Friday, November 4, 2011

Sparkles & Sweets



"People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


Tonight, a nearby city had their yearly Sparkles & Sweets evening. This is where all the downtown stores stay open till nine, and decorate their windows, show off their Christmas shopping gifts, and offer free sweets and champagne. They have strolling singers, mimes, magicians, fire performers, and horse and carriage rides! I will be showing you some more of this in the next few days.


"Men and women who have lived wisely and well will shine brilliantly, like the cloudless, star-strewn night skies. And those who put others on the right path to life will glow like stars forever."
Daniel 12:3


P.S. Some of you have been commenting to me, but are not telling me if you want to be entered in my purse giveaway. Please let me know yes or no.

26 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

That sounds like a fun event. I like it when cities do promotions to bring folks to the downtown areas. That carriage is pretty, I would love to take a ride around the town.

kanak7 said...

Everything looks so beautiful, the shop windows, particularly. I also like the platter on your header photo. The food looks delicious! (I have a sweet tooth!)

About the giveaway, it's a no from me. I think I live too far away! That's the only reason.

Ann said...

That sounds like a really fun evening. I love the horse drawn carriage. It looks like something right out of Cinderella :)
That first quote is fabulous. I love it

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

All those lovely sweets look delicious. Sounds like a fun evening.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love that Elizabeth Kubler-Ross quote, Ginny. So true.

This looks like a perfect evening outing!! Your header photo is so pretty with those little stars and silver...

I'd love to enter that purse contest... but, I do all I can not to carry one! Hope someone who loves carrying one wins. blessings to you. Tanna

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Wow that is a neat town event...Pretty pics of it. Yes for the purse for me!

Sandra said...

love all the things around town but the real grabber for me is that last shot of the CANDY... woo hooo on that one. what a great idea to promote the stores, fun and sparkles and food, nothing better. can't wait to see the rest of the story.

Darlene said...

ohhh, free sweets and free champaign? Sounds like a great place to be! My stomach is growling after looking at those yummy cookies. (It doesn't take much! ha.) Great photos and love the stained glass quote. Yes, sign me up for the giveaway! :)

Stephanie V said...

Fun way to get everyone thinking of their Christmas shopping!

Glenda said...

What a "sweet" way to welcome the Christmas season!

Sharon said...

Some of the small towns do something like this, to open the shopping season, although I have never seen a carriage ride!

DawnTreader said...

Looks and sounds like a great photo opportunity. A bit early for Christmas yet though in my opinion... Although some shops here too started their Christmas displays back in mid October.

George said...

I've not heard of a Sparkles & Sweets event before, but it looks like a lot of fun. Your nighttime photos are wonderful, and I look forward to seeing more.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

this sounds so fun....what a great idea. Sparkles are the best and I love K-Ross. Her life truly reflected love and kindess.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Looks great and likely is quite the popular event for that city. I like the pictures and just adore the carriage and horse. Have a wonderful evening!

Tracy said...

Well Ginny, I can tell you one thing that sparkles and shines is your little grand daughter. Her costume is quite lovely and those fall pictures of her through the years are just adorable...what a sweetie...

Chatty Crone said...

And I'll be a sunbeam (sparkle) for him .....

Love this:

"People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Sandie♥

Rose said...

Looks like a fun time could be had there.

Karin said...

That looks like a terrific evening!

Arti said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. Love the sparkles, loved the decorations and the twinkling lights...
The first quote is such a meaningful quote, just loved it.
Have a beautiful day Ginny:)

SweetMarie said...

You're entire post is sooo beautiful. It looks like you had a really fun time. I would have eaten a lot of that candy! LOL!

Ann said...

free sweets and champagne, I will stay there the whole night.

Then you have to drive me home before I run some one down.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I like that...Sparkles and Sweets! Sounds like a wonderful night. I always thought it would be fun to take a carriage ride.
Put my name in the hat! Thanks, Ginny!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This sounds like a fun event, Ginny. The chocolate truffles are my waekness ..I could eat that whole plateful!

Your give away is very pretty! Please enter my name in the draw.

Shanda said...

That sounds like such a fun way to begin the holiday season. RE: the fire handlers...at least they tried, huh?

reanaclaire said...

wow..Lovely lightings here, Ginny!