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!

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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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Robin

17 comments:

  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)!

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  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!
    Brenda

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

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  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.

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  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.

    Jeanine

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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)

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  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 !

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

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

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  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!

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  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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