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Collectibles for One, More Junk for Another...Salado, Christmas by Terry Spear

 

I loved the old buildings in Salado decorated for Christmas. We walked all over and saw many of the homes/shops that are on the historical tour. Many of these were built in the 1860's. It seems a long time ago, until I think of visiting the Scottish castles!!!

 

 

Here are some more of the shops and their wooden walkways.

 

 

Inside one of the old buildings that once was a residence and now a shop I took a picture of the rock work and pretty mirrored chest, and caught myself in the mirror! I didn't realize I had. Debbie, poor thing, was my coat bearer while I took pictures. It looked like it would rain, but it never did, so we finally ditched the coats in the car. I kept apologizing to her for having to be the workhorse on the trip, and if I had wanted to hide the fact she was carrying our coats, I captured it in the picture. So no tall tales there...

 

I loved the stone work in the buildings, and in the mirror, you can also see how the glass door has a glass window above it. Many of the buildings had these. My friend kept saying, "Can you imagine dusting all this stuff?"

 

My mother used to say, "They aren't collectables. They're dustables."

 

But it's hard not to walk away with something cute from Salado. :) 

 

 

The little guy in the middle who is playing his music? He came home for Christmas with me--my gift to me from Salado, my muse. :)

 

 

A dust collector? Surely not!

 

How about you? Can you resist collecting those collectables?

 

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

 

Terry

"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality!"

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