21 December 2007

a vintage christmas.

this is our last christmas season in our 1920's cottage. there's a sold sign in front of our house and we'll be packing up and moving soon. it's bittersweet. we're leaving one old home for another (even older) home and moving on to quieter pastures where eli has a bit more room to explore, and we can find inspiration for our creative pursuits away from the noise of city buses and football games. it's our first christmas with our little boy, causing us to reflect as well as look with anticipation toward the future.

this year, i thought it would be appropriate to decorate with a nod toward the past. a way of bidding this little house a fond farewell and giving it one last chance to shine before we leave it.

a merry christmas to you and yours...




















6 comments:

Christine said...

Absolutely beautiful. Kierst, I can't believe you're moving! I will miss your home too but wait in eager anticipation to see your amazing decorating skills in your new abode.

jenni said...

I love the sock monkeys on Eli's stocking!
Everything looks beautiful - a wonderful tribute to that lovely house.

*jj said...

I love the fireplace banner and the wrapping. Soooo pretty!

keely said...

I love the "Vintage Christmas" for the sweet Shelby house!! Soo many memories!! I hope all the decorations stay up for a bit so I can see them! I am loving the stocking and the beautiful anthropologie gift (don't you LOVE their bows!!) Miss you! Merry Merry!

themojos said...

kierstin,,
I meant to find you last night at church. i lost your phone #. do you need helping packing and such? call me!

GL said...

Everywhere beauty.