Friday, November 25, 2011

Guest Post: A European Christmas

Hi Everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration yesterday if you are in the US.  Now that it's over, there's no denying that Christmas is right around the corner!
Today you can find me at Hyphen Interiors Blog, guest posting for a new blogging friend, Kristy.  I thought it would be fun to share a bit about what the holiday season is like in Germany.  Here are a few teasers:

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Christmas in Germany is magical -- that makes it my favorite time of yeart to be here.
 
Munich gets lots of snow, which sets a very enchanting stage for the Christmas Markets:

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I also love their emphasis on tradition and nature for the holiday season: 

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As far as interiors, "gemutlichkeit" (coziness) is top of mind this time of year:

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Head over to Kristy's blog to read more!

15 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Wow Barbara...looks amazing. Will go and check out your post.

Acquired Objects said...

Looks wonderful Barbara and I love that half wrreath in the first image. I'm on my way over to see what else you have to offer!

An Urban Cottage said...

The markets at the Marienplatz look wonderful!

Hyphen Interiors said...

Thanks so much for the guest post! It was fun to learn about German traditions. Happy holidays!

quintessence said...

What beautiful photos Barbara - I LOVE the Munich Christmas market!! Hopping over to check out your post!

Inge said...

Oh Barbara, you wrote such a wonderful post! I loved it! It's similar to Belgian traditions, we also have St. Nicolas (or Sinterklaas)... So much fun to read it here, and also to see your inspirational photos for Christmas decorations. Loved it very much, thanks for sharing.

Love, Inge x

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Ohhhh, the MEMORIES!!! During the holidays, if we were planning to ski in Garmisch-Partenkirschen/Austria, we'd sometimes stop at the Munchen Kriskindelmarkt en route... And in all honesty, we've been to soooo many other KKMs, that I think I've lost count!!! (And LOVVVED every one of them!)...

When we lived in Heidelburg, I went downtown with "the girls" alot during the holidays, for lunch... Lordie, did it FEEL like CHristmas as well as LOOK like it..we ALWAYS loved every single minute!!! And the gluhwein... oh gosh, I MISS IT ALL SO MUCH at this time of year!!!

THANKS for the wonderful memories!!!

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Thoughts on Design said...

Wonderful post(s) Barbara! Thank you for gently nudging Sally and me into the Christmas season. (It was in the mid 60'd here in Salem today. We were walking around in our shirt sleeves!)

Can you post the recipe for the spiced mulled cider???

Cheers,
John

mary said...

Having lived a major portion of my life outside of the US--this post rings so true to my roots and how I like to spend Christmas. Thank you so much for making me smile inside. Mary

mary said...

Having lived a major portion of my life outside of the US--this post rings so true to my roots and how I like to spend Christmas. Thank you so much for making me smile inside. Mary

mary said...

Having lived a major portion of my life outside of the US--this post rings so true to my roots and how I like to spend Christmas. Thank you so much for making me smile inside. Mary

Stacy Curran said...

So excited to find a new blog...going over now!
Stacy

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

What magical pictures. Christmas is so much more suited to winter than the blazing summer heat that we celebrate it in! x Sharon

eclecticrevisited said...

oh so magical looking! love the candle and center pieces made with flowers..and I especially love the image of Munich with the tree lit up and the gorgeous old architecture...
who wouldn't want to celebrate Christmas there?!! simply divine..!
best,
maureen

Haus and Home said...

Great post Barbara! I have always wanted to visit a German Christkindlmarkt! You have to share more photos as the Christmas season progresses.

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