making Advent wreathes

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It has already become a great tradition that the day before first Advent my closest friends and I get together to turn fresh pine green, ivy, box, holly and laurel into the most beautiful Advent wreathes.


We make wreathes for our doors, for the windows, for the childrens’ school and the typical wreathes with four candles to be lighted one more every Advent Sunday.

I’m horribly untalented in tying together the wreathes. My part rather consists in decorating. I love using the hot glue machine to stick on crab apples, nuts, pinecones and apples. I love choosing ribbons, drinking coffee, chatting around and eating Christiane’s freshly baked waffles….

If you are interested in the recipe,  I’d be happy to request it for you. The only thing I know is that they are made with cream instead of butter. Just sublime!


When everybody had gone I stayed a moment longer to continue chatting with Christiane and, you won’t believe it, while talking, my fingers all by themselves had made that sweet little heart from the last twigs remaining on the table.

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