Cheers to everyone…

The Christkindlmarket in Chicago’s Daley Plaza is a must visit this time of year; it gets larger each year. Last year I couldn’t resist buying some of these nesting dolls from Russian; picking some of varying sizes from large to teensy. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Many holiday toys and decor from Germany and other European countries. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Food is a must-have at the Cristkindlmarket too! The smells of fresh roasted nuts are irresistible. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Love the beard! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Collectors always stop for a cider or cocoa in order to get a Cristkindlmarket no mug. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Here the old world and new world come together. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

I got the hot cocoa and my hubby got the warm cider; each a special treat in the souvenir mugs for this year. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Choices, wonderful choices! Today I learned the scratchy Steiff animals I still have from my childhood are made of mohair. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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Changes percieved…

Green tints the “great tree” in Chicago’s infamous Walnut Room on the 7th floor of Macy’s loop location. However, soaking up the wondrous view over time shows changes happening in the room. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Now untraditional, cool, blue lights shine on the tree and ceiling emphasizing a star covered ceiling. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Red is a primary color of the Christmas season. It is a prominent color this holiday season at Macy’s (formerly Marshall Fields) Walnut Room in Chicago’s loop. We managed to get a lunch seat under the tree; a treasured spot. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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Cultural Christmas Tree Diversity…

All were part of the collection at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, celebrating Christmas traditions around the world. The museum also had exhibits on other cultural and religions holidays happening this time of year. I highly recommend a visit to see ALL the trees. My husband paused awhile at the tremendous train exhibit of course too. They had turned one of their trains into a Christmas train.

  • What countries do you recognize?
  • Which decorations were favorites in your childhood?
  • Which decorations surprise you?

Entryway Christmas Tree at Museum of Science and Industry. Breathtaking! Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Peaceful. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Paper ornaments. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Diorama ornament! Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Wooden and straw ornaments. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Native American celebration. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Origami ornaments. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Ho ho ho! Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

 

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