Monday, November 12, 2012

Sparkle Away

How does it happen?
It begins very slowly.
After an afternoon of sun sparkling on the water,
it suddenly fades into an evening with a chill in the air ...

... and before you even realize what is happening ...
you notice a lone leaf that you'd swear was
green just yesterday ...
lying at your feet,
 sparkling with a new season's color ...

... and now that those colorful leaves have all fallen
and Thanksgiving is just a blink away ...
my mind has already started
walking down the path
 to the sparkliest time of year of all ...
has yours?

Maybe it has something to do with being
seriously deficient in the warm and fuzzy home feeling
since we've been renovating the new house all summer
and it's been rather chaotic ...
and the fact that just this last week,
the drywall dust settled long enough
for me to paint the first room
(the library)
and my husband to
hang the first chandelier on the ceiling ...
and I was so excited I couldn't
slap the smile from my face all weekend!
So ... it's started me dreaming of
decorating for the upcoming Christmas season!
(I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, what am I thinking?)
This is the earliest I've been
in such a sparkly holiday mood
in a long time!
Are you? Or am I sparkling alone?

If you're sparkling already too,
let's just enjoy every minute of it ...
what the heck, when the first snowflakes come,
I just may make a snow angel this year!
Let's get ready ...
have a wonderful week
and sparkle away, lovelies!

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Sources for the images
used in this post below:

Illustrations of
(leaf) (glove) (nail polish) (ornament)
are quick little whimsies by SANDY M

Photos used in this post
do not belong to me
and can be found on my Pinterest boards.
Links, below:
Photo 1 (girl on beach) via
Photo 2 (pardon me, I'm sparkly) courtesy of bando and found via
Photo 3 (sparkly branches) via
Photo 4 (sparkles) via
Photo 5 (chandelier drops) via
Photo 6 (ornaments on stairs) via
Photo 7 (ornaments in bowls) via
Photo 8 (pink ornaments) via
Photo 9 (room with tulips) via
Photo 10 (holiday door) via
Photo 11 (gifts) via
 Photo 12 (wet branches) via
Photo 13 (tree jewelry) via


ALESSANDRA - HowToBeInStyle - fashion and style blog said...

Hi Sandy,

I love these photos! So glam and warm! Reading this post this the first time this year I look forward to decorate my home with such beautiful sparkly things! Thanks for this inspiration darling! Have a wonderful week! xoxo


Sam said...

This is such a beautiful and glittering post, accompanied by your magical writing that always transports me to another world!

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

I'm pretty sure I want that girls long outerwear in the first photo. OH MY!

I'd love to see what beautiful sparkly things you decide to put up in your house!

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Catherine Robinson said...

Gorgeous post Sandy...and fabulous images...who doesn't like a little SPARKLE...
Looking forward to seeing your snow angel ;-)
Have a great week.

Margarita Bloom said...

Oh, I'm always sparkly! giggle... such a lovely those pretty striped presents. Happy Monday Sandy!

miss b said...

I'm not sure I was really in a Christmas sparkly mood until I read your post but these images have certainly helped! I like your illustration of the Chanel polish - I definitely want my nails to sparkle this December. I love that long cardigan in the first photo - warm and glamorous too.

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

LOVE this post Sandy especially as this is my first Christmas in the UK for 12 years. Similar weather to that which you write about has also got me thinking of decorating + sparkles long before anyone else ;-) The images are gorgeous as always Sandy.
Have a lovely week Sweets xx

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

sandy, i'm in a sparkly mood too! did a little shopping this weekend and i feel great girl! loved this post and i've been seeing the home improvements on instagram. looking exquisite girl!!!!

Fashion-isha said...

Hi Sandy!

I could never get enough sparkle so this post is just perfect! Have a wonderful week!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Sandy, I love what a visual feast your posts always are--this one is sparkly and that's my weakness, so it was extra fun to read. Hope you are having a wonderful November!

xoxo Mary Jo

sonia daigle said...

Anything sparkles and you will have my attention
I have to stop myself to not put my Christmas decor already I can't wait to have sparkle magic in and out of my home
Please let it snow soon...
Your always follower
Sonia XO

classiq said...

You're making me dream of Christmas sooner than intended. :) Hope you're having a wonderful week, Sandy!

Sam said...

Thank you for your lovely and insightful comment...have a splendid weekend and good luck with the illustrations!

Coco said...

I feel sparkly too Sandy!Every year I make Christmas start a little earlier, because I love Christmas' spirit, carols and movies. So I'm already singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and my whole family just has to put up with it. I love your illustrations.Right now I can't afford to invest in a blog restyle, though I would be happy to promote your work if you send me some info by email.Big kisses Coco