Monday, November 29, 2010

Vroom: Silver and Starbucks

Thanksgiving is now over...the lad is back to his grueling existence at VMI...and life continues as we hurtle headlong in a retail-fueled race of Olympian proportions to the year's-end.

As is my tradition, I ignored the Black Friday pressure, as well as the Saturday-and-Sunday shopping slog and devoted myself to luscious leftovers, loving friends and a long list of my favorite holiday movies. No doubt by now I have seen Love Actually, The Family Stone and Four Christmases at least ten times each. A delightful dropping-out and opting-out of the gifting Grand Prix which has already begun.

In the small breather before the next lap, I am pausing, hand on the gearshift, and appreciating another few things that have provided satisfaction over this weekend past.

The oversized sterling candelabra is a magnificent piece to have in one's dining or living areas. Ours is an antique attributed to Charles Stuart Harris of London in the late 1800s. We don't even use it as a candle stick...for us it is simply a focal point in whatever room we groaningly place it in. I must confess it is a dusting challenge.

Major turn signal here, as we move on to more pedestrian concerns: I probably consumed five of these over the beloved Venti Iced Chai Latte, light on the ice please, with soy. Thanks to all baristas who have expertly energized my gad-abouts.

Starting my engine,


Hot Pink Dahlia said...

I love you blog...I am so happy you are back to blogging..You inspired me to blog! I met you at the get together before the Lilly Pulitzer sale last year.

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving..enjoy the christmas Holiday.

Chippy's Ice Cream Parlor said...

I added Four Christmases to my Christmas movie list, as much like Rip Van Winkle, I have a one year hole in my life where I was out of the country. And I am glad someone else avoids the madness of Black Friday, albeit I do participate in cyber Monday.

Beth Dunn said...

Beautiful Candelabra!

About Me

My photo
Living well is the best revenge...and a choice we make every day. Join me as I celebrate the bounty of beauty in all its forms: fashion, homestyle, accessories and everyday I juggle the roles of Mommy, wife, daughter, dog mommy, creative director, Zumba instructor, volunteer...all with more than a passing glance backward to an old-school, classic time when style was a way of life