Friday, November 29, 2013

The Hunt For Christmas Spirit...

For years now,
 
 Maryann and I have gone to Williston,ND in November in search of Christmas Spirit.
 
 
We are usually at the border waiting for it to open and get a jump on the day.
 
This year, we were `randomly` selected to come into the US Port to fill out a survey.
 
 
This was a first for us!!
 
Their little building would make the CUTEST quiltstore!!
 
It has such character!!
 
We had a good laugh when they asked if we had 10,000 cash on us....
 
 
They offered Tim Horton`s Coffee but I said it was a trick...
 
like the Pepsi Challenge!
 
They asked to go through our purses....
 
ohhhh.... I soooo would have cleaned my purse had I anticipated this!
 
But sure - they looked scared and I didn`t blame them!!
 
Before you know it, we were on our way.
 
 
Our newest place to check out is antique stores and Sally Ann...
 
I thought the tag was hilarious on this little toboggan...
 
 
It was a 'Canadian' Sled...
 
Did we invent sledding or just the sled?
 
I guess if you have as many months of winter as we do....

 
We just don`t make things like we used to...
 
Can you imagine 50 years from now that today`s stroller will be prized as this pram?
 
After my three kids, there was nothing left of the stroller but selvage!!
 
Maryann asked what my 'sweet' was as she is a pastry chick...
 
 
anyone of these candidates would fit the bill for me!!!
 
It is incredible how EVERY year, there are new Christmas decorations....

 
I think I have a window that I could transform into this little number...

 

 
My tree looks upside down by the end of the season.....
 
This would make more room under the tree for those BIG gifts my family wants to get me.

 
I am not referring to a vacuum or tool chest either!!
 
All was going well until we went to the quilt store....
 
The Bent Pin.....locked and dark....What??!!
 
GONE...NO LONGER...EMPTY!!!
 
Don't get me wrong...
 
I didn't NEED anything but it was always a huge drawing card for us!!
 
That took us some time to get over that shock.
 
Still haven't heard what or where they went.
 
They will be missed....
 
 
My lights are now strung and the poinsettia bought...
 
Come on, Santa!!
 
Christa
 
 
 
 
 


2 comments:

  1. Looks like a great day minus the Bent Pin...where is there chocolates like that in Williston?

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  2. Do you love Pepsi or Coke?
    PARTICIPATE IN THE POLL and you could get a prepaid VISA gift card!

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