Monday, December 07, 2009

Christmas on the Avenues

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This Saturday, Dec. 12th, Downtown Waco will bee celebrating Christmas on the Avenues. We will bee open until 8 pm for late night shopping. Please come view the Artistic Expressions of our Artist Resident Pam Gray. Enjoy "Sips and Nibbles" while you shop with live music from Steve Gereghty from 6-8 pm.

All the above locations will bee open late so please come see all the Great things Downtown Waco has to offer. You can even ride a horse drawn carriage from location to location provided by Storybook Carriages.

Snow is a very rare EVENT here in Central Texas. I can count on one hand how many times I have seen it in my lifetime. I couldn't believe my eyes when fat fluffy snowflakes fell from the heavens this week. It lasted less than 30 minutes and didn't stick, but I did manage to sneak this photo.
This past Thursday, Bev and I headed WAY WAY down the road for a junking trip. We are still putting out all of our great finds. I finally made it to Winnie and Tulula's in Athens and scored this fab - YES buzzard wings from my dear Friend Theresa. If you are in the area, you must make it a point to go by and see this shop. Her window display will bee up the rest of the month and it is breathtaking.

I found these wonderful wreaths made from old springs great for holding cards and old photos as well as this perfectly shabby old mirror. - Both SOLD
We just put out our new arrival of scarves and nearly sold out by end of day Saturday. It had already been picked over before I had the chance to snap this photo. Thank-you Waco. Never fear - more are on the way.

These Zipper Floral Headbands too ... SOLD OUT

I have been wanting to play catch up with you all for awhile now . Rather than one extra long post I will leave you with bits of where the heck I have been and what I am up to. I want this blog to not only bee about the shop and my love for Downtown Waco but to also leave a personal note now and then that hopefully you might find interesting.

Matt and I had the wonderful opportunity to Volunteer on a Habitat for Humanity House with our small group from Journey Christan Community. If you ever have the chance to do this, I highly recommend it. We are already talking about doing it again soon.
It was fun and really educational and easy. Don't worry, no skills are necessary just a heart and a desire to work. Here are Becky and Dod installing insulation in a bathroom.

I hope you all had a Blessed Thanksgiving. Matt and I were so blessed and we spent the day volunteering at the Salvation Army. I wanted to do something - anything that would bring a blessing to someone else. I made these flower arrangements to take to decorate the tables. I have NEVER arranged flowers before and did it quite inexpensively.

Kim at Blooming Gals generously donated a bucket full of dozens of beautiful yellow roses. She also provides us with all the gorgeous flowers you see here at the shop each week. I initially was just going to hand them out but decided to take it to the next level. For less than $25 I was able to make 19 arrangements. I purchased a few Gerbera daises and cups from our local grocery and everything else I cut from our yard and we don't even have a garden. It is amazing what you can do with a little greenery, grasses and imagination. The reason I am telling you this is because at one point I ended up sitting next to a precious child whose name happened to bee Daisy. She was shy and apprehensive due to uncontrollable circumstances. Those Daisies were the ice breaker to a new friendship with not only her but her entire family. Do you have any Daisy Stories to Share?


  1. Thank you both so much for stopping in! It was funning visiting and seeing you and I can already tell your treasures are going to look great how you display them.

  2. Amy, I'm so glad you shared your story of what you did during Thanksgiving. I now know you are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. What a wonderful couple y'all are.
    Thanks for the peek.

  3. What a GREAT Post! Loved the photo of the shop door with those snowflakes swirling! You are right that doesn't happen in Texas very often. SOOOOOOOOOO Pretty! And makes it feel like Christmas.

    The goodies in the store look great. So glad to hear about your habitat adventures & the Thanksgiving story was wonderful. We are all so blessed & it was nice that you gave back. Hugs! Charlene

  4. Nice blog.Like the picture of flowers and Zipper Floral Headbands looks awesome.

  5. Amy, I had an opportunity to visit your shop recently and purchase a few things. What an enchanting shop, sorry you were not there, but maybe next time.

    Wish I could join you today, but not possible.


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