Since returning from Germany and #BlogTour Ambiente last month, my life has been a whirlwind. I have had two other trips since then and remodeled my kitchen and juggled various client projects. So here is my long awaited recap of our amazing trip to Ambiente. I have several posts to share with you but wanted to start here and talk about Frankfurt first.
I have never been to Frankfurt. My great-grandfather, Estill Napolean Stifflemire, on my mothers side was the son of German immigrants. My great-grandmother was a loving, kind woman who worked extremely hard caring for her family and living a on a meager income. She lived to be 96 years old and thankfully lived long enough to meet my oldest son.
I never met my great-grandfather. He was by all accounts a tough and sometimes abrupt man. Many of my extended family members and the area where they settled outside of Austin, Texas have German and Wendish ancestry. As a result, I was anxious to see Germany and had just a quick glance of Frankfurt while I was there.
What struck me the most about Frankfurt was the colors – darker deeper tones everywhere – green, navy, burgundy. Colors that we sometimes consider dated were the norm in architecture and building design. We only had one afternoon to spend in Frankfurt and it was a dreary day as you can tell from my photos, but I would love to spend more time in Germany because I found I really liked the food. Schnitzel was of course my favorite!! And of course the mustard in a tube….so great.
In my next post, I will share with you many of the details from BlogTour Ambiente and the Ambiente Fair we attended for four days. PS – we didn’t get to see all of it even after FOUR days!!
And to combat the dreariness of the weather and season, there were fresh flowers everywhere. A little spring inspiration for you.
When we toured the Ambiente Fair however there were many more bright colors and inspiration. So much color and style and chic design and I can’t wait to finish my post on my favorite tabletop moments with you. Stay tuned!