Friday, October 28, 2016


Don't faint, but here I am with a blog.  Just a few things I have been up to and to share with you.

A couple of weeks ago my friend Phyllis and I went to lunch at a wonderful Mexican restaurant and next door there was the BEST gift shop I've seen in a long long time.  Everything was drop dead beautiful.  Of course, it was decorated to the hilt with Christmas trees, ornaments, Santa's and everything else you could think of.  It's called  Through The Garden Gate it's in La Habra, CA  I hope this will give you some ideas..... I know I have lots going through my head.

He was the most beautiful decorate owl that I have ever seen.  Now on to some more pictures.
Better get a glass of wine or coffe as it's a little long post.

I just loved the Gingerbread and Peppermint Tree - I wanted the whole tree with all the decorations.

Isn't she just the cutest
The Santa was just a little to skinny for me, I like big chubby ones.

Gingerbread trains and look at all the faux cookies and cupcakes.  WOW
Isn't she just the cutest

Gingerbread faux houses of all sizes and forms

All the beautiful garland around the mirror - very nice display.

A small tree with pretty ribbons, Santa's and Elf's on it.

Do you see all the doggies on this tree?  It was so darn cute with bones and dogs.

The pillows were stunning, but very expensive.

Wouldn't this been cute Christmas morning set on the table with Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate?

Do you see the Elves climbing up this picture frame from the tree?  It was so unusual.

A little better picture of the tree, pillows and frame.

Now you get a full picture of the picture frame with all the decorations around.

This wreath was simply beautiful all in creams and white. Thought of Kris in Chicago land with her beautiful home of creams, and white.

Isn't this the craziest tree you ever seen, it is upside down with the presents  up at the top.  Guess it would be great if you had little children and they were into everything.

Oh so pretty in silver and white.

This is the view when I first walked into the store, my eye's glazed over and I felt like I was in a dream.  Everything was so beautiful.  I have to say, I have been to a lot of stores, but this one is the best one of seen in years.  I asked the lady at the store who decorated them and she said that there were 15 people who did it all.  They did not leave one thing undone.

Lots of one of a kind Santa's all over the store, but a little to thin for me.

Needs more padding.....

I liked the black and white ribbon on this tree, I will be going back to get some, if it's not too expensive.

To cute...

Snow men all over this tree and on the floor.

I thought that I was going to have a heart attack when I saw all the jewels on this stunning ribbon.

Lots of little Santa's all over this tree.

Off to a great lunch with my friend Phyllis at El Cholo which is next door to gift shop.

Here we are, boy was I hungry after all that shopping.  It was a belated Birthday lunch from Phyllis
as her back was out on my Birthday.  Now I have to find something special for lunch with her because her Birthday is the following Monday.

The following week I took a friend to Shinoda's and Rogers Gardens.  I was so disappointed at their decorations that I took very few photo's.  I need to take her up to Through The Garden Gate, maybe next week.

No pictures from Shinoda's and here is a couple from Rogers Gardens, very disappointing.

Almost all of  trees were tinsel trees and very modern.  I didn't like them at all.  They had them in red, green, silver and gold very retro.  I understand that it is the hot item now.

These pillows were needle point and they had lots and lots of pumpkins.

That's what I have been up to.  And how was your week?

Have a wonderful weekend and please let me know if you like this post.  We, Waldo, Lili and I love reading them.


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