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art nouveau metal grillwork from Municipal House in Prague

daily photo: art nouveau grillwork

Here’s another detail from the spectacular art nouveau Municipal House in Prague. I believe this is a very ornate ventilation grill. No …

german good luck symbols for the new year, pigs, mushrooms and chimney sweeps

Frohes Neues!

Happy New Year! I couldn’t resist picking up a few of the German good luck candies for the new year. Traditional lucky …

weckmann, german bread man with pipe

daily photo: weckmann

The holidays are all about food and before the new year I give you one more treat – the Weckmann. My Weckmann …

finished knitted christmas ball

Knitted christmas balls

  I found this knitting book at the library last week. It’s called Julekuler, by Arne & Carlos, and is a collection …

traditional scandinavian straw yule goat

Daily photo: yule goat

I saw these straw goats at the Swedish & Norwegian Christmas market a couple weeks ago. I’m a big fan of traditional …

carved wooden angel candleholder at german christmas market

German Christmas markets

With only one day to go til the shortest day of the year, less than 8 hours of daylight and an official …

art nouveau snail in Prague

Daily photo: art nouveau snail

This lovely snail sculpture is adorning the side of a small built-in aquarium feature in the Czech art nouveau palace known as …