Saturday, December 11, 2021

DAY#11 - German Village Advent - SPIEL WAREN (b) (Games Housewares)


DAY#11 - Part (b) of SPIEL WAREN (Games Housewares)

A few years ago, we went day by day through a chocolate filled Advent Calendar that I featured on this blog.  This year, we are going to wander through a charming German village.  Each day we will see how this delightful village gets ready for Christmas (and we might learn a little German along the way).

Just a quick reminder: Advent is the season that begins the celebration of Jesus' coming to earth.  The word "Advent" is derived from the Latin word "adventus" which means "coming".  During Advent Christians celebrate the birth of the Messiah Jesus but it is also a time to prepare for the second coming of Christ. 
Every Sunday during Advent my family would have a private worship time where we would light the advent wreath, sing Christmas hymns and read from the Bible.  These memories from my "Advent Family Worship Time" are some of my most precious and life changing experiences.

This advent calendar is a reprint of a 1940's calendar.  The artist/illustrator is
Richard Sellmer (actually, on the calendar it says "verlag" after his name and that means "publisher", so I'm not sure - he's either the artist or the publisher).

I tried to take photos of this calendar from vantage points as to make it seem like we were actually there in person.

In case you missed yesterday (Day#10) - click HERE to view

Each day I will open the window with the corresponding number. 
Today is December eleventh..........I'm opening #11:
(Games Housewares)

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Matthew 6:19-21


I had a translation issue between yesterday's open window and today's reveal.  Number 10 is SPIEL and number 11 is WAREN.  When I use the online German to English translator and I type in SPIELWAREN as one word the English translation is TOYS.  When I enter each word separately SPIEL WAREN the translation is GAMES HOUSEWARES.  I asked my mom (whose first language was German) and she agrees with the second result (two separate words).  Anyway, when I opened #11 that just added to the translation confusion.  This could either be a doll, dollhouses and pretend kitchenware (which would imply TOYS).  However, that could also be a little girl shopping for her mom showing Christmas decorations on top and dishes, pitcher and other daily household essentials.  You can decide which translation matches the pictures.

Below are a few "Housewares" related posts previously published on this blog.
Click on each title below to see the entire post - ENJOY!

Frank's Flowers by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 2014-02-03_zps4b9442e1.jpg

Soft by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 010-5_zps0cea65cb.jpg

German Village Advent Posts


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo BlogStuff2_zps23749e24.jpg

Enjoy precious time with your family during Advent.
click HERE to view this post about
Family Worship Time during Advent

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