Swedish farmhouse style has a homey,
timeless quality that is so refreshing to
my eyes and spirit…especially at Christmas
when fresh greenery and simple (and often handmade)
decorating elements are a magical combination.
I’m sure my love of white comes from my
Scandinavian heritage, and you may know that
the light is very important since
daylight is very limited in winter.
Today in Stockholm, for example, the sunrise
came at 8:30 and the sun set at 2:30!
Bring on the candlelight,
the white painted everything,
the fresh garlands and wreaths,
the casual and country furnishings,
the bare wood floors, and the
uncluttered spare look I love.
I hope to bring you an update on the fixer upper
this week since we were able to install a few doors
and shutters, and are in the home stretch
(at the busiest time of year!!!).
My idea of heaven on earth.
I may have stared for 10 minutes or more.
Please bring me that bench, Santa.
So Nordic French.
Another glimpse of that heavenly dining room.
So clearly DreamyWhites…so clearly charming.
Ever longed to paint a wood floor?
Photo Carina Olander, stylist Anna Truelsen / Lantliv.
There is just nothing like vintage doors.
Modern vintage lovely.
Photograhy Niki / Brantmark – My Scandinavian Home Blog
I spy candles on the tree.
I need a pinecone garland NOW.
How I love how that shocking pink works!
That chunky knit tree skirt.
How inviting is this in the foyer?
A tree on the porch is just so perfect.
Loving the candles in the chandelier.
So simple lovely.
I can make those black stars! Let’s make ’em.
Who wouldn’t volunteer to do the dishes?
What an artful composition.
I’m loving the clutter here.
I’m crazy for chubby stars at Christmas.
An unusual tree in an unusually gorgeous vignette.
How special are these creations?
via Jeanne d’arc Living
It doesn’t have to shout CHRISTMAS.
I have been hunting for a collection of vintage brass candlesticks
but apparently everyone is hanging on to them.
Who wouldn’t be drawn outdoors?
Would your kids/grandkids just love this or what?
I’d term this Swedish Farmhouse sexy.
I love how the Scandinavians use black for contrast.
I wonder why we think our greenery needs to look full
and perfect when feathery and imperfect works too.
Isn’t this both functional and pretty?
Could they be cuter?
I hope you have discovered magical Swedish Farmhouse
Christmas Moments here to inspire your own decorating
as you make the season bright.
If you missed these recent posts:
Mom’s Swedish Accents
please do give them some love.
*Linking with these lovely blogs.
Peace to you right where you are.