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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sights of the Season

Although I love the hustle and bustle of Christmas,  I didn't get out of the house  (or my PJ's for that matter) on Black Friday.   Saturday?.....we spent the whole day enjoying sights of the season.     A life size Santa and Mrs Claus caught my eye.....who could resist this jolly face!


Their clothes were gorgeous!

Here is Mrs Claus.....

Her white fur hand muff was beautiful.....every detail was perfect.

You could bring them home with you for about $1000 dollars.....maybe next!

We stopped by the greenhouse to pick up some fresh potted flowers for the holidays.....

Poinsettias as far as the eye could see.......

I loved the tri colored pots......

Christmas cabbage?

I finally decided on these two pots of pink poinsettias.    The photo doesn't really show how big these flowers are....each pot of flowers is about 30" tall and 30" across

Our day wouldn't be complete without a stop at Holland Nursery.    They have about 100 theme decorated trees.   The Nutcracker tree is my favorite.....I loved this ones Christmas tree hat

So many ornaments to chose from....

This is the one I finally decided to bring home with me....

I put my Ballerina Giraffe right next to the Nutcracker bride and groom!

Holland has a huge selection of Mark Roberts......Dept 56.....Jim Shore......

They have ribbons....lights....garlands.....

I have been going to this Christmas open house every year since H and I got married

We had dinner at the Gator Bayou....catfish, shrimp, crawfish, and sweet potato fries...yummy!   Then we took a long ride around town to enjoy the outdoor Christmas lights!


  1. I love the pink poinsettias! They are perfect in your kitchen. And..your little giraffe ballerina....So cute.

  2. I love the new header and your mantle. The pink ooos and aahs me.

  3. Wow you really had a great day and saw some great things. Good for you! XX Jo

  4. Now that's a day well spent! :) You mean to tell me that you didn't bring home that jolly old couple? They were the cutest I've ever seen. But then at my age I've begun to never say "next year" :) You should be featured in magazines everywhere!

  5. Mrs Claus is fantastic. Your decors are always fairy and gorgeous Penny. You inspire me a lot!

  6. Looks like a great time. I'd love to visit that greenhouse. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

  7. Penny,
    Those Santa Figurine were spectacular!! Their clothing was amazing!! I hope as soon as i get done decorating, I can get out and about and visit some shops. Our snow has just about melted and they are calling for temps. in the 50's by the end of the week...


  8. Wow, Penny! Santa and Mrs. Claus are fantastic - wonderful post - I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,


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