Thursday, November 30, 2023

Opdykes, Part II

This is a continuation of yesterday's post.
 More photographs of the furniture store in Point Pleasant that flips it's inventory every year at this time
 and fills the store with  
Christmas and Winter decorations.
From the pictures I have included, you can see the store is jam packed with gorgeous decor. 
The items are quite unique...
they have everything you need and all things you didn't even known you needed. 

This Christmas Tree is made from Sea Glass
easily found on the beaches at the Jersey Shore.

- at christmas, all roads lead home -

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Opdykes Christmas Shop

The transformation is amazing...
A fairly large furniture store Opdyke Furniture in Point Pleasant, NJ is made over each season 
in to this beautiful Christmas shopping village.
No detail is overlooked, as the shop is decorated with the finest elements,
to decorate your home for Christmas.
Everything you see is for sale...
if you are not in the Christmas spirit when you arrive,
you will be when you leave.

The staff is friendly and helpful,
thank you for allowing me to take pictures.

I took this picture for my friend Leanne.

- buy less, choose well and make it last -

Monday, November 27, 2023

Thanksgiving 2023...In The Books

Thanksgiving was awesome, we all had such a wonderful time.
Spent at my niece Deanna's house, 
she and her husband Anthony have a wonderful home to spend any holiday in.
I say that because they are so kind and generous 
and their home is the kind of home you feel very relaxed in.
Kids running around, one on roller skates, anything goes and nothing is ever a problem.
 We arrived at 2 pm and spent several hours talking, laughing, telling stories and eating appetizers.

Anthony takes care of the bird, the turkey is fried, outside, away from the house.
 I think that took about an hour.

The turkey done was really beautiful, 
very shiny and I must admit to eating a little piece of the skin and it was delicious.
The turkey meat was also very good, moist and tender.

Addie and Lorelei with their new great cousin, Adrian.

Not everyone is in this picture,
we had a nice big group and the food was delicious...

- the company was better -

We played a game after dinner, "left right center"
I have never played this game before and it was so fun!!

And if anyone is wondering about that 
Fall Bucket List
we did pretty well...
I see a lot of "x"s on there!

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Saturday Critters #519

During a recent drive around Lake of the Lilies I was thrilled to see a few of my favorite birds and ducks.
The Herons spend their winters here in New Jersey and there is one that lives at the lake,
we almost always see it when we visit!

We only see the Mergansers during the cold weather and they have arrived for their winter stay with us.
I saw a huge group of both males and females. 
They were way out in the middle of the lake and this image is heavily cropped.

The Male American Wigeon
They were the first of the winter ducks to arrive, several weeks ago.

And last but not least, The Mute Swans
I have been trying to get a picture like this for my entire adult life, and it finally happened.
Can you believe the "photo bomb" almost looks like it is smirking at me!

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
Viewing Nature With Eileen 
for Saturday Critters

Friday, November 24, 2023

Printing Your Blog Into A Book

 It is a wonderful way to share your memories with others.
When we are having company, I usually put a couple on the coffee table for guests to read and enjoy.
If they are not interested, I pay them to look.
The hubs and I also enjoy flipping through the pages to remember the wonderful outings we have shared.

So for those of you that may enjoy printing your blog into a book,
this is the perfect time to do it.
I don't think 50% off has ever been offered before...
Follow this link ( click on "Get Started" and use the savings code FESTIVE to save 50%. 

These are some of my books, I have a total of 34.

This deal ends on Monday, so you have plenty of time to print one for yourself!

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving...


The ones that got away!!