Sonntag, 9. Dezember 2012

2nd Sunday of Advent

In Germany, Advent are the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas, and to mark this passage of time, many Germans light a new candle on their Advent wreath every Sunday.
Many families celebrate the Advent Sundays with singing Christmas carols, drinking hot spiced wine and eating Christmas cookies or a piece of Stollen, a traditional German Christmas cake.
The advent wreath was *invented* by Johann Hinrich Wichern, a German pastor, who founded an orphanage in Hamburg in 1833. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, the children would ask him daily, if Christmas had arrived. To make the wait easier, Wichern came up with his magical Christmas countdown, creating his first Advent wreath out of an old cardwheel  and smaller candles.
More to read here: Christmas Traditions in Germany

We had a little bit more snow, last night.

 Sure, i'm not leaving without a handmade inspiration

 I altered a little bottle from Ikea. Painted with white acrylic paint and some glitter.
The headphone are buttons and wire

Happy Sunday


Caro *schoki* hat gesagt…

Hach, da ist der süße Wicht ja wieder :)
Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen 2. Advent und einen noch schöneren Purzeltag!!!!

froebelsternchen Susi hat gesagt…

Deine Schneefrauenflasche ist superschön!- sind das Ohrenschützer oder Kopfhörer.... LOOOL!
wow so viel Schnee..bei uns sind es gead mal 5 cm ....

hab noch einen schönen Adventsonntag Elly!

nelleke hat gesagt…

Hoi Elly,

Jij hebt altijd bijzondere items en opjecten...ik kijk daar erg graag naar. Je adventkaarsen met schattig beeldje is ook weer zo leuk....Wat een mooie kussen heb je op het buitenstoeltje....

lieve groet,

Ana K. hat gesagt…

Hi Elly, first I wish you happy December and enjoy in your traditional preparing to Christmas.
Second i must say again, I LOVE to visit many inspirations here, you are very creative and I am happy to be your "blog" friend. Hugs

suziqu's thread works hat gesagt…

Hello Dear Elly
Thank you for explaining the Advent wreath - now I fully understand the meaning behind it and you are the first to explain that to me. I love your wreath!
Love also your vintage wreath - do you have a link on YouTube?
Yes the little dolls are so wonderful to make - thanks for your kind comment sweet friend,
x Suzy

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art hat gesagt…

Hi Elly, your advent wreath is so lovely, I can see you have lots of snow like us, love your altered bottle, fun and sweet with the headphone.

Anonym hat gesagt…

Dear Elly, ich bin etwas spät dran.
Was für ein feines Album Du da wieder gezaubert hast.
Mich würde noch brennend interessieren, mit welchem Programm Du die Fotos z.B. mit Mr. President gemacht hast.
Liebe Grüße
von Gisela/maedi