Sunday 15 November 2009

Two Part Post: Serendipity/Christmas Decorating

I started my day with my Mixed Media Class at Emily Carr with Patricia, and we expected afterwards to visit Heather Ross in House on 4th Ave in Vancouver. We ran into Terry Harrison, an instructor we both had at design school, as we left our class. We all took in a popular all day breakfast at the Omlettery on Granville. Only half a block away, we visited Heather’s open house, where I met another designer friend April Tidey from my last job…and we all knew each other somehow…that’s serendipity for you! The connections go even deeper, but I won’t bore you with the details. I love the way we just ended up in the same place at the same time today…do you ever have those days…where things line up just the way they should?

I bought these at Heather Ross in House…a sea urchin ceramic box, a teak tray with polished stainless steel bottom, and these two adorable plastic reindeer, which I cannot wait to put out!


Part 2?

I’m off to decorate my mom’s house for Christmas while they are in Vegas…a 3 hour ferry, 3 hour drive, and I’m in Ucluelet…please pray for rain, not snow…I hate driving in the snow!

Here’s my to-do list for mom’s! The highlighter are the areas I am working on. I know, it’s a mite bit early to decorate for Christmas, but she has her Christmas party early in December, and I DID see the first tree up today in someone’s living room! I know…sick! It’s greenery inside and out, thick red velvet ribbons, woodpiles and painted sticks…I’ll post picks when I return.

xmas mom


Fargerike Dagny said...

I'm just so impressed by your drawings! Wish I could draw like that... LOVE the reindeers, how cute!!! And love your plans for your moms house as well! We usually decorate around Dec 1st at the same time we start with the Christmas Calendars (one small package every day before xmas... Lots of fun!!).

nannykim said...

Hope your trip is fine! love the reindeer!

qerat said...

Wouldn't it be great if all days were like that?
Love the tray.
And i think your moms house will look great.

Heather Ross said...

Hi Michelle,
It was so good to see you and Patricia at my open house yesterday, very serendipitous indeed.
And those deer you purchased are mouth blown glass actually, even better!

Renae Moore said...

I would love to go with you and help out! Tough commute but we could have some fun and I would be sure to bring some champagne!

Unknown said...

Hi Michelle
It certainly was a serendipitous day. I love when days evolve like that. Good luck with the Christmas decorations. What a lucky Mom you have and now she is reaping the benefits to have raised such a talented daughter!!!

DesignTies said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day, Michelle... when everything comes together like that it makes one feel soooo good! Love your purchased, especially the reindeer!! Your decorating plans for Mom's place look fab - looking forwarding to seeing the pics of your handiwork!!
Safe traveling!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Toronto furniture said...

Nice sketch Michelle! I too am waiting to see the finished work.
It will be peeerfect gift for your mother...I would also want such a creative son like you. Wish you good luck for your further work!