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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Sunday, December 18, 2011

{4th Advent}

The final Sunday of Advent is there and soon we have Christmas! Another short and speedy year... Are you having the same experience too? Especially if one is not feeling totally fit, it kind of slips through your fingers. There is no halting to time, we are forced to move forward with the masses. But again I'd like to show some Advent photos to you.
Inside our veranda, in front of the shaded windows. Shadows from the live oak cast onto the linen shades due to the sunshine we had on Saturday. The green cotton Zweigart Aida tablecloth now with a Mason's Mandalay Chartreuse plate for the brass spiral candle holders.
In the back is a group of angels looking on, all from South Tyrol, Italy.
The one on the left is a ceramic one and was a gift from Italian friend Maria from Ristorante da Maria and the others are all wooden angels from Italy.
Our healthy Sago Palm makes it look more exotic, like our years living in Indonesia where we spent Christmas in the tropics.
Seen is also the Lampe Berger with Cherub from our private collection.
All the angels - cherubs
Wishing you all a Happy 4th Advent!

Related articles

{3rd Advent} previous post by me
{2nd Advent & Great Family Time} previous post by me
Christie's Mandalay by Masons


  1. Hi Mariette!
    And godmorning to you (i dont know what time of day you do have but it is morning here now whwn i am writhig this).
    Lovely candelholders, i havent ever seen anything like them before.
    Have a god 4 advent.
    Hugs Anna

  2. Liebe Mariette,

    du hast ja eine Fundgrube mit

    Alles Liebe

  3. Tja nog een week en dan is het kerst......liefs van mij.....xxx....


  4. I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year !!!! Eine besinnliche Zeit, lecker Essen, Spaß und Freude und einen guten Rutsch in das neue Jahr 2012 schickt dir mit Engelsflügeln Wolkenfee Anne http://wolkenfeeskuechenwerkstatt.blogspot.com

  5. Liebe Mariette,
    der Teller mit den 4 Kerzen ist wunderschön. Mir gefällt diese Deko.
    Um Deine Engel beneide ich dich. Obwohl: Ich habe auch eine kleine Sammlung von Bozener Engeln. Sie sind immer wieder schön.
    Einen schönen 4. Advent wünscht

  6. Lovely collection, Mariette. I don't know how you recall so many details. I can't remember the where, when, why or how of anything. Have a major migraine today. The third in a week's time which is unusual for me. Must go to bed soon. goodnite! Tammy

  7. Mariette toch, wat heb jij een grote collecie engelen...heb er de laatste dagen zoveel bij je voorbij zien komen..
    Fijne week nog..

  8. Liebe Mariette,
    ja, das ist wahr, ob man in Stimmung ist oder nicht, ob gesund oder nicht, immer wird es plötzlich Weihnachten. Aber damit es Weihnachten im Herzen wird, braucht gar nicht so viel Vorbereitung. Das geht auch einfach so. Deine Engelchen sind sehr hübsch und der wunderbare Teller mit den Kerzen ist richtig edel. Ich wünsche dir und Pieter ein schönes, friedliches Weihnachtsfest.
    Liebe Grüße, Johanna

  9. Happy 4th advent to you too! I agree time goes very quickly, and I am already completely exhausted, and it's not even Christmas!!Mind you I did have a bug for a long time and quite a few orders to work on so all work and no play.Hope you will get your health back over Christmas and the new year!!

  10. Lieve Mariette,

    Wat een gezellig hoekje in je kamer! De tijd gaat inderdaad snel. Van mij zou het zo nu en dan ook wel even stil mogen staan. Al is het alleen maar om overal iets langer van te kunnen genieten.

    Ik hoop dat je je sneller iets beter voelt!

    Lieve groet & een gezellige nieuwe week!

    Madelief x

  11. Liebe Mariette,
    die Adventskerzen auf dem Teller mit den Haltern - so schlicht, so schön! Sehr schön!

    Viele liebe Adventsgrüße

  12. Dearest Mariette,

    How is it that Christmas is less than one week away? Just around the corner. I hope you are feeling well and taking care of yourself!

    xo Catherine

  13. Liebe Mariette,
    Deine Adventsdeko gefällt mir sehr gut! Schlicht und doch wunderschön!

    Ich wünsch Dir einen schönen Start in die Weihnachtswoche!
    ♥ Liebste Grüße Claudia ♥

  14. My dear friend, I'm catching up on blog visits - after being away visiting my family. Your 4th Advent is lovely! I smiled at seeing the Lampe Berge we share... Your post on Christmas memories and the beautiful treasures you shared, truly are what the season is about!

    Your beautiful Angelic population on the mantle is exquisite!! Happy Holidays, HHL


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