Saturday, November 29, 2008

Let the magic begin


After Santa flipped the switch

Ooh, aah - the town in it's Christmas finery

My favorite shop for gifts





Thanksgiving is over and it's time to celebrate my favorite season. Our little town has several wonderful yuletide traditions. On the Friday after Thanksgiving at sunset, people gather on the courthouse square to sing carols and "flip the switch" lighting up the courthouse and the buildings on the square. Georgetown has a beautiful square with beautiful buildings restored to their original grandeur. There are wonderful little shops with so many unique gifts and handcrafts, art galleries and restaurants. I love strolling around and seeing neighbors old and new. Here are just a few pictures from this annual event.

19 comments:

marty39 said...

Oh Katrina, I was born in a small town called Hamilton,Tx. with a Courthouse right in the middle of town. How wonderful to recall such warm memories of the whole town getting together for the town and tree lights. I'd love to see your town, I'm sure it would feel like home. Great job. Marty

marty39 said...

Sorry Kathy, I was just talking to Katrina and my old mind can't keep that many Kay's straight. Love ya Kathy, you really did do a great job. Marty

lvroftiques said...

Hi Kathy! *waves* I hope you don't mind my stopping by your blog! I saw the addy over at Kathysues *winks* and had to come and check it out! I'm thinking of "going blog" myself! Lol!
Your town looks like so much fun! What a wonderful tradition! I live in a small town, and we do have some fun activities, but nothing as cool as this. Are you feeling immersed in Christmas spirit? I know I would be! Vanna

Kathysue said...

Oh my goodness Kat, Your little town looks like something out of a Christmas movie. Where do you live and does it snow. It just looks so charming. I love that you have a blog and we can get to know you better. I think it is a perfect idea to have some of Caits music playing. This is so much fun. Thankyou so much for the invite. I will be a frequent visitor. Smiles to you my friend, kathysue, I am impressed!!!

profenretraite said...

Oh Kathy....Here it is!!!! I'm so excited for you! You are going to have so much fun! Your town is so charning! It looks like sosmething out of "It's a Wonderful Life." I can't wait to check out all of your links. Thanks so much for sharing it...Debbie

profenretraite said...

Kathy...I checked out your favorite photographer and he's great! Have you got an Appalachicola connection? My dad loved to fish and we went there frequently. It's such a quaint little town. Great job! Debbie

profenretraite said...

PS...I love your Christmas music!! Debbie

mbkatc230 said...

Thanks for visiting! I'll try to answer some of your questions. Kathysue, we are in Central Texas so we do not get snow as a usual thing. We will get some occasionally, but it's not common and it melts almost immediately. Vanna, yes this always helps me get into the Christmas spirit! Debbie, we go to Apalach every year! It's funny that you said the town looks like "It's a wonderful life" - that's actually the theme of our Christmas stroll every year. Marty, thanks for being my first blog visitor! Thanks to all of you for your support and good wishes. Kathy

Pug1 said...

Hi I'm Michele!!! I like your blog! I luv traditions and singing carols! CHEERS!!!!

nikkicrumpet said...

It sounds like a wonderful time. It all looks so pretty...and I love the idea of neighbors mingling and enjoying the start of the holiday season. How lovely!

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tardevil said...

Thanks for coming by my blog today! I think I need to visit that Escape place! It has my name all over it!

laurie said...

How fun that they flip a switch for the Christmas lights. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my first visit to yours. I'll be back. laurie

Geri said...

I love Christmas too! It's my favorite holiday, and I just can't figure out how it's not everyone's favorite holiday.

Lynette said...

Your blog title caught my eye this morning since I'm an empty nester as weel and I recognized you from RMS - you commented on my MBR before. I have the link on my blog. I posted as "clm650" and you liked the wall color, anyway, we follow a lot of the same people so I thought I'd say welcome to blogworld!!
Come by and visit if you get a chance.
Lynette

lvroftiques said...

Hi ya Kathy! Just stopping by to see what's new! Did you find any Christmas gifts while you were strolling that lovely town of yours? Vanna

Kathysue said...

Hi Kat, I loved the stroll and the shopping.I can't believe you remembered I love smell good things especially lavendar, you are amazing!Your little town is so picturesque, what a great little community.I am so craving chocolate.Hey I just remembered my hairdresser gave me some Sees candy,I left it in the car.Gotta go chocolate is calling my name,Great job, loved it all, hugs Kathysue

prairiedog said...

Hi Kathy,I made it here!I love the beautiful old architecure I am seeing in your home town.So much prettier than the boring old new buildings.It makes me think of our town and one of the huge old buildings they are going to be destroying here.I will miss it so much.Before they knock it down,I will show it to you.A real shame.I will be back again.I look forward to seeing more of your world.warmly,cyndi,"your micassa bud"

tardevil said...

I love that lowboy/hutch/whatever Marty's rooster is on....do you think they'd charge me a jillion dollars to ship it to NC?