Tuesday, December 6, 2011

St Nick

St. Nicholas Day is special at the homestead

St. Nicholas Day is special at the homestead
in the authentic tradition,  wooden shoes are put out for St. Nicholas, not stockings
* " He had a reputation for secret gift giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus, whose modern name comes from the Dutch Sinterklaus, itself a series of elisions and corruptions of the transliteration of Santa Nikolaus"
ours are filled with nuts, yarn and other goodies...

All to enjoy while working in the study/ office. The homestead, circa 1796, is so easy to decorate for the holidays, especially in a country cottage almost French country style-
Merry Christmas!

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www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I never knew that about the wooden shoes...interesting. Looks so pretty:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Olive said...

Karen the mantle is lovely.

Blondie's Journal said...

We used to celebrate St. Nicholas Day when the children were younger. They set their shoes outside their rooms and found little treats in the morning! It was SO much fun!

Your fireplace and mantel look lovely!


Eileen said...

Your mantel looks really nice, Karen. I have read about the story of Saint Nick leaving coins in wooden shoes, and my little tradition in keeping with that is to buy those little bags of chocolate coins covered in gold paper, each year to put in my kids stockings. One year I couldn't find them and they really missed them.

Unknown said...

thank you so much- love to hear you are enjoying your visits to my blog,

Coloradolady said...

This brought back lots of memories from when my kids were smaller. Very cute post!!

LV said...

You celebrated this occasion in style.

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Love the wooden shoes!!! :) So cute and special!
Have a great day! :)

andrea@townandprairie said...

Those little wooden shoes are so adorable. I wonder how people used to ever literally wear them! Cushioned soles for me, please! Merry Christmas! andrea@townandprairie

Sylvia said...

St. Nicholas Day is an ongoing family tradition for my friend and her kids...a nice way to celebrate.


Old Time Cindy said...

Lovely and so fitting for your homestead! Happy Holidays!

Gisele my Arbonne said...

St Nicholas Day was a tradition followed in my home,too. We would fine gold chocolate coins in our slippers that morning.