Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Scandinavian Christmas

I'm not quite sure when my love of Scandinavian decorating began. It may have started with my first trip to IKEA, the simplistic approach taken, or the way everything seems to be hand crafted with love. Regardless of the when or were I LOVE Scandinavian decor.

I first bought straw star ornaments and tree topper at IKEA several years ago and then added to it a straw wreath. Wouldn't you know that my cats loved my straw ornaments as much as I did and reduced my collection by a few. 

You will find a lot of red and white in Scandinavian Christmas decorating. 

Now for a little shameless IKEA promoting. Take a look at what is available this Christmas.
Perfect for lighting up the entrance to your home. Try hanging a few from a sturdy branch over your dining room table.

Perfect for Santa's milk.

Adhere to a throw pillow for an instant Nordic touch.

These cards are perfect for framing and displaying during the Christmas season.

My daughters thought this was the perfect way to display Rudolph. 
I encourage you to explore the ways different cultures celebrate the season as I have. 
You may just fall in love with one.


  1. Do you remember the straw angels we have in the Nativity? Straw is a favorite of mine, but I think it has farm roots for me.

  2. Did you purchase the Rudolph head or did you use a pattern and cut it out yourself? I love it!

  3. If you click on the Good Housekeeping link it will take you to the reindeer head idea and a link to a template for you to print out. I never got around to making it like I had hoped so let me know how it turns out if you do make it!