Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Little Things

Recently I ordered myself a few little holiday decorations online from Crate & Barrel. I love to decorate for the holidays, and I also really love the little details that make a space your own. How a person decorates, or does not decorate, their house can say a lot about them. I hope that people will find things scattered around our place that might make them smile... you know... the little things. Like turkey tea light holders.

Are these little guys not the cutest things ever?! Look at the fun shadows they cast too.

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Yesterday I had lunch and coffee with my friend Laura, and I told her about my turkey tea lights (I adore them so much that I might have to keep them out all year). Then I started laughing, because included with the tea lights was a nice little card that also arrived in the mail with my cute turkeys. The surprise card read as follows:

"Yay! Happy Fall, Ashley"

The slightly embarrassing part is that after making the order online I also sent myself this nice note for the fall too. Why not? I asked Laura if she ever did that, and she informed me that she indeed does send herself cards as well... so we had a good laugh about sending ourselves sweet messages when we make online orders. There's really no harm in sending yourself a nice card once in a while.

If I'm good at one thing, it's making myself laugh. Even if I am not able to make others laugh... I have the power to at least lighten my own mood. What a fun thing. Sometimes it's the smallest gifts that people love the most, and it's the littlest things that can make the biggest difference.


  1. Can u tell me what is the lantern candle from?? Thanks