You know the saying, “Never shop for groceries when you’re hungry.” Well, I went “shopping while hungry” so to speak. My space at Lucketts was empty and I was pretty anxious about getting it stuffed to the gills for the holiday open house (November 4-6.) Well, I shopped and sourced and scrounged and made bins and bins of ornaments and now the place is definitely stuffed. Busting at the seams. And I still have more at home. I was planning on bringing in a live tree, but I think that will just take up too much space (I still have to fit a sofa somewhere in this space!) So, I’m going to bring in the plastic slim tree from home. Not exactly what I wanted, but it will fit a lot better.
Here’s what the room looks like now…
All in all, I’m really happy with the space. It looks sparkly and full. I got a little crunched for time at the end of the day and wasn’t able to get everything exactly where I wanted it, but that’s OK. It’s all going to get moved around anyway! I’ll be bringing more ornaments in on Thursday and I’ll be working at Lucketts all day Friday, if you want to come by.
As most of you may know from the news, we got some snow on Friday, which is very unusual this time of year in PA. Notice the green leaves still on the tree and the orange ones all over the ground? We haven’t even reached our fall peak color, yet. (Between the snow and decorating for Christmas, I was totally messed up.)
Also on Friday, a very sweet woman, Andrea, sent her husband, Scott, who was in Northern Virginia on business, to Lucketts to give me a goodie box all the way from Germany. It was packed with German treats and chocolates and something that was really interesting, Speculoos. It’s interesting, because I had heard of it for the first time only two days earlier on Top Chef – Just Desserts. Then, here it was in the box! For those who don’t know, I grew up in Germany, so it was really special to get this box. Thanks so much Andrea and Scott!
Lastly, I just made the switch over to WordPress, so you’re going to notice some differences in my blog. We’re still getting all of the details ironed out, so be a little patient if something’s missing or a link isn’t working or something’s a little quirky. I did adjust the settings, so you should receive the full post in your e-mails and readers, but let me know if you’re not or if something else isn’t functioning properly. I’ll give an official tour tomorrow.