Way back in March, I briefly mentioned The Container Store in a post here. It is one of my favorite stores, even if I only go in to browse. It’s what my husband’s mom would call A Laughing Place. The store is tidy and organized and everything is displayed precisely.
The only problem I had with it was that I was only able to visit them when we were traveling. There wasn’t a location in North Carolina but –
all that has changed. We’ve got our very own Container Store now. One of the best times to visit is the holiday season because their gift wrap comes out for sale in grand style.
Yes, I’ve heard how the stores are putting out their holiday merchandise earlier and earlier every year.
Nevertheless, I still like to look because it is so attractive. The colors inspire new combinations in my freakish teddy bear world.
I get to dream about beautifully wrapped gifts, even if I don’t have any of these wrappings or any gifts for that matter.
Mostly, I think their displays give my spirit a little oomph.
Define oomph? Uh – well, let’s see – a bit of liveliness, some punch and sparkle. A little joie de vivre if you please.
With one or two more visits, I would probably really get into the holiday spirit. But first, there are bears.
focused . . .