Thursday, December 20, 2012

es ist warm und gemütlich Saeson.

It is warm and cozy season. 

...Or, echoing my post title (auf Deutsch), "warm und gemütlich Saeson." That's what I like to call Winter. This is the time when you can sit by the fire and look out the window and be content with the crackle of the wood and a pile of wrapping paper + ribbon + tape + secret items in your lap. 

We got our Christmas tree last week--yes, a real live Douglas Fir, dropping needles on the carpet constantly but smelling oh so piney and authentic. Hanging lights and ornaments wasn't quite as exciting as it has been in recent years, but pulling out the old baubles--funny shell angels with chipped noses, a pair of wooden German dolls in their traditional attire, straw hearts on red ribbons, a fat blue bird with a quirky smile--holds a sentiment that will never fade.

Gingerbread men (or their crumbs) pile in the cookie jar for a few days (or moments), legless and armless as tends to happen with such treats. It doesn't take long for even the crumbs to vanish, nevertheless.

Es ist warm und gemütlich Saeson. // It is warm and cozy season. Let's go cozy in it. 

Happy First of Winter, on the 'morrow. 

Much Love,

p.s. (I guest posted this week with a few more words to welcome Winter at Your's Truly. Just sayin.')
p.p.s. (Go make yourself some Hot Cocoa. Just because.) 
p.p.p.s. (Wow, I'm on a roll, aren't I? But just FYI, that ^ is not our tree. It is just a huge randomly lighted tree in the middle of a park. Yep yep.)


  1. Lovely. I love the wreath photo! Can't wait to see the post of Christopher and Hannah's wedding!

  2. love thissss. your photos are gorgeous. and cozy is just such a wonderful word, yes. :)

  3. I love this. and Frohe Weihnachten :)

  4. Oh I love this Lucia. Your words are so relatable, comforting, beautiful, and happy.

    happy first of approximately 12 minutes. :)

    Blessings, friend!


  5. these photos are so beautiful. i especially love the first two.

  6. Your pictures are so full of warmth. It makes me want to throw on a chuncky sweater and settle down by the fireplace with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. Much talent!

  7. okay. this is the epitome of winter. and i love it.

  8. Okayokayokay. These are sortof completely perfect. They define and distinguish Christmas, and it's oh so lovely!

  9. Mmm, warm & cozy winter posts like this make me happy. <3

  10. Ohmygoodness how are your posts so...flawless?! And your pictures...*is at loss for words*

    I guess practice makes perfect. ;)


  11. oh! you're tree is so pretty! xo :)

  12. The photos are beautiful, soft and rustic. I could gobble down that adorable gingerbread man.

  13. A very merry Christmas to you, Lucia! The photos are beautiful and I'm sure your tree is too. We haven't had a live tree in several years but they are my favorite. I just have to be content with Christmas tree candles for the lovely smell.


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