Vintage lustreware tea set from Japan and Mariage Freres Mousse au Chocolat tea from Paris. It's just as delicious as it sounds.
Brocante find: a French phonograph record storage tin.
Modern bird perched on an 18th-century French patterned-glass pedestal bowl, filled with 19th-century mercury glass gazing balls from Paris.
A glittery bird wearing a party hat is handmade by my friend Vanessa. Also pictured are antique French mercury glass candlesticks and vase, a modern mercury glass ball and beaded candleholders - bought at the flower market in 2001, our first Christmas living in Paris - on a Napoleon III tray.
One of dozens of candles burning brightly during the holiday season (wishing for miracles and magic).
“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring