The stockings are hung!* The Slakin holiday candle (a gift from my dear friend Vincent) is aglow. And today I picked out our Christmas tree, a 7-foot Noble Fir, from Kim’s lot on Melrose and Highland in Hollywood, where I’ve gotten trees for the past 9 years. It was delivered moments ago, and I’m waiting for my sister to get off work so that we can decorate tonight. Huge bummer—husband had to go to NY for the week, so it’s just the girls. More eggnog for us! Before Mr. Foodinista split town, he unpacked the boxes of ornaments, the bulk of which I got at Barneys three years ago to celebrate our first Christmas together living in sin—and of course, to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus. The color scheme runs sort of teal and copper with various blues thrown in for good measure, with diaphanous butterflies, peacock feathers on baubles and vintagey looking ornaments. This year I also stocked up on a few ornaments from Liberty of London. I couldn’t resist these peacocks and tiny little birds that flew all the way across the pond!
More on the Christmas stockings. I was gutted to discover earlier today that Hable Construction will no longer be making their wonderful hand-appliqué wool felt stockings. There is limited stock available on the website. I can’t tell you how sad this makes me. Here are the stockings we have below, from left: a reindeer (or is it a moose?) for Tiny G, a tree wearing fabulous shoes for The Foodinista, and a holiday seahorse for Mr Foodinista (seahorses were a motif at our wedding).