Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Market

We went to Akron on Friday to see the Christmas Market, on this day the grass was green, but not yesterday. Everyone in the booths were from Germany.

When Heidi took me to Seiffen, in Germany, I saw the items I saw here. They actually brought these things over from Germany for this market. They were ice skating behind this.

This is the table the glass blowers were working, but they were not there. There was a girl there painting ornaments that had been blown there.

This is big, but hard to tell that with no one standing beside it.

This a a recreated town from Germany with two trains going around. It is very well done.

The girl who was painting the ornaments is sitting in the second booth. I bought some things inside and at the outside stalls

This' German Mine Band was very good, my husband bought two CD's. Some of the songs are not what he hoped, they had a lot of big band songs. It was all written in German.
We ate Brats and I had potato pancakes, and George and his brother got sauerkraut.


Solstitches said...

Thanks for sharing your day out with us Nancy. I love markets especially Christmas ones.


Heidi said...

Isn't it fun that you have actually seen the real thing to compare it with? Did you tell the girl that did you ornament that you had been to Seiffen? I wish I could have bought that big ol' nutcracker in that photo. :)

Fun that Charlie went along too.

Love and hugs ~

Mandie said...

Looks like a nice little market Gramma! I bet the food was wonderful! I haven't had a good brat with sauerkraut in a while! maybe for new years??

Love you!!

angelasweby said...

Nancy, it all looks so magical. I love the nutcrackers and the decorated stalls. I visited my best friend in Germany a few years ago at Christmastime and she took me to several Christmas markets. It was a wonderful experience. I can still smell the warm mulled wine and gingerbread. Some of it was decorated in the most amazingly intricate designs done in icing and other were covered in rich looking glace fruits and sugar coated nuts. The stalls selling glass blown ornaments took my breath away. The delicacy of these beautiful ornaments which were painted with nostalgic Christmas scenes was just incredible. As the daylight began to fade, the twinkling lights of the stalls and the glowing lanterns that many families carried, created a scene straight out of a fairytale. I still remember it as if it was yesterday :>)
Thanks for sharing your pictures as all the memories came flooding back!
Hugs, Angela

Shari said...

Hi Aunt Nancy,
That looks so cool! I'm so sad I missed it. Can you let me know when and where they have this next year? I'd really like to go.

Regina said...

I found your blog over Heidi.
Wonderful Christmas market.I like it,
and potato pancakes are deliciuos
Here in Germany we say Kartoffelpuffer.
Best wishes from Germany

Kristen said...

The pictures are great! Oh how much fun that would be! We havent been to any markets here, but then I am getting ready for my special people to come. :) I love the houses and the nutcracker as well! ;)

Nancy said...

This looks like so much fun Nancy! What beautiful things, and such yummy food! I would have loved to stop and watch the ice skating.

Lilysmom said...

How fun. George and you certainly get around and sight see! Glad you went on Friday before all the snow hit!