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Wish list

Gifts are one of the things that belongs to Christmas. We learn to write wish lists to Santa Claus when we are small. Age has no importance whatsoever when it comes to Christmas gifts. It sparkles as much in the adults’ eyes as the little ones. It’s important with the content for some of us, but what creates the whole feeling are the packages themselves, wrapping paper, string, ribbon & all colours. Speaking of wish lists, our guys still writes lists every year for Christmas. Maybe not so much for sending to Santa, but to maintain the tradition, the feeling & excitement. Perhaps also to ensure that a couple desires are met, who knows!

absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com.auSmall gifts in a paper bag / absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com.au

kotivinki.fiWhite Christmas presents on a sledge / kotivinki.fi

fellowfeloow.comHandmade gifts / fellowfeloow.com

lexwhatwear.comWith strings & ribbons / lexwhatwear.com

livethemma.seBoxes, available in different sizes / livethemma.se

sweetpaul.typepad.comSmall & cute with glossy paper / sweetpaul.typepad.com

whiteonricecouple.comEdible gifts in paper box / whiteonricecouple.com

tumblr.comNice handmade design / tumblr.com

bengtgarden.comConsideration & care / bengtgarden.com

agentbauer.com photograp Mikale BeckmanDepartment stores for luxury / agentbauer.com photograp Mikale Beckman

eaofgirasoles.blogspot.com.esCoordinated wrapping paper / eaofgirasoles.blogspot.com.es

lejardindelildelle.tumblr.comAesthetically / lejardindelildelle.tumblr.com

snowfl4kes.tumblr.comClassically & romantic / snowfl4kes.tumblr.com

allthebeautifulthings.tumblrECO conscious / allthebeautifulthings.tumblr

smäm.seSpotted with spruce / smäm.se

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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