Monthly Archives: December 2011

German Christmas Market: Goslar

Merry Christmas! We have been enjoying the holiday to the fullest over here despite the un-Christmasy mild weather and more or less constant rain.  Undetterred, we travelled as far afield as Lower-Saxony town Goslar for their Christmas market. While I’m … Continue reading

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Around Here

Presents wrapped? Check. House cleaned? Check. Food shopping completed? Yup, for once with a proper list and a bit of focus. Tree hauled home and decorated? Check (plus one gratuitous Christmas Siamese Cat Watching Birdies.) As much as I love … Continue reading

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Ebay Score

One of the upsides to the gloomy darkness of the winter months is that it provides an excuse to collect pretty candle holders. In my opinion the Swedes really know how to rock a stylish votive, so as soon as … Continue reading

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This is my parents’ Christmas tree this year. Many years 0f collecting Christmas decorations means that there’s always a visual feast of a tree at their house, whereas we’re at the beginning of our little collection. And our tree? Still … Continue reading

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For those who are on the fence about hunting for West-German pottery to integrate into their muted and tasteful interior palettes, I present this chic Scheurich model (2024/18) in pure white with a crusty black fat lava glaze. I picked … Continue reading

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