Thursday, December 26, 2013

Celebrating....

Sometimes it seems as though the month of December is one special gathering after the other.  It is always nice to be able to meet with special friends on any occasion, and these events seem much more festive during the Christmas season.

Last week, I was able to gather with other retired teachers from my school for lunch.  There were some amazing displays!

The table setting.

The tree in our dining room.

Above the opening.

Over a fireplace.

A lady ready for a special occasion.

One of many Santas who were watching.

Is the Nutcracker ready for action?

Decorative displays abounded.

Another Christmas tree.

More wonderful displays of merchandise!

Yet another tree!

More decor!

Even furnishings joined in the festive atmosphere.

Stained glass - part of the building.

Display in the tearoom area.

Still more decor.

and one final tree!

There is an after-Christmas sale in progress here at this point, but I am staying home. 

Oh, the food was good, and the company was much fun!  It was one of the special celebrations for me during this time.  Were there more?  Oh, yes!  There have been more!:-)  You will hear about them in another post!

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, what a lovely place this is!! I'm sure you thoroughly enjoyed being surrounded by so much festive beauty, and the fellowship with fellow retired teachers must have been rich! Thank you for these beautiful photos. Have a wonderful day....looks like sunshine today, even though it's quite cold right now! :-)

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  2. Such a fun and festive place for a gathering. Love the Nutcracker!!! Awesome.

    So glad that you had a wonderful time with friends!!

    xo
    Leann

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  3. Such a fun and festive place for a gathering. Love the Nutcracker!!! Awesome.

    So glad that you had a wonderful time with friends!!

    xo
    Leann

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  4. Lovely decorations! So fun and festive! You retired teachers have much to be grateful for...you don't have to deal with the new Common Core and all the other stuff that is coming into our educational system. The longer I teach, the more I am looking forward to retirement. Glad you had a nice Christmas!

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  5. What a lovely setting for a special Christmas lunch. I'm going to a similar place with a group of ladies in another two weeks. Their decorations will still be up and I love browsing thru their gift store.

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  6. What a beautiful place to meet with friends Nellie! I am sure it was a wonderful time.

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  7. Very, very nice. So glad you had such a nice Christmas.

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  8. Beautiful, Nellie! How did I not know that you had a blog?? Love it...another great one to visit! Merry Christmas xoxo Rachel

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  9. Oh what pretty decorations!!!
    I received Tea and Teatime Recipes in the mail today. Thanks!! : )

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  10. How wonderful that you've all kept in touch. And I looooooove the stained glass. What a beautiful day that looks like!

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  11. Lovely Christmas displays!!! Very special!

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  12. Such gorgeous displays. What a fun activity to do with friends. I really wish Christmas could have slowed down a bit. I'm loving everyone's festive decorations.

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