Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Every Day

Last week I shared that my sweetheart and I – and my cousin and her hubby – were off on an adventure.  A long-dreamed-of adventure.  And we weren’t disappointed.  Not one little bit.  While we hoped for snow and a sleigh ride, that didn’t happen.  But we were happy – much too happy to mind.  And that is reason to go back again sometime when snow is on the ground.  We commented often that things were exactly the way God had planned them for us.  How could we complain?PC035226Leavenworth, Washington is a little town at the base of the Cascade Mountains – literally, as you can see in these photos.  The photo below was taken from the balcony just outside our room.  The air was brisk and chilly but the sun was shining on the day we headed home. 
PC055393Everywhere we went we felt the excitement of the holiday season.  The little Bavarian-style town had certainly dressed up in all of its best – just for us!
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While I loved looking in all of the shops, this one was definitely my favorite.
PC035232Inside were two floors of absolute Christmas-Heaven!  Just about anything your heart could desire could be found there – and more.  I could have stayed all day.  I did go back more than once!
PC035236In the center of the store – this tree – in a magic-sort-of-way had snow falling from the top.  Look close.  You can see it!PC035237And flying through the ‘sky’ – would you believe, it’s Santa?
PC035254Everywhere you looked there were ornaments. . .PC035242And decorations. . .PC035243And lights. . .
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And things to hang on your walls. . .
PC035252Or to stand on your floor.PC035245The view from upstairs seemed to capture the attention of most everyone who ventured up there.  Looking down – there he was again!PC035248The view of the little ‘snow’ tree from above was as fascinating as from below!  See the snow in the air around the top?  It falls into the big, gold ‘pan’ below and is cycled back up to the top.  No matter where you stood to watch it, there was always someone else watching it, too.PC035250As I walked through this place that seemed like a dream, I told my sweetheart that I need a bigger house!  Imagine the decorating I could do!PC035255No matter what time of year we return to this sweet, little town I know I’ll find my way to this shop.  You see, it’s open every day of the year, with a few exceptions like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day!

Tomorrow – the lights of Leavenworth!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures. We have a shop like that here. :) I'm glad you all had such a wonderful time. Hugs

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  2. LOVE it! This is one of my sisters favorite places to go.

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  3. It looks like the perfect place to go for the Christmas season! One of the gift shops at Biltmore House here in Asheville, NC had the snowing trees too. Aren't they fun?!

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  4. Ooh how fun! I don't even have to buy all the pretty sparkley things to enjoy them! Just looking is fun:>)

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  5. i have never seen a snowing tree before Adrienne!! That is really neat! Course if you were down our way you could have the real stuff! Got about 6 inches Sunday!

    Sounds like a lovely time and I am so glad you were able to go and spend time with hubby!! Bet he is enjoying retirement with all this time he gets to spend with his Honey!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  6. Such a beautiful place. Your photos are gorgeous!

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  7. I would love visiting this shop. Just beautiful! Hope you brought home something special.

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  8. All the decorations are beautiful! What an incredible setting for that town too.

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