Tales of The Traveling Tote #29 | Life and Linda

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Tales of The Traveling Tote #29

Welcome to our 29th Tales of The Traveling Tote.  I am sharing some photos from Autumn  through Christmas. Be sure to scroll down and read, as we are having another Giveaway. Starting with Autumn , I am sharing photos from the last 3 months.

Miss Lola and I  visited a pumpkin patch.

She snuck in to take a photo with these scarecrows.

This Jack in the box was quite scary, but Miss Lola stood her ground.
We visited a  art tour.  Nicholson Glass is a favorite. We are fortunate enough to live rather close to some of these artists.  We all live out in the country.

Another stop from the art tour was a welder named Jennifer Johnson. She creates sculptures from her imagination and from gathering imagery from daily life.

This mermaid intrigued me, but it was sold.
I love visiting California Backyard at Christmas Their displays are magical.

Another favorite store is Pottery World.

  Even if you don't buy anything, the displays are gorgeous.
Visit Debbie's blog Mountain Breaths and leave a comment for a chance to win the This cute mug.  I hope you visit the other Traveling Tote Gals to where their totes have been. Thanks for visiting!

 Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 

Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch

 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box

Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron

Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda

Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply 

Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul

Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home

Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader

Cherry Kay @Entertaining Women

Our next adventure is March 1st.

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  1. Miss Linda and Lola, you both are looking so chic! California Backyard and Pottery World would probably make me break my promise of not buying more Christmas decor! I'm a total sucker for Christmas! That mermaid at the art gallery would have been a nice addition to your pool area. Do I see a commission in your future, and another trip there?! Happy December!

  2. I always love to see you where are you and Miss Lola go. What a great traveling companion! I hope you have a wonderful, blessed week.

  3. Ante todo, Linda estás guapísima,"super linda" en la foto que estás junto al piano. Una exposición fantástica con bonitos adornos navideños. La semana próxima tenemos un puente largo en España pues el día 6 celebramos la Constitución y el 8 es la Fiesta de la Purísima, esos días los aprovechare para decorar la casa de Navidad, me hace muchísima ilusión. Un besote grande

  4. The welded sculptures are awesome! Your photos from fall to Christmas are so colorful and warming - Wish we had Pottery World here! Wishing you and Paul a happy holiday season!

  5. So youthful you are:)You girls have been traveling for such a long wonderful time.Kudos.

  6. Amazing sculptures and I would enjoy the glass tour, such pretty pieces. I just bet Miss Lola helped you select and carry a few of those home. Love the Christmas shop and the darling rocking horse, yes, it is magical Linda. Hope you and Paul have a wonderful holiday season..........

  7. Wow you and Miss Lola have been going some fun places. Love those displays they are just gorgeous. You look beautiful sweet friend. Happy New Week. xoxo Kris

  8. No fall is complete without a visit to a good pumpkin patch! The sculptures and glass are beautiful, and isn't nice to be able to go shopping for Christmas this year...so many temptations in those great stores! You and Miss Lola look very stylish on your shopping spree, have a great December Linda!

  9. It looks like Miss Lola has had a lot of fun through the seasons so far! The sculptures are gorgeous! So many interesting pieces! Loved the Christmas displays too and I know the ones that you create in your home this season will be equally as pretty. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays to you!

  10. Linda, you and Miss Lola have had a wonderful autumn. Love seeing all the pretty glass work. My husband has always appreciated glass artists. The mermaid is fabulous! I think you need one!
    Happy Holidays!

  11. It looks like you and Miss Lola had a nice fall. I love the glass works and that mermaid is so gorgeous. The holiday displays are so nice to visit and wishing you a happy December Linda.

  12. Miss Lola has a better and more active social life than I do, LOL! Fun post!

  13. Miss Lola has the best times! I wish I was there at Pottery World! It looks fabulous! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  14. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful art glass! :D The mermaid is beautiful, and it would look great on your property. Does she have a friend you could purchase? You definitely need one!
    Goodness, California Backyard looks like my mothership! I would love to shop there.

  15. You look so darn cute in your outfit, Linda! You and Miss Lola get around to some fun stops, that I know I would love, too. Yes, that mermaid would be perfect in your pool house!

  16. I enjoyed the tour with Miss Lola..Lovely glass art..The Mermaid is beautiful..Happy December..

  17. Well, I have to say, Miss Lola knows how to get around and she does it well! What a fun times you've been having. That blue glass is gorgeous and the pumpkin fun looks terrific. I am ready now to see the start of Christmas and what I see here, I love! Happy week!

  18. Miss Lola sure knows how to have fun.��‍♀️ I fell in love with that gorgeous mermaid.�� I can't wait for your next adventure.

  19. Miss Lola has been to some fantastic places! She gets around more than I do, lol! The art is exquisite!

  20. You and Miss Lola have been making some wonderful stops. I am afraid I would be so tempted to purchase way too much at California Backyard! You look fabulous, Linda!

  21. Linda, you and Miss Lola are looking fabulous. California Backyard looks like it would tempt me to fill a cart to the brim. I hope you and your family have a lovely December.

  22. What a fun p look ace to visit! Miss Lola does get around!

  23. Lots of fun adventures, Linda and you look fabulously chic with Miss Lola, as always!

  24. Sorry, I am late. Love your picture while you were out shopping. How nice to have so many fun places to enjoy. It is a great blessing to be out shopping this year.
    Looks like many tempting items.

  25. I always enjoy reading these posts and seeing what you ladies have gotten up to with your totes!


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