Driving out of Kalamata towards Athens you encounter one of the Athanasiou pastry stores. Besides having very imaginative and top quality products Athanasiou stores and coffee shops always welcome you with unique decor. So as it is Christmas I deliberetly made a stop to check out the seasonal decorations and grab a coffee too.
As always the atmosphere was of abundance…plethora… to use a greek word: with great verity of pastries, breads, chocolates and local produce: marmalades, spoon sweets and olives and olive oil of course…and plentiful rustic christmas decor swaying above the customers’ heads. What I loved the most though were 3 sweet woodland giant shapes: a scone, a sphere and a cylinder resting on table displays among other goodies.First of all I loved the fact that they were BIG and then they were playful with patterns made of things ψρεατεδ by nature and handmade products…. ….possibly a very nice idea for a centerpiece of christmas table?Merry Christmas!