December 26, 2008

one must always make sure they are not surrounded my candles before moving half a millimeter

O HAI GUYZ.
I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas, whether you were celebrating and opening gifts or going to Chinatown and seeing movies (because if I didn't celebrate Jul, my Jewish family and I sure would be seeing a movie or getting orange chicken).
Our tree isn't very traditional, but it is for me. Most of our ornaments are nostalgic preschool ones, like this
and these
and our angel:
Ugly but lovable. Like manatees.
I do really love our Norwegian decorations though. Heinous mice and styrofoam deer and beardy nissen.
The mytights.com gifts are still coming and I can't wait, will definitely have outfits with those cool cats coming up. Books from Amazon have yet to arrive as well, and some look like they'll be farting inspiration everywhere. Once they come I'll try to post pictures of their content (Mick Rock and Japanese street style, hintidyhint...)
I do have to show off a few gifts I'm most happy about though. In my defense I am still a child and allowed to brag/be a greedy gnome about presents. B jealz.From my sister, a book of art, photography, and writings of American youth compiled by David Levithan. He wrote a note in the beginning that is seriously inspiring, a wee excerpt for ye folke:

One of the great things about reading words or seeing art on a page is that it's the meaning, not the volume, that matters. A writer doesn't need to scream to be heard, nor does he or she have to worry that a whisper will be too quiet to be perceived. Even in absolute silence, we can be loud. Even in complete noise, we can be silent and still get our message across. The words make the voice, rather than the voice making the words.
She also made me a CD full of songs that make you want to make things and be crafty. I'm itching to do DIYs already!
My other sister and I have terrible obsessions with horrible TV. She made me what is probz the funniest book ever, I was literally crying at how hilarious it is. I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard. It is epic.

Then this morning my dad and I ate pancakes and did Sudoku and sang along to Joni Mitchell together. During break I always feel like if I don't go out and do something fun all my time will pass me by. I forgot how nice it is to relax. What do you think, deer?And to all a good night.

63 comments:

Sunset said...

My favorite ornaments HAS to be the cup and the puppet-esque thing. Lawlz.

Alecca Rox said...

A brunette angel! Finally;) Hope you had a reeeallly good time.

Zany Style said...

the angel is the best! i love ugly but lovable things!

~tati~

Sondra said...

Cute ornaments! I have tonsa those weird Pre-K hand-shaped reindeer and foam angels and whatnot, and my tree's packed them em, hehe. And happy (late) Christmas!

lopi said...

You got the best presents ever! You also have the coolest sisters. Crappy TV is one of the best guilty pleasures.

suzette said...

HA i love your angel. how old is your sister?

Tavi said...

lopi-Shhh, I don't want their egos to grow too much!

suzette-The one that gave me the book/cd is 18, the one that made the TV guide is 16.

Fashion Fille said...

yay movies and chinese! you got great gifts- very heartfelt! enjoy!!!!

KD said...

Manatees are adorable! Your tree is super cool! This year my family was sorta too lazy to get a tree, so we decorated our ficus tree instead.

Sydney said...

Never fail to amaze Tavi!
Your Christmas is incredibly creative, I must say, I would love to break out of the norm and get some spankin' ornaments like yours!
New Blog
www.onhowtobelovely.com

:] Best Wishes!

-Sydney

P.s. Check out www.andspeakingofpink.com
(I'm a part time writer for it now, s'wonderful!)

Margeaux said...

That's so funny you said 'ugly but lovable'....I've been describing all the baked goods I've made this holiday season as 'ugly but tastes good' :)

Isabel said...

I LOVE those nutty-looking gnome thingies. They look traditional - what are they exactly? I kind of want one! Oh, and LOVE your dress too! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tavi!

You know that norwegian nisse, one man that shops at my place looks just like him:P

Is nice to see you had a nice christmas...

Godt Nyttår fra Norge:D

Chester said...

I love your gifts.
Your sisters seem really nice!
I just started my own fashion blog.

Bob said...

The horrible TV book looks hilarious. Love to see more:)

Annabelle said...

I think that I love your blog! Haha, but that TV book is awesome! Such thoughtful gifts you recieved. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Zany Style said...

Why is it that the titles of your blog entries i never understand? Most of them never have to do with the blog entry! you never mentioned candles in this entry!
Am I missing something?????

~tati~

Ps. Did i tell you i am a twelve year old blogger too?

Sarah said...

Haha Tavi! Who doesn't love the ornaments made in preschool? I think everyone has those on their tree! hope you had a great Christmas!

<3 Sarah

Hot Bot said...

"Ugly but loveable. Like manatees."

LMAO. Too funny :)

Yvonne said...

i was slowly reading through your post while my sister, quickly skimming thru to the bottom suddenly read 'and to all a good night'. and i look and lo and behold you wrote that there... which funnily enuff is also my ending phrase on my 'christmas post'. haha.

Kelly said...

i love the "ugly" angel! it is so cute! when our star broke this year we should have done that! but we bought a new preety star instead. it is pretty tho.

lady droid said...

those ornaments remind me of the good old days! i love them [:

J.Yo said...

lovely Christmas!!! love the tree so much.. mine is quite artificial..

LOL at the bad tv scrap book!

anyway, did u cut your hair, Tavi?

Nice and Shiny said...

Oh my gosh, that santa/gnome is AWESOME! I want one, it's like a troll doll except even creepier.. if thats possible.
I'm really coming around to the new haircut, it looks so freakin awesome in the picture. Your working it, trust me!
You should hit up some scans from the book from your sister, I'm very curious now. That's infinatley sweet that a sibling would put so much effort into such a great, personal gift. I guess none of my 3 brothers care enough to do something handmade!

Props on the manatee joke btw, that made me laugh! New favourite joke
<3<3<3

peaitlreiecnia said...

i haven't been on here for a while but jeez i love the new hair!

and our christmas trees are so alike. my mum refuses to part with the crappy little pipe-cleaner and cellophane messes of primary school so our tree gets fatter and more colourful as each year passes.

and the first picture makes me smile. hope you're having a stellar holiday season

:)

isabella. said...

haha. our house is packed with nisser. i'm danish, and it feels so strange to read about an american girl celebrating jul and decorating her house with nisser. and those presents look pretty awesome. i wish my family would give me crazy DIY shit like that.

xoxo isabella.

Lexa said...

your sooo lucky to have older sisters.. trust me ... x) ..

the first and the last pics R the bezt =P so cute ^^

Lexa

My Fashion Frenzy said...

happy holidays :)

Ana said...

Your decorations are so cute and nostalgic. Sometimes I wish my mum would let us put up the ornaments we made when we were younger. In the States our tree adheres to a strict code of silver and white. Here we were only allowed natural tones. Haha.

sam said...

hey, tavi! i started a new blog: http://voguedays.blogspot.com/
thought you might want to stop by...

p.s. i love this post!

Aysha's Rabbit Hole said...

your decorations are truly original, my fav is the mouse with the braids!! and little bambi in the middle of the forest!
hope you do carry out those DYIs you mentioned, im a DYI gruppie, always craving new crafty things to make!

xxx

snegourotchka said...

Hullo, found you through lookbook - it's so neat that you're half Norwegian, I live in Oslo. :) Your Christmas tree is adorable.

I really like your blog, you're a shining star in writing & fashion sense.

God Jul!

Hanna said...

Your tree is very reflective of you: demented, in an irresistible way. But the nissen scares the hell out of me. I prefer its mild-mannered Icelandic cousin, the jolasveinarnir.

euramirez said...

i'm intrigued about the playlist that makes you want to get crafty! care to share a few songs on the cd? thnx

Eline said...

snakker du norsk? :)

Anonymous said...

so... i've only recently heard of "blogging" (I'm rarely up-to-date on things) from what i think was a twix commercial. you know the one: guy asks girl to go to room during party, "what type of girl do you think i am," he says (after swallowing a whole twix bar) "i thought we would blog about our ideas" or something near to that.

BLOG?!?
i've subconciously been aware of blogging, still i do not know what it is
i said: "what the hey, maybe i'll start one."
then i stumbled upon little miss Tavi's blog (there's no hint of jealously in that, im just playing with "Little Miss Sunshine")
now im inspired/discouraged

so tavshine, (hehe. sorry about that. i just think it's really cute) can you shed some light on the secrets of blogging. you're good at it right?

sorry its so long... and awkward... and that its a stupid question

btw, found you on lookbook--way underrated

5:32 In The Morning said...

lovely ornaments. =] we failed at even taking our christmas tree out of the box.

alice said...

no, these ornaments are really lovely!
that's the new hair? i think it was better when you had long hair like in beginning :)))
and like your blog!
greetings from croatia

KATLIN said...

I love your sister's gifts to you! I wish my friends and family were more thoughtful/creative/crafty with their gifts and make me something meaningful like that. But I guess gift certificates to the grocery store will suffice, girls gotta eat!

Belle said...

looks like you got some amazing gifts.
I am jelous of the bad tv book.
belle

bookworm45x said...

i had a typically jewy christmas day- dim sum (well, fancy soho dim sum) and a movie, whcih, of course, i fell asleep in during the crucial moment.

haleybee said...

I LOVE your blog. I just started mine. Care to give it a look?

aurora said...

ha i have a few of those pre-school-decorations... one is a huge paper santa that doesn't have any legs. its kinda creepy but at the same time cute.
im so jelous of ALL your gifts! maybe i should befriend your sisters in time for next christmas lol :)

aurora said...

ooh your hair looks like its grown alot too!

Anonymous said...

You know your blog is the only one I completely read, all the time because it is so damn awesome and also funny :D

WendyB said...

Oh yes, the Xmas tradition of orange chicken -- I know it well.

Fashion Fille said...

YOU'VE BEEN TAGGGGGGGED!!! please continue it!!

http://www.fashionfille.com/2008/12/black-black-coffee.html

happy holidays!

emilia said...

god jul og godt nyttår!
It's so awesome you're half norwegian!
I love the norwegian flags on your tree!

Molly said...

well for starters i love your blog
and i love the 'what do you think deers?'
it made me laugh...

The THE said...

You're seriously so cool, that I had to blog about you. You're inspiration.

deep_in_vogue said...

I hope you had a lovely Christmas, babe!

leila grace said...

hope your christmas was absolutely splendid! your christmas decor is adorable, i wish my parents cared about decorations like those!

your hair cut is amazing! right now i am contemplating between an amelie esque cut or just growing it out. your style just added points to the former.

anyways
happy new year! 2008 was amazing and did you wonders, 2009 will bring even more goodies! hooray!

Ana said...

I tagged you!

giggleness said...

ahahha i love your home made ornaments. :)
and heey, our swedish decorations are pretty coool too. ;)
xx.

Noel said...

Oh sweet, that book looks great. Happy new year!

Eu said...
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Eu said...

Help! We are all Robots in the 2009! It would be... interesting. x)

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Aleksine said...

Wow, have been reading your blog for some weeks now. I really do wish I had been so indescribably unique in my style when I was your age!
Do you have norwegian relatives? Or maybe you are a norwegian immigrant?
If so I would dare to say that you are one of the most inspirational people in norwegian history:)
X Aleksine from Tønsberg, Norway

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Anonymous said...

that fat nosed guy kinda looks like you. jk.

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