Friday, December 17, 2010
Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. We were hoping to relax, but instead we'll be taking another run at book shopping, as our expedition last weekend was washed out by freezing rain. But we'll be doing a bit of gift wrapping, too — yay! How about you?
(photo by rubyellen via brydiebrown)
The family of four living in this relaxed Norwegian house has a similarly easy going approach when it comes to decorating for Christmas — they like a mix of new, home-made and inherited. The tree is placed so it can be seen (and enjoyed) from the kitchen, living and dining rooms. A huge century-old star (made from a tin roof) was found in Pennsylvania serves not only as a symbol of good luck but a holiday symbol, too. A platter filled with vintage baseball, petanque and cricket balls look surprisingly festive. And they're not ashamed to use fake evergreen garlands on the staircase banister, with colourful butterflies dotted here and there to add a little humour, too. Definitely the home of a family that enjoys Christmas! Article (in Norwegian) here on Bo Bedre.
(photos by Kenneth Havgaard)
The winning blog for the Chronicle Books Celebrate the Haul-idays giveaway has been chosen — it's CakeSpy! Congratulations to Jessie and her lucky reader. Thanks so much to everyone here who entered — you are all fab and I wish I could have sent books to each and every one of you!