Friday, December 11, 2009

Christkindlmarkt and some sista fun !!!

Well, TGIF Blogland Neighborhood !! Continuing on our quest to be in complete denial of our lack of preparedness for Christmas (which, by our best calculations is a mere 2 weeks away .....uh oh ..... REALLY ?!?!?!!) we spent yet another day goofing off and trotted off to Bethlehem, Pa. to meet up with ....






my "sista" Boop (OK, so our parents didn't really name her that .....as I recall Karen is her original name).



Anyhow, Bethlehem is a very historic and dignified town with many beautiful and old buildings and ...



.....shops like the Moravian Book Shop established in 1745.







.....and during the Christmas season Bethlehem is also known for Christkindlmarkt.....




......a lovely old world style holiday market with ......



.....many talented artists and vendors and......



....St. Nick, of course !!!!





......and no "Girl's Day Out" with my "sista" would be complete without a few visits to Mr. John (OK so not EVERYTHING is dignified at Christkindlmarkt) .....





......oh, and look what else we found .....



.....Boop's new best friend , the lady with the wine tasting booth .......which of course, made us happy to know Mr. John was just a hop, skip, and a jump away !!!!




......and after just a few sips of wine (it doesn't take much!) we were giddy with joy to find these very festive Christmas tree glasses and .....


.....candy cane striped glasses and ....

......New Year's Eve champagne glasses glasses (that go so well with the sign that asks that all important question "Is it too late to be good?"

In addition to just having a fun Girl's Day Out, Boop and I were celebrating my belated birthday from last month .... and LOOK at the fun stuff she gave me ....


.....this beautiful Willow Tree figurine ......



....some chocolate fit for a Queen (naturally !) and....



..something that is just the cat's pajamas .... a black sparkly shower cap with a great big red flower with rhinestones right smack in the middle !!!! ..... and last, but by far least are those wonderfully warm and cozy mittens she knit for ME !!! ( my sister Boop is a very good knitter and actually finishes projects and gifts ..... unlike some people .....ahem ....)



....oh, and before we blow you all a kiss goodnight, here's Evan being a good sport modeling not just those jazzy Christmas tree glasses, but also that FABULOUS sparkly shower cap !!!! OK .... that was a LONG (but fun day ) and LONG post (yawn) .... so now it is definately time to ......






......blow you all a kiss goodnight !!!!










Be back soon !!

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

3 comments:

Pat said...

What FUN....thanks for sharing it with us!!! (My friend's daughter lives in Bethlehem and she is always telling me what a great town it is.)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I loved going every year to Christkindlmarkt! When I was a child (I grew up in New Hope), we would go every year. I guess that means that Christkindlmarkt has been going for about 117 years.

OldBagNewTricks said...

So of course you and Boop had a fabulously fun time!!! You made it feel like being there -- without the port-o-potties or actually buying everything in sight. Hooray! Thanks.