Saturday, December 19, 2009
MAGICAL CHRISTMAS WEEK
Old World Santa
Little did I know that a glorious snow would be the start of my Magical Christmas week. I don’t think there is anything as delightful as watching the first flakes appear and then accumulate on the trees. With the many hundreds of trees here at Woodloft, in a very short time, it looks like a wonderland.
There was excitement in the air at the Roanoke Farmer’s Market today. Newscasters predicted a huge snowstorm starting in the early afternoon. After setting my booth up, I decided to browse in some of my favorite stores.
My first stop was Twist and Turns. They carry fabulous metal furniture as well as an eclectic blend of household accessories. At Christmastime the store is brimming full of gorgeous displays.
Twist and Turns president, Cynthia Gardner
Peacock feathered tree
One of many mantle displays
I then headed back to my booth. I passed Peggy, our market manager and full time baker. She was all ready for the predicted snow.
Market manager, Peggy
There were farmers selling wreaths everywhere!
The Star Line, our new shuttle, was ready to bring visitors to the market. The shuttle service started only about a year ago. My friend, Christine, who is a lover of bus transportation would have appreciated riding this shuttle. She moved from the area a few years ago.
Star Line shuttle in front of historic City Market Building
Dana was at the market with her beautiful stained glass.
My friend Sue and her son Randy, stopped by to say hello.
Randy and Sue
Brian Seckinger with his photographs
When the snow started falling at about 2:00, I immediately headed home. Weather channels predicted a huge snowfall and they were absolutely right. So far Roanoke has accumulated about 16 inches. I live in a higher elevation and haven't been able to gauge exactly how deep Woodloft's snow actually is but it looks to be at least the predicted amount.
My car, B-Dazle, is almost all covered!
View from where I am posting
It is still snowing so I decided to use this quiet time to finish decorating Woodloft. I opened the Angel Treasure Box once again.
The stockings I hung are ones that I made for my children in the early 70’s. They show a little wear by this time but are still treasured. I made them from colored felt.
Children's Christmas stockings
There are so many fanciful stockings available now that I bought, instead of made, stockings for the grandchildren.
This morning I miss not being able to sell on the market but the time will be well spent in finishing my decorating and getting ready for Christmas Eve. I’ll be back again tomorrow for a posting of some beautiful bottle decorations. The snowflake bottles present recycling at it's very best.
Evian snowflake bottle