When we think of Eddie and Christmas most of us think of Cousin Eddie of Christmas Vacation fame. But the Eddie I went to see owns Eddie's Florsit in Henegar, Alabama. My sister, Leta, had visited Eddie's last year and she told me I needed to see it to believe it. I was skeptical....Henegar, Alabama is not exactly a shopping mecca. It is basically a stop on the way from Scottsboro to Mentone. But yesterday on our way home from Grimmwood we decided to stop and check it out. It was so good that I decided to override Friday Five today and feature Eddie instead.
This little shop looks very deceptive on the outside.
But when you step in the door it is a Winter Wonderland. There were people there from all over the south....one lady was visiting from Branson MO. It is a bit overwhelming. Marvin and I walked through several times and saw something new each time. Please click on the pictures to see the ornaments and decoration up close.
Even Marvin who is usually playing the role of the Grinch, enjoyed seeing everything in this great store. We had a chance to chat with Eddie and he was so gracious and told us how he brings this to life each year. They start receiving their merchandise in June but this year it was delayed due to Covid. For the first time ever, he closed the store for one week and his elves( workers and volunteers) went to work to decorate the trees. He changes the trees yearly as he wants his store to have new things each year to bring in the customers. And a bonus of Eddie's store is that there was no music playing....at least on our visit. I found that refreshing as it allowed us to really look at everything without being distracted.
So if you are in this area, this is worth the trip. Feeling like the Grinch yourself? Take a trip to Eddies!!