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Yesterday Marc and I celebrated Valentine's Day at home with a movie and chocolate covered strawberries. He had a dozen strawberries shipped to us from Shari's Berries and they were WONDERFUL! They were large, juicy and oh so YUMMY!
I can't wait to do that again!
Happy Valentine's Day.
Each year I try to get a Christmas ornament from each place I visit so I can be reminded of the wonderful adventures I've taken. This year we went back to Italy and spent time in Bologna, Faenza, Ravenna, Ferrara, Parma and Modena. I don't seem to have an ornament for Parma...but I do have five pounds of cheese! I also didn't get an ornament from Modena, but I do have several bottles of Aceto Balsamico DOP. Hmmm, I think I have my priorities straight, don't you?
Here is my ornament from Bologna.
This is from Ferrara.
Here is one from Ravenna.
We visited Saura and Ivana Vignoli in Faenza. They do such beautiful work, which I'll show you in a later post. Saura gave me this ceramic fish to use as an ornament.
This year Marc and I decided we're going to start collecting Christopher Radko ornaments. We made a deal that we would each choose one ornament each year and we would decorate with Santa Claus ornaments. They are so beautiful, it's hard to choose. Before we knew it we had 5 ornaments and a tree topper! Here they are...
What do you think?
Here are a few random pictures of my home decorated for Christmas.
Old pictures of relatives from Sicily.
Our big 9 ft. Christmas tree in the living room and some of my Santa collection.
More of my Santa collection.
The small 7 1/2 ft. Christmas tree in one of the front windows.
Some of my snowman collection.
Chocolate Santa on the kitchen island. Doesn't he look good enough to eat?
The outside of our house. This is the first year we put lights outside. We're on a corner, so the lights go all the way around the house. It's very festive!