One of my favorite Christmas traditions!
Every time that I go feels just as magical.
(And I have to admit that I have gone quite a bit this year.)
The weather has been so mild, that I have found myself walking a few blocks out of the way
to the train station at night just so that I can walk through the market.
One night I get gluhwein (hot spiced wine) in a souvenir mug, another night potato pancakes or candied pecans...
Most vendors are there year after year.
But it doesn't grow old, but stays magical and special
My favorites are the traditional German crafts -
some made of paper
others made of wood
What treasures to be seen!
So many beautiful wooden ornaments to choose from!
and always the nutcrackers!
This year Uncle Drosselmeyer from the Nutcracker ballet came home with me...
The little nativity candle holder and teeny tiny nutcrackers are sweet as well.
These three dimensional wooden ornaments were new this year and caught my eye... Maybe next year.
I stopped in the ornament house
All the glass ornaments are so lovely, but I was on a mission for just the right one...
Here it is:
a long-haired dachshund like our Peanut :)
to join the short hair dachshund ornament already on our tree.
There are lots of candles at the market and they all glow so beautifully at night.
When I saw this booth, I remembered a purchase that I made at one of the first Christkindlmarkets many years ago. I haven't had it out for a while, so I had to do some searching...
but I found it!
This sweet little candle holder - the flame lights the windows and the smoke travels through the chimney.
So glad that I could find it again!
I hope you don't mind me sharing the market year after year,
but it is one of my favorite traditions...
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.