November 20, 2013

A Hankering For . . . A Nordic Christmas

Good Morning!

Although I don't allow myself to "officially" start decorating for Christmas until after I finish hosting Thanksgiving it hasn't stopped me from planning and dreaming up possibilities.

For years I have been drawn to the simple beauty of Scandinavian Holiday decorations.  I swear somewhere along the long line of ancestors there must be a little Nordic in my bloodline.  How else is a girl to explain just how strongly this type of decorating pulls at me.

Always a fan of simplicity, I think this style will suit me well.  Oh sure, I'll still throw in family favorites and items I find too "essential" not to use.  I'm hoping a heavy hand of simplicity will help balance it all out.

In order to help myself pull off the new look, I've been doing a little studying on the subject and I thought you might like to take a look at the pretty inspiration photos I've found.

Take a look.

I'll definitely need a handful of baby trees!

Simple tiny tree in a bucket - love!

Another lovely example of a tiny tree in a bucket.  Love the candles on the tree too!

christmas tree

Some Stars . . .

♥ cones

Paper stars

And of course, lots of candles.

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And finally, a few items in red.

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  1. This is gorgeous inspiration Robin!
    I am like you and wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas (but I did make a holiday header for my blog and facebook already)!

  2. I may take your lead. I don't even mess with a big tree anymore. I like to decorate sporadically throughout the house. I love this look and of course the addition of candles and RED!

  3. Love all of this SO much...looks just the way I am feeling this year!

  4. Love it. I want to do a simple clean uncluttered Christmas this year. A few years ago I decided to have little trees instead of the big tree. It was the best decisions ever. I love how it looks. All your ideas are definetly beautiful. I am hoping to decorate next week. This year with only 3 weeks between the holidays why not. Nothing shouts out Christmas in what you have shown. I think it would put a sparkle on Thanksgiving.

  5. Beautiful inspiration! I must confess. I started decorating for Xmas already. We're not hosting Thanksgiving and we usually start decorating by November 24th. Thanksgiving is so late this year so I couldn't resist. We'll do the outside probably after Thanksgiving. For now, I'm doing the inside.


  6. Those are all gorgeous samples of sweet simple decorating, Robin. I like all those ideas. xo Diana

  7. Such pretty pics! I host Thanksgiving every other year so those years I decorate the day after. This is my year to host.

  8. Oh I just love this simple natural look - so refreshing, peaceful and comforting! It's like getting away from all the craziness of everyday life. And isn't that the best kind of holiday!

  9. Love your ideas! Can't wait to see what you do.

  10. I love Nordic style Christmas décor too! I love the inspiration pics you shared. I'm sure you will come up with some great looks in your home this year.

  11. These are all such pretty ideas - what a lovely look for Christmas. I especially love the little trees and lots of candles. It'll be exciting to see what you come up with!

  12. Yep, I am positive I have Nordic family somewhere. I just don't fit it where I live, but I don't care! I love it!! Thank you for posting the ideas. :o)

  13. Hi Robin I so enjoy your blog !! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog !
    I love the Nordic style Christmas using fresh greens live trees simply decorations will look forward to seeing your home !

  14. Love your inspiration pics Robin, can't wait to see what you do!

  15. So pretty! I love simple! Looking forward to seeing you pull it all together.

  16. I'm really drawn to the nordic style as well. Your pictures are so pretty and inspiring. There is just so much beauty in simplicity!

  17. I totally agree, there is something about the simplicity of their decor that I can't get enough of. I look forward to seeing how you decorate this year, perhaps I will copy cat something that you do!


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