03 November 2013

It's beginning to feel . . .

. . . a lot like Christmas.  

How quickly the season's change.  

Here at Moss Cottage it is the season's that drive us, always.  While preparing this year's winter postcard, I came across flyer's prepared many (insert the word scary) years ago that I had written for our seasonal open house events.  The common thread, the common phrase . . . "Here at Moss Cottage we celebrate the season's not the holidays . . ." ran throughout them all.  The holiday's, lovely and celebratory, Christmas the most glorious of them all, but it got me to thinking . . . what is it about the seasons that were more important than the holiday(s) which fell within them?

Within the big world of retail, the "seasons" have become so rushed moving frantically from one holiday season to the next.  For me, a celebration of the seasons causes us, at least in part, to slow down, to embrace the moments, the natural environmental evolution that arrives, blossoms and then moves on, sometimes hurriedly, sometimes slowly, gently into the next.  Admittedly, some season's come so entwined with the holiday that falls within it's hard to separate the two, at least for a time.  In the end, it's the season that ultimately drives us here at Moss Cottage and it's why I continue to refer to the Christmas season as the Winter Season and why our seasonal vision is easily entwined, easy to live with throughout the holidays and beyond.  

The harvesting, creating, packaging are seriously underway as we work to welcome you to the Winter 2013 season.  We look forward to seeing you and have yourself a Merry little Christmas.  Cheers! 

The Winter Season begins . . .

Saturday, November 23rd, 11-5
Sunday, November 24th,  12-4

In the meantime, we were talked into participating in the Thunder Bay Art Gallery's Christmas House tour by the exceptionally talented Heather Cranston of the Harry Canary Company.  We'll be contributing to Heather's very creative, fun, real life vision of the Christmas House she is decorating for the tour and you can read all about it here.  

I just know you'll love Heather's vision.  It's a perfect reflection of the season.

Now, off to create . . .