Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Wonderland...

Hi folks...this was the scene I woke up to yesterday morning...hardly the "severe weather warning" 4 inches of snow predicted by the big girls' blouses at the Met Office...
and a little flittering of snow was not going to stop me making the trip to my favourite Christmas shopping destination...Raemoir Garden Centre in Banchory...
the minute I stepped through the door I was transported to a real winter wonderland of polar bears and penquins...
wolves and fluffy cute owls...
with a beautiful gold and silver tree...
and a sign that definitely has my name on it...
imagine this cute guy welcoming your Christmas guests with a glass of brandy from his barrel...

and of course Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Santa...

and copper seems to be the new "hot" Christmas colour...

not sure I buy into the silver and black look...
but before you know it's time to hit the coffee shop for a warming latte and a delicious Cinnamon Fruit Scone...
and ponder on whether this is going to be this year's Christmas Party Outfit...
only kidding...I've seen the day but now it's definitely night.
I'll finish by sharing my bargain purchase of the day....40 Sparkly Glittery Silver Baubles for £2.50...perfect for another Christmas decoration idea...watch this space.

Hugs Kath xxx


  1. And I love the photo of you in the Christmas baubles Kath..gorgeous shop to visit...all the displays are just wonderful..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  2. What an amazing place to visit - lucky you!

  3. What a beautiful store! The displays are amazing and so tempting! It's a WOW kind of place!

  4. i really want that sign "do what you love..." and the christmas outfit is definitely you!!

  5. What a winter wonderland complete with snow...would you believe that down here in the South Kath I spotted daffodils yesterday in flower round the corner...yes seriously full yellow flowers! xx

  6. What a fabulous place to wander & browse.
    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for those baubles.
    Toni xx

  7. That place looks amazing Kath and I love the new outfit too!! Can't wait to see what becomes of the christmas baubles!! Love 'n' hugs...Ann xxx

  8. I am so glad you posted these as I always love your visit there, stinning displays

  9. Wonderful displays in that shop (I am curious now where it is). And now I can't wait to see what you will do with those baubles. Too bad about that Christmas outfit, I can just see you in it lol....

  10. Ha ha, love the dusting of snow - if we had that much here Kath, everything would stop!! Love the photos of the beautiful festive decor - I want (need) a pair of those white boots, they are gorgeous... it would be a bit cold for that dress anyway Kath... looking forward to seeing what you do with the baubles. Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Beautiful place, would love to know which store it is though....xx

  12. Hi Kath,
    WOW...what a great place to go shopping and I loved your bargain box of baubles for £2.50! When I lived in |Hampshire I was close to a garden centre (with a handy bus-stop right outside) that turned into a winter wonderland at this time of year. Sadly down here in Cornwall I've not found anywhere near that I can get to and now that my sister has moved to the other side of the country, I can't persuade her to come over in the car so that we can go and explore. I think I agree with you about the black and silver...not for Christmas. I'm always amazed at how many people seem to like the black Christmas trees...talking of which, I've already got my eye on the tree I'm going to buy for next year...I'll need all year to save up for it but I think it will be well worth it. It's a medium flocked noble pine and it actually looks like a real tree. I only ever put a tree up, so I'm thinking that I may as well get the best one I can. Right now I have a 4 foot one and it just doesn't look big enough by my window, which runs from the front door right to the internal wall between the loungeroom and the bedroom and is around 4' deep. I'm thinking that I will either get a 6' or a 7' one for next year, so after Christmas I start saving up for it lol. You've persuaded me to try and make my own decorations for it as well so I'm hoping that it will look brilliant :). I passed a house this morning on the way to town and all they had on their tree were blue lights...no decorations at all...it looked okay but I like to go made with mine :)
    Kath, that essential refreshment break you had looked really tasty and well worth 'battling' through all that thick snow to get to lol.
    Have a great week.
    Bejay x

  13. Photo's are amazing Kath l just love the shops at the moment full of christmas spirit ..........what a lovely snowy scene glad it didn't stop you from going out too! xx

  14. Oh my gosh Kath, that is definitely worth driving in the snow for. That was an amazing shop with the most wonderful things to buy. How you managed to only walk out with a few ornaments is amazing. I would have had to buy more. Just awesome. Enjoy your new goods and can't wait to see what you do with them. Enjoy the snow, looks lovely. Phoenix has no snow, so I just live through the beautiful pictures of others that do have snow.

  15. Kath,you have no idea what a bright spot this was in my day. I had close to a 6 hour drive back to Houston. Your pictures are beautiful . Right now,I'd love the latte and scone. They look delicious. You are so nice to share so many beautiful photos.


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