I hope you can tolerate a few more moments from a fun day with my mom and sister, Jo. When we’re together, we sure pack A WHOLE LOTTA festive shenanigans into just 24 hours!
The night before shopped, we picked up matching ‘loungewear’ at Target and decided since everyone asks anyway whether we’re twins, we may as well dress the part. It rained all day so we needed the rain boots.
I shared some of my favorite things from Urban Farmgirl in my last post HERE, and today will spotlight some pretty moments at Trove (2410 Jackson St., Rockford, Illinois), where some dapper brothers in plaid rule the roost!
Alastair & Angus Greeting the Fairy
Trove is a charming shop with vintage whimsy located smack dab in the middle of a residential neighborhood of older homes. The owners are sisters who frequented the shop when it was a candy store in the ’70s!
How fun that it was re-styled since I visited a few weeks ago!
More Favorite Festive Things!
Find the first 12 favorite things RIGHT HERE.
13. Westies in Plaid!
My sister visiting with our pals!
The Westies have an awesome life at Trove…just look at their comfy den on the ground floor of a buffet!
14. Knit Caps with Pom Poms!
15. Vintage Christmas Trees!
16. Repurposed Galvanized Tubs & Troughs!
17. Vintage Snow Shoes!
18. Architectural Salvage as Sculpture!
19. Oval Holiday Wreaths!
20. White Painted Everything!
21. Red Plaid Blankets!
22. Light and Medium Green Painted Cupboards!
23. Beautiful, Messy Imperfection!
Favorite Christmas Smells!
Favorite Christmas Song
I simply cannot choose just one. I mean. As far as secular ones…this one!
But I will never tire of this one – it instantly takes me back in time to a simpler era when I was in graduate school!
As far as holy Christmas songs go, this one performed by this artist is at the top of my list…
But how can you not choose THIS one, one of the more difficult songs to perform vocally and also challenging to bring something new to it!?!
I’m a huge fan of gospel choirs so that early Mariah version blesses me big time!
YOUR TURN: Please let me know your favorite Christmas YouTube!
I am crazy about Hunter boot socks which I wear around the house in winter as slippers!
Favorite Christmas Morning Yum
The recipe for my Creme Brulee French Toast is RIGHT HERE!
Favorite Blog Readers
Yeah, you–you, lovely one.
Thanks for reading and being so awesome.
See these holiday posts if you missed them:
Peace to you right where you are.
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