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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics LLC Boutique, for others to enjoy. As well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy |  google.com/+MariettesBacktoBasics 
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Monday, December 3, 2012

{First Week of Advent 2012}

We already have started in our First Week of Advent for 2012... On Sunday morning the 1st candle got lit at Church and this brings us into the Advent mood; leading towards Christmas.
Traditionally the mood of Advent is expressed in the liturgical color of violet but I used red...
In its earliest form, beginning in France, Advent was a period of preparation for the Feast of the Epiphany. Read: The Liturgical Season of Advent
Fresh rosemary twigs emit a lovely fragrance...
Candle is French from Point A La Ligne.
Red rose ribbon is also French.
Pineapple doily is hand crocheted by my sister-in-law Elly.

Wishing you all a meaningful First Week of Advent for 2012.

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17 comments:

  1. beauty is in the air when Christmas arrives...!

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  2. Dearest Mariette,
    Beautiful red rose candle♡♡♡ I learned something today and thank you very much for the link☆☆☆ Have a marvelous new week, dearest friend.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  3. Liebe Mariette,
    das hast du bildschön arrangiert. Für uns Rosenfreunde ist das wieder ein Augenschmaus. Die Kerze ist wunderschön gemacht und das Band mit Rosenmuster habe ich auch noch nie gesehen. Auch deine Schwägerin kann toll häkeln. Ich wünsche euch eine schöne Adventszeit. Du hast recht, Weihnachten kommt am Ende doch immer schneller und ist plötzlich da.
    Liebe Grüße, Johanna

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  4. Dearest Mariette,
    I love your plain and wonderful decoration!
    Have a wonderful Adventweek,
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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  5. Liebe Mariette,
    bei dir finde ich immer wieder Kostbarkeiten.
    Einen guten Montag wünscht dir
    Elisabeth

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  6. Me encantan las fotos. Me encanta el color que tiene porque es muy acogedor. Mucha felicidad para ti y tus seres queridos.

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  7. Dearest Mariette,
    I was really enjoyed you having Red in its earliest form in France.
    A beautiful pineapple dolly is hand crocheted by your sister-in-lav Elly.
    hugs and love to you always!
    Michiko

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  8. Molto bella la tua decorazione per annunciare il meraviglioso tempo dell'avvento!Baci,Rosetta

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  9. Geniet van een heerlijke december maand....liefs van mij...xxx...

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  10. Dear Mariette, such a lovely decoratin, I love rosemary, and this candle is so beautiful, you really love roses:))
    Hugs, Jagoda

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  11. My dear friend I'm catching up on much overdue blog visits and post reading (been getting things ready for our 3 year old Godson -who is coming to stay with us for a week or two).

    How wonderful to be able to see the growth of your oak tree... year after year reaching to the sky. And your Rose suite kitchenette is perfect for visiting family and friends I especially love your detailed touches and that hand carved rose wreathe is breathe taking ... perfect details.

    Wishing you a wonderful first week of Advent... Hugs and love to you both C. (HHL)

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  12. Looking beautiful Mariette, and I can imagine the scent of the rosemary.
    Have a lovely Week ahead.
    Hugs,
    Eva

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  13. Dearest Mariette
    What a wonderful decoration.
    I love summer but Advent is, after all, a wonderful time of year
    Hugs to you
    Kajsa

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  14. Dear Mariette,

    Love the beautiful candle and red rose ribbon.
    I know how wonderful the rosemary must smell.

    Happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  15. I love the rose candle, so beautiful!! It's the perfect match to the rosemary!

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  16. Dearest Mariette,
    Happy the first week of Advent.I had prepared an advent calender to my daughter to color it..but she already colored all the candles until 25 ;)
    very nice rose candle and rosemary

    big hugs toyou

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