From Gingerbread To Cheese And Brandy
Slowly we're entering the festive period and even though we're not starting to celebrate Christmas starting from November, shops are already decorated, Christmas related products are displayed everywhere and craft markets are also selling products you can decorate your Christmas tree with, or give them to you loved ones as a gift.
Window shopping is for free and if you can control the urge to buy, you are safe to visit as many shops and markets you like. I love them all and even though I'm not buying much (yeah, it takes some self control), I'm always attending.
Last week there was a fair that I wanted to visit, to see what's new and saw a lot of beauties I'd like to share with you today. The fair wasn't just for Christmas related products, it was a craft market, but let's start with those first.
Gingerbread is traditional for Christmas as well as fairs in my country and this year the vendors came with some new designs that look like real artworks. The writing on the upper two is a Christmas wish and it means Blessed Christmas. You can gift one instead of a Christmas card. The one at the bottom each has 4 candles, which can be light during Advent. The problem with these is that once you buy them or get it as a gift, you don't have the heart to ruin it and because these are edible, you can't hold them forever either. It's a tough decision either way.
I stood there looking at them for a few minutes, the guy even came out to offer me the products, but the truth is, if you buy one, you feel bad eating it and to be honest, paying 8 euro for one is a bit of a luxury. Not that I can't afford it, but for that money I can make my own and not one, but a lot. I admit, you need a lot of practice and precision to create such a beauty, but still. This year I'm going to try my hand at creating something new and stay tuned as there will be a post about it. It's going to be a lot of fun.
There are always smaller ans simpler ones, for every pocket, like these ones.
I was thinking I could bake some gingerbread this year for Christmas. It would be nice and fun as well.
This was another seller, bringing different products, but still Christmas related.
I remember how happy we were when we were kids and got a gingerbread heart. Some of those had a small mirror on them, which you don't see these days.
This photo was taken in October, so no Christmas related design, but still attractive to kids, as well as hearts for occasions like birthday and name day. Yes, we celebrate name day as well.
Those mushrooms looked so tempting and trust me, there were no poisonous at all :D. On the shelf, biscuits with dry fruits, which can also be a nice gift for someone or yourself. I've never bought any of these because are quite expensive, but can imagine how good they are. Anything with dry fruits or chocolate is welcome.
Say cheese! yes, cheese can't be missing from the craft market and it is a huge temptation as there's always a great variety, but when you look at the price tags ... well, you either limit your desire to tasting size, or turn around and leave. Some of the varieties are sold for 20 euro per kilo, which can be normal in other European countries, but not here.
Last, but not least, some brandy for cold days. I'm always admiring these, as the bottles are attractive, but never buy any. It can be the perfect present though, if you need something special.
On my way home from the fair I was thinking how difficult must be for these sellers. This weekend was extremely wet, was raining every single night and cold too. I mean it was ok if you were on the move but staying in one place is not a pleasure anymore. There were barely any buyers at the fair, so I was wondering how profitable it is for them. With the latest price hikes, buying power is weakening day by day, so the situation is not looking good for them.
So I think none of you likes gingerbread and wants nothing from this market 😂
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Wow, that's a cake that is packed very attractively, the taste must be very good
It is indeed.
Amazing, may your day always be pleasant ma'am
Thank you, I wish you the same 🙂
Thank you ma'am🙏
I love those delicious little things decorated for Christmas, they all looks really pretty!
i wish them the best. being an informal seller is not easy
I'm sure you would like these and thanks for the wishes. I hope they will have some nice sales for Christmas.
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Christmas is a very beautiful time, it is inevitable not to visit the different exhibitions where they offer so many delicious things, especially the cakes that I love and when you see all these designs you want to take everything.
The usual Christmas market opens on the 5th of December where I live, I will definitely be there and hope to buy some goodies 😊
Oh these bottles are really cool. I might buy one of them. And yeah since I don't like ginger at all I don't want anything from that market 😅
Gingerbread has nothing to do with ginger 🤓
(I don't use ginger in my gingerbread, only cinnamon 🙂)
I just did some research and it says that ginger is used on this website. If ginger is not used, I will start questioning everything I know 🤣🤣.
Just because they use it, it doesn't mean I have to 😜 I only use cinnamon, so I'll send you some amazing fake gingerbread 😂
That's great. Then I can eat too. Gimme some erikah made gingerbread 😋
Those gingerbread cookies are edible food art! Growing up, I never quite could make myself take the first bite out of mine and ruin the perfection. My kids never had that problem!😀
Nowadays I'll stick with an assortment of fine cheese 🧀 and maybe imbibe a glass of ŠLJIVOVICA brandy🥃 to warm up from the inside out!🔥
How have you been? @erikah ❤
I know the feeling and understand as how can you ruin such beauty, right? I know ŠLJIVOVICA, my dad had a few bottles over the years but I suppose it's quite strong.
I'm fine, thank you my friend ❤️, how have you been? 😘
Hi @erikah! 🎄 All these Christmas products look gorgeous, it provokes to buy them all.🎄
Indeed and that's why you need a lotvof self control when you go to these markets, or a big pocket 😀
Lovely treats even for the eyes to be delighted with such presents!🤗♥️👍
I can't disagree with you on that 😉🤗
All the cakes sold in the market in the pack are very neat, of course the taste of the cakes must be delicious and delicious.