|One of the gallery rooms|
|My mother-in-law's fabulous tree|
My family started a brand new tradition and we went to Irish Acres, Gallery of Antiques and had lunch at their restaurant there, The Glitz. It is in Nonesuch, Kentucky and the drive to get there was lovely with miles of handmade low rock walls. My hubby and I had been once before when we were engaged so 18 years ago was the last time I was there.
The thing is, it's not, on the surface, my kind of place. Three stories of antiques with rooms that look like, (well you can see them), so you get the idea. I don't like clutter, I don't like frou-frou things but while there is a lot of that there, that's not the important part. Everyone is so nice and walking through three stories of antiques and decorations with my kids was a lot of fun. Of course my kids, being mine, started thinking up horror stories that could occur in the gallery when they close it. Dolls coming to life, going after the poor security guard, etc. It was funny. The best part though was just being with them. Also, I have been very blessed to have a mother-in-law who thinks her grandchildren are hysterical and even though she herself decorates like a pro, (as is evident), she thinks my many eclectic ornaments on the miss-mash tree are beautiful too. So really, it wasn't lunch or buying more Christmas ornaments yesterday, but instead realizing that after all the hoopla, it's the little things that make the holiday.