Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dickens of a Christmas

Hey, come on and catch an old fashion carriage ride to Dickens of a Christmas with me. We had a great time!

After seeing Kate's post at Chronicles of a Country Girl, I fell in love with the technique she used from Char at Ramblings and thought I'd try it out myself on the shot I took above.
Historic Franklin, Tennessee closes Main Street to car traffic and the people fill the streets enjoying all kinds of activities surrounding Charles Dickens, Christmas Carol.

There are lots of yummy treats to enjoy. No calories when you're just looking! :)

I believe this may be Scrooge himself walking the streets!

And here's one of the ghosts of Christmas pasts. My grandson's expression says it all! He's not to sure about this character! LOL!

Not only did moms, dads, grandparents and the little ones have a good time, but the dogs enjoyed it too! Interesting pair, huh?


We enjoyed all kinds of musical instruments as we strolled through the streets.


And with all that wonderful music playing, it's hard not to move your feet!


They even pulled me in on the action. As you can see, I was a little surprised, but it was great fun even if I did step on a few toes. oooops!



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20 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Love this....love "A Christmas Carol" ---in fact, year 'round, it's one of my favorites.

My Wednesday post this week, is "Sleigh bells ring---snow is glistening". Come by and view my snow village if you can find time.

Martha said...

Looks like a fun Christmas. We've been to Franklin -- it's a great town!

Beansieleigh said...

This is great.. It looks like you had a lot of fun! We had our annual Christmas street festival-of-sorts where I live, but the rain spoiled the event this year. Oh well, I'll just wish for better weather NEXT year, because it IS a wonderful event for families, friends, and neighbors! LOVE that Christmas spirit!!! ~tina

Kammy said...

That looked like a whole lot of fun ! So glad you took pictures to share and I too love that photo technique - might have to check it out :o)
Kammy

The Vintage Attic said...

What an enchanting day out with the family to enjoy this Christmas season. Wish I lived close, I love old town events.
Merry Christmas,
Melissa

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a fun time. It looks like you are just having a ball. What a fun event. Hugs, Marty

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a beautiful celebration...this is a very beautiful area of our lovely stat...Merry Christmas!!!

Kate said...

This would be so much fun! I love Dickens! I love A Christmas Carol! I love the holiday season!

I would enjoy this event!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

i have heard a lot about the event, but have not been. I checked to see if I knew anyone in your pictures (nope). :)Would loved to have been there.

Mary said...

What an amazing day. You captured it perfectly. Your photos are just wonderful. Have a great Outdoor Wednesday.

Queen B. said...

b e a u t i f u l !

erin said...

i am so glad you did this post, because i missed dickens of a christmas as we were in phoenix, az...where it certainly did NOT feel like the Christmas season!! it's funny to think if i had attended that i might have run into you. those dogs are so cute...i think i met them at radnor lake one day and i too took their picture! good for you for getting out there and dancing!! love that first photo!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great post girl...and what fun you must of had...now the dogs in the tuxs are too funny...Loved seeing your little grandson...Thanks for sharing my friend....Mountain hugs to you girl....Gl♥ria

marmielu said...

How fun! I love A Christmas Carol. That photo of your grandson with Marley is priceless.
Ooh, I love your jacket, too!
Mary Lou

Lori E said...

I am with your grandson on this one. Awesome makeup job.
It is nice to have such a good turnout for an event.

Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful pictures Marsha!! I love the two dogs in tuxedo's. And of course, the picture of your grandson with the ghost is priceless!! This looks like it was such a fun day!

Happy holidays! :-)

xoxo
Jane

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I feel like I was there with you! Great photos with a nice mix of people and scenes.

Michele said...

What a great time you must of had. The photos are great.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

Amy Kinser said...

I am loving your photos with the dancers as these are some of the young men and women that we go to church with and go to a homeschool co-op with. What a treat to see familiar faces. My daughter actually dances with this group at the co-op, she just doesn't travel with them to these festivities. Looks like you had a great time.

Merry Christmas and God bless.