The Swiss Advent Window


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My heart literally stops at the beauty of the Christmas Advent Windows in Switzerland.

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Advent (the 4th Sunday before Christmas Eve) marks the start of the Christmas celebrations, here in Switzerland.

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I have been told that in the more traditional villages, they celebrate ‘real advent calendars’, when each night leading up to Christmas, the village celebrates a different house’s ‘Advent Window’. Food, wine and music!

How wonderful!

I’d be into that. Big time. Celebrating a different window vignette, each night leading up to Christmas, sounds like heaven to me!

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Have you ever seen anything more beautiful?

A-M xx

A-M

This is where I muse about home design, interiors, life with my boys and other stuff that stops my heart. I own my own Real Estate agency, 'Cape Cod Residential', through which I stage, style and sell beautiful homes all over Brisbane, Australia.

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4 Comments

  • Susan S
    January 14, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Too cute!! I love the emphasis on “natural” decor and there’s so much creativity. No wonder you’re smitten!

  • Lise
    January 14, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    This will definitely work in my Queenslander bay windows next Christmas! Doing it. Just have to wait a year to create it.

  • Margaret
    November 9, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Since we can’t do three European Christmas’ in a row, I’ll have to look here for inspiration! We have loved following your blog and Facebook page. A bit like you, we’re besotted with Switzerland (me in particular!) and Austria. Not sure how an Australian Christmas will go after experiencing the magic of Christmas in Europe!

    • A-M
      A-M
      November 10, 2016 at 8:15 am

      Me too! I am trawling through my old photos pretending that we will be in snow this Christmas and not 40 degree heat! Thanks for your kind words. A-M xx

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About ‘A-M’

This is where I muse about home design, real estate, interiors and life with my boys. I am starting my next house build, 'The Next House That A-M Built', and hope to have some action on site in March, 2017. While I am building I will continue to run my Real Estate agency, 'Cape Cod Residential', through which I stage, style and sell beautiful homes all over Brisbane, Australia. I have an unrivalled staging inventory which enables me to present all manner of homes in their absolute best light for sale. It brings me such joy to be able to do Real Estate so differently and achieve great results for my clients. I am so grateful to be living such a creative and exciting life ... that I have created ... through blood, sweat, tears and physio appointments! A-M xx

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