We are in Treviso, Italy and this Saturday is Epiphany. All over town we see vendors selling stockings and socks (like we have for Christmas Eve in the United States) and we see lot of candy and what look like Halloween witches.
In Italian folklore, La Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (January 5th). If the children have been good, their socks are filled with candy and if they are bad they get a lump of coal. She is portrayed as a witch
One US store I really miss is Target and their holiday items! They always have cute holiday clothing, kitchen items, party supplies, candy and more.
Target has these cute Valentine's Day napkins and they feature a Poodle and a Dalmation!
I used to buy fun paper plates and napkins for different holidays at Target. It was a fun and easy way to celebrate!
Happy Valentine's Day from Italy!
I forgot to post last month about our 15th wedding anniversary on December 14th. We went ice skating in Vienna for our anniversary. But another fun thing was a Just Married book I got for Chris. I was walking past our free little library in Vienna when I spotted this Just Married book. I knew it would be the perfect gift!
And guess what? There are Poodles featured in the book! It is an interestingly humorous Austrian German book. It isn't full of poems or lovey things. For example,
We walked past a Decathlon sporting goods store when we were in Italy a few weeks ago and we spotted the perfect Christmas gift for James. It was a trio of fun!
SPOILER ALERT: We used to live in Georgetown, Washington, DC and our neighborhood went nuts for Halloween. Pretty much every house had decorations. Some were over the top and so much fun and others had simple pumpkin displays. Halloween is my favorite holiday so every year while we lived in Georgetown I got out my camera and