Tag Archives: Advent

First Advent

Today’s the time to light the first candle that signals that it’s four weeks to Christmas.

Credit: vintagehouse via Instagram
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Advent calendar

A small Advent calendar – different to the usual ones – that doesn’t take too much space.

And perhaps a little less commercial f you wish, with small things, caring words, simple poems or nice photos.


Take care / Marie

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Simple & beautiful arrangement for the weeks leading to Christmas – Cones, twigs & cinnamon, or other spices, on a tray with little depth & white candles. And voila – nice table decoration 🙂



Take care / Marie

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Burning desire / 216

Time flies & Christmas is fast approaching, whether I like or not. AND it’s not that I don’t like Christmas, it’s actually my favorite holiday, no doubt. I now live in a climate with summer & sunshine when it’s Christmas. Something I have great trouble to get used to. For my part, it should be freezing cold, with meter-high snow drifts along the roads, frost, ice & unwillingness to get out from the warmth indoors. Then, & only then, can the Christmas be celebrated. I know it can possibly sound strange or even silly to feel that way, but many years of traditions make their mark.

Today we went to town to buy some little things, stroll around & just relax in the city rush & to enjoy  the beautiful sunny weather. Christmas had arrived – all stores & malls were decorated to the top, as well as restaurants & cafes. It’s strange to see all these decorations, all food & hear Christmas songs to then step out to lightly summer dressed people in the heat. It makes the Christmas spirit a little paler, so to speak. Some might say that you are getting the best of both worlds … which of course in a sense is true, by all means. But still …

Let’s get in the mood with some candle light, the ideal attribute for a perfect Christmas.

Beautiful to look at as well as lovely scents / 3.bp.blogspot.com

Lots of lighted candles makes a world of difference / annatruelsen

A candle for each Sunday of Advent / 79ideas

Here a more modern version / livethemma

New design / mechantdesign

And good old fashioned / spaceforinspiration

Homey vintage feeling / spaceforinspiration

Moss, small clay pots & a tin tray / sweetpaul.typepdad.com

Candles in different size & all in white / Pinterest.com

Christmas preparations / wabisabi

Glittering combination with simple means / yvettepalarmo

Amounts of light creates a festive feeling / Stylemepretty

Beautiful bowls on a wonderful grey sideboard & nice accessories to enhance / tinywhitedaises

Black & white is always fresh / Stylizimo

Stylish collection of glass vases with candles / Pinterest

Take care / Marie

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