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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. […]

Erzgebirgian Christmas

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Hope, you all had a good 1.Advent weekend! Mine was filled with decorating the house and – lovely tradition- making Advent wreathes together with my best friends (which certainly means having tea and coffee and a lot of gossiping..). Saturday my talented brother stopped by and helped me to brainstorm on my new kitchen plans. More about this project soon: I’m actually planning to transfer my kitchen from the north to the sunny side of […]

opulence in red and green

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Only one week until 1. Advent! For us it’s the weekend we light the first candle of the Advent wreath and we decorate our homes in the traditional colours: sprigs of fir, box and holly, red candles and ribbons. Red faced little apples and nuts on silver plates, pine sprigs and amaryllis on the window sills. Feel inspired by my pictures; if you are interested you find all these pretty things in Ursula von Hake’s […]

45 days until Christmas: time for the first rough planning

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For now I’m collecting ideas, browsing cookbooks and blogs. I write to-do-lists and have a look into my chests filled with  Christmas decoration in the basement.  I call up my dearest relatives and friends to find out how many guests we will  have on Christmas. Hopefully last year’s crazy snowfalls  won’t keep them off from coming. Ah, and have you already thought about Christmas gifts? Everything planned and fine?? If you are looking for pretty […]