Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Snow Globe for you

Please join us for the Christmas season at our house.  Imagine shaking a snow globe and seeing a home with a red front door opening to a cozy living room scene. What will you find inside that home?

  • A full size Christmas tree in one corner with a crocheted angel topper
  • A small tree decorated all in cat ornaments in another
  • Yet another corner with  a fire glowing in the wood burning stove
  • A metal ornament tree sporting Woolworth’s ornaments from the ‘50s
  • Sparkling jars filled with icicle lights
  • Bookshelves displaying  a collection of Santas and an assortment of Christmas cards
  • Stuffed Christmas bears and cats peeking out of baskets
  • A two-foot stuffed reindeer greeting guests in the entry hall
  • Greenery and mittens hung from the stair railing
  • Christmas candles, pillows, nutcrackers, stockings and more scattered throughout the living room, kitchen and dining room 

Imagine you are there and the fire is keeping you warm, but if you’re still cold, grab one of the many throws in the basket beside the couch.  Perhaps the cat will crawl up in your lap and purr and the dog will lie by your feet, only occasionally coming over to nudge your hand for a head rub. 

Now picture yourself in a comfy, snuggly robe, reaching for a steaming mug of coffee. Think of a weekend morning and see yourself reading the paper with Christmas music playing softly in the background.  Can you hear Mannheim Steamroller, piano music by Danny Wright and George Winston, and A Winter’s Solstice by the Windham Hill Artists or maybe the TV is tuned to Sounds of the Season with Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Julie Andrews and all the other artists you listened to as a child.

Shake the snow globe again and imagine an evening scene appears, with you in your sweater or sweatshirt watching Holiday specials on TV-- a Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Grinch.  Are you smiling yet?

 Here’s wishing one and all a very Merry Christmas, complete with a magical snow globe beneath the tree.