Friday, December 10, 2010

Magic Wands and Steps

What's a catchy title worth? Well you're here aren't you? And I am ever so glad!

I know it's only in fairy tales that magic wands work, but wouldn't it be nice to have one that you could wave over your home and it would be instantly decorated for Christmas, or the dishes would be done, or the floor vacuumed, or the bathrooms cleaned..ok, you get my point. 

Likewise, if I didn't know all the tireless hours Sally invests in creating a beautiful home and beautiful shop, I'd think her magic wand was real (and I'd bet you anything, she wishes it were!). She looks rather natural with her wand though, doesn't she?

Sally opened her home and heart to all the gals involved in the shop for a wonderful Christmas party.

No shortage of delicious food...

 shortage of smiles..
from Sharon...

...and Linda, Heidi and Karen.

For an evening, it almost felt like peace on earth,

..until we got to the gift exchange! Nah, just kidding, everyone was entirely too nice about stealing gifts from each other (except for me,  sorry Denise).

Eagerly waiting their turn...

Heidi opening her gift while Becky waits to see if she should steal it or not.

Michelle and Cher waiting,


Mary Jo and Annette barely containing their excitement...

..and yes, Annette did steal that reindeer, but it looks pretty good with her don't you think?

This is the one picture I got of Lori without her glaring at me (she doesn't like the camera).
So this was supposed to be a vintage white elephant gift exchange, and I guess I'm the only one that got the memo that I sent out, because everybody else brought adorable, usable Christmas-y gifts, while Lori unfortunately was the receiver of my ornery pink pig bank complete with glittered poker chips.
Rules people, follow the rules!!!
Oh, and Denise and Sally heave a sigh of relief that they didn't get stuck gifted with my adorable pink pig.

So, here's where I want to express my deep analytical thoughts.
See this staircase?
It's empty.

Same staircase, filled with lovely hearts.
One of the things we shared tonight was what the shop means to each of us. The resonating sentiment was the cherished friendships that have developed over time.  At different moments, we've all been there to lift each other up, to support each other, and to share the joyful journey of one more step up.

Yes, it was a peaceful, blessed evening.

Merry Christmas to you and yours...
love Lisa and Sally


My Shabby Passion said...

Thanks for such a great Christmas party. You realize this has to be annual, now?! You, and everyone at Uncovered Ruby's has become a very special part of my life. Christmas blessings to you!
Sally, how's that magic wand working for ya?

BirdSong said...

I'm such a lucky girl!! Great friends and an awesome party!

Merry Christmas to All, Love Sue xoxo

BirdSong said...

I am a lucky girl to have such great friends!!Merry Christmas to All!!

Special love to Lisa. You and your family are at the top of my prayers. And, as usual, beautiful pictures....

Sue xoxox

Andy's Attic said...

We really did have a wonderful evening!! By the way, I loved your little piggy..he was a cutie!

Voondi~ Cher said...

Thanks Sally and friends for such a great night...I needed more time to see all Sally's creations! You have been a very busy girl! Happy Holidays to all! Cheryl/Voondi

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Hi Lisa, It was wonderful to see you this week and I am glad you love my cancles. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas...
Hugs to you my friend

Junque Couture said...

Thank you Sally and Lisa! It was so nice to see everyone! Love your house Sally and the food was fantastic!

Kristin said...

Reading this makes me miss you Lisa! You're so sweet! It looks like you ladies had a great party! Merry Christmas to all of you!

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