It’s a busy week and I’m running a little behind…we’ve just started a month of Christmas In July festivities for our guests at The Inn, and today saw the opening of a grand train display in our south parking lot, “Santa’s Summer Express”. There are nine G-scale trains running through an elaborately-staged, tented area filled with trees, rocks, two waterfalls, a pond, and several elevations of track. It’s just fantastic, created by landscaper Mark W. Fuhrman. More to come – as soon as I get my hands on a video camera, I want to show you a little preview. Here are a couple of still shots – the sun was too bright for me to do it justice, I need a cloudy day.
Seriously, those two tanks with orange in them are carrying angel fish around the tracks! It’s so cool to see.
In the store, I just found this fantastic reindeer pair – bright white, ornamented with sequins, beads, and glitter, in a very stylized form – the red glass beads accenting their antlers are a brilliant touch. Visualize with me, these sculptures on a white mantel above a white marble fireplace, with dark green pine and red holly berry garland, and a collection of silver candlesticks. Of course, a silver- or black-framed mirror hangs above the mantle, and there is a tall, crystal compote filled with shiny red ornaments balancing the candlestick grouping.
Over in The Boutique (where we were snapping up the clearance lunch totes today), the latest Vera Bradley fabrics and bag styles are available. A sampling for your viewing pleasure.
Finally, this cute cute cute leather wallet caught my eye as I was leaving – what cheerful colors and such a fun design! The blue bird of happiness and all his friends…
Have a happy, colorful day!
~Janet @ The Christmas Place
P.S. Remember back when I would just show two things??