I've been noticing the Christmas decorations on more buildings in Chicago this past week. Sometimes, a simple wreath is all it takes to decorate some of these buildings, many of which are highly decorative in their own right!
I was able to stop briefly at Christkindlemarket last Wednesday for its opening day. It was cold and rainy, but the crowds were out in full force. This week, I returned to closely inspect all the booths. I have my eye on a cute little nutcracker ornament, but it's something I still need to think about.
I had some delicious cheese puff pancakes sprinkled with powdered sugar, and a big stuffed pretzel. Delicious!
There were so many traditional German things to buy. I've always been fascinated by Black Forest cuckoo clocks. The nicer ones are really expensive. They're not really Victorian in the American sense, so I guess it would look strange in my house. Plus, I already have two nice chiming Victorian clocks that drive me crazy if they don't chime at the same time. I'm always adjusting one or the other. Throw a cuckoo into the mix, and I'd probably go off the deep end!