After travel packed, heartwarming and indulgent holidays, you would think I'd be ready to put it all away, and start to think of spring. But a visit to the Alte Weihnachtsfabrik in Neustadt/Coburg, Germany last week has me thinking about next Christmas. Seriously. This magical shop and museum was a such a treat. Words don't do it justice, but hopefully these photos will give you a taste of what's in store 365 days a year. I was thinking of many of you when I pulled out my camera and snapped these photos. Whether you love, and I mean LOVE purple, can't stop buying tableware from Germany or obsessed with Snowmen, this is our place.