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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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……