As I write this many people around the country are preparing to leave home in search of Black Friday deals. It amazes me to see the lines of people sleeping outside stores to get that perfect gift at a price a bit closer to their budget. Instead of heading out to do some shopping I am preparing to get some sleep. Once we are all up and moving about, none of us are morning people, we will be staying inside. There is a dress my daughter-in-law has asked me to convert to a skirt and two pairs of curtains to be hemmed. We don’t have many plans for the day, opting to be spontaneous.
We did go out on Wednesday to visit a Christmas store that was a place I took my boys each year. I rarely go any more, but my sons are carrying on the tradition with their children. This is where I get my Christmas fix, the displays are beautiful, and I am perfectly content to visit these displays while bringing nothing home. So for everyone who doesn’t have a Christmas store to visit I hope you enjoy the pictures from my trip this week.
I have to apologize for the quality of a few of the pictures, my son believed I could get a good shot while he was pushing me. :-)
This next picture is hard to pick out the details in. These trees were white with white shelving, and the bright white metal roof seen from above but I had to share this, hopefully my description will suffice for anyone who would like to create their own. This caught my eye as the perfect Christmas tree for small spaces, or any home without a lot of storage. This was two pieces of plywood cut to match with lots of curved details resembling a tree branch, A slit was cut from the top down in one and from the bottom up in the other. You simply slid the two pieces together and presto you have a tree. These were painted white then sprinkled with glitter. The “branches” were perfect to hand a few ornaments from.
After wandering through the store where I admired the latest Jim Shore items, I love his art but refuse to buy any of the pieces in his collection for two reasons they are too costly in my opinion and they are made in China, we returned to view the Christmas display again before leaving. We drove down the road to a local chocolate business where we did splurge on a few chocolates. The drive home was uneventful,so much so that little one fell asleep
I hope you enjoyed the photo collection from my pre-Thanksgiving fun. Now I’m off to sleep. Night.
You know how I will be spending my Black Friday, how will you be spending yours?