christmas wishes from calabria

Buone feste!

1. Hearting Christmas, 2. Menagerie, 3. Stacks of chocolate chip cookies, 4. Tree topper, 5. Snowman with tree on tree, 6. Cheap but cute glittery star, 7. Candy canes, 8. View of the kitchen, 9. Peanut butter cookies for Santa, 10. Puppy in a stocking, 11. Fancy stocking the second, 12. Baby albero di Natale, 13. Nativity scene.

[Original photo at Old Fashioned Christmas Sugar Cubes.]

Be sure to check out all my Christmas 2008 photos on Flickr!

See you in 2009!

27 Beans of Wisdom to “christmas wishes from calabria”
  1. 12.25.2008

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

    Thanks Susan! You too 🙂

  2. 12.25.2008

    Buon Natale!

    Rosa’s last blog post..Pandoro (Italian Christmas Bread)

    Same to you Rosa!

  3. Buon Natale, Michelle. Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

    Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy’s last blog post..Wishing You all a Happy and Blessed Christmas

    Thanks Susan! Great to see you 🙂

  4. 12.25.2008

    Skipping through the blogosphere to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the festive season! xxx

    Thanks and same to you 🙂

  5. awedree

    Thanks for the awesome images, Michelle! Buone Feste to you as well 🙂

    Glad you liked them Awedree…auguri!

  6. Gil

    Enjoy the rest of the year and Happy New Year. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    Thanks Gil; it’s been a lovely day indeed (except for the rainy weather in the afternoon).

  7. 12.25.2008

    Merry Christmas, Mele Kalikimaka, and Selamat Hari Natal!

    Nate’s last blog post..Merry Christmas from House of Annie

    Wow, triply auguri’ed! Thanks Nate 🙂

  8. 12.25.2008

    The best for the best. Buone Feste!

    Hope you enjoyed your Christmas Eve feast Judith 🙂

  9. Luigi

    buon natale.

    Grazie, anche a te Luigi 🙂

  10. Tina

    Buon Natale!! 🙂

    Tina’s last blog post..Menu for Hope

    Hope you’re enjoying your Christmas in the southern hemisphere…you’re still there, right?!

  11. 12.26.2008

    Thanks for stopping by Michelle- I love those sugar cubes….where did you find them?

    susan’s last blog post..A Few of our Christmas Eve Goodies…

    I updated the post with a link to the site with the sugar cubes–I had it up on the Flickr page but forgot to do it here. Aren’t they precious?!

  12. 12.26.2008

    Ah Michelle, Hope you and P had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings you both much happiness.
    Wishing for Peace too from us, here in good old Pennsylvania where we got soaked last night from the rain -going into church -but thankfully, didnt get snowed or iced in or out! Counting one blessing with that, for sure!

    Lots of ice my family’s way…my brother worked Christmas Eve clearing roads for PennDOT, but sounds like they all had a good time anyway 🙂

  13. 12.26.2008

    Buon Natale amica 🙂

    My Melange’s last blog post..Glühwein : German Mulled Wine

    Grazie…and I’ll take some of that wine now 😉

  14. 12.26.2008

    I hope you all have a magical and joyful Christmas!

    sadira’s last blog post..Holiday Presence :: Day Twenty-Eight

    Thanks! Same to you 🙂

  15. 12.26.2008

    Wonderful photos! I loved the ones on fllickr also. Merry Christmas to you too!!

    girasoli’s last blog post..c’era una volta…

    Thanks Sunflowers 😉

  16. 12.26.2008

    ps…I thought the bottom photo might be soap, but now I am guessing sugar cubes?? Very clever.

    girasoli’s last blog post..c’era una volta…

    Yes they’re sugar cubes…aren’t they adorable?! The original photo is here.

  17. 12.28.2008

    Very cool! Thanks for the link 🙂

    girasoli’s last blog post.."squeaky"~ PhotoHunt

    My pleasure 🙂

  18. 12.28.2008

    I hope your Christmas was a good one, Michelle!

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..What’s Cooking Wednesday (early): A Jew Does the Cookie Thing

    Was indeed, thanks Jen…and I hope yours was lovely as well 🙂

  19. 12.28.2008

    Merry Christmas Michelle.
    I love your sugar cubes.

    Britt-Arnhild’s last blog post..Breakfast

    Thanks! I wish I had made them 😉

  20. 12.28.2008

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We feasted on the traditional Christmas lasagna, a favorite of Baby Jesus.

    JimD’s last blog post..Sunday Morning Music: Little Feat – Cold, Cold, Cold

    Hee hee, I’ve heard that too…so we had lasagna on Christmas day too 🙂

  21. 12.29.2008

    It has been a pleasure to get to know you over the past year Michelle. I look forward to many more tasty dishes from Italy in 2009!!

    Same here BV! Thanks for coming by 🙂

  22. Merry Christmas Michelle!

    See you next year. 🙂

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Christmas Eve in Rome

    Thanks bella! Same to you 🙂

  23. 12.29.2008

    How was your Christmas sweetie? Thanks for the greeting card. Love the collages you do. Fun stuff.

    It’s been lovely, Bren, thanks! And I’m glad you said you like collages…stay tuned 😉

  24. 12.30.2008

    Merry Christmas! Love the sugar cubes.

    The Food Hunter’s last blog post..Moving Day & Cookbook Giveaway

    Thank you! Hope you’re enjoying your holidays!

  25. 12.30.2008

    Michelle, May you have a glorious holiday and New Year. May all your wishes for the new year be granted. Big hugs.

    Teresa’s last blog post..MENUDO – The El Paso Way to Cure a Hangover

    Aw thank you Teresa; same to you!

  26. 12.30.2008

    Michelle, Have a very healthy and happy New Year! Looking forward to 2009 with Bleeding Espresso!
    xox, marie

    Marie’s last blog post..Cooking for a Crowd?

    Thanks so much Marie; looking forward to lots of great food at your place 🙂

  27. 12.31.2008

    Merry Christmas to you, too! Thanks so much for stopping over. 🙂

    Waiting for Zufan’s last blog post..Random Christmas pictures – Just in time for the New Year!

    Always nice to check in on you 🙂

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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