It has been cold .... Yep,in Spain. I have even seen snow in sunny Sitges. But today there is a feeling of almost spring buzzing around and it has made me feel that the wedding season is almost here. So I thought I´d root around for some pics to put up and I have found one of two that I think are really really lovely.
Sitges in the winter. You could be mistaken for thinking the town takes time out to relax ..... nope. Behind warehouse doors giant creations are being carved out of huge blocks of polystyrene. People are sewing a thousand sequins to skimpy little outfits. Rehearsals are taking place in a multitude of locations. Skipping out dance routines or learning this years tune. All in preparation for Carnival.
Carnival is for the whole town. Seeing someone who might normally be serving you in the bank dressed in a one piece with nothing left to the imagination makes me smile. I once had the pleasure of being allowed behind the making of the Carnival and was amazed at the work going on. Picture a chain of workers standing at a long table with a mountain of high heeled Dorothy style shoes at one end. Each person had a job to do that turned these white shoes into red glittery wonders. It was wonderful to see the town working together towards a festival that was all their making.
The festivities begin on Dijous Gras, or Fat Thursday, with the spectacular arrival of the Carnival King, King Carnestoltes. From the moment this character appears until the burial of the sardine — late afternoon on Ash Wednesday — you could well say that life in Sitges moves to a new beat.
Sitges has a maze of tiny narrow streets. Tractors pull floats around town with navigational brilliance. Carnival is flamboyant and exciting. Straight, gay, young and old everyone is out to dance in the streets to put colour into winter. Sitges Carnival motto ..... anything goes.
I am so grateful to Eyrn and Alex for sharing their lovely images with me. Warm love and colour on a grey day. Nice hats too.
I would like to wish everyone a happy new year. I hope your wishes and dreams become your reality.
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Special thank you to Denise who has the design company dfact. I love my new logo and ad.
Wedding cakes move in trends and todays trend is about asserting your style. More and more I am being asked to have something created that is unique. As with weddings trends today it is more about putting your own stamp on the special event and moving away from traditions. There will always be a place for the traditional 3/4/5/6 tiered layer cake but it is nice to see this creative buzz going on and you have to admit some of them look amazingly tasty.
I love the word quirky and found these cake toppers charmingly so. Stepping away from the formal figurines I would like to show you what I have found on Etsy.
I love these two gents, they are actually salt and pepper shakers.