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SCANDINAVIAN XMAS ON ETSY

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It’s the first of December & I can’t believe how fast time is flying by.. Is anyone else stressing out over Christmas present & decorations realising they don’t have as much time as they though to finish?

On my search online I have discovered a lot of great items on Etsy, so I decided to do a festive blog post sharing some of my favourite Scandinavian Christmas finds.

SCANDINAVIAN ORNAMENTS by HUSdesigns:
A sweet collection of traditional Scandinavian ornaments that can be put on your Christmas tree or on a branch ornament on the table. These remind me of my childhood, as my family always had similar ornaments on our tree!

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NORDIC GIFT WRAP by DBIllustrations:
Nordic style Christmas-jumper inspired design featuring repeated pattern of reindeers, Christmas trees, baubles & poinsettias. This cute design is also available as a greeting card pack and is illustrated & handmade in the UK.

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EMBOSSED ROLLING PIN by HousemateArtist:
This rolling pin can be a great way to pump up your baking by putting this cute Scandinavian pattern on your cookies or a creative idea for a present to your beloved ones. It is made of high quality polish beech wood, and engraved with a laser machine.

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SCANDI BOY MASJON JAR by AJarMpls:
This sweet little Christmas decoration is handmade in the US by Rachael Crew. The jar is pint size and features a little Scandi boy in felt & knit, frosty trees & fluffy snow. Perfect Nordic styled festive touch to any home!

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HIMMELI SCANDINAVIAN GEOMETRIC ORNAMENTS by PetitHelsinki:
Beautiful & festive himmeli decoration handmade in Paris from golden glass beads & metal wire. These modern pieces are perfect as Christmas decoration, either on the tree, the table decoration or hanging anywhere in your house!

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DALA HORSE PAPER GARLAND by OtloxotBarcelona:
Scandinavian style paper garland made with 12 paper Dala horses & 4 circles of snowflakes. A fun garland to hang in the window, on a wall or on your Christmas tree.

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PRINTABLE WALL DECOR by spellandtell:
Simplistic print with a black & white Nordic pattern, for a more modern festive feel. And as this is a printable file you get it straight away and can print any size you desire.

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SCANDINAVIAN CABIN by POAST:
These Scandinavian cabin tree ornaments are designed by a Scandinavian-American artist and designer living in Norway. They were inspired by the tiny log cabins that dot the snow-capped mountains and surround the beautiful fjords of Norway & Sweden.

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Hope you get some inspiration for decorating your home in Scandi style!

// Photo credit: 1 Ingrid Opstad / 2 HUSdesigns / 3 MDBIllustrations / 4 HousemateArtist / 5 AJarMpls / 6 PetitHelsinki / 7 OtloxotBarcelona / 8 spellandtell / 9 POAST

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WHAT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS

With Christmas done for this year I thought I would share some of the lovely presents I was lucky to get this year.. I must have been on Santa’s nice-list this year!

 

  1. OMAGGIO ANNIVERSARY VASE BRASS SMALL
  2. THE MAN WHO LOVED YNGVE BOOK signed by the author Tore Renberg!
  3. HAY ZIP TABLET COVER CANDY
  4. EVA SOLO SAUTÉ PAN WHITE
  5. APPLE MAGIC MOUSE
  6. LAKRIDS CHRISTMAS 2014 CHOCOLATE COATED LIQUORICE
  7. ROYAL COPENHAGEN OVAL DISH


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DIY CHRISTMAS IDEAS

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would share some great DIY festive ideas I’ve seen online to get into the holiday spirit.

Photos by Mike Krautter

These cute little DIY Christmas-tree reindeers are such a great idea to give away as gifts or to use for decorating your home. Just cut off the bottom and some pieces of the branches on your Christmas tree and follow the steps provided here!

“Sometimes the simplest things are right in your backyard” – Hannah Milman

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Who’s doesn’t love supersized decorations? These DIY giant ornament balloons are just so much fun, and brightens up any Christmas party! Find out how to make them yourself here.

Photo by Mandi Johnson

Photo by Mandi Johnson

I’m looking forward to try to make these DIY stencils, a great and easy way to personalize cakes or hot drinks (which we consume quite a lot of this festive season). Click here to find out how to make them or to download some templates.

Photo by Emily Scott (apartment 34)

Photo by Emily Scott (apartment 34)

This version of a modern Scandinavian inspired Christmas tree is perfect if you don’t want to get a real (or plastic) tree, especially in small apartments with limited space. The great thing is that you can just use whatever decorations you already have, or make some, and hang up! Find out more about how to DIY here.

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