Rather reluctantly from the Jelly-Cat stand we went on to look at the Christmas stockings. Unfortunately I now realise that I have only captured a few here, including ones for a dog and cat which I thought were very festive looking. Might have been tempted to buy two of the doggy ones for my daughter’s dogs but they already have two beautiful furry red trimmed with white ones in the shape of a dog’s paw.
Would love to go back again to take a photo of the rest that were there but not sure now if I have the time as it’s quite some way away. I was particularly taken with the two boy’s camoflauged ones that were hanging above these.
Talking of dogs…..!
These look very Christmassy in their Santa hats but not a patch on the Jelly-Cat soft toys.
Bethany was quite taken with these tall mice dressed as Santa Clauses though I’m not sure if there are copy’s of a real cartoon mouse character. Any one else know?
They too came in different sizes.
There were Penguins, Snowmen and Father Christmases too.
As we left this part on the Garden World and ventured outside to go to the Hobbycraft centre it was getting late and dusk had begun to fall so I quickly snapped these animal photos that were set up on a straw bail scene.
This Cockeral was obviously made with real feathers and looked really lifelike.
Bethany decided that she wanted to have a little sit on this model of a sheep.
….And on this cow whose head mechanically moved from side to side.
Next stop was to buy some Mistletoe for the Victorian Kissing Bunch that we hang on the wall besides the front door (photo later) and inside in our hallway.
Not forgetting the Holly, again for the Kissing Bunch.
Bethany finally posing in amongst some Pine Fir and cone wreaths.
On our way back to the car we spotted these most attractive owls made from stones. I might well have been tempted to buy one for our garden as wasn’t sure how to get one of the larger ones to the car, never mind into it as they weighed more than a ton. (Guessing one would need a mechanical crane mounted on a huge truck or several very strong men and a sturdy 4×4!)
Even the smallest ones were quite heavy.
The Christmas annual visit now ended we headed for home, tired but happy.