Thursday, November 7, 2013

Annual Kickoff to Christmas Shopping Trip

Every year the twins come to St. Louis and we start our shopping for Christmas 
with our annual trip to Home Goods. 
My friend lives close by and we always start out early at her house.

Can I just say..........I created a Pyrex monster!
My love for Pyrex was caught by her too.
She loves Butterprint, can you tell?

We had a very rough 2 days at work
but there she was at 0830 making us a treat
of pumpkin muffins with walnut glaze.
she told me not to put this one of FB!
they were yummy!

I had pumpkin spice coffee and the twins went with some Bailey's!
My friend Jan showed up and look what she brought.
so we had a toast to our day......their right it taste like cinnamon rolls!

one of the shops had the most darling hand made aprons.
They are made out of old tablecloths!
this one would look great in the 1515 kitchen.......hint hint
loved the rick rack

It was a wonder we could move after our lunch at
Fried Chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans..
oh my that is a large meal for lunch.
Probably smart though, we were headed to
Trader Joe's next for some more Christmas shopping
along with World Market.

Dropped Patty back off at 5:30 and headed for
home to dinner with Mr. and the twins before they left for home.

I know everyday how blessed I am to have the family and friends I have.
I know again this year we just do not have the money for gifts, but I have told myself 
who cares.......
I want to have this holiday about visiting with my family and friends
and talking over some 
Trader Joe's chocolate covered candy cane Jo Jo's!

Have  a great day.



Terra said...

What a fun shopping trip and you are so bad to create a Pyrex monster in your friend. I like that display of Pyrex with its very own shelving.

Susie said...

Ann, That is a wonderful collection of pyrex. I have to tell you, I rarely wear aprons, and loved those. I have two aprons to my name , that's enough for me. My MIL used to wear them all the time...I sure miss that sweet lady. Every time the twins are around, I think you have agreat time. They are always smiling. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a fun post Ann! Loved it, felt like I was shopping & lunching with you. Now pass that mac 'n cheese, LOL!

Those aprons had me squealing when I saw them. Beautiful!

:) Pam

Curtains in My Tree said...

Hi Ann

I like every one of those places you all shopped at
I have never been to Swetie Pie's while was in st Louis shopping, i'll make it next time I am in St Louis


Richard Cottrell said...

Jealous of that fried chicken, looks like fun

NanaDiana said...

YOu are so so so very fortunate to have friends and fun like that, Ann. It is not too often that we have these kinds of connections in life. I know you treasure them. Those muffins look wonderful! xo Diana

Protector of Vintage said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Marissa said...

Beautiful collection of pyrex love blue.. and I love how it is display..what wonderful aprons I have tons...
have a blessed day.

Tammy's in Love said...

Well, I love to see girls having fun; shopping is the women's sport! I must tell you that I rescued the 2.5 qt Snowflake Pyrex Casserole (mint in the box) from my Mom's estate sale last weekend. It's white with turquoise snowflakes. Email me if you must have it!

Donna said...

Sounds like you all had a blast, Ann! Those aprons are just too cute!

ann said...

Blessed, indeed. The Pyrex is so nicely displayed where it can be enjoyed.

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a wonderful day out with your friends! I love the aprons!! I found one at a little antique store today... will have to do a post soon.

Cindy said...

I adore those aprons!

sweetvintageofmine said...

I love time with my girlfriends! Looks like you guys had a fun filled day.....eating, shopping and eating some more! What pretty aprons...they would make a lovely gift! Blessings~~~Roxie