Friday, December 9, 2011

Waynesville’s Christmas in the Village



My daughter and I attended the Waynesville Christmas in the Village celebration last Friday. This was our second year attending it  and we have such a good time. The town is filled with antique and craft shops that line both sides of the streets and a few side streets.
We love going and looking (mostly looking, LOL!) and we sigh a lot because neither of us has the space or money for some of the antiques.

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But we always love looking at all of the new things and are can find something different with each visit. The crafts are always a favorite of mine to look for when we are there.

Waynesville2 They always deck the town all out for Christmas which just gets you into the the spirit of things and you cannot walk around  without a big ole smile on your face.

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When it gets dark they light the hundreds of luminaries which line the streets and of course there is a parade with Santa paying a visit.
We usually get out of town and off the street before the parade starts since we have such a long way to drive back home.

Waynesville1 And children can drop off their letters to the jolly fellow at the mailbox in towns gazebo.

Waynesville4 Waynesville is also where  the Sauerkraut festival is held which we attend in October. It is an old town and it has some wonderful old homes in it. Everyone  loves decorating  all of the homes and getting into the spirit of the Christmas in the Village theme.

Waynesville7 With several places in town to eat we had to sample a different restaurant  this time around for our lunch there. We also drool as we looked at all of the candies and baked treats that are offered there in several of the shops. This shop had the best looking cupcakes. Yum!  And we were able to do some Christmas shopping from a few of the stores.

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But of course the gardener in me is drawn like a magnet is attached to me to anything garden related. This was my prize purchase of the day. A handmade Fairy house, birdbath and sign.
I love purple so I grabbed up the house with the purple-burgundy leaf for the roof. LOL!

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Now this winter I can contemplate how I am going to make up the new Fairy garden for next Spring. What other accessories will I be adding? What plants will be needed to set it off?  Do I want to set it up in a container of some kind or a special spot in the yard? One must have an arbor don’t they? Or a little fencing? A Garden gate?
A pebble pathway? I can see where this could be costly after a while if I do not rein myself in. LOL!
Got any ideas?
But I am sure something will be figured out over the long winter ahead.

Charlie_Brown_Christmas After a long day of shopping till we dropped, which does not take as long as it use to to wear us down, we came through a small local town and a past  this one house that always decorates to the max and it seems the displays get bigger every year.

Peanuts_ChooChoo They were having a Charlie Brown Christmas with Santa running the train with moving wheels and music. LOL! This was just a touch of all that was gong on in that yard.
So we had a full day of Christmas sights to get us in the spirit of the season.
Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?
I want to thank you all for your kind words and prayers about the previous posting on my Mom. It is greatly appreciated and I am always in awe at what wonderful friends have came from this thing called blogging. Thank you.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and……

Happy Gardening,
Lona

18 comments:

Egretta Wells blog said...

Looks like fun and a way to get the Christmas spirit!

myomyohi said...

Love the fairy house. I can't wait to see what you do with it.
Enjoy your weekend!

Sunray Gardens said...

Love your faire garden choices. That will look wonderful all done out. I've seen them both ways, either in a protected garden spot or in a container. I think I like the container since you can easily move it wherever you want it with such ease.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a cute town! I just love those types of places, there's so much charm there. Your fairy house is so pretty! Isn't it fun to already be thinking about gardening and what plants you want to use. Can't wait to see how it looks.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

When we lived in Columbus we used to go to Waynesville all the time. I love to go there! But now we live further away and we can't get there as easily. I am glad you enjoyed yourself! ~Hugs, Patti

nittygrittydirtman said...

I love a small town Christmas. The town looks very similar to a town near me that hosts a Dickens festival. Resident volunteers dress in period costumes and stroll the streets. If you're lucky, you might cross paths with Mr. Scrooge (the actor stays in character). By the way, I wouldn't mind going to the Sauerkraut Festival!

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Lovely town display Lona. Niagara Falls just started a Christmas Village and it really has a long way before I show what they did. So sad they could not do it better with all the money put into it. They needed to see towns like the one you showed to get some inspiration.

greggo said...

Merry Christmas!

sweetbay said...

Waynesville looks like such a charming town. I love the new little fairy house! Maybe some plum-colored Heucheras and blue-flowered geraniums to set if off?

Lona said...

Egretta: Shopping is always a way to get into the spirit. LOL!

Myra: It will give me something to plan over the winter. You have fab weekend too!

Cher: A container would make it easier to move. The way I change my mind about things this may be the way to go. LOL!

Catherine: I will probably change my mind over and over again before I figure out a plan for the Fairy garden. LOL!

Patti: We enjoy it so much. Thank you for dropping by

Kevin: The Dickens event sounds like so much fun. Cambridge a town near here has Dickens characters every year at this time on the sidewalks and light shows. I have been wanting to see it.

GWGT: I cannot wait to see it. I imagine it is beautiful. I will be watching for your posting.

Greggo: Ditto!

Sweetbay: That is a great idea. I will write them down. LOL!

bakingbarb said...

What fun! Love the decorations and all the lights. Nice to have such a pretty town to visit.

Gardeners at heart, always looking for something garden related!

Elephant's Eye said...

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Zoey said...

What a great day trip in December. That town has the spirit of the season. Beautiful!

T Opdycke said...

What a charming town to visit each Christmas. The fairy house is so sweet. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Have a wonderdy day!

Alistair said...

I can feel the atmosphere from here.

Jeri Landers said...

I love little historic towns at Christmas time, it can put one in a Christmas spirit for sure. AND Ohio has THE best antiques, for that matter.
I am sorry to read about your mom. My mom is 86 and having the same problems. She lives far away from me, and my brother and sister take care of her, bless them. Your mom is fortunate to have you and your daughter near by, although, it is heartbreaking to watch our parents fade like this, at least she has you both.

redneckrosarian said...

What fun this must have been. the Fairy House is neat... Happy Holidays!

Splendid Little Stars said...

It was fun to see your photos and read your tales. We usually arrive near 5 and close the place down! So most of my views are in darkness.