Your Advent~Calendar – Day 15 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ₯°

Welcome back! Now let’s open this door, and see what Day 15 has in store for us 😎

It’s….Snowglobes 😍

This time of year I have them all over the house. Here I gathered a few for show-and-tell πŸ™‚

I found out some interesting tidbits about the history of these whimsical treasures.

✨The first version of a snow globe was displayed at the ‘Paris Universal Exposition’ in 1878 by a local glass company. It is described as “A paperweight, a hollow ball, filled with water and a white powder, which seems to ‘snow down’ on a man holding an umbrella”.

So how did we get from there to today? That’s described, in detail, in this article from artsy.com* (page will open in a new window).

It’s a very interesting story I hope you enjoy! πŸ€“

Before I go – here’s one more snow globe displayed, no…not in Paris 😁, it’s right here, in my little abode.

It’s my granddaughter’s favorite. When turned on it plays ‘Jingle Bells’ and the snow swirls around 😊 She loves it, the adults endure it πŸ˜… It looks a lot better than it sounds. It plays a rather tinny version of this beautiful song. My daughter compared it to a smoke alarm πŸ˜„

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ll be back for the opening of the remaining doors! πŸŽ…πŸΌ

*I have no affiliation with artsy.com

Your Advent~Calendar – Day 14 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ₯°

Sorry this is a tad late. I’m having a little trouble in the energy/motivation department. But, never mind that – we’re all here now, so let’s open this door 😊

Door #14 hid a beautiful Poinsettia 😍

And some great tips all around the gorgeous plant from country living.com* , like how to pick the perfect plant, how to care for them…who knew they need so much water 😳

Happy plant-shopping! I hope you find a fabulous one! πŸ’–

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you’ll be back for the opening of the remaining doors! πŸŽ…πŸΌ

*I have no affiliation with countryliving.com or the magazine.

Your Advent~Calendar – Day 11 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Happy Weekend-Eve! 😎 Let’s see what surprise is behind Door #11…

Some fabulous Christmas crafts! I love the floating-ornaments decorations!

Last year I tried my hand at one, and am pretty happy with it. I do wish I had used a longer fork – oh well, too late now πŸ™ƒ It still looks kinda floaty, so I’m happy 😁

If you like what you see, and would like to make your own, please click here for instructions and more fun ideas πŸŽ„ (page will open in a new window)

Happy crafting! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll join me for the opening of the remaining doors. πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Your Advent ~ Calendar – Day 5 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends 😎

It’s getting late, so let’s open Door #5 before it’s time for #6 πŸ˜‹

Well…what do we have here? Looks like we’re in for a crafty Sunday 😍

Snow globes are my favorite Christmas decorations, so I’m definitely gonna make a few of these! πŸ€“πŸ’•β„οΈ

Just click here (link opens in new window) and let’s get creative! Have fun! 🀩

Your Advent Calendar – Day 2 πŸŽ„

Hello my lovely friends πŸ₯°

Ready to open Door #2?

🎢🎢Oh, Christmas Tree🎢🎢

My little Winter Wonderland ☺️

And here’s something a little different*…

I’m trying really hard not to imagine the frustrations this installation will bring πŸ₯΄ and instead just focus on the beauty of this amazing decoration! πŸŽ„

Did you put your tree up yet? We always put up everything on Black Friday…instead of braving the crowds in the stores. 😁

I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow to open Door #3! πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Until then,

*I found this image on Instagram and no source was given. If you are, or know the patient soul that put this decoration up, please let me know so I can give credit!

Advent Crown – A Beautiful DIY Arrangement To Celebrate The Season πŸ•―

Hello my lovely friends! 😊

How wonderful to see that you, after all this time, are still with me! I trust that you and your loved ones are doing well and are in good spirits! 😍

It’s been so long that it almost feels like starting this little blog all over again! πŸ™ƒ

And what better way to mark a new beginning than with this festive Advent Crown/Wreath?

The beginning of this year’s Advent season kinda caught me by surprise. But then again, I’m usually behind and have to light two candles at once on the second Sunday But not this year! πŸ˜… This arrangement is so fast and easy that I will be able to light the first candle tonight. It really took me no longer than 5 minutes! 😌

Here’s what you need:

  • A Bundt Pan (Hint:Thrift stores are full of them πŸ˜‰)
  • Sand or Aquarium rocks
  • 4 candles
  • Potpourri

Fill the Bundt Pan halfway with the sand/rocks (if you use votive candles fill it to about 1/2” from the top).

Secure your candles.

I almost forgot to take the picture πŸ˜…

Add your candles and the potpourri….and you’re done 😍

Now isn’t that lovely 😊

✨In case you’re curious about the meaning of the 4 candles...

  • 1st candle: The Candle of Hope. Hope is like a light shining in a dark place.
  • 2nd candle: The Candle of Peace.
  • 3rd candle: The Candle of Love.
  • 4th candle: The Candle of Joy.

I wish you a wonderful, peaceful Advent Season! πŸ€—πŸ•―πŸŽ„

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 24

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

This is a bittersweet moment for me. It’s the last door of the Advent Calendar- I’m gonna miss sharing these special stories with you, but, at the same time, I’m happy because Christmas Eve is a day spent talking, laughing, eating with my wonderful family. 😍

So…the door is already open (it is quite late after all πŸ˜‰)


On this last day I’d like to show you my Christmas decorations πŸ₯°πŸŽ„

My Christmas village with carousel

The middle panel in the background is a quilt top πŸ˜… After many, many years I had to admit that it’ll never be a quilt. So it became a drape. πŸ˜‹

The β€˜Winter Wonderland’ in the living room 😊
My antique buffet I brought with me from Germany turns into an eclectic display during the winter months ⛄️
I found this beautiful painting at our local Antique Mall 😍

I wish you a wonderful Day, and hope you get to spend it with people you love! ❀️

To say it with the words of Bruce Springsteen β€œHappy Christmas, happy New Year, happy Birthday, happy rest-of-your-life” πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 17

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

It’s just another week of Advent Calendar fun. That went fast, didn’t it? πŸ€— Let’s make the most of the suspenseful daily Door-opening nail biter πŸ˜‰

Does this say β€˜mystery awaits’, or what? 😁

And what did we find? Another awesome DIY idea from the category β€˜Why didn’t I think of that?’ πŸ˜ƒ

Wilted, dried up chrysanthemums…we all have them, right? So…..

Ha…told ya! Snow spray and Christmas ornaments – a beautiful Holiday decoration created! 😍

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 5

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Today we’re looking at Door #5 πŸŽ…πŸΌ And what a pretty one it is! Take a minute to admire it…I’ll wait 😊

Ready? Okay – let’s look what’s behind this beauty

πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„Christmas Trees! πŸ˜ƒ πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

The instructions for this mini tree (and more) can be found here

~~~Or for a bigger, gorgeously rustic look… 😍

~~~When you don’t have a lot of space for the tree 🀩

~~~From a very inventive mind πŸ€ͺπŸ˜…

I do hope you like these ideas, and maybe saw your next tree here πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸŽ„

Have a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season 🀢🏻

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 4

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Isn’t this door beautifully inviting? 😍 Let’s open it, and see what surprise is waiting for you today…

3…2…1

A beautiful craft idea πŸ˜ƒ

What a fantastic and easy way to make your home feel Christmas-y 😁

This one is already on my to-do list!

Have a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season! πŸ’•πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ

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