Moss green and brown fir cones
Christmas is my favourite time of the year! In Germany, Christmas is the biggest holiday and many Christmas traditions, such as the Christmas tree and the advent wreath stem from Germany (as you will have heard me mentining on more than one occasion previously)!
This year I am going to spend Christmas in Australia, swapping Gluehwein for stubbies and bitterly cold Christmas markets for Bondi beach. To get into the festive spirit, I’m going to decorate our tiny London apartment during the pre-Christmas period. Think lovely ornaments and traditional wooden nutcrackers and figurines from the Ore Mountains.
Gingerbread houses, cinnamon swirls and cheeses – a scrumptious Christmas bakery
During my last visit to Berlin, I re-visited my favourite flower& décor shop in Potsdam near Berlin, home of the Castle Sans Souci. Every year, this shop houses an extraordinary Christmas décor exhibition. It’s the most creatively & lovingly decorated Christmas store I’ve seen, always rejuvenating my festive spirit every year. Enjoy the pictures and get drawn into the world of frost and Santa claus!
Ice skates in the snowy Christmas tree decoration
If you happen to visit Potsdam, you can find this magic gem of shop in the Dortustrasse
The Christmas Bakery has opened!
Check out the shop’s last years Christmas Decoration here.
Beautiful Potsdam is always worth a visit. Stroll in the romantic gardens of castle Sans Souci
Germany, the home country of the Christmas tree, is already gearing up for Christmas.
Christmas time is my favorite season, and no other country in the world can compete with Germany’s magical Christmas winter wonder land. Shops jostle to be the most lovingly detailed and original decorations and Christmas markets are found on virtually every corner.
The markets are not open yet, but Christmas decorations for the house can already be bought in many Berlin shops.
Above: Red and white is always a favorite color theme for Christmas. The white nutcrackers can find a home even in the most minimalistic of homes and who could resist the rocking horses?
Hand sewn woolen reindeers seen at Strauss Innovation.
Giant Gingerbread man seen at Villeroy & Boch
Cinnamon sticks, cinnamon stars, dried cloves and oranges are great details with which to decorate the advent wreath
A shelf full of delicious Lebkuchen
“Stollen” – A sweet Christmas Speciality