Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Tonight we celebrate Christmas in Norway (you can read more about some of our traditions here), and the house is all dressed up in old memories and a few new ones.

The paper cone Santa family from years ago when daughter was little

the nut bowl from my grandma’s house; well loved although a little chipped and burred and forever nut-free due to allergies in the family

the happily flag-bombed tree decorated with grandson; it looks perfectly Christmassy when the lights are lit

and our new little forest made last weekend from crepe paper, yarn, paper towels and glue.

I’m hoping to make a few more of these before Christmas is over. Does it ever happen to you that you’re enjoying making stuff for Christmas so much that you just want to keep on going?

Thanks for suggesting putting LED lights under the trees; I love how they look in the dark!

We will be hosting tonight’s Christmas dinner and Christmas Day brunch tomorrow. Our first guests; daughter, grandson and my in-laws, will be arriving at 5pm and it’s time to do the last minute grocery shopping, vacuum the carpet and iron the table cloth. The cloth and I played a little hide and seek yesterday before I realized I had actually put it away in the proper closet. Cheeky table cloth; who could have known!

It was 10 degrees Celsius and raining yesterday, so no more snow, but it doesn’t really matter, does it, at least we can move safely outside. Something else is missing here though. Oh right, I have forgotten the Christmas quilts. Now where did I put them...

My best wishes for the holidays to you all!


  1. Wjishing you a wonderful Christmas Eve! It sounds like all the ingredients will be there to have a lovely time with the family!

    Love all your decorations!

  2. Those trees look like fun to make.
    Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas and Creative New Year.

  3. Ah, family traditions! It is what "makes" the Holidays.

    Merry Christmas to you and all of yours, Dear Friend.

  4. Have a lovely time together!!! Love the lights under the trees - so pretty. It's pouring rain here, too. The skies to the south are clearing though, so there may be sun tomorrow for the big day. That would be nice for the afternoon walk!

  5. It happens to me all the time: I get in the Christmas mood a little too late and I'm ready to go on after Christmas for several days, or weeks. Merry Christmas with all your family.

  6. ├ľnskar dig och de dina en fortsatt trivsam JULHELG!

  7. Nina, whenever I come over to your blog to just browse though it, I am reminded yet again of how much I love your space. Your photos and projects are so warm and inviting, I love visiting here!

  8. Hope your Christmas was lovely, a few flakes of snow showed up, but none stuck. We are back to rain later in the week. xox Corrine

  9. Merry Christmas! HOpe you found your holiday quilts!