For at least ten years, and probably a number more, my friend Jan and I have ventured to the market on the weekend before Thanksgiving, select our wreaths and then enjoy shopping in our favorite shop, Gardenviews, before lunching at Guernsey, a local restaurant, and stocking up for Thanksgiving at Trader Joe's.
The market is always packed with a terrific selection of wreaths and arrangements, along with greens for decking the halls. On this day, the weather was reasonable -- that is, not too cold, definitely not damp but not so unseasonably warm it doesn't feel like Christmas!
This booth looked almost empty by the time we left!
Santa is there and the town square is festively decorated with a huge tree and lovely arrangements.
Across the street, the theatre had a live children's show playing. Honestly, this town looks like something that fell out of a Hallmark movie!
Once we had our greens safely tucked away, we hit Gardenviews and if we weren't in the holiday mood, we would have instantly discovered it right here in this magical world of tinsel and lights!
I always love seeing what's new this year. I always think I've seen it all, and then something will pop up that is just so darned cute, I smile. Big smile. Lots of teeth and happy eyes!
I was pretty good about buying this year, but I did capture a few felted creatures to inspire me with my own. Even though the style is different, you can always learn!
These super-sized ornaments wouldn't work for my tree, but I loved them!
And there's something about the word "Believe" that always captures my imagination.
I came really close to getting this -- I love chickadees! But again, too big!
Our shopping trip came to a close and soon it home where Thanksgiving would await.
These little Campbell kids have been in the family since I was a child. They used to have hats but I gave them to the cats a long time ago and they seem to have disappeared. Good thing that was before Lizzie's time!
If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you had a lovely holiday! We did!
Now, on to the next!
Ho! Ho! Ho!
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