to my undying delight, i won sadie's Gypsy Queen Solstice giveaway!
here's my beauteous bounty.
just in time for milla's rad post about romany inspiration.
there's nothing i want more than to pile on my jewelry and all my earthly favorite skirts and petticoats and traipse through the land, a nomad and a wanderer. and yet there is also nothing i want more than a cozy homestead with a garden and lace curtains and pretty silk lingerie bags (below) filled with delights.
all the cozy luxuries of home...
the dilemmas of too-many-choices. i should be a gemini. always a torn soul, too many things i want to make and do and see and be....until my heart is continually exploding in delight, awe, and scatterings.
zack and rebecca had their big annual holiday bash. it is always on the 27th, (darin always has to work) there is always a white-elephant gift exchange and an ugly christmas sweater contest and a gingerbread houses.
also special drinks, a group portrait, cheese, a bonfire....
this year we even had glow sticks and hot buttered rum. dammmnnn fine time.
rebecca explains it all.
addie just informed me that christmas is supposed to go twelve nights, starting on the 25th and continuing until january 5th! she is still playing sufjan's christmas album and baking goodies. this all sounds fine and dandy to me, lots more jollyness and feasting and wassailing the oak trees. rebecca says that twelfth night was traditionally marked by misrule and reversals, and also marks the beginning of carnival season which continues till ash wednesday. wow!
no rest for the merry round here.