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a taste of christmas in my village

on of the dozens of entries in the gingerbread house contest
Joe the barber always plays host the the Family Centre's craft for kids.
One of the local shop owners... he loves to dress the part.
I couldn't resist a bokeh shot... so many pretty lights everywhere!
My friend Erin's daughter visited with Mr. Claus....
...while her son visited with Mrs. Claus.
I thought of Feebs when I saw these ;))
And I thought of me when I saw these ;)))
gaze into the ball... what do you see?
The annual Christmas in the Village event to attract shoppers to our local businesses is always a popular event.

This is a taste of the sights.

Photo Technique Challenge (mine)and others
LisaMarieGeorge I love 3 and 4 it's amazing picture!
LisaMarieGeorge · 2011-12-01: 21:32
????? Great set!
????? · 2011-12-01: 21:41
lukesmom Love these! Looks very Christmasy! We go to the Festival of Lights tomorrow night!
lukesmom · 2011-12-01: 21:44
Clarinetchick Very fun set, love it!!
Clarinetchick · 2011-12-01: 22:03
Keryl Excellent! I laughed right out loud at 10 & 11!
Those Claus shots are soooo beautiful and the gingerbread houses and on and on....
nobody does Bokeh like you - superb.
Can you tell this set makes me very happy? Thank you.
Keryl · 2011-12-01: 22:10
GKorts Nice, that is what I am missing here in Georgia
GKorts · 2011-12-01: 22:58
joycephotography Somebody must be feeling better........ Great set of photos.
joycephotography · 2011-12-01: 23:11
Shaparak Interesting set!
Shaparak · 2011-12-01: 23:36
liveandletlive Bwahahahaha! I love all of these. The shoes are great and the napkins kick ass.
I also love seeing little kids with Santa and Mrs Claus and not being afraid and crying. I adore Christmas don't you? Your little village looks like such a charming place. Maybe we should rethink the trip and I should come there.
Oh, and the gingerbread houses look great but ginger shortbread is heaven for taste buds.
liveandletlive · 2011-12-01: 23:43
beth0110 are you coming out here for a visit????
love your village. it looks like a wonderful event to start off the season. love the shoes for feeby and of course, the napkins really say a lot about you :) hehehe
beth0110 · 2011-12-02: 00:18
farideh Great and interesting.
farideh · 2011-12-02: 03:01
stabeez Nice! This is always a popular event. I haven't been for a few years though. Maybe next year I'll make time.
stabeez · 2011-12-02: 06:57
lookagain Oh, this looks like so much fun! You really did a great job in capturing the spirit of this event! So many lovely colors and happy faces....excellent holiday post, Marjorie!
lookagain · 2011-12-02: 08:32
mallusatish Amazing captures,fantastic~!~
mallusatish · 2011-12-02: 08:48
ArtBee Oh WoW Marjorie these are fantastic! I love the bokeh shot and your Santa and Mrs. Clause are magical. Your local merchant in #3 does look like a "Jolly Ole Elf" indeed. Wonderful Dickens atmosphere in #5. Those gingerbread houses are great, it must have been hard to pick a winner. Looks like Katie is having a hard time deciding too.....
ArtBee · 2011-12-02: 10:54
NellyBly So fun! Wish I had been there too..they got fancy with the gingerbread houses..I did one with the granddaughters last year for the first time..it can be a really creative time..love the shot with Ms. Claus and the green sparkly shoes!
NellyBly · 2011-12-02: 13:05
va000119 Ahhh, shoes, I love shopping for shoes!!! Great pics as well. :-))
va000119 · 2011-12-02: 18:01
promise Oh I wish I could have time for Christmas fun like this.
promise · 2011-12-03: 02:57
renatomartins Lots of work on this post, but my fav is #10
renatomartins · 2011-12-03: 16:04
????? Love shot 11, i wonder why ;-) Nice, cosy and fun set Marj!!
????? · 2011-12-04: 19:53
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