

Yvonne Osborne said...

I agree. Plus it reminds me of being a child on Christmas Eve sitting in the dark, no lights except the tree, the anticipation of morning. Oh, and I love that bulb. What a neat idea. Happy Holidays!

Bish Denham said...

Wow, 3 trees! Lovely. You'll be pleased to know I did get a tree up. And even some lights outside!

Have a wonderful Christmas, Liza, and a very happy New Year.

Delores said...

Enjoy your Christmas blogging break...we'll see you in 2015.

Joanne said...

the warmth and glow of your household shines through. I love that glass bulb. Enjoy Christmas contemplation in every room. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Robin said...

From the time I was a kid I loved to sit in the dark and just stare at the lit tree. I even would lie under it before the presents started filling the space. Perspective is a wonderful thing. It looks really different from underneath...

Empty Nest Insider said...

What a beautiful glass bulb! It's even more special because someone made it for you. It's great how you have three trees, and how each one holds a different meaning. The tree in your living room looks lovely. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year! Enjoy your blogging break, Liza!

Nick Wilford said...

The photo of your tree looks like a Christmas card! Lovely. Have a great break.

Daisy said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Liza! The bulb with milkweed silk inside is beautiful!

Donna McDine said...

I too enjoy the glow from the Christmas tree! Enjoy the time off and Merry Christmas!

Kittie Howard said...

Gorgeous post! Everything is beautiful! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas with all of life's blessings in the New Year!

Stephanie Faris said...

Have a great Christmas! Three trees sound like a LOT of decorating.

Jayne Martin said...

What an exquisite ornament. And how lovely to have a bit of Christmas in every room. Merry Christmas, Liza, and thank you for sharing your festive home with us.