Monday, December 23, 2013

Oblivious, traveling angels and warm spell

- A Saturday morning visit to the lovely antiques shop near the park where I walk with friends.  Walk, coffee, and then walking around this large shop.  Whiskers was oblivious to everyone who shopped around him and slept on.  One woman wasn't sure at first if he was real or not.

- Friend Laura has a booth in that shop at which she sells things mostly from her home.  Doing my part to support small business, I bought this Christmas ornament - a couple of hugging angels.  I texted Laura this photo and she said she was happy I have that - she bought it on St. Simons Island, Georgia, several years ago. 

- It rained all day on Sunday.  That's the sliding door open - it was just that warm - about 70 degrees.  The fern got to go out for a few days, but will come back in on Christmas Eve, when the temperature drops below freezing again.


MastHoliday said...

Merry Christmas Lynn and your family!!!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Whiskers Knows a good thing when he sees it, doesn't he?

A VERY VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, my dear....!

TALON said...

Oh! 70? Seriously? Can you half that and send half up our way? :)

That cat has a perfect place to hang out in...all those comfy spots to choose from. Stripey and Missy are distinctly jealous.

Your tree looks lovely, Lynn!

Lisa said...

My shoes are still wet from the weekend, but I got my shopping done. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed holiday.

Betty Manousos said...

i always enjoy visiting antiques shops. that one looks so inviting and beautiful!

here's wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!

big hugs!

Elephant's Child said...

That antique shop cat looks totally blissed out. Loved your ornament.
Have a wonderful Christmas.

Maude Lynn said...

Whiskers looks like part of the decor!

Merry Christmas, Lynn!

Chatty Crone said...


Sara said...

Hey, we can both complain about the UPS and DOWNS of our weather. It was HOT yesterday and MUGGY...YUCK. I had to slip and slide on my tiled porch. Heaven knows how my cat managed to stay out there.

Speaking of cats, I love the one on the bed. The ornament is adorable as well.

Do have a nice holiday and I wish you a wonderful new year:~)

G. B. Miller said...

Believe it or not, it hit the mid 60's up here, and there is a realistic possibility that for the first time in my life, we'll have a warm (above 40 degrees) Christmas in CT.

Lynn said...

MastHoliday -

Thank you and the same to you!

Naomi -

Whiskers has an excellent time as a shop cat.

Merry Merry Christmas to you, too, my friend!

Talon -

It's dropped to the 30s now. Rats. :)

Thank you - I love my tree.

Lisa -

I know - it was very drippy there, wasn't it? I hope your holiday is wonderful and blessed, too.

Betty -

Me, too. So many beautiful things there.

Merry Christmas to you, too! And big hugs back!

Elephant's Child -

Since he and I are pals, I rubbed his side and belly when he turned over and stretched. He turned back over and went right back to sleep. :)

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

Doesn't he? Merry Christmas, to you, too, MZ!

Sandie -

Merry Christmas neighbor!

Sara -

Yes - my sister talked about the mugginess down there. Hope it's gone because I am headed your way! We have a day trip to Tallahassee planned for Friday. It's been years - I'm looking forward to it.

G -

I hope so, it that's OK with you guys. It seems as if you should have snow for Christmas!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Whiskers makes a cute display! Lovely ornament! sold with sentiment intact-
Jealous of your warmth today- very frozen around here recently. Merry Christmas! Hope you have a great time

Granny Annie said...

The cat makes the scene perfect.

All of my Christmas ornaments tell a story. That is basically why I could not get them out this year.

Why can you and my sil keep ferns alive so well and I can kill them in a very short time. Yours looks lovely and lively.

Jannie Funster said...

I bet your fern has the time of its life when able to be out like that!

Love the Noah's Ark ornament too.


Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I hope you had a good Christmas. I sure did.

Granny Annie -

You'll be ready at some point to bring them out again and hopefully the memories will make you smile.

It's tiresome bringing that fern in and out, but that's how I keep it alive. It comes inside if the temps dip below 40 degrees (because is gets cold on that back porch.) It sheds all over the place, but it will be worth it to have a nice lush fern like that one to hang by the front door in the spring.

Jannie -

I know - I'll bet it does. :) That Noah's Ark ornament was my mom's. Love it.