The Oxford Exchange (and a sweet lil’ giveaway)

‘Twas the 14th of November, and all through downtown
The Oxford Exchange was preparing, for a grand event to go down.

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The decorations were hung by the windows with care
In hopes that the Tampa Bay Bloggers soon would be there.

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The books were nestled all snug on their shelves
And goodie bags were packed by stylish little elves.

1441183_10152087710282474_1108685531_nThe food was all prepped and the drinks nice and steamy
The whole atmosphere was so festive and dreamy.

1468696_10152087709742474_94935225_nAt the stroke of 6:30, there arose such a chatter
The doors opened up and welcomed the pitter patter,

Of little blogger feet all sparkly and bright
All ready for an evening of holiday delight!

They mingled, and greeted each other with glee
They ate, and drank, and were definitely merry.

1469768_10152087709527474_577583658_nFor two glorious hours they took in the sights
They shopped, and they toured; it was a fabulous night!

They feasted on butternut soup and cheesy figs
Nibbled on fancy chocolate, and took coffee and tea swigs.

1471193_10152087709272474_836064496_nTwo lovely ladies spoke all about their creations
Their family’s hand made candles are cause for celebration!

The night ventured on; the bloggers perused around the shoppe
While others learned all about the commerce club spaces atop.

969255_10152087708912474_1250592873_nWhat makes the Oxford so special is it’s uniqueness and style,
It’s beauty and charm will make you want to stay a while.

With floors of reclaimed wood and a retractable ceiling
And lots of comfy furniture to give guests a warm and cozy feeling.

1459091_10152087709347474_10312683_nThe shoppe is jam packed with trinkets oh so sweet
It’s the perfect place to holiday shop…and maybe by yourself a treat!

1424453_10152087703042474_1726207019_nThe lights, how they twinkled!
The cookbooks stood neatly!
The candles’ aroma swirled around
And made the room smell so sweetly!

1451495_10152087705492474_920937294_nAs the evening wound down, and the bloggers grew tired,
They reminisced about all the fun that had transpired.

They wrapped up the night, and expressed grateful words,
And were shocked at the news they had just overheard!

Not only did they leave with a bag full of loot,

But a gift for our readers! An offer none of us could refute!

Thumb-1The evening was fabulous! So glad it was arranged,

I can’t wait to come back to the Oxford Exchange!

Would you like to win a FABULOUS 11oz 7th Avenue Apothecary 100% soy hand poured candle? Leave me a comment below telling me what your absolute favorite thing about the holidays is! I’ll pick a winner on Thursday, 11/21! 

Mine would have to be twinkle lights! :)

Steph

Disclosure: I was invited to visit The Oxford Exchange as part of the Tampa Bay Bloggers. Giveaway prize is provided by OE. All festively festive opinions are my own.

 

23 thoughts on “The Oxford Exchange (and a sweet lil’ giveaway)

  1. I was so sad I didn’t get to attend this event with all of you. I love the OE. And I love your little twist on the Night before Christmas. Very cute.

  2. I love putting up my Christmas decorations. It’s always a nostalgic experience. There are ornaments from when I was a kid, from my travels, from my grandpa’s tree… Oh, so many memories… :)

  3. I love EVERYTHING about Christmastime. Something about the beautiful decorations and cheerful music.. Wish it could be this way year-round :)

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