Christmas presents. This phrase is driving most of us nuts this time of year. No matter how much you enjoy making lists (read: To-Do and groceries lists) and checking them twice, the joy is slightly dimmed by budget concerns and time required to accomplish the task (read: time wasted in lines and fruitless search of the right bargain).
As for myself, I would choose a household item over clothes, jewelry or make-up any time! Especially now, when I have a whole house of potential to fill with new stuff!
One of my long longed for items is a red kettle. We are a family of tea-drinkers. And though I have a couple of traditional Moroccan tea kettles of various sizes, for different occasions, I have not had a usual kettle for over 2 years! Naturally, I missed its presence.
This one above is our hard-worker, every day favorite, with Moroccan traditional tea-cups and chicken bastilla (a chicken puff pastry cake with almonds, cinnamon and powdered sugar) for the company. Again, size if deceptive – this guy holds about 8 servings of delicious mint tea!
This one is the beauty of the family – a large one (8 servings) we enjoy when in a festive mood. In the picture above it is in the company of our two tajines – traditional Moroccan cookware, makes most healthy and delicious meat and veggie dishes!!
I LOVE hearing it whistle in the morning – makes the Sun rise for me!
And this is just a beautiful navy-blue plate I could not walk past – I plan to showcase it filled with oranges, bananas and cinnamon sticks! Or maybe pine cones and ball ornaments?
With these treats, my personal Christmas wish-list is ALMOST checked off 🙂
What are your “most-wanted” this Christmas? Please share your own personal favorites!