I had such a nice day yesterday. First, I didn’t work so right there you know it was a fun day. And second, I spent the day Christmas shopping with my husband who also took the day off. This is something we never do. And we should more often!
We had a nice leisurely morning after getting our son off to school. We headed over to Winston-Salem for a change of scenery from Greensboro and shopped a bit and then had lunch at The Village Tavern. I LOVE their Tavern House Salad so much that I rarely order anything else. I cannot figure out how they make their salad dressing but it’s so delicious. It’s a vinaigrette of some kind and no one will tell me what their secret is.
Anyway, after lunch we stopped at Salem Creek which is a Christmas decor store that is open year round. Those who have been there before will know just how much my husband must love me because it is not a fun place for a man. I call it a “girlfriend” store. The kind of place that you and a girlfriend could get lost in for hours at a time. It’s full of trees, and ornaments, and anything and everything you could want for your home at Christmas time. Usually, when my husband shops in stores like this with me he makes me crazy. I call him “Lurch” because he just follows me around and tries to hurry me out the door. But, I have to say, today was different. He was a great shopper today and that was a gift to me!
While shopping in the Christmas store I found these mini trees. They are only about 12 inches high and they were $4.00 each. I’ll take three please! I had no clue what I was going to do with them. I still don’t really. But I do think they look great in my pots. I just cleaned them out a few days ago from what I had growing in them this summer. The cold and snow finished them off last week. They are the perfect size.
And I just love how they photographed. It was about 4:00 PM and the late afternoon light was coming in the windows. I think it looks like I did something fancy with my camera but believe me if you saw my camera you would know better. I think I just lucked out on the light and had good timing.
So how should I decorate them? Any ideas?? I would love to hear any and all of your “mini” ideas. THANKS!