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11/14/11

traditions

continuing traditions is one of the things i look forward to most this time of year. 
my favorite is sneaking out with my sisters and mom for our annual first bit of christmas shopping. we've managed to keep this tradition for years now...meeting in tipp city for the town's winter gathering, where all of the shops open up all wrapped and decorated for christmas. there are carolers and santa (this year's santa had the most amazing barrel-curled bangs. ack!) and a horse-drawn carriage. 

every year i end up coming home with new christmas bits for the house...and every year i can't resist putting just a few up. after all, it would be silly to box them up for a week or two, right? right!

oh, how i love the holidays!
i can hardly believe thanksgiving is next week. 
this is a good thing though, because christmas shopping with my girls did nothing to satisfy my decorating itch. 

p.s. we (read: i) couldn't help ourselves. 
max and i definitely cheated and started decorating anyways....

i hope your weekend was a happy one! 
 
xoxo

20 comments:

  1. what a fun family tradition. I am also glad someone else is so excited about the holidays that you've already started decorating. :)

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  2. It's so sunny and warm(ish) here it's been hard for me to get in the decorating mood - but I think you'll inspire me yet!

    What lovely sisters and mom you have and what a fun tradition.

    xo
    cortnie

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  3. This is so lovely. What a fun tradition...thank you for sharing :0

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  4. What dreamy pics! I'm so excited for Christmas and all the lovely traditions that come with it :)

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  5. yay for family traditions!! I love that your town has this festival, how fun!

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  6. these photos are amazing! they make me miss north american christmas!

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  7. Sounds like so much fun! I want black friday to get here already!:D

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  8. i love these photos! what a fun time!
    ; )

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  9. I love the holiday season and holiday traditions!

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  10. What great photos! I'm dying to decorate for Christmas too!

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  11. haha love this! don't worry, you're not the only one that has an "itch" to decorate. i might have accidentally started decorating too. :)

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  12. That looks like so much fun! I wish my family did that. Can I move there? There isn't anything cute like that where I live in Indiana. I can't wait til I get to decorate for Christmas!

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  13. Your pictures are always so beautiful! You have a great eye.

    Looks like a sweet and cozy tradition. I'm ready for Christmas, too!

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  14. Such a nice tradition! I'm ready for Christmas too :)

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  15. I love holiday traditions!

    I just ran across your blog. Thanks for such a lovely space!

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  16. Oh my goodness! Is there a spam link in my last comment? I have no idea how that happened--I'm so sorry!

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  17. i do my best christmas shopping at the last minute... a few days before christmas :) what a fun tradition to go out with your mom and sisters.

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  18. i love this tradition :) and even though i'm one of those people that needs to finish thanksgiving before i start decorating for christmas, your pictures make me itch for some christmas of my own in my house :)

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  19. i came across your blog today and low and behold, i designed that window you have with the yarn balls! beautiful photos. so glad you had a cheery start to the holiday season.

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