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Italians Are Arriving!

Shipped Air Express from Milan Italy

The first carton of Soffieria De Carlini ornaments arrived Saturday morning. Our poor mail carrier! We have rural delivery. This huge carton certainly filled the back of her little truck!

 

 

New styles make the trip from Italy.

Thanks USPS and Soffieria De Carlini for getting the ornaments here! It shipped from the workshop on 11/17/2027 & arrived 11/25/2017! That is fast even for air express!

I’ve just finished updating the web site to show the “New Arrivals” and show how many are available per style. 

Shipping begins on Monday!

 

 

Looking for a holiday bargain?  I’ve marked down all styles from Germany’s Ino Schaller workshop.  If you are looking for a traditional European heritage gift, these choices might appeal.

Mastering the Om ……

Don’t let the holiday rush stress you out.

Thomas Glenn Holidays “Buddha”, also available in red

You can find Celebrate365.com “open” 24/7 … although Santa has been known to take some naps!

Celebrate365 offers “zen” worthy ornaments from Thomas Glenn, Eric Cortina and David Strand.

Stop by and browse awhile!

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Ornaments As Art …

The late Thomas Glenn was a contemporary artist whose imagination on canvas was often reflected in his ornament designs. What does this style evoke for you? I see Mid-Century

“Teal Squared” (TG724) from Thomas Glenn Holidays, $32.99

colors that I grew up with … or perhaps boldly colored pocket squares peeking from a businessman’s otherwise austere black suit. How about you?

To view this ornament online:
http://www.celebrate365.com/product/TG724.html

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New Styles from Soffieria De Carlini

The Krampus Tradition …

St Nicholas and Krampus

If you are a child in southern Germany or Austria, when St.

Nicholas rides through your village on the evening of December 5, he does not arrive alone. Krampus is his scary companion.

St. Nicholas Ornament
Vintage Krampus postcard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Krampus, a terrifying horned figure wearing chains and carrying switches, runs behind him. It’s his job to scare children into being “good.”

Krampus ornament

 

 

The Soffieria De Carlini Krampus ornament depicts a classic German orAustrian Krampus clad in black with a scary red face, horns and elongated tongue. And, don’t miss that tail. He is truly a frightening character … as bad as St. Nicholas is saintly!

Soffieria De Carlini has been a family-operated glass blowning working shop since 1947.  Located near Milan, the De Carlinis are the last workshop in Italy still producing these whimsical free blown holiday ornaments.

Krampus vintage postcard

Read more about the tradition:

 

 

Winter At The Beach …

View from our table at Eladio’s beach restaurant, Progreso, Yucantán, México

YES!  Celebrate365.com is open for business … but no shipping until mid-March.

This is our sixth year wintering in the Yucatán.  We are renting a beach home for seven weeks and are “living the life”.  Temps have been in the mid-80s with sunshine nearly every day.

 

Slow roast chicken pieces in banana leaves & marinate in sour oranges

Pollo Pibil (Pibil style chicken)

with achiote spices. It is a Yucatán speciality.  It is traditionally served with pickled onion.  Here is it presented with wedges of sour orange.  A hollowed onion serves as a serving vessel filled with the pickled onion bits.

 

 

Panuchos are a light snack or breakfast dish.  Another

Eladio’s Panuchos

traditional Yucatán creation, these are tortilla filled with black beans. Then they are topped with fresh vegetables.  Here we have lettuce, cabbage, shredded turkey, tomato, pickled red onion, English cucumber, avocado.

 

 

Follow our lazy days on the beach … away from Ohio’s cold and snow.  And look for previews of the 2017 lines in the coming days.  I am editing the web site to reflect current inventory levels and I am indicating styles that have been discontinued.  Feel free to ask me questions … I am “connected”!

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