Posts Tagged ‘holiday decorations’

h1

Ferrari Maserati of Washington and Lamborghini Washington Guests Invited to Maserati of Baltimore for Valentine Night “Sweetheart Social 2009” Chocolate Party and Luxury Product Vendor Showcase Gift Shopping

Thursday, January 22, 2009

TICKET & RSVP INFORMATION FOR THE 2009 SWEETHEART SOCIAL:

  1. Tickets will be available online for advance purchase starting January 22nd, 2009 and will remain on sale at discount prices until the close of business February 10th.
  2. Advanced ticket purchase is required.
  3. NO DOOR SALES.
  4. BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY TO GUARANTEE ADMISSION: Space is definitely limited for this intimate and exclusive social gathering, so plan to purchase your tickets in advance.
  5. Due to the nature of the holiday, the event itself will be restricted to ages over 21 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  6. Email mobexotics@gmail.com for more information or to make special ticket purchases by check through Maserati of Baltimore.

EARLY RSVP COST:

$40 per couple

$25 per solo single

Advanced purchase discounts (purchases must be made before 2/10/2009 to be eligible)…

Please inquire for table reservations for groups of 6 or more.

CLICK HERE TO

PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS

ONLINE BEFORE FEB. 10, 2009

DATE NIGHT AT MASERATI OF BALTIMORE GUESTS WILL BE TREATED TO THE FOLLOWING:

Guests of the dealership will enjoy the opportunity to window shop the most glamorous of celebrity rides for sale in the Baltimore Washington DC Metro up close and personal while relaxing in style:

* New Maserati Quattroporte, Granturismo, and Granturismo S on display and ready to order * Previously Owned Maserati, Lamborghini, and Ferrari for sale * Each couple registering will receive a voucher for a daytime ride in a Maserati Quattroporte valid during the month of February 2009 [valid at Maserati of Baltimore or Maserati of Washington]

Explore vendor booths with specialty products that all luxury products enthusiasts would like to have, keep, carry, or wear… available for gift giving or pocketbook friendly impulse buy purchasing:

* Silver Jewelry, Diamonds, and Watches * Artisan Jewelry and Beaded handbags * Fine Art from Galleries for Sale or Lease * Handmade Gourmet Boxed Chocolate from Baltimore Chocolatier Kim Rigby * Teddy Bears for sweethearts and kids… compliments of Signature Flight Support Services with proceeds going to the March of Dimes * Custom Clothing Designer Showcase by Kustom Looks * Boutique Merchandise for Fashion Divas from the finest of Baltimore Washington DC Metro Shops [serving local residents of MD, DC, & VA] * Race Fan Motosports Merchandise and Memorabilia from M.O.B. * Designer Handbags and Fashion Apparel * Maserati Luggage and Exotic Car Travel Accessories * Ducati and Motoguzzi Motorcycles and Riding Apparel by Speeds Cycle * Home Theater and Lighting Systems Kiosk by Silver Screen and Sound * Maserati Product Explanation by Automotive Rhythms Television *

Maserati of Baltimore promises to set just the right mood for a visit from Cupid:

* Parking with VIP Guest Reception compliments of Park 4 U Valet * Mingle with networking friends or relax in quiet getaway spots positioned thoughtfully throughout the dealership * Sip cocktails by the Leaping fountains on display compliments of Xibitz * Stroll while you shop vendor booths while enjoying dessert bites passed by waitstaff * Sample plentiful chocolate indulgences throughout the night from the Parfections buffet * Register as a Volunteer for the upcoming March of Dimes “Signature Chefs Auction” or set a date to attend their event with a lover, family member, or group of friends this Fall * Preview local artists’ work showcased gallery style for the evening (to promote romantic insight through casual conversation) * Bundle up, take cappucino outside, and browse the “Rock Star Parking” area car displays (perfect reason for stay warm hand holding) *

VISIT http://www.italianizzato.com (A SPECIAL EVENTS BLOG FOR THINGS TO DO FOR EXOTIC CAR AND LUXURY PRODUCTS LOVERS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION) FOR UPDATES ON ARTISTS AND VENDORS SHOWCASES–UPDATING WEEKLY…

PLEASE NOTE: Maserati of Baltimore is a “handicapped-friendly” facility. Please email MOBReception@gmail.com to have special needs accomodations met by the Guest services staff in attendance.

h1

Brambletonians: Do you know the history of the Christmas Pickle?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Here is a little funny tidbit this christmas season… I wonder how many people in Brambleton or Ashburn have a “Christmas Pickle” included as part of their decorating scheme?  

Enjoy–

Kae Davis, www.cbmove.com/Kae.Davis

Printed Courtesy of My Merry Christmas.com

The Christmas Pickle
By B. Frnacis Morlan

It is a quaint tradition that nobody wants to claim. And its story would not be the first tradition of Christmas born of a total fabrication. It is the little-known tradition of the Christmas pickle.

The Christmas pickle is not really a pickle at all. It is a pickle-shaped ornament that is the last one hung on the tree on Christmas Eve. The first child to find the Christmas pickle gets an extra gift from Saint Nicholas. Or so the so-called legend goes.

There are two other versions of the origins of the Christmas pickle. One is a family story of a Bavarian-born ancestor who fought in the American Civil War. A prisoner in poor health and starving, he begged a guard for just one pickle before he died. The guard took pity on him and found a pickle for him. The pickle by the grace of God gave him the mental and physical strength to live on.

The other, perpetuated in Berrien Springs, MI, is a medieval tale of two Spanish boys traveling home from boarding school for the holidays. When they stopped at an inn for the night, the innkeeper, a mean and evil man, stuffed the boys into a pickle barrel. That evening, St. Nicholas stopped at the same inn, became aware of the boys’ plight, tapped the pickle barrel with his staff, and the boys were magically freed.

Berrien Springs calls itself the Christmas Pickle Capital of the World. They celebrate with an annual Christmas Pickle Festival held during the early part of December. A parade, led by the Grand Dillmeister who passes out fresh pickles along the parade route, is the featured event. You may even purchase the German glass pickle ornaments at the town’s museum.

Rumor and speculation place the origin of this tradition in Germany. However few in modern-day Germany recognize or have even heard of the Christmas pickle. Some in West Germany blame generations of East Germans who may have had nothing more than pickles to decorate their Christmas trees with after World War II. But even families and historians in East Germany shrug at the mention of the Christmas pickle tradition.

Regardless of where it came from, the Christmas tradition survives. Ornament manufacturers continue to make the specialty decoration and enjoy perpetuating the myth of its legendary origins — false though they may be.

© 1989-2005 by The Merry Network, All Rights Reserved. Printed from My Merry Christmas.com. This article may be reproduced free of charge in its entirety only as long as this notice remains intact with due credit given to the author and My Merry Christmas. Kindly notify us of how and where this article is used so that we can link to your site or publication.