It Feels Like Christmas, Just Like Christmas

This Exhibit A why I’ll never ever ever be an interior decorator and/or marvelous hostess: These photos illustrate the way the holidays are supposed to be done, as opposed to my method of tying a few bows on light fixtures, opening a box of fancy Ritz crackers and hoping for the best. Thankfully, there are people like Mary Katherine Butler, an interior decorator and lover of all things colorful who owns a shop called Kates and Co. in downtown Corinth, Mississippi. She carries the slack for the rest of us … well, slackers. This was the Christmas open house at her shop a few days ago, and it definitely put everybody in a festive spirit. How could it not? I smile just walking into her shop. In the hands of folks who know what they’re doing — like Mary Katherine and several of my good friends — a bunch of stuff on a table turns into something gorgeous and magical. But if I arranged a bunch of stuff on a table, it simply would look like a bunch of stuff on a table. But at least that’s better than a bunch of cat hair, which is what’s usually on our tables. Sigh.

2 thoughts on “It Feels Like Christmas, Just Like Christmas

  1. Speaking of cats – how are they adjusting to the new home??? How thoughtless of me to have not ask about them sooner!

  2. Cheryl — At first they looked at us as if they couldn’t believe we actually expected them to live in a place HALF the size of what they were used to. But now they’re right at home and we even let all four hang out together without supervision. Most of the time, anyway! I’ll tell them that you asked about them.

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