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

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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

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We did see some beautiful old typewriters

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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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