Last minute Scandinavian Christmas Gift Round-up!

With Christmas fast approaching I thought it would be good to share some last minute gift ideas. We still have a few pressies left on our list that we'll have to get sorted this weekend. So here are our Christmas gift round-up! With children in the house there's always more Christmas shopping to do. You will give them something nice, they would like to give each other something but don't know...

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Top 5 Scandinavian Christmas gift Wrapping Ideas

From monochrome to gold and berry red -everything is allowed when it comes to Christmas gift Wrapping Ideas! A added personal touch such as a lace band or a paper cut snowflakes and stars, or a pine cone or branch. This is our top 5 Scandinavian Christmas gift Wrapping Ideas If the interior trends are anything to go by I think we are on a verge of change in terms of gift wrapping trend from...

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The meaning and importance of Christmas in 2014

Is Christmas really a shopping galore and a 10 step process to a successful holiday we can tick off before embarking on another year? Would more material things and luxury goods, foods and drinks really be what we need to be able to celebrate the holiday. With changing times, is this really what Christmas is all about in 2014? You don't have to go long back before Christmas was not only a...

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How to Style Christmas with the White Company

The White Company is a go to destination for furniture, home interior, accessories and clothing. The quality as well as the simplicity of the design are reasons why you keep returning to this 'all white' delight go a lifestyle store. So we were very exited to be asked if we wanted to join in on their festive challenge, How to Style Christmas. Together with Design Hunter and So You’re Getting...

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A Scandinavian Advent Home – Interior Inspiration

© Vakre Hjem I read an article yesterday in Evening Standard with the tag line 'Bring back Advent', that by celebrating Christmas throughout December the actual day becomes less special. In Scandinavia Advent is still a special time, where we prepare and wait for the holiday to come. It's also reflected in how we decorate our home for Advent. Yes, we do tend to love all things white, from...

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1st Sunday in Advent Scandinavian style

It's the 1st Sunday in Advent; we've enjoyed visiting Christmas markets, seeing the Christmas lights being lid in our town centre as well as the first Advent Candle at home. 48 small presents have been wrapped up, and we are just about to launch the Little Scandinavian Advent Calendar with 24 amazing presents for you! A few images from our weekend! 1. Bakke Gård Christmas Market, Sigdal Norway....

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Scandinavian Christmas Cookies and ‘Pepperkakeverksted’

Norwegian 'Kransekake'. Image source: Matprat.no Scandinavian Christmas cookies are lovingly baked together with family and friends in the run up to Christmas. In Norway you'll be offered 'Sirupssnipper' and 'Serinakaker'. In Sweden there's sweet treats in the shape of 'Rönnskärsformar' og 'Sätoftakakor', where as Denmark proudly presents their 'Klejner' and 'Brunkager'. Recipes for...

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Dreaming of a A White and Nostalgic Christmas

Having spent the weekend in Winter Wonderland I couldn't help feeling a little nostalgic and inspired. The new Christmas Collection of gorgeous children's clothing by MeMini might just be what you were looking for, if you too are planning a Nordic Christmas. All the garments above, from Norwegian children's brand MeMini, are lovingly made in lamb wool and cotton mix. We love the sailor style...

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How to prepare for a Scandinavian Christmas in London?

Decorate your home with fresh pine tree branches, pretty red berry branches, twigs and pine cones this Christmas. Fill your house with Christmas scents from baking Ginger bread men and simmering 'glögg' Scandinavian mulledwine on the stove. Lid some candles and enjoy this dark but beautiful pre-christmas, in Scandinavian fashion, together with your family. The Scandinavian Christmas Markets and...

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Festive Christmas fun and events from the Land of North

Lot's of festive fun ahead; Christmas pop-up events, there's Christmas drinks and dinners, we'll be doing a White Christmas shoot this weekend, the Little Scandinavian Advent Calendar is taking shape, we are working on lots of posts covering all you'll need to know to create your very own, White Christmas. As part of sourcing inspiration I'll be going to the mountain of North. Norefjell,...

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