Winter

Buon Natale from Italy. Beautiful and Unique Presepi (Nativities)

Italian Hand Carved Nativity displayed in a crystal cave

Today, I have the great pleasure of sharing with you images of several unique and beautiful presepi (nativities), most of which are personal, much loved treasures belonging to members of the EtsyItalia Team. And most have been hand made.

Presepe: A Collection of Nativity Stories from Italy by Madame Renard

Italian nativity or Precepe

Nativities have held a special place in my heart since I was a very little girl. Growing up in Santa Fe (many years ago when it was still a quiet little Spanish village) I was surrounded by beautiful nativities during the winter holidays and have never lost the feelings of awe and peace that came over me while viewing a particularly beautiful nativity.

Celebrating St. Lucy Day!

Welcome St. Lucy

Tomorrow is St. Lucy Day and to get you into the mood (just in the slightest case you aren't already) I am sharing a few of my favorite sites - new and old - Scandinavian - all!

Almost all Scandinavian! 

Scrambled Pancakes from Austria! A Little Holiday Story!

Kaiserschmarren

 Kaiserschmarren image by Robert Lender

Kaiserschmarren! Scrambled Pancakes! A favorite treat in Austria anytime of the year but especially at Christmas.

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