Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, the big day here in Sweden, and I will be spending it with my family and then take some time off from the blog and everything else. You can still follow me on Instagram
though, because as addictive as those medias are, I don't think I will be able, or want, to stay away from them completely during my time off. I'll be back here in a week or so with fresh new posts!
The pictures above are my own personal moodboard that I made as inspiration for decorating my home for the holidays. I still fool myself every year into thinking I will have time to make some cool DIY stuff, but no, it just never happens. I just put some spruce twigs in vases and hang twinkly lights in the window, and that will have to be it. I am happy with the results of my decorating anyway, and hope you are all ready to celebrate now!
Happy Holidays everyone!
All the posts from the Holiday pictures I made for Marimekko Village
are up on the site now, so I wanted to collect them all together here. Perhaps someone (like myself) still needs a bit more inspiration to get in the mood for the festive season...
If you are wondering what the bathroom/skincare/spa picture above has to do with xmas, well, it's about the big traditional Christmas Bath of course! You know, the one yearly bath that people had before we got into the habit of keeping ourselves clean every day. At least, that is the myth. I'm not so sure it's actually true, but only bathing once a year is an entertaining thought!
Styling: Emma Fexeus
I just can't seem to get started with the holiday decorations in my home this year. So far all I have is a candle holder and a tiny naked tree in a pot. Although, after seeing these photos from the blog Hitta Hem
, I feel inspired to add a few more pieces, so perhaps a star and a hyacinth bulb or two will move in with us this weekend. The big tree will have to wait, as I am still trying to convince my daughter that we don't need three big trees in different colours...
Are you finished with your holiday decorations yet?
The last few weeks have been so busy (first the Marimekko styling and shopping event, then the visit at Vipp, and after that straight to a blog tour in Berlin) I have hardly had time to think about the holidays yet. Today it struck me though, it's only two weeks until Christmas! I need to start preparing, shopping, cooking and decorating!
But first things first, I thought, and started remembering all the things I have seen lately that never made it into my shopping bags. So here is my own little wishlist, with things I would love to see under the tree. However, just as usual, I'm going to have to buy this myself as we don't give gifts to adults in our family. Maybe if I wrap everything in the same paper I could be just ever so slightly surprised by the contents of the packages? ;)
It's the season of giving so let's do another giveaway! I know you will love this one, as the prize is 4 Menu Pots, designed by Benjamin Hubert! The collected value of all four is over €300, and it has been provided by Triitme
, an online store and e-mag full of great design products.
2. Tell me what's your favourite product in their webshop!
Good luck! The competition will be open until Dec 12.