What lovely things did you get for the holiday, if you celebrate?
My family knows me very well, so I got a big stack of books that I wanted, which have all found their place on my shelves, waiting to be read (or read again.) The typewriter key necklace caught my eye, and I coveted it in the way you sometimes want impractical and attractive things, for no reason other than their loveliness. I will wear it with great enjoyment.
If you’ve read this blog, you know I have a love affair with Pride & Prejudice, and so does the person who got this lithograph shirt for me–it has the text of the book on it, forming the shape of Lizzy out for a walk on the front, and Darcy among some columns on the back. You can wear all or most (about 40,000 words) of a book!
I also received a shiny enamel bird clip bookmark, and a nifty handmade crochet flower bookmark. My writer friend sent me some bookmark swag, and a tin of special mixed tea for one of her books–how cool is that?
And most importantly for me, I got to spend time with my family and friends throughout the season, and catch up on people I hadn’t seen in a while. Some people you only pass through their life every so often, but they’re still an important part of your orbit. And the holidays always seem to be the time you can do that, even though it’s so busy. Go figure.
Hope you spent your holiday with the people you care about, too. 🙂