Tag Archives: Christmas decoration

Daily inspiration, tea light

With a transparent  glass bowl, green fresh moss & a tea light – there you are, abracadabra, an excellent Christmas decoration, worthy a table worth the name.


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Take care / Marie

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Daily inspiration, Christmas ornaments

A month full of joy. I am childishly fond of this season. From all Christmas decorations where ever I go, to the Christmas music, preparations on our street with all outdoor lights to every tiny little bit that has to do with Christmas. Such as this delicate Christmas ornament. Today is the first Sunday of Advent – take the opportunity to do something nice & Christmassy.



Take care / Marie

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Dark Christmas / 223

I  have always thought of Christmas in red & green, silver & blue, gold & white but preferably in red. I grew up with the classic red Christmas – Santa Clauses, angels, sparklers, candles & stars – that were the ordinary attributes. We often used oranges & red apples as Christmas decorations. Even today, I think of Christmas when I feel the smell of peeled orange. It’s a pleasant feeling. To think of black as a Christmas colour would never have crossed my mind, or rather – my parents mind, then.

There are no limitations today. I like the variety of Christmas decorations & color combinations. In my  former job, I think I’ve used all kinds of props for Christmas displays, shop-remodeling & interior design. You’re exposed to a constant change & influence in the profession, in terms of range, styles & trends. One’s taste changes with time, I also think one becomes more picky … but maybe it’s personal, what do I know. It’s easy to fall into the same habits & do the same things without thinking of it. But no matter which Christmas you prefer, I wonder whether you would survive without all the candles. I know I wouldn’t! It’s beautiful with lit candles but calming & relaxing too.

I read somewhere, that Sweden uses 18,000 tonnes of light per year. Most candles are made of paraffin which contributes to global warming when they burn, just like oil & gas. If everyone in Sweden would choose candles instead of paraffin, the outcome would be the same as if we removed 15,000 cars from the streets!  And if the entire Scandinavia switched to candles, it would mean around 30,000 cars! Worth thinking about, right?

Typical Christmas decoration, at least in certain parts of the world / 79ideas

Black stars – makeing any wall exciting / Cox&cox

Even more beautiful with gold combined / svenngaarden.bloggspot

Food art / matpaabordet.com

Contrast the easy way / pinterest.com

Simplicity – round wooden tray, moss & tea lights / Stylizimo

Blackened wooden logs / Tumblr.com

Christmas styling / Granit.se

Traditional boxwood wreath / Greige design

Nice collection of dark glass bottles / boligpluss

Simple & nice decorating for a party / Skonahem

Cosy Christmas attic / skonahem

pinterest snowmanNothing personal dear followers, just a cute thing in the dark / Pinterest.com

freshhome Not the typical christmassy look, in usual bright colours / Freshhome

Enjoy the time leading up to Christmas / Marie

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Christmas cosiness

Christmas collection form the swedish We have some Christmas decorations at home, mostly in the kitchen & dining area. We are doing what we can to get into a christmassy spirit, despite the heat outside. It’s nice in the evening, when the darkness slowly falls. It gets pitch black outside which makes you feel switched off from the outside world. With the christmas tree, candle lights & the smell of gingerbread in the air, it feels as if Santa will knock on the door, anytime. I can’t  say that we have stressed with any preparation at all. We have been busy with life, that rolls on, regardless. Jobs, schools, meetings & other everyday activities. Plus to bring order at home, after the move…nothing much really –  some structure & things in order. So tonight, we have no plans, just a quiet evening with our boys – on the couch with tea, mulled wine, gingerbread, saffron buns & a Christmas movie … Christmas cosiness, simply.


Stylish with striped fabric / goodhousekeeping


Christmas collection from the Swedish fashion chain / H&M


Find your little corner / emmelines.blogspot

lantlivWith small & simple means / lantliv

stylizimo.comNice & simple on the coffee table / stylizimo.com

skonahem Beautify the outside / skonahem

skonahemChristmas tradition / skonahem

7 livethemma julTakes a person with flair to accomplish this feeling 🙂 / livethemma

heartbeatoz No 1 on the must-do-list / heartbeatoz

skonahem Find the right place to decorate / skonahem

heltenkeltPerfect Christmas joy / heltenkelt

anmagritt.noNice still-life composition / anmagritt.no

neutralnotes.tumblrWhite & fresh with well-chosen decor / neutraltones.tumblr

heltenkeltSimple decoration / heltenkelt

purplearea.blogspotWonderful mix of textiles / purplearea

Take care of your loved ones / Marie

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