Monday, November 26, 2012

how a town dresses

we spent the better part of the weekend in middletown, connecticut, with our friends and their angelic bebe, for their annual christmas tree getting. the day starts and ends in this colorful place. every brick is fair game! here, my lavender house could never be out of place.
 
 
 
according to tradition, the day begins with a diner breakfast to end all diner breakfasts, and ends with a beer at the pub across the street. Bebe and crew thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
 
(yes, we actually decorate the tree as well. in my mind, all activities begin and end in food and drink.)
 

16 comments:

  1. I wann go to this magic town, its like everything is made of candy! They'd have the best Christmas trees too I bet.

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    1. our traditional end of the day joint has like twenty christmas trees tied to the building, hanging at precarious angles, with a constant stream of holiday tunes piped into the street. AWESOME.

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  2. I would never have known there lies hidden in CT, a gem of street/public art and happy typography. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. An annual Christmas tree getting day sounds amazing! And that art is amazing - love the matches!

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  4. I must confess I looked at all the pictures first and then I had to go back and read all the text. They were too colorful not to scroll! :D

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  5. My gosh, I so want to go there! It's a colour-lovers dream!!

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  6. That third building looks awesome. I'd love to live in a place like that.

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    1. it's a st vincent de paul's community house! they were doing a soup kitchen when i passed by.

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  7. Wow! Pretty awesome colour therapy for a dreary november day!

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  8. Lovely colorful buildings. Sounds like a fantastic holiday break! I especially love diner breakfasts!!

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  9. How cool! Love these colorful shots! Diner breakfast and a beer? Sounds like the bookends to a perfect day!

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  10. How fun! If only we all had a bit more color in our lives. And storefronts.

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  11. Middletown, CT, is a really vibrant town (in more ways than one!). And it'll be even more vibrant next summer when the hordes of Regency-bedecked visitors with the local Jane Austen Society chapter invade the town for a "Jane Austen Summer Camp"! There will be many double takes, I'm betting!

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