Natural Holiday, Sweden

from Lantliv magazine (Country Life, Sweden) Photo Carina Olander. from
from Lantliv magazine (Country Life, Sweden) Photo Carina Olander.

Someday I’d like to visit Sweden. Either in the darkest winter, or in the endless sunshine of summer. For now, I live vicariously through books and blogs.

This article in Lantliv magazine sums up the airy, bright beauty of the northern winter light. I’m smitten by the simple paper and evergreen decorations in this house where the Norberg family lives. It makes me think that the simplest things: apples, cut paper, pinecones, hyacinths and pine boughs are the best way to deck the halls. I’ll be adding the orange of clementines and the red of pomegranates too.

Photo Carina Olander from
Photo Carina Olander

Full article here. Thanks to Apartment Therapy for guiding me to Lantliv.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Kate Georgereply
December 17, 2012 at 7:44 am

I like the clean, uncluttered lines. The empty space is as important as the rest!

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
December 17, 2012 at 9:17 am
– In reply to: Kate George

I so agree. We moved furniture to accommodate our tree and I think we won’t put it back. But we’re still not nearly so open as this Swedish house. Must have a goal, I suppose….

December 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Yes, very neat and uncluttered. Often, I choose simple style over fancy style 🙂

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
December 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm
– In reply to: Danice

I’m with you!

December 20, 2012 at 4:10 am

I love Scandinavian Christmas, it’s so cozy and reflects all the magic of Christmas. Happy holidays, Sue !!!

December 20, 2012 at 4:29 am

Scandinavian style is so gorgeous. It always reminds me of bleached driftwood and cosy fires.

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