Christmas is approaching the highway. I guess it’s not just me who have trouble keeping my fingers in control when you see all the beautiful Christmas decorations that pops up on Instagram? Last year in December we moved into the apartment, so instead of Christmas tree and candlestick, there were moving-boxes and chaos instead. December went so fast that we barely understood that it was Christmas. So this year, I’m taking extra time to enjoy it.
What I really love this time of the year, is Christmas-crafts. Just light up some candles, take out those gingerbread cookies and play the Christmas-playlist. It’s like therapy, I promise! And even though it is a few weeks left until Christmas, I had to sneak in some decorations here and there. Last weekend I made this wonderful wreath, which took place over the dining table.
It’s made of a straw of wreath that I wrapped with eucalyptus, buxbaum and green moss. I was very pleased with the result and it smells SO GOOD.
My best Christmas-tip is to pick some spruce twigs from the outside and put them in vases here and there. It smells really wonderful and together with some scented candles, it smells exactly like Christmas.
Lots of love and Merry Christmas!
I absolutely L-O-V-E DIY projects. One of my favorite DIY:s are these bedside lamps we had in our last apartment, that also came with us when we moved. I get a lot of compliments and questions about how it’s made, and actually, it’s probably the easiest DIY ever. So here’s the long-awaited description of what you need, and how to do it.
Buy a console that you like
We love these wood-consoles in black from Ikea. I think they’re very stylish and goes with the rest of the bedroom. They are also very cheap, we used the big one. If you want something extra unique then you can look at some second-hand stores, sometimes you can find some really cool items!
Select a cord and light bulb
You can vary this forever. Choose the size, shape, and color of the bulb to match your bedroom. Both the textile cord and the light bulb I have chosen are from Lagerhaus.
Time to drill
Make two holes in the wall to attach the console at the height you want it. Keep in mind that the cord and the bulb will hang down a few centimeters.
Wrap the cord around the console
Twist the cord as you want it, and attach the bulb. Tada! Now you have a unique bedside lamp that gives a super-cozy light in the bedroom.
Besides my little hobby in interior and photography, my interest in food (and wine;) have grown a big deal in the last few years. My husband and I always plan ahead for what type of food and restaurants we need to try while on vacation, and one of our priorities as a couple is that we put off at least one night per month where the two of us go wining and dining:)
This time we decided that we would make this one a dinner for two at home, and picked out some delicious dishes from one of my favorite cookbooks.
A simple crayfish starter and chicken couscous for the main course 🙂
My husband did the cooking this time, and I made a quick and easy fall inspired table setting using warm colors and brass materials, and of course, lots of candles to get that cozy and romantic fall feeling.
Hope you take the time to enjoy a good meal and good conversations with someone you care about this fall 🙂
Have a lovely day.