I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve. It sneaks up on you when you are rushing round trying to get ready. I thought I was in good shape, but then I went and left some essential details until the end. The details are what matter to designers because it’s the je ne sais quais that turns the nice into the surprisingly cool….beautiful…or pulled together. Everyone deserves a little “quais” Non?
For me it was disguising the obvious gifts. Some people want money – greenery I like to call it. Also, unoriginal – but try as I might, they won’t be dissuaded. Money is what they want, and so, who am I to judge. Money they will receive, but not in any obvious way – surprise and delight it must be. I thought about a cool box in which to house the treasure, I thought about a container with hidden compartments in which my loved ones would have to hunt for their prize. I settled on none of that.
My fascination with tiny houses led me to my cardboard creations. First a log cabin, fire burning within, decorated for the holiday season, with the promise of special things, just beyond the door. There is something very special in that cabin, indeed!
The second is decidedly more Hundred Acre Wood. A cylindrical tower of birch with its musical roof is a welcome respite from the cold, and the cash that it houses will certainly go a long way to warming the recipients heart – at least I hope it will.
I was inspired by the ice laden trees that resulted from the freezing rainstorm that made for a miserable Christmas Eve . Eve. The sun came out today and all glistened and sparkled as if it was Mother Nature’s intention all along.
Warmest Wishes to you and your family for a wonderful holiday.