There is this fabulous store called Fontaine here in Madison. It is at 811 E. Johnson. They are always perfectly merchandised with unusual, wondrous things. And they never look better than at Christmas. It is magical. Colors are always amazing as is their merchandise.

I am hunting for a vintage aluminum Christmas tree but hate to pay the going rate of up to $250 for one my parents bought once for $5.98. But am excited to think about decorating in our new space this year... not sure what but it will be yet, today I am in the decluttering stage. All extraneous stuff goes away before Christmas can come out.

P.S. after I wrote this I opened my Christmas MS Living magazine and saw that Martha is featuring vintage Christmas trees. Sigh. My chances of getting a vintage tree at a good price are now gone.