Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Breath Of Fresh Air

It's been a time where we all just needed to be together.  Brandi made it home last weekend and the stars were aligned and our moods were lifted and I was reminded that life goes on.

Bran was on a bit of a mission this trip so we headed out to Dale's on US1 in Tramway (Sanford).  What a beautiful day to stroll through Frazier Furs, live wreaths and rows and rows of Pointsettias.

Inside Dale's was a fabulous assortment of tree ornaments, outside "yard art" and unique gifts for that hard-to-buy for loved one.

Nutcrackers are a favorite of my husband's.  I've allowed, yes allowed, him to have a tree of his own to do with as he sees fit.  He calls it his "old timey tree", which he covers in mini nutcrackers, real candy canes (that the cats think were hung specifically for their entertainment) and those big bulbs that get dangerously hot that we had on our tree when I was a kid.  It makes him happy and I have to admit, it adds a nostalgic feel to the otherwise "don't touch my tree" that I have downstairs.

I love the detail in this "carved" Santa crescent moon.  Maybe I need to make room for a third tree so I can hang beauties like these and not feel guilty about altering the theme...(I think I sound a little neurotic here).

These little guys were just cute and said to me as I passed by, "Hey, snap us!  Snap us!"  So I did.

Little did we know that the "big guy" was due to arrive!  What a surprise that was!

Even "Max" had a wish list he needed to share with Santa! 

This was just one of the many beautifully decorated trees in "Dale's, Too".  "Dale's, Too" is an extension of the greenhouse and is always my go-to shop when I need something extra special.

And just look at the Pointsettias we had to choose from!  Two came home with us and they've kick-started my Christmas decorating.

Yep, it was a much needed together weekend...


Karen said...

Hey Joyce! Nice to see you last night at the book club. What a pretty Christmas post! Glad you had a good time. K

Brandi said...

I just wish I could have stayed you.