2016-333 – The Blue Danube Ornament Mandala

The Blue Danube Ornament by Cracker Box Kits
The Blue Danube Ornament by Cracker Box Kits

This week’s MotD theme: Tis the Season for Ornaments

This gorgeous vintage-looking ornament comes in a kit designed and created by the good people at The Cracker Box in Blooming Glen, PA. They call this beauty The Blue Danube which includes a video of how to put it together…with The Blue Danube Waltz playing in the background, of course.

About their inspiration for this ornament they state:

On our first visit to Vienna, we were expecting our daytime cruise on the Danube to capture the lilting waltz of Johann Strauss. How disappointing! The water was NOT blue, but BROWN! On a later visit, we took a local’s suggestion, and boarded a river cruise at NIGHT! WHAT A DIFFERENCE! The lights of the city reflected gold, and the water DID look blue. We even heard violins. But that’s probably because we are hopeless romantics.

The Cracker Box opened their craft shop with a few of their ornament kits back in 1970. Now they offer hundreds of their exquisite ornaments kits via their online gallery.

Inspiration for Today

A verse from The Blue Danube:

Far from the Black Forest
you hurry to the sea
giving your blessing
to everything.
Eastward you flow,
welcoming your brothers,
A picture of peace
for all time!
Old castles looking
down from high,
greet you smiling
from their steep
and craggy hilltops,
and the mountains’ vistas
mirror in your dancing waves.

Like the mighty Blue Danube, let us give our blessing to everything and be the picture of peace for all time.

Happy Coloring!

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