Thursday, December 13, 2012

Review of "Belle Blanc Merry Christmas" by Mira & Bianca

Belle Blanc Merry Christmas
by Mira Schnepf and Bianca Aurich
Hardcover, German, approximately $50 USD

 O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur
  zur Sommerzeit,
Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!


Mira and Bianca thrilled me soon after Belle Blanc For The Love of White was released with the news there would be a holiday inspiration book to follow.  At last it is here.  Join me as I share a few pictures of the copy Mira & Bianca signed for me.

Belle Blanc Merry Christmas is full of holiday ideas with a German accent, such as the sweet Zimtwaffeln butter rum cookies made in a mold of fancy shapes.  There are pre-printed labels to tear out and use on homemade gifts, and templates for sewing Mira's vintage-style teddy bears.  Never-seen-before floral arrangements and tabletops make the tableaux traditional and exciting.  Also, never-before-seen reds come in the vignettes with great success.  A feeling of coziness wraps around the reader as we see teddy bears and children in the pages, too.

Share more at their blog.  You're in for a treat if you've never visited Belle Blanc.

Until next time, stay shabby!

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