winter themes

I purchased this carving a few years ago. The lights are burnt out now but the woodland forest theme is wonderful. It is called a German Schwibbogen.

Schwibbogen

As soon as winter starts, wooden arched candles, known as Schwibbogen, start popping up in windows all throughout Germany. It’s an annual tradition that kicks off the Christmas season and creates the atmosphere for this festive time of year. But where did it originate and how long have Germans been placing these elaborately decorated arches in their windows?

They were used so people could find there way home and they would place candles on top because they are originally candle holders. Very beautiful.

This photo is a winter scene taken this morning, unedited, out of my dining room bay window.

This is what I have for a theme in winter in south eastern Saskatchewan.

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