Sweater: Thrift store
Bag: vintage, via Etsy
Jeans: Skargorn, via Madewell
With all the 70 degree days we’ve had lately it doesn’t feel like December, and we’ve been trying to fake the Christmas spirit the best we can. We listen to cheesy Christmas music stations that play the old stuff: lots of Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, and—weirdly enough—The Carpenters, and I’ve been planning out my Christmas baking in advance. So far, so good.
But now that we have a tree it feels a lot more like Christmas. On Saturday we took a trip south of the city down to Worthington Tree Farm, which happens to be near a Civil War battlefield. We didn’t go there since there there were hundreds of people there for a cross country race that was happening, but it was nice to take a (quick) drive through the country and to get out of Atlanta for an afternoon. The trees at the farm were so good that it was hard to pick out a spindly little thing like we usually try to get, so we got a pretty full one this time: dark green with bits of yellow at the tips.
The rest of the weekend was good, too. My parents were in town Friday night, and we all went to the Atlanta History Center so I could take them to the Civil War exhibits, and then we went to dinner at Urban Pl8, which is one of our favorite places to eat in Atlanta right now. The rest of the weekend I spent online Christmas shopping, online wasting time, reading. On Sunday we made gingerbread cookies and decorated the tree. Now all we need to do is start watching Christmas movies. Because I don’t think it will really feel like the holiday season to me until I’ve watched Christmas in Connecticut and It’s a Wonderful Life.
Photos by Drew.