We went to a Children's Christmas Craft-happening on last Saturday. It was on our local church, and there was crafting, yes, but also Christmas porridge and little flea market. And you know me, I might skip my daily porridge but walk past a yard sale... Never.
I spotted that old, somewhat little shabby-looking Iittala-box (it looks like it would be from 70s or so) and when I took a closer look, I saw the little handwritten text on top:
"Christmas decorations" and I was sold even without opening the box.
And when I did open it, I couldn't believe it! Similar decorations than in my childhood (seventies too), especially those balloons in blue and yellow and red... And similar DIY-hanging threads (black sewing thread, happy knots and all different lengths) as we used to have! We still have those in my mom's tree, and every single year my sis puts up a few and I some, never only one of us can put them all up. Never. That's how special they are. Especially the blue one... And now I have a mini-version of it for my tree!
There were other treasuries too, and even I definitely didn't need any more decorations, these will find their way to our tree.
I actually have a motto: "Rather than leave out a pretty (or otherwise special) decoration, one should buy a bigger tree. Or two, that's definitely recommendable."
Happy December 5th!
P.S. Giveaway here until December 15th! Welcome!