Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Holidays in Santa Barbara...

These are the windows of one of my favorite little shops here in Santa Barbara called "Lewis and Clark". Every Christmas they decorate the windows with wonderful little scenes using their vintage props for backgrounds. I took these shots a few days before Christmas while doing a bit of last minute shopping.
These gnomes appear every year in the front window.


Lovely live Celtic music greeted us at the SB Art Museum. The young man in the blue kilt had just returned from Iraq, the others were still in high school.

And after a busy week-Wed. we had a dinner for our store employees in Ventura, Thurs. drove down to Glendale for the Stanley Christmas Eve Party and back home again by midnight, home for Christmas with hike in the forest, visits with my brother and his wife and now we are off on a little vacation to Calistoga up in Napa Valley.
Back in about a week....so wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year with a wish for Peace on our beautiful planet.

6 comments:

jude said...

it is so weird for me to think of christmas in a warm place....

Corinne Burke said...

Those Celtic singers wouldn't be showing their bare legs here for Christmas. LOL Nice Photos

Corinne

Marie said...

Have a lovely vacation.
Love Celtic music and bagpipes.
Beautiful angels and gnomes.

Tara Ross Studios said...

Lovely windows,,, thank you for sharing.

Cindy Wills said...

Happy New Year! May God bless your family.

deanne Fitzpatrick said...

Hi Mary, Your blog is delightful, colourful, and oozes lots of creative energy. I wish you lived nearer so I could touch the things you are making. Blessings, Deanne