Saturday, 22 December 2012

Advent calendar 22


 The tree is now in place and the scent of pine fills the room. 
Its branches host a modest selection of decorations: gingerbread hearts, cinnamon sticks, 
vintage-looking baubles and one or two musical instruments...


The wreath I had hung in the window has been exchanged for the only new 
Christmas decoration purchase this year, the patchwork paper star below.


So, with the exception of the star, not much has changed from the photo below, 
which I took a few years ago at Christmas...


In the kitchen, my favourite Christmas flowers stand proud and tall, and seem to 
enjoy being embraced by the sneezing/coughing man on the old cough drop tin.


I'll see you again tomorrow, when the red theme continues...

Love,
Helena

11 comments:

  1. Hello Helena,
    I'm from Germany and my Englisch is not so good!
    I like your Blog!You have wonderful Pictures!
    Lieben Gruß
    Lia

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  2. A lovely decoration. I like it very much!
    Have a lovey Christmas time with all your loved ones.
    Greetings from Switzerland
    Alex

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  3. Mys mys mys.. Vilken vacker stjärna du hängt upp, jättefin tillsammans med lyktorna och ger ett så trevligt sken i fönstret. Ditt hem andas så mycket värme och hemtrevlighet! Hoppas det inte är för mycket jäkt och stress i det swengelska hemmet utan att du/ni hinner njuta och ha en skön helg så här dan före dan före dopparedan :)

    Varm kram Sanna

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  4. Helena,

    I was just catching up with your recent posts. The Advent idea is so clever and I love your decorating style.

    A "Merry Christmas" greeting is sent your way from Canada.

    -Karen

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  5. Vilken fin vas du har till dina amaryllisar :) Underbar julstämning i dina bilder.
    Kram Maria

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  6. Dear Helena,

    Your blog is one of the most beautiful ones out there. Your pictures are stunning, your ideas inspiring and never too complicated. Thank you for brightening my days with your daily advent "gifts". Yours was the first blog I ever followed and I still look forward to every new post.

    Your tree is lovely. Here are some pictures of ours that I just posted. I hope you like them :-)
    http://smallthingbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-at-our-home-tree.html

    Have a Merry Christmas! With warm Aloha from Hawaii.

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  7. Merry Christmas and happy new year... kiss!
    SERENA

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  8. Åh, så läckert att använda hostmedicinburken till amaryllisarna!
    Ljuvligt fint har du både med och utan stjärna!
    Allt ser så gemytligt och inbjudande ut! Så fin din jul blir med allt detta!

    TusenTACK för din urgulliga kommentar till mej! Just hemkommen från min körkonsert och den gick jättebra - mycket säkert för dina goa tillrop och lycka till! :)
    Om ni inte har någon snö kan jag bjuda på lite - här snöar det för fullt ...igen!!!
    Härliga dagar önskar jag dej med många sköna stunder med din familj!
    Julkramar
    Lisa

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  9. Love the star lantern...so very pretty. Such beautiful photographs.
    Maureen

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