Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas in the Square!

Last night we braved the cold and went into town to see all the pretty lights in the square. I don't know what the temp was but "freeze my little tushie off" sounds about right! We had such a good time last year that we wanted to check it out again.

The above pictures are of the courthouse that is in the middle of the square. Sorry for the blurriness of the picture. I'm not real experienced at taking pictures at night, but I'm learning.
Every square needs a gazebo. Isn't it pretty all lit up? I'm not sure why the reindeer are pulling a wagon full of hay. My guess is they are mighty hungry.All the store fronts were beautifully decorated. They played Christmas music too! The merry-go-round was festively decorated. Did you notice how there's no one around. We couldn't figure that out either. Last year you couldn't move for all the people.Lastly I wanted you to see these store fronts. Aren't they beautiful. I thought the pics turned out pretty good considering they are taken through glass. I love the big striped flowers in this window.I really like all the green and gold in this one.And in the opposite window of the same store was this beautiful red window.

Well I hope you enjoyed the tour and maybe help put you in the Christmas spirit.

21 comments:

Kanak Hagjer said...

So wonderful to see the decorations on the sqare. The shop fronts are beautiful too. I'm so glad to see these pics.

Becky said...

Hey Sis,

I'm you and Davy baby braved the cold. Everything looks soooo pretty. And oh mercy me those windows are FAB!! Did you take some hot chocolate with you like I suggested?

Luv ya lots,
bec

perennialgardener said...

What a beautiful town square Susie! So beautifully decorated, I can't believe there was noone out enjoying it.

Terri said...

Gorgeous - how pretty! And how nice that you didn't have to fight crowds, but where was everybody?

Terri

Mildred said...

Susie, What lovely pictures. I especially like the striped flowers and the brighter green store front display. Your town square looks very much like ours. Strange though about the absence of crowds this year?!

Jacquie said...

Your square is beautiful. I LOVE Christmas lights and decorations!!

Meadowview Thymes said...

So pretty and festive! Seeing all of this as you did would really put me in the Christmas spirit! Thanks for sharing!

beckie said...

What a wonderful old fashioned Christmas! I love when the smaller towns go all out for Christmas. There are a few towns near here who have night parades with the floats all lit up. Very fun to see. And after the parades all the stores have special shopping hours with lots of give-aways. Some of them even offer hot cocoa and hot wassil.

I'm glad you braved the cold to take part in the fun. I'll bet you came away with a warm fuzzy feeling inside.

A. Joy said...

Ooooooh, Ahhhhhhh! Love the pictures! I'm a Christmas light freak. Love the gazebo! So pretty.

Darla said...

You had the whole square to yourself! Very nice photos.

Susie said...

Kanak-I'm glad you enjoyed the pics. I obviously need to practice taking pictures at night.

Bec-I'm glad we went too! I just wish more people had been there.

Racquel and Terri-We don't have a clue where everyone was. Maybe they had gone a little earlier.

Mildred-Don't you just love town squares? It reminds me of how stores were when I was growing up.

Thanks Jacquie-Christmas lights and decorations are great!

Meadowview-Glad you enjoyed the decorations. We had a good time walking around and listening to the music.

Beckie-It does remind you of an old fashioned Christmas doesn't it?

A.Joy-Last year the gazebo was a popular picture taking spot for families.

Darla-It seemed like we had the whole square to ourselves. We really missed the crowd!

Daisy said...

Susie, "freeze my little tushie off" made me laugh out loud! HA!

Your square is beautiful and sounds similar to my hometown with the courthouse in the square downtown.

I love all the store front windows. Wow--they are gorgeous!

I enjoyed these photos very much!

Susie said...

Daisy-Compared to your weather you probably would have thought it was "comfy" but for us it was cold. Glad you enjoyed Christmas in the square.

Jen said...

Thanks for taking us along and letting us stay nice and warm as we look at the views. :)

I've been trying to do the elf dance, but can't get it to post on my blog. bah hum bug!

Susie said...

Jen-Glad you enjoyed your "warm" tour. I'm sorry you can't get your little elves to visit your blog. That is bah hum bug!!!

marmee said...

looks like a beautiful place to get in the holiday spirit. beautiful! thanks for taking us along on your lighted journey>.

flydragon said...

I love little towns with their squares especially during holidays when they're all lit up. Since there is no town square here, thanks for taking me with you to see yours. And I was a lot warmer than you were:)

Susie said...

Marmee and flydragon-You girls are welcome! Glad you enjoyed your "warm" tour.

Catherine Holman said...

It looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.
Cathie

Susie said...

Cathie -You are welcome, glad you enjoyed them.

Miss Sandy said...

Beautiful!!!! The pics are great! How magical it must have been to walk around and see all the holiday lights. I'd so have been on the Merry Go Round!