A Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

This Christmas, I was lucky enough to be asked by the fabulous Kimberly over at Swoon Worthy to be involved in her first ever UK Blog Hop for Christmas! Obviously as soon as I heard the C word, how could I say no? It is after all my favourite time of the year.

I never go too mad with my Christmas decorations (or at least I don’t think I do), but generally the decorations stick to the living room and just a touch in the dining area for Christmas dinner – oh and some twinkly white icicle lights for the house outdoors obviously! So here’s my take on a subtle Scandinavian Christmas…

The Mantlepiece

First up – the mantelpiece. I just love a festive makeover to the fireplace this time of year, even if it’s only a subtle hint of Christmas like mine. This is also the perfect opportunity to show off my new Peony Print from Cloudberry Living – how beautiful though?! All I used to create this festive look is this snowy cone garland – £4.80 is a steal right?! This stunning gold Magnolia flower, some LED star copper lights and my latest favourite candle… from my favourite candle shop – Candelle & Co.

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Simple Accessories

I just adore this little Christmas tree jar, you can fill it with whatever you like, quality street, baubles, twinkly lights, whatever takes your fancy. Mine obviously features more Cox & Cox baubles and another set of copper star lights.

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

The Tree

For the second year in a row, all (give or take a few) of my Christmas Tree Decorations are from the wonderful Cox & Cox and I know for a fact that I will be heading back to them next Christmas too. They have such an amazing range of Christmas items, and not just decorations either, great gifts for all ages too. I got a range of blush, copper, white and grey decorations this year – next year I’ve decided I need a flocked tree!! Cox & Cox are great for homewares all year round, they have a huge range of Scandi looking items which is why I have always been drawn to them, but their Christmas collection always overwhelms me every year. When the Christmas catalogue arrives it’s always the same thought, UH – OH. I need everything. In order to create the perfect Winter grotto that is…

The best part is that Cox & Cox have the most fabulous regular promotions so make sure you sign up to their newsletter to benefit!

Mini Baubles – Cream

Six Glass Baubles – Copper

Six Copper Glass Stars

Sumptuous Sheepskin Decoration

Mini Baubles – Blush

Six Copper Flocked Baubles

Six Flocked Copper Stars

Six Glass Baubles – Blush

The gorgeous personalised wire script decorations are from Hannah who primarily makes jewellery, but she is one talented lady guys so check her out – and incase you didn’t already get it:

Putting yourself at the top tree because you’re the f**king star

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

The Dinner Table

I always remember Christmas when I was younger as the time when Mum got the posh plates out, the ones we weren’t allowed to use unless we had special guests over, and that is what the new Curious Department’s Insect Mandala Ceramic Collection reminds me off, because it’s so special I certainly wouldn’t let just anyone eat/drink from it! Soz! That gold (REAL GOLD BTW) detailing though? Can you blame me… the monochrome and metallic detailing matches my black and white dining area perfectly right? It’s like they were a match made in heaven!

The fantastic duo at the Curious Department have made this stunning range available here on kickstarter and they are already smashing their target with over 50% of their target goal and in just the first week too. If this range is up your street then please do help this wonderful small business get this range off the ground, I can’t recommend them enough and you can probably tell from the images that the quality of the ceramics is just superb.

This year my Christmas wreath is staying put on my dining table with a candle in the middle as a centre piece, and the reason it’s staying indoors is because this is not any ordinary Christmas Wreath, it’s an edible wreath from Rocket Gardens! Made entirely from bay, rosemary and chillies – genius yes?! Perfect for adding a hint of flavour to all your Christmas recipes.

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Don’t forget to check out all of the other wonderful bloggers taking part in the UK Blog Hop this Christmas and hop over to Antonia at Tidy Life’s blog tomorrow at 11am!

Monday 5th December

Swoon Worthy
The Pink House
Candy Pop
Don’t Cramp My Style
Renovation Bay-Bee

Tuesday 6th December

Little Big Bell
Seasons In Colour
Love Chic Living
The Ordinary Lovely
Lucy Loves Ya

Wednesday 7th December

Sarah Akwisombe
Mademoiselle Poirot
French for Pineapple
Lust Living (that’s me)

Thursday 8th December

TidyLife
Old Fashioned Susie
Dear Designer
We Love Home
Melanie Lissack Interiors

Friday 9th December

Fresh Design Blog
Ana Mum Diary
Well I Guess This Is Growing Up
A Beautiful Space

 

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16 Comments

  1. Kimberly Duran

    Ahhh it’s all so glorious! I’m rather in love with your mantle (that print is outstanding)!! Love all the soft accents and how it’s carried through across all your decor. Also, I love that you put yourself at the top of the tree! Hahahaha! Thanks so much for taking part in the blog hop my darling! Love your post 🙂 xxx

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  2. Claudia

    Such beautiful decorations and amazing photos as always!

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  3. Anna (Don't Cramp My Style)

    Ah looking amazing! I can’t believe we have so alike Christmas tree’s! I mean you will see what I mean once posted on mine 🙂 Looking beautiful!

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  4. Carole King

    Oooh, I love the idea of that edible wreath. And your ‘posh’ plates are gorgeous – I’ll have to check them out. A lovely post. x

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  5. Stephanie

    I love everything about this post! It all looks so Christmassy, warm and cosy. The edible wreath is so unusual!

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  6. Carole

    So glam and festive, I like a little gold mixed in with all the whites. Lovely post xo

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  7. Jenny Kakoudakis

    What a great idea to use your wreath afterwards (and even during Christmas! Merry Christmas from Seasons in Colour

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  8. Karen Clough

    Ahhh it’s all so fabulous! How festive are the oversized knits? It all looks so cosy. Love that you’ve found some bargains too. Beautiful pics hun x

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  9. Candy Pop

    Beautiful. It all looks so cosy! Have a gorgeous Christmas. x

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  10. Maxine

    So many nice ideas in this post, it’s hard to know where to start. love the wire letters and you fab knitted throw – lush.

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  11. Fresh Design Blog

    What a fab insight into your decorations, it’s all looking fab and very festive. I’m a big fan of Cox & Cox and their Christmas range is always so tempting. Your little copper star lights look lovely. Annoyingly I cannot get mine to work this year.

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  12. Vicki

    Such lovely photography and I love all the baubles, they are so cute.

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  13. Annie

    Gorgeous my lovely. I definitely need to invest in one of those gorgeous glass Christmas tree jars! Xx

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  14. Bianca Hall

    This is so pretty and calming – I just want to curl up on that sheepskin in front of the tree! And the edible wreath is fantastic too, I bet it smells gorgeous. X

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