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Daylight View of the Downtown Christmas Tree

Wow- last night’s Terrific Thursday was extra terrific! Santa and his “entourage” were out and about visiting the shops around the square and will be visiting the rest of downtown Decatur’s shops in weeks to come. We were thrilled to be visited by carolers from Agnes Scott College – they stopped to have a picture made with Santa too.

Santa and His Entourage!

Santa poses with carolers from Agnes Scott.

The tree lighting on the Square brought hundreds of folks to downtown Decatur Thanks so much to Krista of Little Shop of Stories for getting the tree and making this event happen. Check out her blog  to find out where the tree came from. Cute story and pictures.

Krista Watched the Crowd Gather

Waiting for the Tree Lighting


Hope to see lots of folks out tonight for the Decatur Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes. I wish I had Santa to hang out with again tonight, but he is busy making toys for good little boys and girls. I asked for a new BMW, but he said it was too big for my stocking. Guess I need a bigger stocking!

Santa and Children at Greene's

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Feeling lost without a Concert on the Square or an event? No fear- there are plenty of things going on in Decatur this weekend!

greenesfinefoodsGreene’s Fine Foods is celebrating their one year anniversary this weekend. To show their appreciation for the community they are offering 20% off everything in the store on Friday and Saturday. Stop by and pick up some nuts, candy, frozen yogurt, gourmet food, or gift items. It is never too early to start your Christmas Shopping!

Salvador by Anne Berry

Salvador by Anne Berry

Worthmore Jewelers is excited to announce “The Trail to Happiness”, their first juried exhibition in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. The exhibition will kick off with an Opening Reception on Saturday, October 3rd from 5 until 8 pm in the Decatur Store. You will have an opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy hors d’oeuvres as well as their signature rum punch. If you can’t get by for the opening, the show runs through November 6.

After stopping by Worthmore, head over to Sycamore Place Gallery, across from the Ice House Lofts. You may have heard about the infamous piano smashing at “Sylvia’s Atomic Cafe”. The Gallery invites you to join them in a return to form with John Cox’s new work entitled “The Southerness”. For more information call 404-377-7747.

yard-sale-bwThe Decatur High School Band program is holding a massive yard sale this Saturday, 3 October from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at Intown Ace Hardware on Scott Blvd. Don’t miss this opportunity to find some great deals AND help our talented world-traveling marching band raise some much needed funds for the band, drill team, and color guard! The DHS Band Booster Yard Sale will be held in conjunction with the Intown Ace Hardware Annual Yard Sale at 1404 Scott Blvd with their generous sponsorship.


On Sunday, October 4th,  from 2 until 6 pm, it is time for Dogtoberfest at the Solarium in Oakhurst. The event is sponsored by local businesses to benefit improvements to the Oakhurst Dog Park. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for food, beverages and Dogtoberfest activities.

Events will include:

> Mutt Strutt starting at the Taj Ma-Hound Bakery for Dogs and ending on the Solarium lawn.  Costumes are welcome with prizes for Scariest, Goofiest, Prettiest, Funniest, Best Group Costume and Most Original.
> Get your dog Microchipped by Animal Action Rescue.
> Adopt a new family member from a local rescue.
> Learn from the professional trainers at Frogs to Dogs. They’ll be taking your questions and introducing the Emergency Animal Transport Vehicle, the first of its kind in GA.
> Marketplace for cool new collars and leashes, delicious dog treats, doggie photography,  apparel and lots more.

For more information call Taj Ma-Hound at 404-377-9220.

mingeiMingei World Arts is ready for the Day of the Dead with monarch butterfly skeletons, winged devils, skulls hinged and magnetized, molds for sugar skulls, cards, and much more. Stop by the store this weekend to get into the spirit of the Day of the Dead celebration that honors and remembers those who have passed.

kscopeIn honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Chicks at Kaleidoscope Boutique are donating $10 from every pair of jeans sold in October to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Check out the new shipment of jeans from Joe’s, Hudson and Fidelity. The Chicks at Kaleidoscope are known for their denim-fitting abilities so this is the perfect opportunity to do good while having fun.

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When you think of Valentine’s Day, what comes to mind? Why a big red heart filled with chocolates, of course! Greene’s on Trinity has some of the prettiest and biggest hearts I have seen. greenesheartsThey offer custom packed heart boxes from $7.50 to $150 in all styles and sizes filled with chocolate, nuts, fudge or even gummies.


Decatur CD is stocked up with a  lot of new releases in case your sweetie is not a candy lover. They will assist you with your selections if you are undecided. Check out their blog http://decaturcd.blogspot.com/ for new releases and concert information.



 Wild Seed Boutique on Ponce de Leon is having a Valentine’s Day Sale that lasts through Monday. Entering “Wild Seed” is like entering a New York Boutique. You will be sure to find some unique clothing for yourself or your Valentine.


 sweet relief!

Mingei World Arts located on Church Street is carrying “Sweeties Sugar Scrub”, an all natual skin slougher concocted by a former nutritionist and chef who is a friend of Ann, the owner. The scrub contains argan oil from a bedouin women’s co-op in Morocco. Mingei also has a new selection of jewelry and silk that has just arrived from Thailand. Stop in to find some unique gifts for yourself or loved ones.


Little Shop of Stories had a good selection of Valentine-themed books for the child in all of us!

Little Shop of Stories has a good selection of Valentine-themed books for the child in all of us!


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First off, my grandsons rock!  Who knew being a grandparent would be so rewarding (besides other grandparents)?  My 2 year old grandson and I spent an afternoon out and about in Decatur. 

We visited the newly opened Greene’s Fine Foods   where he tasted his first soft peppermint candy (don’t tell his parents!).  He took a “ride” in the childsize firetruck at Salon Red Kids.  He was mesmerized by Nemo on the small, individual screen and didn’t even squirm while getting his hair cut.  We checked out Hoopla where I had to buy the toy tractor pulling a wagon of animals with the farmer singing an extra short version of Old McDonald Had A Farm…

We finished our day at Little Shop of Stories where we picked up a copy of Pete the Cat and His White Shoes.  I love James Dean (you can find his originals and prints at The Seen Gallery), the artist who did the illustrations. 

On the way home we played the CD that comes with the book featuring Eric Litwin, or Mr. Eric as he is known on the Decatur Kids Sing CD’s.  We sang “I love my white shoes” over and over and over and over and over and over.  I gladly left the CD with my daughter, kissed my grandson good-bye, and took the tractor with me.

As I drove home, I began to plan our next Decatur Day.  If you have any ideas for fun things to do with a 2-year old in Decatur, please let me know – in the meantime, I’m checking out the Decatur Mom blog regularly for special listings for grandparents…

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