Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holiday List

My Adventures in December:

1. Last week, we spent a couple of nights at The Drake Hotel in Chicago. This is a holiday tradition for us and we enjoyed it very much as usual!

I took some photos of the church we love...

and shopped at Macy's, enjoying the holiday displays.

I just loved the retro images at the Benefits cosmetic counter.

We treated Dan's colleagues to a fine dinner at the Rosebud Steakhouse.

Dan checking out the Rosebud Steakhouse menu.

What can I say - I LOVE Chicago, especially at Christmastime!

2. Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern opened five locations in our area and I had the opportunity to experience an evening of taste testing. Everything was delicious, especially the Bleu Buffalo Tavern Fries! You can learn more about them here. I took some carry out to Ashleigh and she enjoyed it too!

3. I visited two antique shops in Zionsville, Indiana that are in the Indiana Antique Guide: Hidden Treasures & Brown's Antiques. 

I purchased some great old sheet music at Hidden Treasures,

and Brown's Antiques was a neat place to visit. I understand the grounds are especially beautiful in the spring, so I will be sure to stop by again then.

4. Another drawing by Ashleigh. What a darling couple!

5. I enjoyed our Christmas tablescape when we had dinner with Ashleigh and her boyfriend. The red dots cloth is a twin sized sheet I found at Goodwill. The smaller poinsettia vintage tablecloth came from an antique shop and I used it to add some flair. The centerpiece on the right is a Thomas Kincaid Christmas scene.

6. Here's an old Christmas photo I found at an antique shop...Look at all of that good stuff Santa brought him that year! What would your caption be for this photo?

Here's to wishing you a Merry Christmas with those you love! I hope you will have a Happy Holiday List too!


  1. Lovely photos. Merry Christmas. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing it all!
    YOU are blessed!
    Happy New YEAR!

  3. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing!
    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  4. #6 ~~ "Have a Rootin' Tootin' Christmas!!"

  5. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Hapoy New Year!
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  6. O, what a fun time you must have had. I've never been there but would love to go someday.
    That last adorable photo so so so reminds me of my little brother.....


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