Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Gifts

In this complex season
we disregard the reason
to honor why we unify.
Again, I sigh.

Shoppers tramp in bunches.
Granite sidewalk crunches
under cloudy sky.

Swipe that plastic card
to buy without regard.
From shop to shop we scurry,
then leave in frenzied hurry
to beat the crowd.

A knitted shawl for granny,
tart apples for the nanny.
(or was it pears?)
We push and shove to snag
that toy for little Mag.
(Somebody swears…
so very loud.)

Once long ago in a stable,
baby sleeping, starry gable,
there was no rush to purchase gifts,
no frantic dash nor angry rifts;
just shepherds and three men who were
offering gold, frankincense and myrrh.


Monday, December 9, 2013

New Etsy Shop

I've opened my second Etsy shop titled ArtisticButler.  I have moved the cake stands from RecycleRoom to ArtisticButler.  Not many on there yet, but I'll be adding more soon and will include candle holders, soap dishes, jewelry dishes and other miscellaneous items.  If you're interested go to the shop and watch for additions.  I'll be offering promotional discounts when I get more inventory listed.