When we moved to Cary almost 10 years ago, one of the first things we did to the house was to work on the garden. While doing that we found a locally owned garden store just around the corner from us: Garden Suppley Co. We have bought all manner of plants and fertilizer from them over the years and have found them to be of the highest quality.
The store alway had a small gift shop area but a few years ago they had a fire in it and decided to rebuild it with a substantial gift shop. They have some very unique pieces in there and we often go there for gifts for teachers or things like that. If you are ever in Cary, I encourage you to stop in. They are super friendly and helpful.
One of the best things about their store is their Christmas decorations. They have at least a dozen trees throughout the shop, each decorated in a different theme. They change them every year so you neve know what to expect. This was my favorite for this year.
I also liked this little guy. I know that on some level he's a little creepy but I think it was the pose that caught my eye and made me shoot him.
It's a family owned store so they really cater to families as best they can. Every year they have pony rides, there is a swing set out back for the kids to play on while their parents shop around etc. They have a big red sleigh out front this time of year and encourage kids to climb up in it and parents to take pictures. It didn't take much encouragement to get us to comply.
Then, of course, we had to decorate the tree with the new ornaments.
People in the past have noted that my children are decorating the tree in summer jammies. Yup, they wear summer jammies all year long. They are comfortable so I don't bug them. After all, it's just jammies. Do you really think I want to pick a fight just before bedtime about something so inconsequential?
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun