We are on the move (driving) around the southeastern USA this holiday season and it’s the first year I have not decorated my home for the holidays. This year, it’s all up to our daughter. I think I love the decorating as much as I do everything else associated with the season, so it’s tough to give up. It’s the atmosphere I crave (thanks for the prompt, Lens-Artist #126 – A). Fortunately, my photos of past Christmas seasons offer some solace. These selections are reminders of some of my favorite seasonal memories.
Let the decorating begin!
I wanna go! Christmas markets?
Yep – in Germany and France. I LOVED visiting.
I can see you’re craving the holiday atmosphere! I hope you enjoy the season and the holiday spirit. The Christmas markets in Germany are world-famous, but I haven’t seen them yet!
You’ve gotta go, but be sure to include Strasbourg! I loved every minute – even in the cold and rain.
Love the ornaments.
We just finished decorating our tree.
You are correct about trimming the tree, the old ornaments are the best.
I thought I saw a Pippi in gold?
Marvelous Karen! Love the atmosphere (very creative for your response!) and your post makes me feel festive! The close-ups are my favorites.
TXS – so glad you like the close-ups, for some reason I am drawn to take them!
PS. Where in the southeast is your daughter??
She’s in Virginia, just outside DC. The silver lining is we will be her “pod” waiting to help with a new grandbaby (and the current toddler) due after the first of the year. So we’ve taken a short term rental nearby, so they will still have their space. Let’s see how I do in cold weather.
Love this…I can really feel it now!
Cool holiday photos and the Christmas markets seem delightful
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Delightful reminiscing about the decorations in the Christmas markets. So lovely to be reminded of them again. Many thanks for joining in on Friendly Friday – The challenge will begin again next year in late January. Until then, have a happy and safe Christmas.
great festive photos #friendlyfriday
Great topic, great photos. Well done.
Festive! Thank you for your colourful approach!
Christmas market! I wish…Thank you for tempting us.
Oh so pretty 🙂🎄
Merry Christmas to you and yours. Best wishes for the new year. Be safe. 🙂
Thank you. Merry Xmas to you as well!🎄
Really like your close-ups of ornaments. We can see the details. And enjoy the art!
Thanks for your kind words!