Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas flowers

I feel like Italy is the Christmas capitol of the world. 98% of the Italian community is Roman Catholic... of course. So Christmas here isn't taboo like it was becoming in the States when I left 3 years ago. I don't think anything there has really changed.

Here's another little tidbit about Italians where I live: they love fake flowers. I mean LOVE them. They have stands full of fake flowers at the market. They have the real flowers too, but more often than not they are fake. So real looking I almost bought some to take home until I heard the vendor say "plastica" and I realized.

I bought a few ornaments from this little stand. It was homemade ornaments in support of a local elementary school.

I hope y'all are ready for Christmas overload on this blog because there is more to come.


  1. Christmas overload is fine by me. You're right that it's getting strangely taboo in the U.S. That and it's still about overloading people with gifts, in spite of the recession. Weird. I think we could all learn a lesson in Christmas giving from Laura Ingalls Wilder. Remember how excited she was to get a single present and an orange in her stocking?


You are a lovely person.