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Loving Lately: Christmas Catalogs

I know, I know, I’m a little ahead of the game. Well, for me. I do know people that shop the sales after Christmas and stash gifts away for the following year. That’s not my style. I like to procrastinate- no shopping until after Black Friday (with emphasis on after, because I am not going out in that mess). But the kids are sick (again). And I’m sick (again). And these bright cheerful catalogs keep coming to the house. There is nothing like a Pottery Barn catalog to spark inspiration for the season. I’m getting the warm fuzzies thinking about the holidays; which is just what someone with an incessant cough and runny nose needs. That and some hot tea and a box of tissues.

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Can you smell the pine tree in the air? Seriously. Look at that table runner, those reindeer plates and that serving board. The antler serving spoon- over the top. Just stop. I can’t take it any more.

Here is something else for the table…

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This soapstone tray from uncommongoods.com is oven proof and retains heat for up to 45 minutes so you can keep food warm. It’s also can be refrigerated so you can keep food cold! Thats pretty cool right? If you haven’t checked them out, you should. Uncommon Goods has a ton of unique gifts- personal, for the kitchen and the home.

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They are also responsible for this “Berry Buddy” stoneware strainer. It’s handmade in Pennsylvania. It’s pretty enough to leave out! You know what they say, you pick out gifts based on what you like. Guilty.

I also fell in love with this decanter from Crate & Barrel.

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I don’t drink scotch or cognac. But they put this set in their catalog all shiny next to a Christmas tree with complimenting gold bulbs… And just like they intended, I started thinking about how pretty is was and what a lovely display it would make… I’m such a sucker.

I also received this awesome catalog from American Spoon full of artisan foods, handcrafted preserves and condiments made in Michigan. They show pictures of these perfect berries picked on an idyllic farm transported in iconic baskets and crates to the quintessential copper pots for small batches of what I imagine to be the ultimate preserves. But I’m like, you had me at the simple brown paper label with the nostalgic font.

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I understand what it seems like, but it’s not all about the kitchen. The kids are always on my mind. I wish they liked getting clothes as gifts. Look at these ridiculously cute ensembles from Janie and Jack.

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It just goes on and on. How am I supposed to get through Thanksgiving with all of this Christmas excitement? 😳

23 comments

  1. Aww 🙁 hope you and the kiddies get better soon.
    I must say I love those Christmas catalogs, aren’t they the best? Haha my mother in law used to shop at all the sales during the year and store up presents for everyone for years to come. I am so not into that, it spoils the Christmas vibe and just the special feeling of buying someone something, for birthdays or whatever.
    Get better soon. x

  2. Allez mieux les tous …. I think you’ve had more than your share of sickness and injury for one year – no more attention seeking this side of Christmas please! As for Christmas …. I just can’t wait! I have all my daughters together with me for the first time since 2012 and I can’t stop looking at all the catalogues and the recipes and the lights beginning to twinkle …. Christmas is a magical time of year if you are fortunate to be able to enjoy it and this year I feel quadruple blessed!

    1. Merci beaucoup 😊 Speaking of injury, I hope you are recovering well! Yes, I could use a reprieve… no more sickness before Christmas. I’m so happy you will have all of your girls with you for the holiday! A Merry Christmas indeed!

      1. Thank you I am ….I’ve had to have a wardrobe rethink on account of needing to wear a leg brace for the foreseeable but you know what …. a girl can always do with shopping for new clothes 😉… the silver linings are always there if we care to check!

      2. Oh, I’m so sorry. I am almost a month behind on my reader, with every intention of catching up… anyway I didn’t know of the brace. I love your optimism ❤️ and I will pray for a full recovery!

      3. As Sister Juliette of Norwich said way back then ‘all shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well’ …. in the great scheme of things its a teeny bump in the road. I have too much to be thankful for and your prayers are much appreciated 🙏🏼

    1. Thanks KR, I’m so ready to feel good! And about the catalogs I don’t know if that’s good or bad. Like years ago when I worked at Macy’s and my husband thought we probably saved money when I left, lol.

  3. I am loving all these ideas, Sadie! I think the soapstone tray is such a good idea, especially with all the holiday hosting coming up. I’m also planning on checking out American Spoon. I really enjoy finding artisan shops – so thank you! Hope you guys start feeling better soon!!

      1. I know right? I want to get their pancake sets, I’m trying to figure out how many family members want food. 😂 I feel like my son wanting to buy Legos for everyone! Can’t wait to check out that salsa, thanks for the tip!

      1. I almost came back and commented about the maple cream on their site, but decided that I needed to stop replying to my own comment, haha. Have a great weekend, friend.

      2. I just had this great idea! Since we both want to try something from American Spoon, let’s do this: You pick something out for yourself and say it’s from me, and I’ll buy something for myself from you! 😂 “Merry Christmas!” and “Thank you Jasmine! It’s just what I wanted!”

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