Freddo e Felice

4 Dec

It has officially turned winter here.  We woke up on Sunday to below zero temperatures.  Okay, it was only -1 but it felt like -100 to me.  The cold permeates my body to the core of my bones.  I can’t seem to get warm from about mid-November until about mid-March.  I’m a sorry excuse for a Canadian.  The Italians can’t believe it when they hear me talking about how cold it is here.  They imagine all Canadians to be hardy, sturdy, cold-loving people.  Not me.  Nope, not in the least.

Despite the cold temps we decided to go out for a walk in the local woods on Sunday morning.  None of us were really in the mood to change out of our pajamas and venture outside but the promise of buying a Christmas tree at the end of the walk was motivation enough to get us out.  The day was clear and sunny and absolutely gorgeous.

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This was the view from our walk in the woods.  Castle, lake, medievil church and mountains in the background.  Even after living here for over a decade I’m still in awe at the scenery that surrounds us.

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Those kids who whined and complained about leaving the house ended up happily exploring the forest and lakeside for hours.

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After carefully picking out our Christmas tree we headed home and started to decorate it in front of the fire.

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And since we were in the Christmas decorating mood I decided to pull out my newly purchased felted acorns.  A talented friend of mine makes them and I love them so so much.  The kids found some branches in the woods which we spray painted white.  We then just simply put them in a vase and hung the little acorns.  Very simple but so lovely.

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Slowly we’re getting into the swing of the holidays.  Lots of baking and sewing in the weeks ahead!

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6 Responses to “Freddo e Felice”

  1. little pink cakes December 4, 2012 at 09:35 #

    Oh, these little acorns are wonderful! Great idea to put them on white branches!

    • Jillian in Italy December 4, 2012 at 13:14 #

      So simple but so sweet. They look great in my living room next to the fireplace,

  2. cilia1 December 4, 2012 at 11:30 #

    wat ziet alles er mooi en gezellig uit hier is volgend weekend de kerstboomdag

    • Jillian in Italy December 4, 2012 at 13:16 #

      De kinderen zijn zo blij dat we naar Belgie voor kerstmis komen! Wij ook natuurlijk.

  3. Judith December 4, 2012 at 19:21 #

    Ohhhh the little acorns are so cute! And hmmm that melograne looks delicious: very christmassy too…. cranberries, pomegranate… and my favorite: minced meat pies!

  4. pianoB December 14, 2012 at 23:09 #

    Oh my, those cute felted acorns! I have a branch in a glass bottle, with origami cranes in pastel colors (left from our wedding decorations) and every Christmas I plan to hang something more “natalizio” but never do… Lazy me.

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