And so it begins – a whole new Holiday Season at Drake’s! 

November 27, 2014 12:00 am

As the days got shorter and darker, we clad the trees along the bike lane and road with lights. It used to be awfully dark, but no more. Consider it our gift to the community. 🙂

Street lights

We draped garland along our fence,  and decorated the fence posts.

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We made wreaths…

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…. and planters.

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We rigged up tree stands, and fluffed trees – Nordmans and Nobles.

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All the leaves were swept off the paving, and a fireplace was built.

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The greenhouse was spruced up with garlands, mistletoe and lights…

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… and an icy landscape adorns our meeting area.

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Our Tillandsia tree is up…

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… succulent wreaths are in…

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… and we are well stocked with wreaths, swags, greens,…

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… and mistletoe to go.

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The greenhouse is full of fabulous houseplants…

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… and we have some winter-inspired arrangements planted up too.


Our winter-dressed metal arch shines a welcoming light to those using our new entrance – the one facing Jamieson.

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We had some fun with creative gift wrapping, like this one with an airplant paired with a bow made out of recycled packaging paper…

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… and these two – one with kale and one with netting from a bag of fruit. We had a lot of fun! I for one would be excited to find a gift like that under my tree.

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Christmas tree at Drake's

Closeup of Christmas tree at Drake's

I’d say we’re pretty much ready for the Holidays, starting tomorrow. We all have a so much to be grateful for. We here at Drake’s wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, laughter and reflection. After that – let the madness begin! We’re ready… 🙂

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