Saturday, 1 December 2007

December the first

Good morning a lovely sunny day here but very windy and cold,I have just been out, to hang out the washing ,and look who wants to go out again !

Ok then  ,but dont expect me to join you !

Here we are the first of December ,and the beginning of Advent

I bought Maurice a calendar ,to open through Advent as the kids do ,but was pleased to read the word advent wasnt on this calender, doesnt lend it self to the Simpson image does it ? ,or is it not PC  to talk about Advent now ? (I dont much care for the Simpsons but he loves them )

Any way as I promised I posted the latest pictures of the Lavender Blue window ,I was a bit dissapointed to see all the reflections again ,however I have put all the ones I took on here so you will get the idea of how lovely it looks ,and then as I was walking home....What a bonus , I discovered the Vets window had been decorated ,and the Antique shop too ,I am wondering if we have theme going on through the town ,'The twelve days of Christmas' ,I will need to go on a reccy  to see if I can discover more ,Thats all for today. Have a lovely weekend everyone with  love     

               

The sig today is one of Debbies .....

49 comments:

cornwalldreckly said...

Jan, I love your pictures of Lavender Blue - I hope you are on comission!  I found a similar shop in Northampton and I live looking in the window.  The Simpsons are awesome!  Forget P.C. keep talking about Advent, its a fres country.

nedmoh said...

Hi again Jan ,love all the photos ,Kizzie looks cute sitting by the door .I also put washing on the line this morning ,and its blowing well .How nice that the shop windows are decorated  ,its good if it is the twelve days of Christmas .Hope Maurice enjoys his Simpsons  calendar chocolates .........With love Jeanxxxxx..Love the sig Debbie made for you .

haileen2003 said...

So want to visit that 'Shop'......and just look at that Face (Kizzie) how could you resist.
I don't care for the Simpsons either....but Maurice will be pleased.
Love your 'Jan' Tag
Enjoy your Day
Aileen....X

marainey1 said...

It is very cold here this morning and WINDY.  There is a storm coming our way...
I'd love to visit that shop for sure.  It looks so inviting.  We still do Advent here and have my wreath with 4 candles on the dining room table to light as we progress through the 4 weeks of preparation time for Christmas.  I gave all of my children a calendar to use as they count down  the days til the 25th.  The grand'babes' always enjoy it too!  Your little Kizzee is such a delight !  'On Ya' -ma

lindapaterson177 said...

It`s freezing here too and I braved it to hang my washing out too! pics are great and hope Maurice enjoys his chocolate fest through December! lol...luv bella xx

kirkbyj05 said...

Your going to have to knit Kizzie a jumper for when she pops out for an 'investigation around the garden' this winter.   brrrr!  Does she not feel the cold?
Loved Lavender Bluue's windows again.  This time its a cooler wintery look.  Quite sparkly like frost...yes?
Well done the Vets and the Antique shop.  Off you go when you get wrapped up well and lets know if there is a theme trhoughout the town.
Looking forward to seeing them.
Love
Jeanie xxxx

emabecmar said...

love the pics, all so pretty and the lil doggie too, lol. my husband loves the simpson's, i don't. hope you have a great weekend. ((((((((((hugs))))))
Cindy

blpltt said...

I'm a day behind!  Thought December started tomorrow, so thanks for telling me.  What a great idea to have themed .
windows, gets the customers searching.
I would kidnap Kizzie if I lived near you - those ears!
Bunny xx

chat2missie said...

Kizzie is so adorable!  Enjoy your weekend.
Missie

cayasm said...

It's cold and windy here to . like the pics, Lavender Blue are always imaginative with their window. I'm a big fan of the Simpsons too.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Yasmin
xx

nightmaremom said...

love the pics... snowing here this morning.. they are calling for it to get nasty.....  grrr
hugs
d

msecz said...

I loved all your pictures, especially the lavendar blue shop and your home, I bet some litle girl is wishing for the doll for Christmas. I know thats what I would like if I were little again. :) lucky you to be able to hang your wash today. we are going to be getting lots of snow and its very dark and dreary here this morning, not to mention how cold it is too. take care......
Sandra

dklars said...

There certainly seems to be a theme among the shops' windows.  Love that Lavender Blue - the window always looks interesting.  Thanks for sharing!  ~~Kath~~

madcobug said...

It looks as if the window has a lot of gold and white in it. It is beautifil. Kizzy looks so cute wanting to go outside. Both of ours have been running in and out this morning. I gave them each a little bone treat thing. Patches ate hers and Daisy Mae went outside and hid hers. I saw Patches watching her then in a minute Patches went and found where she had hid it and preceded to eat it while Daisy looked on LOL. Now they are wrestling. Never a dull moment with these two around stirring up things. Have a nice day. Hugs, Helen

astoriasand said...

The pictures are lovely Jan.I have been to Beverley today and some of the windows were realy lovely.Forgot my camera as usual.I never seem to remember it in winter.Brrrrr it was bitter,so back earlier than expected for a Saturday.The calender is funny.I bet Maurice was delighted.Glad somebody else is still a kid at heart LOL!!Love Kissy look at that little sweet face bless.Looks  to me as thought the theme is Twelve days fo Chrristmas.I hope you manage to find more.Shame the reflection acted up again on the window.It annoys me when I take them and that happens Gr..Have a lovely week/end.Take Care God Bless Kath
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jaymact1 said...

What a lovely entry Jan loved the photos so Christmasy. Don't think I have ever mentioned it byut I worked as a window dresser and can really appreciate the work that goes into that window.  Love Joan.

jckfrstross said...

enjoy your weekend:)

Deb

lindachapmanuk said...

Hi Jan, I loved looking at your pics as usual, looking forward to others in the theme maybe. Im so nosey I enjoy the reflections too! lol Kizzy is enormous! and still soooo cute...Linda x x

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))Love the pics.Have a ncie weekend.

labdancer51 said...

I love your little Lavender Blue shop Jan, it`s so individual which makes a refreshing charge from the boring chain stores. You wouldn`t know it`s Christmas in our town because the council seem more PC than usual,  the grotto has no Father Christmas and there`s no mention of it anywhere. :o(

Love Sandra xxxx

labdancer51 said...

PS:  I love your sig tag! :o)

lsfp1960 said...

Great pictures of the shop.  I saw four or five things I would like, just in the front window.  Oh, how I'd love to get inside !!!!   Yes I must say ~A Simpson's Advent calendar is a bit unusual.   LOL   Linda in Washington state  

brck753 said...

As you know haven't been up for much walking lately lol so haven't noticed the windows in town yet. Will have to go take a look on Monday, the Windmill Bakery usually join in too and they all should be done by next weekend I think that's when the lights go on, wanna join me down there to see it? lol.
Debbie
xxxx

sybilsybil45 said...

What a lovely shop that is. I love  looking in it !!!  also that daft wee dog of yours. he is just a delight.....thanks as always for sharing them all with us.  Been a nice morning here but horrible afternoon.  Love Sybil xxx

sugarsweet056 said...

Love looking at that shop! Just beautiful!
And love your furr, so adorable.
Hugs,
Sugar

ally123130585918 said...

Jan your pictures are lovely ~ and Kizzie is lovely even if she does want to go outside in the cold :o) ~ went to the chocolate factory in Fakenham yesterday and they were selling those Advent calendars 5 for One pound I resisted the temptation ~ but it was very hard :o) ~ Ally x

jmoqueen said...

That's a lovely sig :)  Awww bless Kizzie isn't she cute :)  Love the window's from the shops.......

Jenny

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dwhee70041 said...

Jan,
Lavender Blue looks like a wonderful shop.  I don't know of anything like it here in Colorado except maybe something in Estes Park.  It looks so green in your yard.
Have a great week.
David

siennastarr said...

What a lovely display window (s).  I alway enjoy looking at your pictures, Jan.. :)

I noticed that most English people hang their laundry on the clothesline.. whereas we in America tend to use the dryer.. even on a lovely day.  Is it just pure laziness on our part, or are dryers just not that popular in England?  I know my mother used to hang her laundry out to dry, but she loved it when my father got her a dryer.  
Just curious.. :)

Hugs
Jackie
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gaboatman said...

Jan
I know how you love the window displays at Lavender Blue.  I've enjoyed them with you through your photos.  The reflections may go away if you use a polarizing filter,  If your camera won't accept a filter over the lens, you might get one that is a larger diameter than the lens on your camera and just hold it over your lens with your hand as you snap a picture of this window.  I hope your weekend is lovely, too!
Sam

mortonlake said...

only just managed  to  find  you jan,for  some  reason i  couldnt  access  your  journal.but  hey,you on  me  favs  now  lol.   lovely  pics,really  good  blog,ty  for  your  kind  comments,tc  mort.xx    

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi Jan, nice to be back in your wonderful j-land journal.Always lovely pics and your page is so beautifully decorated it has a warm Christmassy feel about it.Love the fireplace...so warming...Happy Christmas Jan and Maurice.
love
Rach.xxx thank you for your kind comments on my journal, I feel we know each other well.

frdbrow7 said...

Aw - Kizzie is so cute - I bet you have a lot of fun with her.
Popped into Lavender Blue Saturday and saw that they had changed the window again since your previous photos.  It's like an Alladin's cave inside, too much to look at really.
There was quite a lot going on in the market place, lots of stalls, the Antique shop had a stall there and I bought a cat ornament for me and a couple of teddybear ornaments for a friend who collects them.
I am about to put out some washing on the line as it is sunny and very windy.

ttfn
Freda

mleppard06 said...

hi jan, lovely pictures. I'd love a shop so that I could do fab window displays! maybe one day! take care mrs t x
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cacklinrosie101 said...

Lavender Blue changed the window again?  This one is just as lovely.  Love the white and silvery theme.  LOL...my son loves the Simpsons also.  I'm not sure I'd associate them with Advent but he would love that chocolate each day.  Bah...sure Advent is PC.  At least in your own journal, I'd say.  Have a good Sunday!  Love the siggie.  Love xx Chris

kategshepherd said...

Well look at our dog - She's certainly getting a pretty girl now isn't she? Only just logged onto the journal and glad to see that you all have a good time last Saturday. Also was suprised to see Lavender Blue have changed their window already, will have to pop into town with you when i next visit for a proper look. Hope that you are well on this cold and windy sunday. We haven't really done much today, just pottered about really. Catch up with you in the week. Love you to the stars and back.

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi Jan :-) Thanks for your comments, lovely to hear from you too! I LOVE the winnie the pooh keyring ~ he's one of my faves! And your dog is gorgeous!! Great photo's too, I can't wait to get out and about again and see all the lovely decs going up ~ it brightens this bit of Essex up no end!!! Take care, love always Deb xxx
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mariealicejoan said...

Loved seeing all the shop windows, especially Lavender Blue.  I guess I am lucky that shop is not near me as I would spend hours and probably oodles of pounds in it!!!  I love walking along the high street and looking at all the shopfront windows at this time of year.  I never thought of getting Todd an advent Calender.  What a good idea!  Have a great week!
Marie
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ninareade said...

Love the picture Jan all olde worlde and quaint, beautiful buildings in the reflection too, xxx nina

oddb0dkins said...

The pics are good Jan, even with the reflections. We don't get too many shops prettied up like that around here.
B. x

plieck30 said...

Oh yes I see who wants to go out in the cold. Bet you didn't join in that game. lol Paula

beckiepainton said...

Tell the shops to stop cleaning thier windows, then you wouldnt get such reflections!But you can still see the displays, lovely.They used to have a huge cutout of santa and his sliegh up at the parade of shops by my home, but the kids vandalised it and so ruined it for everyone else.Shame. Beckie x

faircolleen said...

I love seeing the Lavender Blue shop.I know I would be inside having a good look.Try holding the camera right up to the glass Jan.Your dog is so cute.What did you have the tape measure out for?  

zoepaul6968 said...

awww love the doggie,and the chocolate yum xx zoe xx
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motoxmom72 said...

Thank you for stopping by Jan.  Yes, Pam's death shook J-LAND.  I think of her every once in a while.  I'll think of her as I bake those Santa's Whiskers cookies for the holidays.  Your dog is adorable and I love the siggie that blinks.  See ya again in the chat soon!
Hugs,
Gina
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kaydeejay5449 said...

The Lavendar Blue window is lovely.  They do such a nice job decorating.  I cannot get over how much Kizzy has changed. She is a grown up girl!  She has the cutest face and expression.   Hope all your holiday plans are coming together well.
Hugs, Kathy

lanurseprn said...

So glad they are continueing to decorate their window. It looks beautiful as ever! And Kizzy is getting so big! Unbelieveable!!
Love ya..
Pam

lindaggeorge said...

Where did Kizzy get those ears? She looks so cute! Hope all is well with you.

Linda x.

nay0114 said...

Great pictures. Love all the decorating they look so pretty.
Take care, Chrissie