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?Leavenworth, 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.
Everywhere 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!
While I loved looking in all of the shops, this one was definitely my favorite.
Inside 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!
In 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!And flying through the ‘sky’ – would you believe, it’s Santa?
Everywhere you looked there were ornaments. . .And decorations. . .And lights. . .
And signs. . .
And things to hang on your walls. . .
Or to stand on your floor.The view from upstairs seemed to capture the attention of most everyone who ventured up there. Looking down – there he was again!The 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.As 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!No 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!