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 πŸŽ„ Day 16

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Day 16 already? 😳 I’m sure you have things to do! So, without further ado…let’s open Door #16 πŸ€—

And what did we find? Snowy pictures β˜ƒοΈ

After yesterday’s snow event I took my camera out, and took photos of everything that caught my eye 😊 Here are a few for your viewing pleasure…

An interesting snow-pattern on our patio 😍
Snow on a pine tree πŸŽ„ Is there anything more beautiful?
A beautiful, overgrown juniper bush
The birch tree in our yard 🀩

Now I let you go back to what you were doing 😁 I hope you enjoyed this little selection!

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ₯‚

❄️A ❄️ Picture ❄️ Perfect ❄️ Morning β„️

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

For days now the weather guy has warned us of the ‘Winter storm’ headed this way.

Well, when I took the dogs out last night, there wasn’t much of anything…even the grass still peeked through a light dusting. But when I went outside this morning, everything had changed. I was greeted by this view…

The owl is wearing a hat…

…and our ‘Welcome’ bear a mask – I wonder what he’s up to πŸ˜‹

The neighborhood kids got busy πŸ˜ƒ

For me there are not many things more beautiful than a snow-covered Pine Tree

I don’t think Pearl, the cat, cares 😁

The Wisteria branches are a work of art 😍

Now I shut up, and let you enjoy the scenery 😊

(There’s nothing wrong with your eyes – it was early, and still somewhat dark-ish πŸ™‚)

I hope you enjoyed the stroll through our Winter Wonderland πŸ’œ

I wish you a wonderful weekend! πŸ’•

Your πŸŽ…πŸΌ Advent πŸ•― Calendar πŸŽ„ ~ Day 20

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Today I’d like to take you to Grindelwald in Switzerland 😍 Such a magical place!

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? ⛄️

I wish you a wonderful, happy, fabulous day! πŸ€—

Your πŸŽ…πŸΌ Advent πŸ•― Calendar πŸŽ„ ~ Day 16

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

It looks like they’re getting ready up at the North Pole 😍

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 😍

Your πŸŽ…πŸΌ Advent πŸ•― Calendar πŸŽ„ ~ Day 15

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

We’re inching closer to Christmas…and still no sign of snow around here 😒

Just brown and grey trees and bushes everywhere…so all I can do is dream of walks through a Winter Wonderland β˜ƒοΈ

Who wouldn’t love to stroll down this beautiful street? 😍

Have a wonderful, dreamy weekend! πŸ’•