Monday, December 3, 2012

A Week of Winter Fun and Inspiration (Trier Christmas Market)

What a spectacular and eventful week it has been! I will update you all on our trip to Italy and The States soon, but wanted to post about our Christmas-y week before it falls through the cracks and the season is gone! 
 This last week, my friend, my pup Penny and I went to the Trier Christmas Market. It was Penny and my first European Market experience and what a magical event it was!
To read more about the ancient city of Trier, click here.

 If you can ever make it to Germany in the winter, Christmas markets are a must! The air smells of crisp snow, Gluhwein (a German mulled wine), evergreen, and loads of tasty German food. Like I mentioned in the past, the arrangements and Christmas decorations are completely unique and totally different to those in The States.

 I was blown away by the detail, thought and time that went into decorating the storefronts and market booths to make it special for all the village folk. 

The shop below made you feel as if you stepped into a white, winter wonderland! It was so dreamy..

Check out these icy looking light fixtures!

I would like about a hundred of the frosted trees below...

The roofs of the market booths were adorned with charming Christmas scenes...

Penny and I also scored a ton of coffee sacks from a little cafe! Woo hoo!

It was a beautiful day!
After picking up some delectable groceries in France (if you live in Europe, you must shop the Cora) and a Christmas tree for our barn.

The next evening, we went to a wine tasting at a friend's house! Our friends, Ivona and Jeff, spoiled us with exceptional wine, food and company! They had a connoisseur from France come and do a tasting from around the world.. It was such a fabulous experience!

Ivona had their gorgeous home decked out with candles and evergreen to set the mood. With all the wine, food, candles, and hip music, I felt as though we were being entertained in a swanky lounge! What generous and wonderful hosts they were!

I spent Sat morning at a Nostalgic Christmas market at my favorite antique shop, Vintage Inspirations! It was a wonderful morning of shopping and visiting with clients and friends. We got the coolest zinc feeding trough, originally from an old German barn, a little Christmas cottage, and a vintage alarm clock. I will share more on the market soon!

Phew, what a wonderfully exhausting weekend!
Tonight I am going to attempt making escargot, and flammkuchen... Until then, I am going to enjoy a cappuccino and start decorating our tree!
What holiday events have you been up to?


  1. I absolutely LOVE this recent blog pst : a week of winter fun! I'm already crafting and utilizing my coffee bags around the house :o) Can't wait to hear more on your new business partner endevour with Design Eur Life Ashley. I'm sure whatever it is you two brilliant ladies will be successful!!!! Much Blessings and Luck

    1. Thanks lover duck!! You are the best! BTW I totally need more Bev time in my life.. When are you free?? xo

  2. What a gorgeous post Molly! I love all of your pictures of the Trier Christmas Market... I'm thinking that hubs and I need to add that to our market list this season! And thank you so much for the shout out... can't wait to hang out again soon! xoxox

    1. Hey sweetie! Thank you for coming! I can't wait till this next week! OOOOO it will be so fun!

  3. This all looks like so much fun! I usually hate winter (although of course I love the holidays) but maybe winter in Germany is a bit more entertaining than winter in Boston. It is so beautiful there! Wonderful post!


    PS: I added your blog to my blog's link roll and I hope you'll return the favor! Thank you!

    1. thank you so much Kara! I most definitely will! I hope you are having a lovely day! xo

  4. oooo lots to love here! My hubs was born in Frankfurt and we had such a wonderful visit there a few years ago! Lovely photos!

    1. Why thank you so much! You should try and visit again soon! It is so lovely here!

  5. I LOVE following your blog and hearing your European adventures! Can't wait to visit there myself : )

    1. Thank you so much! I really hope you get the chance to visit Europe... It really is a dream come true! You will love it!

  6. I so would love to visit Trier market! It looks so dreamy! I love learning about Europe from your blog. I wish I could come visit! :)

  7. Guess a few of us are living vicariously thru you in Germany/Europe. I truly envy you, I've always loved to travel with my Dad then with my hubs, been all over US and some of Canada.
    Seeing your photos gives us a glimpse into another world. Lucky Jessica getting to visit and see so much with you.
    I'm sure glad I read The post in Eclectically Vintage, it's wonderful learning about Germany, getting to see your wonderful photos in France. I look forward to seeing more, appreciate you sharing your photos and your home.
    What part of Germany do you live in? Are there many young marrieds there in the service also?
    My hubs was a trucker so I went with him whenever I could. My Dad loved to travel so I went with him as a teenager. Hubs and I have moved around the US, I'd get a wild hair, say lets go to wherever and off we'd move. No more tho, he says we're too old to move anymore, (maybe he is). Happy life


Thanks for the lovely comments! Each and everyone means so much to me! xo

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