Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Magic

On the first Saturday in December, I like to go to a special place. I like to go behind this door. It's not a very fancy door, but I can't wait to walk inside.

When I go behind this door, it's like magic.

I think that this place is magical because you can see and feel the Spirit of Christmas behind this door.
This door opens up to an old curb market.

I like to go on a cold and crisp Saturday morning. I love the smell of evergreen as I walk through the door. As soon as you open the door, you are greeted with the site of dozens of poinsettias, the smell of evergreen and the warm air.

The flowers come in a wonderful variety of size and color.

There are giant heaters mounted to the ceiling
and they blow out waves of warm air.

Monkey Pine, cedar and Fraser fur boughs have been skillfully made into beautiful wreaths or garlands. They are so fresh and they smell like Christmas.

The people who sell at the Montgomery Curb Market have been here for years. They have the same booths and you can return year after year and see the same people selling their greenery, vegetables, baked goods and canned items.

Busy shoppers make their way up and down the isles as they make their holiday purchases. Some shoppers hurry from booth to booth while others move more slowly. I am one of the slower shoppers. I move from booth to booth and isle to isle as I savor the atmosphere. Over the years I have taken many friends to the curb market at Christmas and each one of them has left saying that the experience is just as I have promised,"Magic."

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