After Thanksgiving there are just a few weeks before Christmas. I enjoy getting the house ready for this time of year. Thankfully I have help with the lights each year. Son Jo and his oldest son Gunner have made it a tradition at our house.
The tree with all its ornaments dominates the living room.
It has been nice to get back over to the studio space. I missed it while son Jason was using the apartment for several months.
I've been working on some garlands for the booth to get ready for Christmas Open House next month.
Grandson Nicolas continues to like art. He chose chalk for the rainbow and heart. Inside the dark space of the heart was a peace sign. Little Lucas played with farm set, blocks, and the bucket. Gunner stayed on the Xbox and his phone.
Can't believe how fast they are growing up!
Moving possessions around in order to clear some space for Christmas decorations. Above is a collection of art pieces over in the studio.
Wonder where I will put treasured items for Christmas...
Of course, my friends and I love to eat, shop, and talk. After our Lambuth tour on Thursday morning we had lunch at Bakers Rack in downtown Jackson.
Local art lined one wall of the cafe.
We checked out a new place called The Vintage Market that was also downtown.
The Old Country Store was also on our list of places to visit. It is different from the original one I liked. Boy, that first OCS was jampacked with all sorts of antique and vintage goodies. It was the best! Now the store focuses on food selections and some gift items. Next we browsed at an art store in the complex.
Home of Casey Jones
Friday was another day of activities. The Carriage House Antique Market was having a Christmas Open House with lots of sales. We all found a few treasures.
Later in the day we had tickets to The Knights Before Christmas Holiday Home Tour presented by Sacred Heart of Jesus High School. We toured five houses decorated for Christmas.
Lovely old doors were used to decorate the wall near the entrance.
sweet tree on the kitchen island
Nutcrackers were on display throughout this home.
This historic home is used for receptions, weddings, birthday parties, etc.
It was the last one we visited on the tour. The other four were family residences.
Our day ended with supper at Baudo's, a fine Italian restaurant well-known in Jackson. When we were college students we loved the pizzas at the small original Baudo's located near the campus.