|Gingerbread display in shop window, Lunenburg, NS|
I'm always get captivated by the holiday spirit and the natural beauty of the season. So although I have a back log of projects to post about I'm feeling more in a holiday mode than work mode right now and I can't resist sharing a little holiday spirit while I have the chance....
Storefront window boxes adorned with pine boughs and berries.
We're spending the holidays on the East Coast this year and last weekend we went into Lunenburg for a bit of shopping and lunch. There is no town more charming than the seaport town of Lunenburg (a UNESCO heritage site) known for its colourful heritage buildings that are tiered up high overlooking the picturesque harbour. Its not a place that sees many tourists in the winter so I thought I'd share some images of the town all dressed up for the holidays!
The sign taped to the door says, "Merry Christmas we are sold out of scallops". Not surprising since they are known to be the best scallops in the world. The back of this building overlooks their fleet docked along the waterfront. Their bright red and white shingled buildings are iconic landmarks of the harbour.
I'm not one for organza bows but I liked the placement of the sprig of berries which gives this wreath a modern vibe.
The Lunenburg Furniture Company. No holiday decor but the red door on its own is pretty festive.
Not only my favorite shop in Lunenburg but one of my favorite buildings too. This distillery is located in a former blacksmith shop, the late 19th century building is one of the towns most noted landmarks, and has been carefully restored to maintain its original character. Ironworks Distillery. (Unfortunately this daytime photo doesn't depict the festive lights in the windows.)
With this much colour, you don't need to anything more than greenery and white lights!
The beautiful, Pentper General Shop. The grey on grey gives this heritage building a contemporary vibe. (sorry for the reflection which obscured the gorgeous pinecone wreath.) Pentper.
|The shop was closed when I stopped by the other day, this image is from a previous year... a peek at the heritage-meets-modern simplicity inside The Pentper.|
|If the buildings aren't brightly coloured, they are high contrast black and white.|
Hope you enjoyed this photo tour of some holiday style in Lunenburg!
All Photos: Carol Reed