It is bitter cold here in Southern Ontario and very windy, not the best start for the Holiday Season but nothing will take away my Christmas Cheer.
We have been renovating our kitchen (more on that in a later post) and I was behind in my Christmas decorating, I usually have everything done by the second week of November. Being Scandinavian has something to do with the early decorating, we celebrate two Christmas's, St. Lucia Day on December 13th. and of course Christmas. We also have our Christmas Party this weekend, it starts everyone off for the holidays and we just love it. On the 7th. there is another Christmas party here on the farm, our family gets together early and this year it is a triple celebration, Christmas, our grandsons First Birthday and our sons Birthday, it will be quite a day. Last year every day we planned to get together we got hit with a huge snowstorm so we thought we would do it early this year.
I have been visiting some of my Scandinavian bloggers today and have enjoyed seeing their Christmas homes decked out in festive white and red with the little Tomtes and Olkipukki ( the Reindeer the Tomte,little Knome, rides to bring the presents to good girls and boys.
It really puts me in the Christmas Spirit to see all that lovely white and the trees in pots. Lots of lit stars like these pretty ones from Ikea, I have them in my kitchen and family room, they give such a nice glow.
I look forward to visiting everyone and see your Christmas homes now that all of our renovating is done. I can finally get back to enjoying everyones blogs and just in time for the Holiday Season.