Thursday, December 23, 2010

What to write a day before Christmas?

Hold on, you will say, Christmas is not on Dec 24th, but for me it is.
Christmas Eve has always been Christmas for my family. The day of opening presents and anticipation to share time with the kids, small or all grown up now.
Christmas Day is the official dinner day, it's all about food and visiting with relatives in a wider sense.
We did put up a little cedar tree today, just an itty bitty thing from our own land. A slightly pitiful version, very low key like everything else this year. Totally fine with us. We will strip the cedar needles later this year and use them for sweatlodge ceremonies.
I am so through with taking product pictures or trying to sound interesting or social-network-worthy, I have chosen to keep silent for the most part of December and focus on getting all the hats and scarves shipped in time for the holiday shipping deadlines.
When everything was finally said and done business-wise I tended to my personal little pleasures:
Ebay shopping, cleaning my closet (and regain space), sleeping in, watching the lunar eclipse, it basically has been a very enjoyable mini vacation at home.

Holiday wishes to you and yours from Purple Sage Designz aka Angelika

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

1970s kind of eye candy

Love these random pictures of this era, before cellulars and pcs in our ever faster moving life.


Veruschka, the model legend who dared to be different and a true amazon woman.

Hair culture icon: Marsha Hunt

Living the future in the past

Seventies sophistication

I wanted a Karman Ghia convertable, like this

These 3 women seemed incredible beautiful on the tv screen

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Gift of Time, German St Nick and 2 candles burning on the advent wreath

If I had more hours in each day I would post thoughts, wishes and events.
Retail season is brutal and does not leave enough room for contemplation or rest.
I have come to realize that by giving myself the gift of some "free' time I give myself (and loved ones) the best gift ever. Blogging has to move to the backburner, same for facebook or any other social networking.

2nd Advent Sunday...
2 candles burning
and traditonally it will be St. Nikolaus Day in Germany on Dec 6th.

Take a stroll through German traditions with pictures and related links.
(A huge pile of almost finished tams will be listed in January...been busy like an elf:)