We had a dinner with family at my parent's farm in Wisconsin. She ordered a Buche de Noel cake which came with candied cranberries on top. It was delicious! Decorations on a side table. I also went to a German Christkindlmarket in Chicago. One shaped like a tear drop hand painted in Austria with a wolf, some rabbits and birds. Another from Germany decorated with pearls.
A highlight of summer is the local farmers' market. I always love a good farmers' market. Being in the Midwest, summer brings a bounty of fruits and vegetables as well as local meats, cheeses, handmade breads and soaps. Loving these handmade natural soaps. Jake's Meats from Michigan is where I stock up on Great Lakes wild caught fish and pork, chickens and more.