A Weary World Rejoices


Happy most wonderful time of the year! 

I hope you all are as prepped and ready for the Christmas season as I am. I am fully prepared to eat my weight in a combination of Pillsbury crescent rolls, chocolate fudge, and my mother’s lemon sugar cookies these next coming weeks.

My favorite part of the holiday season is the peacefulness that comes after the weeks of stress and hectic running around in search of the perfect gifts & holiday accessories. I get wrapped up in trying to make everything perfect during this season. I stress myself out over large things like exams to worrying about how my handwriting looks on a gift tag. The best part of the season comes when it’s the week of Christmas and I’m tired of trying to be a perfectionist and choose to simply be. Resting in the joy on people’s faces & the love of those surrounding you is the most peaceful place to be. There’s no comparison or competition, just peace.

There is abounding joy in the acceptance of where you are and who you are.


In celebration of the Christmas season, I traveled to a nearby greenhouse that sells Christmas trees every year. This is my first Christmas blogging, so I was very excited for an excuse to have a photoshoot among all the lights & bows that deck the halls of Dales Greenhouse. My look of the day was a combination of Black Friday finds mixed with some cool shoes courtesy of grandma (shoutout to Elsie). I was definitely feeling some KJP vibes.


Shop the Look

Top: Kohls http://shopstyle.it/l/qM9t

Scarf: http://shopstyle.it/l/qM9W

Boots: http://shopstyle.it/l/qM97


While roaming around the grounds, an employee of Dale’s saw us taking photographs and welcomed us into a hidden gem out back: The Poinsettia House. Never have I ever seen such a beautiful array of plants. If you’re not in the Christmas spirit, please do yourself a favor and find a poinsettia house and just spend a few minutes in awe. If that doesn’t make your heart giddy then there is no hope, you are Scrooge.


I hope you relish in the joy this time of year is capable of bringing into your heart. I pray for each and every one of you who may feel lost or lonely this holiday season. Don’t let hurts of the past reign over your present. Enjoy time of rest with family and friends. Remember the thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices.

Merry Christmas to you & yours from The Coffee Table.

-from Anna with love

9 thoughts on “A Weary World Rejoices

  1. Those poinsettias are gorgeous! I will never get over their perfect crimson hue — so perfect for holiday shoots! I’ve found my Christmas season to be so much less stressful now that I’m out of college and no longer have exams, but it also makes the holidays seem not quite like the holidays as I’ve never before NOT had exams this time of year! It’s a strange adjustment to get used to.


  2. Merry Christmas! The poinsettias are beautiful! My favorite line of the whole post: “If it doesn’t make you giddy, there is no hope for you. You are scrooge.”

    Sounds about right. Love this outfit so much!


  3. “There is abounding joy in the acceptance of where you are and who you are.” <–This!! Love it! Beautiful photos, too. 🙂


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