Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Window Shopping


I had to be downtown today so I snapped a few pictures.  Only three stores had changed over for Christmas.......but the others were restaurants. I missed the Open House at this first one.  They were packed with goodies.
Another view of Green Velvet.

Tis was a place called Kussmall Galleries after the owner's last name.  This used to be a book store.  Such a cute place then.  Great books upstairs and then in the basement even more.  It was almost like a library.  I loved that place.  They had dehumidifiers always running so the books stayed moisture free.  Not sure why they did away with it.  The son took over and turned it into a gift shop.  He also is a great artist.


Check out these trees.  I asked if I could take a picture for my blog.  Wonder how hard it would be to make these.  I forgot and never looked at the price.
It's hard to get a window shot without glare.....at least for me.

This is inside the candy shop.  The owner's daughter has her vintage things inside the shop plus some of her friends have their items as well.


I have followed these vintage girls for a long time.



My neighbor's house.  I should have zoomed in on this tree.  Isn't it beautiful.  This was today.  Temps are in the 30's and headed down.  I also love this grass.  The lady that used to live here was Dave Longaberger's longtime girlfriend up until he died.  (Baskets)


Then here are the doggies on the home front.  Miss Izzy was quite proud that she got up on the sofa by herself.  Pretty sure this sofa will be headed to my son's.
Speaking of the home front, all of a sudden we have had showings.  Repeat showings for one family.  We had one yesterday and another tomorrow.  Keep your fingers crossed that an offer will come our way.  Wouldn't you know as winter is settling in. 
We had to get a new hot water heater.  So nice to have water again.  It wasn't too bad.  At least we had heat and electricity.  Now those are hard to do without, and we have many a time.
Well that's it for now.











13 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Those shops look like they sell some great treassures!
Hoping your home sells this weekend!
warmly,
deb

Susie said...

Love your pictures Debby. That is how it works , I guess , I know you want to sell...but moving in winter is rough. Two of my sisters and I helped our sister Brenda move some of her things into the apartment in town here. The air was cold, glad I had gloves. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Fingers crossed and prayers going up that your house sells, Debby. Those shops are cute. Are those little trees made out of felt?
Interesting tidbit about your neighbor. xo Diana

Andi's English Attic said...

Post boxes are so eye-catching, aren't they. xx

Julia said...

Debby, I'm so glad you had a family repeat visit. They show interest and that's good. I sure hope they buy your house. keeping my fingers tightly crossed...

It's beginning to look like Christmas in the shops and it won't be long before the stores will be crowded.

Great shot in your neighbourhood. Love that red tree and I had to Google Dave L. and I read his storey. A generous philanthropist for his community and a successful basket maker businessman.

I'm glad you got hot water again. It's so miserable especially at this time of year to be out of water.
Hugs,
JB

Edna B said...

The little shops look so interesting. However it does make me a bit sad that folks are changing over to Christmas things and we haven't even had time to celebrate our Thanksgiving yet.

I'm glad that you have hot water again. Wouldn't you think that things like furnaces and hot water heaters could do their breaking down in the warm weather? For some reason though, they prefer to break down in the cold season.

Hopefully these repeat "lookers" will be a good sign, and your house will be sold soon.

You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

vivian said...

hi Debby! I hope that someone makes an offer soon! the repeat visitors sound hopeful. At least you know they are really thinking about it. cute store windows! I would love to go to NYC again at holiday time. the store windows there are unbelievable.
have a great weekend my friend! I'm on call and when Im not working, I'll be working on bear orders!
xoxo
vivian

Gigi Harlan said...

I enjoyed seeing all that the shop had to offer especially all of the white decor. I love the picture you took of the frozen trees! I hope you sell you house soon because I know what a stress that can be.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Repeat customers sounds promising!!
Hoping your home sells soon! Those shops look like they sell some fantastic things. Love those felt stacked trees.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Don't you just love to window shop? And happy to hear you have some repeat lookers....hopefully they will buy.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

While there was a small strip mall with a grocery store and such, no large malls were built until I was around 8 or 9. So your post reminded me of being taken downtown ( Pittsburgh ) after Thanksgiving and the treat was to see the beautiful displays in the storefronts. I suppose my mom and grandmother also did some shopping but I just remember enjoying the Christmas window displays. Your post was fun to see and reminded me of that :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I love all the gorgeous ideas in this post! And I'm intrigued by the sleep study photo in the next. We'll be waiting to hear...

Patsy Paterno said...

HI Debby, I do so enjoy window shopping! Thanks for the peek! :^) Patsy from
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