Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I'M DREAMING OF A......WELL YOU KNOW THE REST!
I know that my American bloggers are thinking of Thanksgiving but up here in the North we are in full Christmas mode. I am actually a little behind this year. It has been quite cold so I have not put the outside decorations up yet ( I usually have them up 2 days after Halloween because the weather has been warm in the past).
As you know I have a lot of Christmas things I have collected over the years. I opened the "Christmas Cupboard" the other day and it actually overwhelmed me. Being Norwegian, I have been looking at some of the Scandinavian blogs I follow because they have already decorated for Christmas with it being on December 13th.
I love the simplicity of Scandinavian decor. So white, simple and clean yet somehow warm at the same time. I have a lot of vintage ornaments and a lot of colour. This year I am thinking of scaling down and going more Scandinavian for my Christmas.
I just love how this looks. A white tray, a tree in white lights and white pottery. Beautiful.
I don't have a full empty wall but if I did I would do something like this. How lovely and what a great way to use all of the cookie tins I have accumulated.
Scandinavian Christmas decorating is so clean looking, lots of green, white, silver and a touch of red.
With the cats I cannot have the tree in the kitchen, which I love, so it is in the livingroom where they can't get it. I think this is a fabulous idea for a kitchen tree.
Sometimes less is more. These cookies look so elegant with just little icing ball ornaments instead of fully icing the cookie.
Even simple burlap can be a lovely Christmas accessory.
We celebrate St. Lucia on December 13th. so I think I will go all Scandinavian this year..........well perhaps until the 13th. and then maybe I will add some vintage colour, we'll see.