We’ve had our first snow fall and this image of James Stewart on the set of It’s A Wonderful Life was too picture perfect (for how everything looked just a little while ago) to save for December. However, I have to say that I am not in the Christmas mood yet. In fact, I don’t understand this rush into what’s going to be next. We always plan ahead, are eager to get to the next weekend, to the next holiday, to our next goal, to the next big thing and, in doing so, we forget to live in the moment. So I am still going to ignore all the decorations around town and enjoy the last quiet days of autumn before the holidays fever kicks in. But because we all need a little beforehand inspiration and I don’t do Christmas gift guides, I thought I’d make my Notebook Pages series more Christmas oriented for the next few weeks. Also, I would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers!
• All I want for Christmas is books. A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in London, Ireland and New York, by Angelica Huston, is one of them.
• A meaningful gift, like this Anne Fontaine bracelet, is all the more special.
• The kind of holiday card I would love to receive in my mail.
• On my list of films to watch in December: Oliver Twist (1948)
• For him: something cosy and elegant that you can borrow yourself.
• I’m not much of a party girl, so my outfits for the holidays will be either warm and chic or just a little more festive.
• Something special for the menu: chestnut soup.
• For more Christmas time ideas, you can visit my dedicated Pinterest board.
photo: Martha Holmes, Life & Time Pictures, not published | James Stewart on the set of It’s A Wonderful Life, 1946