Technically it’s 37 days, because this picture was taken 2 days ago, but yes, that’s all that’s left my dear readers and for me, the real kickoff has finally begun, now that my Mother and I have finally reveled in our annual girls’ ‘shop ‘till you drop’ day!
This day typically takes place around the first two weeks of...
Times have changed and as the years go by so have the sales and the experience but it’s never the start of our holiday season until we head out for the sale. The location has changed, and for years the sale was always held on Railside Road, so for us that meant we made a day of it and hit up William Ashley, Wildly Delicious Foods (oh the yummy dips and spreads!!) and Ikea.
A few years ago, the warehouse moved to Vaughn and we toyed with the notion of not making the trip. But who were we kidding?! It just meant a change to our strategy!
This year was interesting for me as I made the trip as a business owner and creator, it was amazing to see so many wonderfully creative things that I may have just walked past in recent years.
One of the first things that caught my eye was this beautiful clock table! I could absolutely see this in our front hall! It made me think of a piece we have plans for and hoping to have completed before Christmas!
Color is always inspiring me, and these are two of my favorite! To see them sitting together so simply was just beautiful. I had to take a picture! It took a lot of willpower not to throw ten of these in my cart! I did add these to my Instagram feed though!
At Ikea, Christmas is evident around every bend and in every display but I always adore their stars. Every year I say I’m going to buy one and every year I walk out without one. This year was no exception.
Crazy, right? They’re beautiful.
But I really want it for the front porch and DH tells me they won’t last outside.
They are made for interior use.
Moving on, because I’m a sore loser. If you have the chance, I suggest you visit Vaughan Mills Mall during a weekday.
It is so much calmer!
And it’s so beautiful this time of year.
I swear that must be a 20-foot tree in the Bass Pro Shop!
Cascading lights, window displays and holiday décor is a plenty and I am in my glory!
I am thrilled to be able to do something I love while celebrating a holiday I adore with my family and friends and I am incredibly grateful to be able to share it with all of you.
I hope you keep reading, keep sharing and are inspired to try new things and explore your creative side this holiday season!
Until next time…baby it’s cold outside…sip some hot cocoa and make plans with a friend or family member. Enjoy this time, this special, beautiful time of year.