On Tuesday, Aby and I went to visit downtown Stuttgart….including a little walk about through the market place….we barely made it in time, as this was the cold cold day, and the market was folding up by 1pm…
But there was a little bit of hope for spring everywhere….especially in the array of potted and blooming bulbs that were on display!
You’d never know it was freezing outside by the look of these beauties, would you?
These were so lovely to see, and the hyacinths were so fragrant! One of the things I love about Europe is the “normal” indulgence of having fresh flowers in the home just because they are pretty. I don’t do this often enough for myself, but I think I should! When was the last time you brought in some flowers just because they made you smile?
Here is a bit of the market place with some of the stands set up. Don’t you just love those buildings?! I love the clay tile roofs..
There was also a display of wonderfully different jams and jellies……take a close look at the labels and the lids:
Though it was so cold out, the sun had started to break through the clouds, and you can see how it is so beautiful shining THROUGH the jars! Aren’t those lids fun?
The indoor market close by had wonderful breads
And slabs of hand made chocolate! I love the white one with the cranberries!
Aren’t these beautiful? All kinds with or without fruit or nuts added!
Packaged beautifully for gift giving! Although….I had to decline myself as my bags are already at weight limit ((A good excuse, eh?!?))
There is so much to see and do, and not enough time to do it all, but it has been a dream to be here!
I finished the second Cathedral Stars workshop today, and we have a trunkshow with the Black Forest Quilters tonight! The adventure continues!
PS..if you didn't get yesterday's post, you'll want to click back to it and leave your comment on that post to be in the drawing for Cheryl Lynch's Fiesta Quilts! I'll be drawing for that freebie when I return home from the states!