Welcome to the second installment of Coffee Talk! (The first one is here.) Come join me for a virtual coffee and let’s get to know each other a little better!
What’s top on your wishlist this year?
It’s always so difficult to pick the “top” item on my wishlist, but this year, I think it’s new stationery. I had beautiful engraved stationery, but 1) I’m out of correspondence cards and 2) my name has changed! It’s time to invest in new stationery. I’m leaning towards “Dempsey Blue” correspondence cards. It feels a little more unique than the plain ecru or white. (And with my full name in regent blue with the copperplate font, if someone is reading this! I also like the bisque ink for the edge…!)
What are your Christmas Eve traditions (if you celebrate)?
We started reading The Night Before Christmas with our son. I also FINALLY got my act together to get matching pajamas for us this year–this was a tradition my parents had with us! We always leave a slice of tollhouse pie from Youngs Farm out for Santa, which I love.
What’s your favorite Christmas song?
I always love “White Christmas” and “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays.” So many memories attached to these!
What is your favorite ornament on the tree?
I have a beautiful silver bell from my grandparents for my first Christmas. That has to be my sentimental favorite! Another is the Central Park ornament my husband and I bought together when we lived in the city. Every Sunday we’d do a walk through the entire Park and it’s one of my favorite traditions we had.
What are your New Year’s resolutions?
I always struggle with New Year’s resolutions because I want them to be things that I remember and stick with. Last year, I committed to writing more things down in a planner, to keep myself organized, and I did a pretty good job with that–though there was still room for improvement! I’d like to continue that this year, and I’d also like to add keeping my personal belongings more organized–for example, keeping all my needlepoint projects in separate containers but together, or all my notebooks on the bookshelf instead of scattered throughout the house. Let’s see how that goes!