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


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.


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


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




(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)


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


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?…)


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
all i want for christmas!

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  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


    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?


    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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