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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 10, 2012

{Second Week of Advent 2012}

2nd Sunday of Advent went by too fast; so many things to do. Today was also for a big part phone call day with loved ones, after coming home from Church. We still have fond memories from last year when our daughter Liz was staying with us during 2nd Advent Week. That is always special to be with family. We have never had that for any Advent or Christmas in all 29 years...
Our oval Mandalay Chartreuse plate by Masons with two scented candles.
The green rose on the left is a French Point A La Ligne.
The green star emits a wonderful balsam of fir needles...
Just guessing that a lot of you didn't see my post from last year.
You can read here about: {2nd Advent & Great Family Time}
Today was as lovely as last year and tomorrow it will be 24°C. But than it is getting cooler.
This was in the afternoon...

Wishing you all a lovely Second Week of Advent for 2012!


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  1. Lekker weertje bij jullie!!

    Hier regent het nog steeds, nog even en alle sneeuw is weer verdwenen!

    Liefs Thea ♥

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  2. Hi my friend, enjoy your 2nd Advent week ;)
    I'm trying hard to get back into the swing of blogging and everyday life after hurricane Sandy....

    Blessing~
    Mari

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  3. reading on your blog instills a special feeling of the coming x'mas...!

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  4. Liebe Mariette,
    im Advent rückt die Familie näher zusammen, wenn sie kann. Wo ihr auf alle Erdteile verstreut seid, ist das ja schwierig. Wie gut, dass man mittels Skype doch sich mal sehen kann. Ich habe den 2. Advent auch allein verbracht, obwohl wir wesentlich näher wohnen.
    Liebe Grüße, Johanna

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  5. Dearest Mariette,
    lovely decoration, the little tree with the red bow!
    Have a wonderful 2nd Advent-Week!
    Love and hugs
    Claudai

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  6. hallo Mariette,wat heb je weer mooi post,woon jouw dochter nog in Nederland?,want dan zou je toch moeilijk hebben met de kerst? en wat voor temp bij jullie?geweldig,ik wens jullie fijne dagen,veel liefs irena

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  7. Geniet van deze tijd...liefs Ria...xxx....

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  8. Dearest Mariette,

    Happy 2nd Advent. very beautiful rosemary bonsai.rosemary isn't?
    I can smell the fragrance of the candle
    enjoy your advent moment my dear Mariette
    hugs

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  9. Dear Mariette,

    A lovely 2nd Advent ceremony, thank you for sharing with us. xx

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  10. Peccato che questo bel tempo del Natale vada troppo in fretta!Buona settimana d'avvento,baci,Rosetta

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  11. Family and traditions are a fabulous combination this time of year. Your Advent scene is lovely and your French Point A La Ligne candle is breathe taking ... the detail petals is magnificent. Wishing you a wonderful 2nd Advent week. xo C. (HHL)

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  12. Dearest Mariette,
    Oh, advent season must be really important for you☆☆☆ I learned how important Christmas is for western people through blogging. Lovely to hear that you had "phone call day".
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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