Saturday, November 9, 2013

Christmas Comes with a Bang!

 
Deer Park Town Center aka The Fancy Pants Mall is just down the road from us.
For years I would hear fireworks in November and wonder...
Who the heck is having a fireworks display?
Now it is the fireworks show I love the best.  Yes, better that any
Fourth of July show.  No humidity, no bugs and no itch!
I also get to snuggle with my sweetie, and feel the explosions...
Up close, I tear up at the beauty of it.

 
Then part two of the festivities is walking the mall.  Pottery Barn never fails to
awe.  So many really cool accessories, displays and inspirations.

 
Also a chance to warm up.  Ohhhh Baby, it was cold outside.
Toasty warm inside.  Hubby chose a comfy chair and I
shopped, mostly for inspiration.
I like this jingle pillow.  The calligraphy font is one
 that I learned back in HS.  Yes, Sister Anne...I remember.

 
I have all the elements to recreate this vignette.

 
I love this table, layered with leaves and candles and naturals.

 
Love this one too!
Best part of this night is spending
it with him!

 
Then the piece de resistance, yes, our brand new Paper Source is open!

 
As all the kids lined up to meet Santa, I headed over to this
awesome store.  It was filled with families warming up and a
few paper fiends like myself.  Oh, what I could do with a few hundred dollars
and some time to hang out. Ha!
The staff has so friendly, the products so numerous...
it was hard to keep my thrifty head on straight.
I did purchase a few things,
and I will show you them soon
and how I will use them.

 
Walking past all of the decorated stores,
all a little magic...

 
I am a winter kind of girl anyway.  I am in my element in the cold and snow.

 
This frosty scene was especially lovely.

 
Owls, whooo knew!

 
Take every day as the gift it is.  Enjoy the wonder, the simple pleasures, the warm feelings
of the holiday season.  Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.


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5 comments:

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Love the idea of fireworks in November! And, well, you already know how I feel about Pottery Barn:) Love those owls, too. Glad you had a nice time!

Debby said...

great post. I am so excited about Christmas coming. I am a winter girl as well. I hate admitting that when my husband hates it because he has to drive in it everyday in the dark. I feel bad about that. Love the photos.

Terri Cheney said...

Oh that was a nice stroll. I enjoyed it a great deal! Thank you for sharing.

Lynne said...

Loving seeing all the glitz of the season . . .i just can't believe the season is just a few weeks away. Where have the days gone . . .

Thanks Penny! I like the JINGLE pillow too . .

Melanie said...

I think it's kinda cool that the fancy pants mall has fireworks in November. I'll have to take a stroll up there soon to ooh and aah over all the beautiful stuff. I have a particular fondness for Crate and Barrel at Christmas-time. They used to - back in the day - have the coolest, little wooden Christmas ornaments. I still have some of them. Now they're all plastic.