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Monday, November 23, 2009

'Tis (Almost) the Season...

'Tis almost the season to deck the halls with boughs of holly!

And, while I'm not quite ready to bid farewell to pumpkins and mums, I am stocking up on the greens!

It was greens market day in the charming small Michigan town of Northville, not too far from Ann Arbor for you Michigan folk. And quite the wonderful place it is!

So, my buddy Jan and her mom, aunt and I headed that way for their annual greens market.

Now, we weren't seeing snow flakes -- in fact, after our chill October, November has been remarkably warm if not always sunny. But it was lots better than last year's pouring rain! In fact, it was downright perfect -- sunny, 50s, festive.

Here's Jan -- picking a great wreath. I ended up with a centerpiece, wreath, some holly and a beautiful kissing ball for the hall.

And this gourd woman's work was just amazing.

You can bet I left with something from this stall. A little too much from that stall!

And after, a visit to a wonderful garden/home decorating spot. But the photos for that? That's another post!

Then late lunch/early dinner at a nearby restaurant, and eventually home. I've got to say, with my bruised (broken?) rib(s) and only five hours of sleep, home was good.

Holidays are nearly here -- which leads me to the holiday crazies. Buying the greens is easy; figuring out all the rest of it -- that gets tough!

I've lots of UFOs to finish for an upcoming show, and I'll share some of those soon. Here's one I don't remember posting. Meanwhile, we're just taking it one day at a time!

Rick continues to improve and is appreciating all the good wishes you passed along his way! I'm grateful to finally get back to creativity and for all the inspiration I draw from you! Now if I can get that badly needed dose of energy and rest and a little less discomfort, I'll be a mighty happy camper. That might take a few...

(Now at Chopsticks and String -- a fun new book meme!)

11 comments:

beth said...

so are you all decorated for christmas ?
I haven't even thought about it yet....

the happiest of thanksgivings to you and your family !

Joanne Huffman said...

It looks like a fun outing. I think I would have made lots of purchases at the gourd place. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Linda said...

What a great place to go! I love fresh greenery!!!!! Thanks for sharing this adventure.

Kristine Campbell said...

I could just smell the evergreens! ah... My favorite meal just around the corner too. Happy Thanksgiving.

Pam Aries said...

Oh boy ! it looks so Christmasy and cheery! I am thinking you had a lot of fun!

BONNIE K said...

The gourds do look cool. And your outing seemed like fun. Now you need to get busy decorating!

joyce said...

A green sale would be a great idea for a fundraiser!
I like the pear gourds.

anno said...

All the bright greens and colorful gourds are a wonderful antidote to the heavy grey fog we've recently had, and it sounds like it was a welcome tonic for your spirit as well. So glad you made the trip, and thanks for making the introduction -- I sure would like to see this one myself someday!

Relyn said...

Still thinking of Rick. That grow art is terrific. Take care. Both of you.

Becca said...

Here I am, fifteen minutes away from Northville and had no idea about the greenery day! Looks like a fun time!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

fresh greenery is such a wonderful treat!

looks like a lovely sunshiney day too!

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