Christmas mini trips: part 2
Posted in amsterdam, mini trips, pia's photos December 22nd, 2007 by piablog

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This morning I woke up to the first snowfall of the year. I found the chestnuts tucked away cosily in their shells on the trees, dangling delicately like baubles.

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And in the garden I found this beautiful butterfly shape amongst the frost covered leaves.

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After a morning bagel I was off to the studio and on my way home this afternoon I came across these inspiring windows…

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(I loved coming across this gorgeous tropical scene while the snow was falling, it reminded me of how warm it must be in other countries right now)

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I bought a little almond speculaas to take on the trip to Paris for us all…

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And home to find my homemade pussy willow wreath aglow (Lisa, I saw you mentioned you liked the idea of a pussy willow wreath the other day – i made mine a few weeks ago so i thought you might like a glimpse, what do you think?…)

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I hope you’ve enjoyed a last inspirational glimpse at Amsterdam before I whisk you away with me to Paris for a quick little Christmas-inspired window shopping, and then onto the special set of villages I mentioned in Eastern France.

Related Posts :
Christmas mini trips: part 3
Christmas mini trips: part 1
Christmas mini trips: part 4, Paris
Christmas mini trips: final destination
mini trips: art gallery
an afternoon project...


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6 Comments

  1. Emma ::emmas designblogg:: says

    I love your Amsterdam posts, please give me more! I am totally in love with the city!

    December 22nd, 2007 | #

  2. Barb McMahon says

    Lovely pictures! And SUCH a wonderful blog!

    I’m so looking forward to seeing your Paris photos….

    December 22nd, 2007 | #

  3. piablog says

    Thanks Emma! Amsterdam is so gorgeous, I can’t wait to show you more!
    And thanks Barb, I hope you liked my little post on Paris – there will be plenty more over the months to come, this was just a little taste.

    December 24th, 2007 | #

  4. PrasadM says

    Hi,

    I will be travelling to amsterdam in next 2 weeks time. Your blog game me wonderful pictorial information on where I am going to, and how wonderful the place is.

    Will it continue to snow until end of Mar?

    Thanks

    December 27th, 2007 | #

  5. Pia says

    Hi Prasad, unfortunately these days it rarely snows in Amsterdam, and i’m not sure you will see snow in march – it is all up to the crazy climate changes! Right now it is VERY mild – no snow, no ice. But I can tell you that Amsterdam is absoulutely gorgeous ANYTIME of year, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy your travels!

    December 31st, 2007 | #

  6. Zoe Alexander says

    Some beautiful photos here! What a lovely selection, and so it’s on to Paris after this! Have a safe trip! Look forward to seeing more!
    Zoe xxx

    February 9th, 2013 | #


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