Spoiled Rotten

Last night I was watching that Lifetime movie On Strike For Christmas. It's about a woman who goes on strike from all the decorating, baking and entertaining so that her husband and sons will appreciate the work involved in the holidays. I know there are scads of women out there right now who can totally relate. I am not one of those people.
My husband and children totally indulged me this last weekend. We spent Saturday at the Kane County Flea Market so that I could visit with Rebecca Ersfeld (Vintage Living). I have been dreaming of her Christmas stars for weeks... Seeing them on her blog, yearning in that wistful kind of way (The Merriam Webster definition of wistful is: desire tinged with meloncholoy. Yep - that was me). I was like a kid waiting outside the toy store as we made the long drive. This was going to be my one extravagance this year for my holiday decor.
Once I got there, it was hard to choose. She had so many delicious lacy creations! I wanted one of everything.
I've been pining away for one of her journals since forever but I HAD to have a Christmas Star!

I can't even begin to tell you the flip-flops my elated heart was doing when I paid for my star and Rebecca gave me a second star as a gift!! I nearly screeched. Maybe I did screech. I think I might have even clapped my hands like an excited school girl. Oh, I know, you don't have to tell me...

I'm spoiled rotten!

By the way, Rebecca is having a to-die-for giveaway for her birthday. Stop over, sign up and give her huge hugs from me!


  1. OOOH she did have some gorgeous creations. Glad you got your Christmas star. You can use that all year round:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  2. how fun Polly!! it was magical on Saturday with the snow wasn't it? what pretty stars :) and I wouldn't say you are 'rotten' by any means (lol)

    Anne Marie

  3. Hi Polly
    You are so sweet... I just loved meeting you in person and being able to give you a big hug, sweet friend.
    Thank you for this beautiful post, I hope you are going to join the Birthday party.
    Many Blessings

  4. Very pretty star....she sounds very nice! How cool for you to receive such a beautiful gift!
    Hugs, Heidi

  5. Very pretty treasures! But the stars are my favorite. Thanks for sharing..TALLULAH'S

  6. I can see why you just had to have one of those stars!! Beautiful!

  7. What a beautiful read this has been. The star are awesome.

  8. Just got caught up on your blog. It looks like you have been busy. Wishing you a happy Christmas season. Carla

  9. What lovely pictures! Sounds like you have been having a fun time! Lezlee

  10. I am so happy for you. I remember all the time I spent cooking and decorating for Christmas with joy in my heart. I loved every tiny detail. I love the Star...all her creations are lovely.

  11. I would love to meet you Polly in person and Rebecca too. Tricia Samsal was at Chateau de Fleurs and she had the opportunity to meet you. Way to go! Happy Holidays. Ciao Rita

  12. How wonderful that you were able to meet and get your star! They are so lovely. Rebecca is so darn talented. Great story!

  13. Lovely stuff as usual Polly dear (:) hugs,Patty

  14. These stars are beautiful I would have mine hanging somewhere all year round for all to see.

  15. Oh you lucky girl... she does create such beautiful things!
    Blessings~~ Daphne

  16. Hi
    She looks great Polly!
    Wishing you a very blessed Christmas
    to you and your lovely family


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