Hi, Everybody!!! Welcome back to the countdown.
I follow a lot of unbelievably talented & creative women on Instagram, and since their pictures are so beautiful, I wanted to share a few with you.
Courtesy of Debra @vintagecrushin
Today’s picture comes from Debra @vintagecrushin who shares my affinity for white Ironstone among her many loves. She creates such pretty vignettes in her home (like the one above) and is so creative she celebrated Thanksgiving in her garage which was decorated in classic vintage style (with an assist from her equally talented sister) complete with mismatched china, old silver and glass goblets. All the pictures are up on her page for your enjoyment!!! And my thanks to Debra for letting me share her beautiful picture!!!
Today’s song was a suggestion to me in 2016 by a reader (thank you, Michael!!!) and I have been addicted to it ever since. It was written by Joni Mitchell in 1971 for her album “Blue” and quoted by Meg Ryan’s character Kathleen Kelly in “You’ve Got Mail” ( “It’s coming on Christmas, they’re cutting down trees. Do you know that Joni Mitchell song? ‘I wish I had a river I could skate away on?’ It’s such a sad song, and not really about Christmas at all, but I was thinking about it tonight as I was decorating my Christmas tree and unwrapping funky ornaments made of Popsicle sticks, and missing my mother so much I almost couldn’t breathe”). I do love a good pop culture reference 🙂
This song has been covered by such diverse artists as Sarah McLachlan, Barry Manilow, James Taylor and Sam Smith. But this version is my absolute favorite and something this good needs to be shared. And it is from of one of my favorite shows ever, Ally McBeal, when this actor/singer/hottie played Attorney Larry Paul.
Robert Downey Jr. & Calista Flockhart from “Ally McBeal” circa 2000 (original source unknown).
Robert Downey Jr. “River” (2000)
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing some things that I love with you 🙂
What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!