Christmas is in the air!!!
even though it's only the end of October!
[btw, the WINTER time is coming back next Sunday,
so don't forget to adjust your clock one hour later]
The following/and above image are mostly taken in IKEA Delft,
all the products and decoration belongs to IKEA, thank you :)
napkins in Christmas style with sewing pattern.
it's fun to play with the color of the napkins
oh!!! DEER!!! and many other animals,
look how lovely they are!! oh deer! oh! deer!
In the Netherlands, Dutch people celebrate Christmas even earlier,
they celebrate it on the 6th of December."St.Nicholas day".
Sinterklass!!![Santa Claus in Dutch]
I google some story about the origin of Sinterklass,
information are originated from this web-page:
"In the Netherlands, legend has it that Sinterklaas (Dutch name for St. Nicholas)
arrives in the Netherlands by way of steamboat from Spain 2 weeks before his traditional birthday,
December 6th, along with his helper, Zwarte Piet (Black Pete),
who will help disperse the gifts and candy to all the good children.
Sinterklaas, along with the zwarte piets,
will go abroad at night and stride about the countryside wearing his red mantle, his mitre,
and his golden crosier and sporting a long, white beard.
Referring to his book that lists all the good and bad children,
Sinterklaas will deliver presents to all the good children,
but watch out if you've been bad!
The bad children may be taken back to Spain with him.
The Low Countries(Belgium & Luxemburg)have basically the same traditions surrounding St. Nicholas,
but not to the extent of the Netherlands.
Children in Luxemburg call him Kleeschen,
and his helper is Hoseker (Black Peter).
Belgian children know him as Sint Niklaas."
對他們而言 12/6這天比12/25這天來的更重要 更盛大
當天鎮上都有會有遊行 有聖誕老公公 臉上塗得黑黑的小幫手black Pete
Living room decoration by IKEA
Love the warm warm warm feeling of xmas,
kitchen and living room!
more xmas napkins!
with x'mas special edition image!!!
this image is also applied to many other products!lovely!