Friday, November 30, 2012

Adelo Creations Winter Memories and GiveAway

Please meet Maria from Adelo Creations and her lovely jewellery!

What is it about winter, that you like most?
Nice smells that are captured in the house and the urge to stay in and sit next to the fireplace with friends.

What was your favourite winter fun when you were a child?
Opening the window on snowy days to make the snowflakes fall on my hand and watch their wonderful shape fading slowly while melting.

What was your best Christmas present?
A Kaleidoscope: Magic in a Tube!

If you were to make a winter reading list, what books would you include?
Wuthering Heights is the first that crosses my mind.

What is your favourite music in winter?
Frank Sinatra, Jazz and Tango Music.

If you were to make a winter-film-list, which films would you put on it?
Love Actually, Little Ladies, Serendipity and the Holiday.

Could you share a recipe of one of your favourite winter dishes?
I love soups and I love mushrooms, so my favourite winter fish is “Creamy mushroom soup”!
Ingredients we need:
• 1 medium brown onion, thinly sliced (this is the official, in my opinion, onion is never too much, so I usually add two big onions)
• 500g mushrooms, thinly sliced
• 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
• 1/2 cup low fat cream
• chopped fresh chives, to serve
• Olive oil (or butter), salt and pepper
Put the olive oil and when it is hot, add the onion (s). Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until softened. Then add the mushrooms. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until softened. Then add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 10 minutes or until mushroom is soft and liquid has reduced slightly. Blend soup, in batches, until smooth.
Return soup to pan. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste and add the low fat cream. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes or until warmed through. 

Put into bowls. Top with freshly chopped chives. Incredible aromas. 
Serve with pride! 

What is you favourite DIY winter project? 
Last year when I realized that there was no room for a Christmas tree, due to living room renovation, I glued tiny magnets on the back side of Christmas balls of different sizes and colours and put them on my double door fridge. They looked like they were floating! Everyone admired them and no one noticed the absence of the Christmas Tree!

 Thank you Maria for your lovely story!

Please visit Maria's shop and find her on facebook, twitter and pinterest.

Adelo Creations GiveAway



 Maria is giving away a wonderful Rudolph brooch !!!!

 To enter the giveaway, please:

1. Like Maria's facebook page.
2. Share her facebook post.
3. Like Maria's ETSY shop.
4. Leave your contact.
5. Tell in the comments to this post, what was your favourite winter fun, when you were a child. 

This giveaway will end on the 15th of December.

Good Luck :)


  1. favourite winter fun - picnic on the beach with a game of cricket after lunch

  2. Love your jewelry !!
    Great giveaway ,Maria!

  3. my favourite childhood winter fun would have to be my birthday parties, but it's so long ago I'd have to make up the details!

  4. Lovely giveaway! I really like winter holidays!!! :)

  5. Super giveaway!!!!!!!!I love th snow!!!

  6. i love winter and i love Christmas!!

  7. It was definitely playing in the snow -0the few times it did snow, that is...

    FB: Despina Vnt

  8. I loved decorating the Xmas tree so much!!!!!!!!!!!

    FB: Gloria Grahame


  9. Love your creations! You have an excellent taste and I can see how much love you've put into this.

  10. All done: Liked Maria's page, shared post,liked etsy shop.
    FB: Wassupbrothers
    Etsy: Wassupbrothers
    My favorite thing in the winter was making the big snow men , and build a snow forts.

  11. Fantastic interview and giveaway!!!
    I was always waiting for the winter rains to come, so that i could dance "i'm singing in the rain" like Gene Kelly... :-)

  12. Liked, and even followed on Twitter, why not!
    Me... I love snow. It hasn't changed. I am always a child in the Christmas time... and in other times too :)

    Chepcher (Kobaltowa Wrona

  13. Liked and shared on facebook, favourited on etsy! []

    My favourite winter memory is packing the big stairway to our front door with snow to make a slide with my sister then having it turn to ice and getting scolded by our mother who had to spend the next couple days exiting through the garage until someone came to chop it away!

    you know I love your work Maria! Contact me via Facebook or Etsy! :D

  14. Favourite kid winter fun?.. Decorating the Christmas tree with my family, while listening to old christmas songs on lp records and me and my brother chasing each other dressed with garlands around us... <3

  15. Favorite winter fun: drinking hot chocolate and looking outside the window, after decorating the Xmas tree :) Good luck to everyone, I loooove this brooch!

    xrysa xaziraki
    ola einai teleiaaaaaa

  17. i used to love summer when i was younger, but as i grow older i became winter lover !So, my favour winter fun is ...winter holidays !!!

  18. Rudolf is sooo cute!!!Your work is amazing,so well-crafted,with sense of humour,cute and considered as high fashion too!
    Favourite winter fun?Drawing doodles with my fingers on the frozen window,and making cookies with my mom using christmas cookie cutters!!!

    FB: Angela Otimo, (page)Angela's Handmade World
    ETSY: Angela Otimo (page)AllDayChic
    I liked and shared your photo and page on facebook,and added your shop to my favourites on Etsy.
    Love your work,

  19. Stunning work Maria and awesome idea! My favourite child winter fun: making angels on snow