Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunday Favorites - My First Post


Chari at Happy to Design is hosting another edition of "Sunday Favorites" and I'm joining in for the first time. Summer is such a busy season, this is a great way to share an older post with new friends who might not have seen it. After your visit, make sure to pop over to http://happytodesign.blogspot.com/ and see who else is posting their favorite "blasts from the past" . I've decided to share the very first post I ever did. Just think of this as "Pre Christmas in July" Lets go back in time to November 2008 and see one of the reasons I love the town that we call home. Bragging alert - Georgetown was just named one of the 100 Best Small Towns to live in America by Money magazine. Gee, I could have told them that years ago!




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 lovely 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.


Before the Magic

After Santa flipped the switch

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

My favorite shop for gifts


Hope you enjoyed our little trip back to November. I feel cooler already. Now stop by Chari's and see what everyone is sharing today.

19 comments:

xinex said...

I really like your little town, Kathy. It is so cultural and there is always something going on. This looked like a real fun event....Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Kathy I remember this [ost...has it been that long girl...and after 107 here today I really enjoyed the cool winter ha ha!! May you have a great weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I didn't realize that I had read your first post, but I remember this post. I thought your town just looked and sounded like such a charming place to live. laurie

Martha said...

There is nothing like a little town -- what a charming town and what great traditions!

squawmama said...

Loved your little town celebration... That is why I just love smaller towns. Thanks for coming by and yes I do hope to get out that way to eat some Mexican Food and meet you... Would be FUN!
Have a wonderful day

(((HUGS)))
Donna

marty39 said...

Kat, I always love seeing the great pictures of your town and hearing about all the wonderful community events that you have. It so reminds me of when we lived in Ore. and our small town turned out for everything. Such fun. Hugs, Marty

Cheri Peoples said...

I love Christmas-my birthday is Christmas Day
Come for a visit and the free give away
Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Chari said...

Hi Kathy...

Girl, don't you just love Christmas in July? Hehe! I was just down in Corpus Christi a couple of weeks ago and it was over 100 degrees everyday...I'm all for thinking about Christmas in such hot weather!!! Hehe!

What a great post! I have been through your sweet town of Georgetown...and I loved it! You're absolutely right about how great it is...I love the "quaintness" of it (hmmm...is quaintness a word?) I love your nearby lake too...so pretty! I live way out in the country but our nearby, very tiny, local town always does Christmas up with a bang and I just love it!!! Everyone in town comes out for it and there is such a comraderie and excitement! Georgetown is definitely beautiful all lit up in it's Christmas finery...thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!

I'm so glad that you joined in with Sunday Favorites today, my friend!!! I'll leave you with a "cool" thought...close your eyes and try real hard...ohhh yeah, can't you hear the sleighbells a jingling? Hehe!!! Stay cool, Sweetie...talk with you later!!!

Have a super Sunday!
Chari

Kim said...

I would love to live in a town such as yours.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Thanks for the peek at your town! Your favorite shopping spot looks looks very intriguing!

Have a nice Sunday!
Sherri:)

Lynn said...

Oh, I feel so much cooler!
104???
Christmas in July!

Vivienne said...

What a beautiful town! I live in cruddy, non-descript Southern California and would love to live somewhere with character and charm! (I'd even give up my Target with the booze section!) ;)

Christmas is my favorite season too. Your post makes me wish summer was a little closer to being done...

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Looks like a sweet little town! I love looking at all the Christmas lights that time of the year- so cheery and festive!

blessings
mary

Lori E said...

Yes this was a refreshing break from the heat.
Re your comment, I haven't seen any of the Harry Potters or read any either. I know, I know. Hard to believe.
I think I may be the only person in the whole world who hasn't.

Calming Scents said...

that last shop looks like an awesome place to stroll thru.

Your town looks so neat, like a great place to live.

Lori said...

Thanks for stopping by Cathy! You are so sweet! I'm trying to do better with blogging, but you know how it is with a daughter.LOL

DesignTies said...

Oh, don't make me feel cooler now what we FINALLY have a properly hot summer day!! ;-)

Small towns have to much charm and character -- you're lucky to live where you do :-)

We're also having a "blast from the past" blog party every Wednesday this summer. We'd love to have you join us :-)

Thanks for your comment on our new blog design. Katie really did a fantastic job -- it's like she climbed into my head and saw exactly what I was envisioning. Only I didn't think she would be able to make me look as good as she did!! :-D

Kelly

Bill said...

Hi Kathy,
Thanks for taking us to a cooler time in a beautiful place! And thanks for stopping by and leaving the nice comment. Hope your week's going well!

Bye for now,
Bill

prof en retraite said...

Hi Kat! I remember this post! Can it be just since November that we've been blogging? lol I love your all-American town! One of these days, I'm gonna get there! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie