On the 5th day of Christmas…

Good morning and welcome back to the 12 days of Christmas here at Fumbling. 

We had a very busy weekend at our house.  Lots of Christmas shopping and wrapping and card writing…it was a little chaotic, but fun.  I’m happy to say that all of my shopping is now complete…thank goodness.  Everything else is still a work in progress, but it’s coming along. 

Speaking of shopping…today’s favorite Christmas thing has to do with shopping.  Specifically shopping at the holiday market at Grand Central Station.

This little market is one of several that pop up around the city at Thanksgiving and stick around through Christmas Eve.  There are tons of vendors offering lots of different items…handmade decorations, custom jewelry, paintings, hand knitted items, kids toys and clothing…there is even a guy this year who paints comic book panels onto belts. 

I have bought many great presents here over the years.  So far this year, I’ve been there twice…and I plan to make another visit there this week.  I’ve got my eye on these cute kitchen witches and I think I need to pick up one…or three (can’t leave out mom and SIL). 

Normally, this hall is completely empty and desolate, but at this time of year it’s bustling with people and Christmas music…and it’s full of pretty, sparkly things.  It’s a great way to get some holiday cheer while you wait for a train…even if you don’t buy anything. 

I can’t tell you everything I’ve bought from here because a lot of people’s Christmas surprises would be ruined.  However, I can show you this…

That, my friends, is today’s present.  It is a coffee mug with pink rubber angel wings as a handle.  It is from Pylones, which is a store here in NY that offers everyday, useful items, but with a touch of whimsy…like this mug and dustpan sets that look like women wearing ballgowns and and cake servers that look like dogs.  I have one of these mugs on my desk and it brightens my day just a little bit when I see it.  It’s also a really good conversation piece!

The rules for this week are the same…each comment earns you one entry and if you post about the 12 days of Christmas event you earn three extra entries.  (Don’t forget to send me the link if you post.)  It’s a new week, so we are starting fresh and everyone is eligible to win…even if you won something last week. 

Speaking of last week’s winners…they are…

Day #1 – Ornaments  –  Foxy

Day #2 – Frozen Hot Chocolate  –  Brooke

Day #3 – Philosophy Gift Set  –  JMJE

Day #4 – Movies  –  Steph

Thank you to everyone who entered. 

There is more great stuff coming your way this week…so don’t forget to enter and good luck!