Monday, November 17, 2014

Giving Thanks for Tannenbaum Friends and Christkindl Angels ~ You Are All So Very Important !

As
Thanksgiving nears,
I have more
blessings than I can count.







As we draw nearer to the holidays,
we remember all our friends far and near. 
The bounties of our lives, hopefully outweigh our tribulations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
No matter the weather,
wind, snow, ice, or sunshine,
You'll find me at the Christkindlmarkt Tulsa 2014
This year December 5th, 6th, and 7th,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday  
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
What IS a Christkindlmarkt ? 
It's a
VERY OLD EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS TRADITION ! 
You might ask ... Well, here you go:
Some History of the Christkindlmarkt

What is a Christkindlmarkt ?  History shows, that at least since 1294, a Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, and Weihnachtsmarkt, is the Christmas market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany, Austria, South Tyrol, North Italy and many French regions such as Alsace, Lorraine, and Savoy, but are now being held in many other countries.   The history of Christmas markets goes back to the Late Middle Ages in the German-speaking part of Europe and in many parts of the former Holy Roman Empire that includes many eastern regions of France and Switzerland.  Today popular Christmas Markets are held in United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Holland, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Finland and some other parts of Europe, USA and Canada. Dresden's Strietzelmarkt was first held in 1434. The Christmas markets of Bautzen (first held in 1384), Frankfurt (first mentioned in 1393) and Munich (1310) Augsburg (1498) were even older.   The Vienna "December market" was  kind the forerunner of all Christmas markets and dates back to 1294.   



In many towns in Germany and Austria,
Advent is usually ushered in with the opening of the Christmas market or "Weihnachtsmarkt".   In southern Germany and Austria it is sometimes called a "Christkind(e)l(s)markt" this in the German language, literally meaning "Christ child market", in honor of the Infant Jesus, or Christ Child.


Generally held in the town square and adjacent pedestrian zones, the market sells food, drink, and seasonal items from open-air stalls, festively decorated with pine, holly and ivy, accompanied by traditional singing and dancing.  


Sometimes there will be live Christmas music at these festivals  and puppet shows for the children.  On opening nights (and in some towns more often) onlookers welcome the "Christkind"



(originally boy Jesus, but in modern days more often depicted as an angel-like girl), acted out by a local child. 


Popular attractions at the market include the Nativity Scene (a crèche or crib), Nussknacker (carved Nutcrackers),


Schmokermanli, Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds), traditional Christmas cookies such as Lebkuchen and Magenbrot (both forms of soft gingerbread), Stollen, Springerle, Marzipan, Bratwurst, and for many visitors one of the highlights of the market: Glühwein, or hot mulled wine . 





Mostly, we know, that Christmas is for children, as the old saying goes, and most often one can find sweets of all kinds and handmade toys for under the Tannenbaum or Christmas tree at the Christkindlmarkt.    


From wherever you come, we wish you a Frohe Weinachten and a wonderful day at the German American Society of Tulsa Christkindlmarkt !  
See You There !

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
 
In the tradition
of
the
Old
Christmas
Markets

 
 
 
of
Germany,
Austria,
Switzerland
and all
of
Europe

 
and
the
World,

 
Children and their parents
Look to the Old Traditions ...
Keep them alive in your Heart and Home ~
 
 
Forget them not
 
 
Keep the light of Christmas going all year long
 
 
Tulsa has a Christkindlmarkt at the
German American Society of Tulsa
each year,
the first weekend of December !
 
Where I was born has had one for over 700 years !
 
 
 
Look forward to handmade handcrafted old fashioned items
for everyone on your Christmas list ~
 
Keep your holidays fresh and local, and I'll see you there !
 
 
 
Until then, shop from the comfort of home on eBay
with me 24 hours a day !
 
 
 
Thank YOU Always ! 
 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Start Your Weekend at the First Friday Art Crawl / Brady Arts District / DownTown Tulsa / November 7, 2014

Some
of
you
may
already have begun
your weekend fun Thursday,
but the
cerebral set
thinks
outside

http://thebradyartsdistrict.com/sites/default/files/Art%20Crawl%20Flyer%20-Nov%2020141030%20FINAL.pdf

the glass ...

Enjoy new angles on art in your community...
supporting and appreciating
local art   ...  the restaurants, music, people and fun ..

The First Friday Art Crawl /
Walk is in the Brady Arts District Downtown !
Friday November 7th, 2014

http://thebradyartsdistrict.com/?q=first-friday-art-crawl

http://thebradyartsdistrict.com/sites/default/files/Art%20Crawl%20Flyer%20-Nov%2020141030%20FINAL.pdf


Simple gifts from the Eastern Shore ... what do make here ?

 
 
 
 

 Hello Kitty !

















Whether you like brandy, whiskey, bourbon, gin or rye ...
              that's your business ...
                            enjoy the good times in moderation ....








 















Soon it will be Christmas Time in the City ~
      Bells will ring ...
                  time for all to gather near to us  ~
                                                 all that is dear to us ...


AHHA !   




























 Folk Art Wavy Olivine AB Tannenbaum Trees


 South West Blue Sky Serenity Tannenbaum Earrings







 
 Modernist Mid Century Post War Ribbed Bubble Bead Earrings












 Whether you call these amber, whisky topaz, madeira, brandy, cognac,
bourbon, honey ~ call them yours ! 


 

 Recycled Sixties Beads ~  Big Bold Swinging and Fun !
Honey Topaz , Aurora Borealis, Gold, and TQ Blue




Dreamy !




 
Long Peekaboo Pearl Earrings


 Classic Christmas Style








Naturally Beautiful ~ from Florida !





 
Murano Teal White Winter Snowflake Fairy Drops

 Believe in Dinosaurs !







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