Monday, November 28, 2011

fantasy christmas wish list

as i prepare for the start of christmas season, these words keep running through my head:

Why do ye adorn yourselves with that which hath no life, and yet suffer the hungry, and the needy, and the naked, and the sick and the afflicted to pass by you, and notice them not?
(Mormon 8:39)

and so, i am trying to keep this christmas as simple as possible, to not ask for too many things, buy too many things, nor do too many things.

but what kind of fun is that? kidding! i'm working on a 12 days of christmas thing that i hope to share here in a few days. that will be fun. but i thought just for fun i'd do a fantasy christmas wish list.

fantasy as in the noun [fan-tuh-see, -zee]

1. imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained.
2. the forming of mental images, especially wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing.

so with that definition in mind, here is what i'd like for christmas:

1. brown ankle boots from brown's boots

2. vintage polk-a-dot blouse from amprisloves etsy shop

3. "every knee shall bow" painting by j. kirk richards. only $4900 for 48 x 147.5 on canvas(!)

4. mikado dishtowel from anthropologie

5. vintage industrial wall clock like this one from zinnia cottage. our $5 ikea one is broken, and even when it was working, i was the only one who could tell time on it.

6. hour glass from cb2. wouldn't this be more fun than setting the timer on the microwave?

7. a pair of petrie leather sofas from crate and barrel. this is the most fantastical of all, seeing as how younger son cut a 5-inch slit into our new ottomans the day after i bought them. i can't imagine how i'd feel if he'd done that on a $4,000 sofa.

8. week-long vacation rental in benyac, france. only 850 euros a week.

9. "ex libris" embosser to mark all the books in our family library. i've been wanting one of these for years. why i haven't just broken down and bought it i have no idea.

10. equilibrium necklace from palomarie.

11. clip-in hair extensions. seems weird, unless you know that my hair is falling out and not really growing. despite a healthy diet and lifestyle. wouldn't that be funny to have super short hair one day and then super long the next? have any of you tried this? i can't quite see myself spending the money, which is why i'll probably just keep my hair short and fantasize about having fairy-tale-length hair.


  1. i LIKE your list, girl! That embosser thing is way cooler than book plates! hmm, now I'm stewing up my own fantasy list.

  2. My niece has clip in hair extensions and she loves them. She had them layered so it looked more natural with her real hair. Now, her real hair is almost as long as her longest layer. It helped her get past that awkward stage.

    Sorry your real hair is uncooperative. Maybe extensions would be good for you. :)

  3. I LOVE that painting!!!! And the couch!

    My sister in law had extensions for years and loved them. She had the kind that crimp into your hair with a bead or something.
    I've always loved your hair. And I think that fairy-tale hair is highly overrated. In these days we women need to be warriors, and a good warrior can't run around with long silky tresses... they just get in the way!

  4. too bad i don't have you for christmas, or i'd surprise you with a trip to beynac :) ha ha...

    we found a petrie sofa + chair on craigslist a couple months ago and bought it because it was really cheap and i had wanted it forever. i love it. it's not that gorgeous leather though.

    that painting is really beautiful.

    ok i'm going to stop commenting on every item now... but it's fun to see what people wish for.

  5. P.S. Brice was actually me, Kayla... darn google accounts.

  6. Nice black leather shorts... ;) Don't take a week in France, take the whole cottage! Hey "extravagant and unrestrained," right? Its a great list!

  7. #2 - I bet you really wanted the leather shorts too.

    #3 - That painting makes me want to weep.

    #9 - I almost bought this for you when I had you for Christmas... you got that Wii Fit instead. Hope it was worth it. :)

    #11 - Those hair extensions look creepy.

  8. I started laughing at the darling black leather, too, because TIGHTS ARE NOT PANTS came to mind. =)

  9. Oh I adore your taste, and this Fantasy idea! Such an honor to be on your list!

    Just in case someone wanna surprise you with this polk-a-dot blouse, the code "LOVELYBLOG" can get a fancy 10% off the bill :)