Haute Spot x

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I have a sentimental weakness for the twinkling lights of Christmas – come tomorrow night, ours will be packed away for another year, marking the end of what has been a really rather lovely Christmas break…if self-indulgence is an art, there’s been just the right mix of celebrations and duvet days: The school routine and early mornings kick-off tomorrow and  are going to be a seismic shock to the system..but now, excesses be damned, at least there’s something back in the tank to start the juggling again..and the harsh reality of New Year resolutions can wait another week: I like this feeling of cosy hibernation..


But if I had money to burn in this post-Christmas-spending-month-of-bill-contemplation, this fire-pit would be the object of my desires: Created by hand by the Artist Melissa Crisp and inspired by the north woods of Minnesota where the artist’s mother grew up it’s a living, breathing, visual delight..


Imagine the leaping shadows holding the cold of a winter frost at bay – that wonderful mix of being out in the elements, but warm…But until such times as the Lottery turns in my favour (as The Husband pointed out: would help if a bought a ticket), I shall just dream: There’re enough memories to keep flames burning…and simple candlelight and open fires aren’t a bad replacement..particularly if the candles are Jo Malone..sigh…and so once more into the darkness of winter we go..


Laters, Kate x


  1. Julia

    Perfectly said! Back to school was not as painful as I anticipated and the kids seem glad to see their friends after the long break. This year I did something I always wanted to do and bought an artificial tree,so I plan on leaving it up a few more days. Happy New Year!

  2. vintageattitude

    The key is fairy lights…I live with them all year…and candlelight….probably why I can’t see properly anymore.!! I spotted some Paperchase tree decorations in your photos that I also have. They lurk around in house plants etc all year as I love to look at them and kitsch is not just for Xmas…….xxx

  3. Style Lynx

    That’s a creative/nice looking fire pit! I know. That’s how I feel. If, after Christmas, I had extra money…oohhh the spree I’d go on. Dreams are important though. I hope you had a great Christmas!