(Kim's 2303 texture, 30% opacity)
Over time I have added a few pieces to my collection of Universal China's Woodvine pattern,
which started with one lone bowl that I got from Mama.
Some of my pieces were found in antique stores,
and some were great deals found in thrift stores.
(Kim's 1011 texture, hardlight, 50% opacity)
While the pattern is not really a Christmas design,
the red and green of the flowers and foliage makes this china fit in naturally with the season.
(desaturated 40%, Kim's wake texture, multiply mode, 100% opacity)
Tonight, I had my first holiday party of the season with the ladies from our church.
The house is decorated, the tree is up, and I have most of the Christmas shopping done.
Yet, it still seems unreal that it's already Christmas time and that another year is almost over.
My desire is be content with keeping things simple, to slow down a bit, to savor this season.
Now if only I had the secret to making this happen!
Maybe it starts with something as simple as sitting down for a mid-afternoon cup of tea,
putting Handel's Messiah on,
and for just a few minutes, letting the beautiful music and the words of truth minister to my weary soul.
I think I just might have to give this a try!
(Kim's play texture, hard light, 50% opacity)
What do you do to prevent December from passing in a busy blur?