The open house is done, smaller crowd than usual, but everyone who came bought lots, so it was good. CUTE babies this year, little Lily, Cooper and Hunter were so sweet, my girls loved playing with them.
Today was spent going to Handley's Tree Farm in Solon to cut down our Christmas tree. It snowed just enough to make it the perfect tree day, there is a tiny brook you walk by to get to the tree field, all icy and pretty, the trees dusted with just the right amount of snow, and it smells SO good there. My dad was a lumberjack and that pine tree and sawdust smell takes me right back to visiting the sawmill and watching Dad and the uncles cut the trees. My husband surprised me when I came home with this antique truck that he put the Huntsman Brothers logo on the side, I just love it.
We had to go to Mt Vernon, Polly Ann's is packed to the gills with great buys, such a cheery bright shop, I love it. I got a wonderful dough bowl there. It was such a nice sunny (if freezing) day, we went on to Amana to stock up on Civil War calicos and some amazing wood prims that I should have ready for sale tomorrow. Grapevine Antiques and Smokehouse Square always have the best of the best. A stop at Erenbergers, where I always want everything, plus the wood stove makes a day like this a must stop. Amana is all decked out with real greenery, such a pretty town.