Friday, October 24, 2008

Catalog Love

The Crate & Barrel holiday catalog came yesterday and it's all I can do not to call them, give them our credit card number and say, "one please! No, no page number, just one... of everything." In reality I never buy anything from the catalogs because I almost literally never buy clothes or home goods unless they're on sale, but I drool nonetheless. So because I can't actually buy all the fun stuff I thought I'd pass along my favorites in the hopes that it'll quell the urges.

As you can see, I tend to prefer Reindeer and Snowmen in my holiday decorations. This is for a few reasons - partly I prefer that the decorations are more non-denominational. There are several holidays in December in my mind - Christmas, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, etc - and since I'm don't consider myself a "Christian" per say, I like to keep it a little more inclusive. Also, and this is a far bigger consideration, Santa only comes in December, whereas snowmen, snowflakes, and maybe even reindeer come in January and February when all of our holiday decorations are still very firmly in place. And then I can pretend that these are just our "winter decorations" and not our "embarrassingly overdue-to-be-taken-down Christmas decorations" It's all about practicality with me.


die Frau said...

I know you're a C&B girl, but if you want to go more eco-friendly, Viva Terra has a great site and catalogue. Not everything's wallet-friendly, but they do have some lovely stuff for the seasons.

Now I have to go see what Penny's eating.

feather nester said...

It's funny because I had the exact same thought when our C&B catalog came, only I would have highlighted completely different things. See, we have similar taste, but not exactly the same. If I had time, I'd show you MY favorites, but since I can't even get a post up on my own blog, I'm not going to write a mini-post here. Love you!

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