Christmas in Fridaville

December 22nd, 2008

I keep strings of fairy lights on my porch all year long, but they are so special at this time of year. The neighbors across the street have put up their lights, and this ordinary street suddenly seems hemmed about with magic and mystery when night falls. I wish the big live oaks that line our street could bloom with glowing Japanese lanterns and that there were spangled nets of lights strung above the roadway the way they do in the San Gennaro festival in NYC or in the shopping districts of London at this time of year. I’ll be digging in my closet to try and find the Pottery Barn lanterns I bought last year to hang from the crape myrtle tree by my gate and since we are having a warm Southern Christmas, I might sit on my porch, drink Champagne and get stars in my eyes.

4 Responses to “Christmas in Fridaville”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’d give my right leg for a porch like yours.
    Happy Holidays and champagne sipping to you!


  2. joan says:

    That looks so beautiful. I should decorate more.

  3. frida says:

    Oh I’m so bad at it…I forget til the last minute and then fling things around.

  4. Candace says:

    Oh how beautiful… thanks for sharing this dancing in the dark photo with us. I do love visiting you! Always something magical and amazing.
    Happy New Year and Good Journeys to You.