Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Shopping Season has started!!

I knew the day after Halloween that the Christmas commercials would start.....and they did.  But I don't remember all the Christmas open houses being so early? Came home to 1515 to go to the open houses with my twin cousins. It seems as if I wait until I am home the middle of December to go shopping there is nothing left.

We had a great day Saturday.....we even had our picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Santa ice sculpture

Santa has a open sleigh that he drives!

In Illinois we don't normally have red geraniums in a sleigh for Christmas, but I think it looks beautiful!

A squirrel enjoying a left over pumpkin outside the local B&B.

The B&B had all their employees make gingerbread houses. Some talented people! They were gorgeous.

Love the little red house.

They were getting ready for a dinner party. Thought you might enjoy looking at their tablescapes.
This is more a pretty fall picture than a Christmas picture!

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Shopping!


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Is that Lynn's B&B in Arcola? I have been busy decorating the little house. Love it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such gorgeous tablescapes and the ginger bread houses are wonderful. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

KobysCache said...

Thanks for sharing these photos. Love the squirrel on the pumpkin - didn't realize they ate those things! Now off to dust off my red glassware and start thinking of the coming season...

Tete said...

Morning Ann,
Just love your photos of Arcola. I love Vyverberg's! It is my very favorite store of all time and I am going to be so sad when it closes. I know the owners are getting older and it will happen someday.
The Brick Wall is so expensive- love what they have but have never bought anything in there!
You should have shown the Hippy Wall- wink wink! LOL
My kids loved that so much!
Love the Santa car- too cute.
I had no idea squirrels could be so cruel! Poor Mr Pumpkin- I have never had any eat on mine- but will put them out by the field from now on instead of in the garbage.
Have a great day- Tete