I love my Mom! She is 74 and still goes all out for Christmas.
On the 25th of each month she reminds me that there are "only ___ months left till Christmas!"
She starts the process of decorating her home immediately after Thanksgiving. With the excitement of a child, she hauls her Christmas loot down a steep flight of stairs and joyfully begins the process of placing each and every treasured object in just the right spot. This usually takes her about 4 straight days...nonstop. When she's done...it's nothing short of spectacular! Christmas has arrived and is displayed in all it's glory and the woman who is my Mom is transformed into the little girl of Christmas past.
Her passion for Christmas and the reason for the season, the birth of Christ, is a joy for all who share in her Christmas magic.
I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah
What a BEAUTIFUL Mom you have!!!! Gosh, she looks amazing! Her home is elegant, warm & whimsical just like a beautiful home that a mom would have. You are the lucky one and I know she is lucky and happy and blessed to have you too! Have the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!
Wow...I am in awe. Your mom is fabulous & so beautiful. Her home is gorgeous, really gorgeous. I am delighted to read that she still gets excited about Christmas and goes to all that work. That is what keeps us young I believe. Hold on to her tight. My mom is in the process of dying from cancer & will likely not make it to the New Year. My parents both loved to decorate like that & this year dad did a great job all on his own while mom watched. My heart just isn't in it this year. Tell your dear mom that she is incredibly talented. All the best to you & your family during this holiday season. x
Your mom is the bomb! What a beautiful home - I especially liked her beaded (brooch?) trees. I'll bet your holidays are off the hook there! Toodles, kitty.
Everything is so elaborate and beautiful! We can't wait to meet her in person!
Eddie + Jaithan
Hi Therese, It was so fun meeting you today in Alameda on the Eddie Ross tour. Your Mom is such a pretty lady and her home is gorgeous and full of warmth and whimsy, my favortie combination. Merry Christmas to you and Yours, fondly Kathysue
W-O-W!!! This home is amazingly festive and I love it. Way to go!
Janet sent me over and I must say hello and tell you I enjoyed your Mom's festive magic. I 'll have whatever shes having....I could use some of her energy. Happy Holidays!
we love your mom and her home, so does Latte. seeing her home decorated makes me feel closer in the Christmas spirit...will have to take a private tour before she puts everything away, can Latte come too? i like her little catholic artifact collection!
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