Wednesday, October 3, 2018

German Fabric

Recently my husband and I were able to go on our annual "Save the Marriage" vacation.  It's a trip we take without kids so that we can reconnect and enjoy some quality time together. 


This year we were lucky enough to be able to fly to Germany and Austria
 (my first overseas flight)
for 10 days.  

Lichtenstein Castle Art

We had an AWESOME time exploring medieval churches, touring castles, hiking caves, climbing mountains, and driving really really fast on the autobahn. 

 It was an amazing trip!

Novelty German Fabric

One of the souvenirs I brought back were these fun fabrics with traditional German/Bavarian designs.

Aren't they SO CUTE?!

I didn't necessarily go looking for a fabric store, but luckily we stumbled upon one while exploring the town of Rothenburg. Nothing else in the store really appealed to my bright modern tastes, but I came away feeling pretty happy with what I DID find!!

Traditional German Fabric Shopping

Here's a little cultural lesson for you...

Fabric with Novelty German Designs

Traditional Bavarian dress (think Lederhosen) for men includes a gingham button-up shirt in either red and blue (the most popular colors). Those colors are so popular because they are found on the Bavarian flag (blue) and the Bavarian Coat of Arms (red and blue).  Thus the reason my fabrics, with their traditional motifs, are only red and blue.

I haven't yet decided what to make, so for now I will just sit and stare at them until inspiration hits!

Rothenburg ob der Tauber Germany

Auf Weidersehen!