Saturday, November 30, 2013

BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING? OF COURSE

I'm afraid I wasn't among those rushing out to buy Black Friday bargains. While visiting family up in Dallas I just headed out Into The Garden.


After all the frenzy of Thanksgiving; 9 adults, 2 children and a newborn baby under one roof, David and I took the opportunity to head over to this lovely garden store in Dallas. I hadn't been there in years and was so glad to find it still there.


If you are like me then you find it wonderfully uplifting to walk into a nice garden store.


There is usually the sound of water tricking though a disappearing fountain. Here a couple of old crows bob up and down as the water spills from their beaks.


The walls and shelves are filled with all manner of gifts a gardener would delight in opening on Christmas morning.


And you know how much I love clay pots. I love the ones that are made of a slightly different clay and are of a different shape.


Just a feast for the eyes. It didn't take me long to find just what I really needed. David was taking a look at the rain gauges and he spotted the one attached to the metal dragonfly. He had seen this one before at Ronnie's garden a few weeks ago and commented how much he really loved it. Nothing like the seal of approval. It's in the bag!

8 comments:

  1. What a nice gift that will make - every time you appreciate it (the gauge) you will also appreciate each other and the affection you share for your garden spaces.

    I am a total sucker for a well stocked garden shop. Every time I'm in a good one it triggers fantasies about how much fun it would be to own and run such a place. The reality is likely slightly less giggles and posies but I'd slightly amend the saying that "if it is in the garden (shop!) it isn't work!"...

    Happy Holidays Rock Rose!

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  2. What a nice shop. I also prefer shopping in garden center. There is nothing like a new plant to uplift your day.

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  3. It looks like a lovely shop! We've nothing like that that isn't in the middle of a holiday shopping madhouse and I'm steering clear of those for now, doing all my shopping on-line. It's not as nice as seeing and touching your purchases but at least I can avoid the mania.

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  4. I really like the crows. I think it may just be the rust color.

    How's your foot doing? Are we going to have to amputate?

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  5. A pretty place to shop. I'll look for it next time I'm in Dallas.

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  6. The crow fountain was cute. I'm a sucker for fountains. If I didn't have to clean them I'd have a dozen.

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  7. I'm with you on interesting clay pots. Don't always use them but can't get rid of them either!

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  8. It would almost be worth going to Dallas to shop there!

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