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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.

Hail The Christmas Goat

Christmas goat

I love my Christmas Goat! In fact - he and my Dala stand near my little seasonal tree all year. I can not bear to put him away. I waited too long for him to be a part of my Christmas!

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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