Wednesday, December 13, 2017


It is Christmas for all of the Scandinavians around the world including me.

Tomte delivered little gifts last night, if you were goo you get  lovely present, if you were naughty a little trick.

Strong coffee and yummy Lussekatter ( saffron buns) for breakfast, my favourite day.  Lots of gingerbread too, it would not be St. Lucia day without an overabundance of gingerbread.

It will be a day of light ( St. Lucia is light) , love, delicious food and happiness.

GOD JUL!!!!!!

Monday, December 11, 2017


I have used chalk markers on wood for some time now but I did not know you could use them on glass and they would wash off!!  What a great idea.

I just love this.  When I was little I used to use the spray snow on our windows but it was really hard to get off they say the markers wash right off.  I have some so I am going to give it a try later.

If you don't want to do your windows it works on mirrors too!    Fabulous!!!!

Monday, December 4, 2017


St. Lucia Day is fast approaching.  On December 13 Scandinavian's all over the world will celebrate this amazing day.

I love the simplicity of Scandinavian Christmas decor.  Lovely white and green with a touch of red.  The cold , early darkness is brightened by this fresh, homey look.

Candlelight, fluffy pillows and gingerbread that is a warm Scandinavian Christmas to me.

Simple homemade felt hearts add that festive touch and a woodland centrepiece makes any table welcome.

And don't forget Tomte.  It would not be St. Lucia Day without a Tomte in the home to celebrate this little Nordic woods being who brings the presents on St. Lucia Eve.

I get such joy from decorating my farm in Scandinavian decor for St. Lucia Day and Christmas.  Add a little to your home, it is such a lovely look at this time of year.

Monday, November 27, 2017


I am very late decorating the farmhouse this year.  Doing the new floor and getting ready for the Holiday Handmade  Market took a lot of time but I am going to be finished by Thursday, 2 weeks behind but still earlier than most.

The living room is pretty much finished except for the big tree and the lit stars in the front windows.  The big paper stars look so pretty and I moved my antique step latter into the living room.  Our little Santa Tree sits there now with a Tomte and some adorable Hallmark Snowmen, they jingle when you open them.

This is my favourite corner of the newly decorated living room.  We moved the Quebec Pine Cupboard ( a wedding gift from my grandmother and now over 240 years old) onto the opposite wall.  Amazing how just shifting that over made such a difference in the room.  I piled some lovely boxes on top of a child's blanket box and hung my favourite prints, just adore this corner.

Moving the armchairs together was not planned but they are surprisingly large and this was the best spot, I am used to them now and really like the arrangement.  The floor looks so good with the antique pine and the area rug looks vintage but it is new Urban Outfitters.  The lamp I picked up at HomeSense it was brass but I painted it turquoise.  Totes on the table and my angel sits happily on the cupboard.


Little trees in every room.  The sofas still look great, they got some new throw cushions for Christmas.

Well, it is a start.  The kitchen is almost done and then just some bits and bobs and the big tree will be last to be decorated.  Hope your decorating is going well I cannot wait to see what you have all done this season.