Holiday Decor

Merry Christmas to All

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Christmas week hellos everyone! I’m taking the rest of the week off from blogging to enjoy the family fun and games here in Las Vegas. Opportunities are so few for me to see my cousins and siblings and my nieces and nephews since we all live in separate parts of the country. Our tree is decorated and we’re having so much fun together.

christmas tree

I like to treat this time of year as a season of rest as well. Sleeping in, enjoying long conversations over coffee, baking cookies and preparing meals together, the simple pleasures that come from slowing down, ignoring the clock and computer, and focusing on real connection.

eat drink and be merry

I want to thank each and every one of you for your visits to the blog whether you read every post or just stop by now and then to see what I’m up to, I appreciate your interest in all that’s going on in our lives, I’m so grateful for your online friendship!

We had a busy wonderful year, and I have big plans for 2015. We’re looking at buying another fixer upper and I’m working on a spring line of fabric patterns. There are two kitchen remodels in progress, and two bathrooms to update as well, I look forward to sharing it all with you next year.

bowl of blue ornaments

 

Wishing you all a blessed and beautiful Christmas!

Weaver’s Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Only 8 days left until Christmas friends, are you ready? Amidst the busyness, we took a drive last night to one of our favorite stops for Christmas light displays, and none is so great as Weaver’s Winter Wonderland which is located in the town just north of us.

For 20 years Scott Weaver has been adding to his collection of Christmas decor and each year he transforms his modest home in Rohnert Park into a grand castle featuring Disney characters and Christmas decorations that fill his property from the sidewalk to the rooftop, it’s such an amazing sight to see, people travel for hours all around Northern California to visit each year.

weavers winter wonderland sign

Weaver’s Winter Wonderland is so great, it won the Great Christmas Light Fight of 2014, featured on ABC. We arrived just before sunset, before Scott comes out to greet visitors and turn the lights on.

weaver home no lights

Once the sun sets, on come the lights and here come the people (hundreds each night).

weavers winter wonderland with lights

I asked Scott how many hours it takes to set up this Christmas display each year and he told me between him and his son they clock about 340 hours and it’s all to delight the neighbors and visitors each year.

For two decades, Scott has spent his free hours cutting characters out of plywood and hand painting them himself, and he captures the look and personality of each one. Scott invites visitors into his driveway and up his walkway and even offers them a look in his garage.

He disguises his roof with tiered pieces of plywood painted like a castle, and decorated with lights and characters. Feast your eyes on this home’s amazing display, it truly is a winter wonderland.

weaver roof

It’s the same with the front yard, everything beyond the picket fence is a stage of favorite characters we all love.

weaver winter wonderland castle

 

frozen castle weavers winter wonderland

 

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