First weekend in December

It is hard to believe it is December, when you can walk around in a trench coat or sweater…but that is exactly what happened last Saturday, when we went to Zionsville for Christmas in the village. There was a Christmas trolley transporting people


but we decided to just walk Main street and check out the antique stores, as well as a clock shop on Main street.

The finds of the day included a copper cookie cutter

_MG_9161copyand a couple of the cheesy green cactus stem Margarita glasses you can find at Mexican restaurants.

We did see some beautiful old typewriters


– but none of those came home with us. My favorite antique store was Brown’s,



where we saw this gorgeous, sturdy and substantial candle holder:


It was carved out of a giant piece of heavy wood and painted red. I could envision it sitting on a large, rustic wood dinner table, with mismatched china, copper accessories, burlap place mats….someday. When I have my old house in Tuscany…Anyway, the building housing the antique store was adorable, complete with the stone walls you see in England/Scotland, and cute little bunny hopping around.

The evening ended with a luminary walk in Central Park – no, not New York, Carmel’s version.


Sunday morning Michael and made beignets – utilizing the new cookie cutters purchased on Saturday


and watched a Sissy-esque French movie with Ingmar Bergman, Elena and Her Men.

The evening movie was Brando’s A Streetcar Named Desire, with ginger-miso salmon and broccolini.


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