I believe your atmosphere and your surroundings create a mind state for you. ~ Theophilus London
I don’t like to be a slave to my living environment, but I do take a little time to try to create a place where I like to hang out. Just a few low cost/no cost seasonally appropriate decorations make a difference. It helps me appreciate a season or holiday. I do it for myself and after it’s done, I’m glad I took the extra effort.
Psychologists say our attitudes are affected by our environment. So, no matter where you are living, even if it is in what you might consider to less than ideal, take the time to add a little sprig of holly or a pine bough or a cinnamon scented candle or put a light in the window during this holiday season. Thrift stores are often a great place to pick up embellishments for nearly next to nothing.
Last week in the dark of the evening I upped my spirits when I strolled historic downtown Main Street Steamboat with a friend and took in the window dressing. The fresh fallen snow added to the magic! Here are some images. All but a few were taken from the outside looking in.
Below: Fringe (a new store in town). I liked it very much!
Do stop in and check it out!
Below: F.M Light & Sons (THE place for cowboy boots!)
Below: Kali’s Boutique (a place to get distinctive apparel)
Below: Steamboat Art Company (this display was like fairytale land). I expected to see little gnomes or elves or sprites peaking out from between the pastel colored foliage!
Below: Allen’s Clothing (There, hospitality included great treats!)
Below: Steamboat Art Company (as usual, their window displays are as lovely as their in store wares). I always get caught up in this store – so much to look at.
Below: Steamboat Art Company
Below: F.M. Light and Sons (Outfittin’ the West Since 1905)
Check out their blog – A Cowboy’s Christmas Recollections
Below: F.M. Light & Sons
Below: Chrysalis Steamboat (surprisingly affordable and stylish).
A Fulfilling evening experience from Winter Wonderland in Steamboat Springs, CO
“Paper state” last week we received 44 inches of new snow and we have already surpassed 115 inches for the season! See for yourself. Much, much more has come over the past few days.
Thanks to those who gave me permission to take photos inside their retail establishments!
Come on back tomorrow to All Things Fulfilling. Then I’ll be taking a break until after Christmas.
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