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Monday, December 8, 2008

New Decorations...

Mom has ordained this lovely stein as well. We collect those too. mom is more than half german. And she loves little things like this.

Sister got her this stein last christmas. :) Sister got mom a lot of steins.

She has filled it with fake pretty plants, that look a lot like Edelweiss. (a very soft flower that grows on the alps of Europe.)

As the legend goes- suitors proved their love by climbing the alps.

It is still worn today, and featured on steins and clothing. Its a symbol of love, bravery, strength, and dedication.

A real Edelweiss:

Mom's edelweiss:

Sister did go to Europe- and visited the great Neuschwanstein castle. Its high up on the side of the alps. You have to either ride a bus up, or take a VERY VERY long walk. Sister decided to walk it, and it took them a half hour to reach the top. She and her friend walked up, while everyone else rode the bus.

She got to enjoy the scenery- and smell that fresh crisp mountain air.

While she was there, she did also happen across one single Edelweiss blossom. She got to touch it, and she says its the softest flower she's ever felt. She was lucky to get to see it. All the girls who were too cool to walk, missed everything.

Here are some more decorations mom made. Simple pine cones, and a hurricane vase. Add some ribbon, and glitter paint, and you have a very pretty snowy looking decoration.

Here is a basket of pretty flowers mom put together!


The Meezers or Billy said...

oooo how purrty!!!! WE GOTTED YOUR CARD!!! We will be sending ours out soon ::glares at the mom::

Lacy said...

w00f's Isis, me gotted ur card too, mine will go out today..ur mama iz very creative...

b safe,

Duke said...

Reading about the edelweiss is making mom want to see the movie Sound Of Music! Your Christmas decorations are just so beautiful, Isis!
Mom helped us open your Christmas card when she got home today! You look so warm and cozy by the fire! Thank you so much for your card! We love it!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Hana said...

My parents have been to Neuschwanstein castle. I think we have a tiny little model replica of it on the shelf! It's Sleeping Beauty's castle.

My mom has a really cool stein... it's got wolves on it!

Hana said...

Isis, this is what my Mom's stein" looks like!