I changed up the decor in our Hoosier cabinet. The snowmen and Santas were moved into the guest room, and I got out my German Grandmother's set of Putz houses and churches.
She always had the houses and churches on her mantel along with this little mirror, deer, and bottle brush trees.
I, also, spent some time loading up the bags that I assemble to give out to friends.
This year the bags include blogland's famous 'White Trash'.
These cookies are called palmiers in some European countries, which means palm tree. However, in Germany they are called schweineohren, which means pig's ears. Gotta love the Germans - we tell it like it is!!!
Earlier I had made these decoupaged wooden tags/ornaments to attach to the bags.
And, everyone will get a couple of the Honig Lebkuchen.
I'm not the greatest photographer, but occasionally I get some lucky shots. I assembled some series of note cards from pictures I took this past summer while in Germany and France. I have series of churches, flowers, and other sights that I'm including in the bags. Just my thing to encourage the writing of notes!
The big thing I did today was the horrendous trip to the grocery store for the week. Does anyone else think groceries have really gone up in price? Tomorrow, we're making the two-hour trip to visit Bob's 97-year-old mother.
I do believe I'm about ready for the celebration of the birth of our Savior. How about you?