Advent calendar 20
Last week I went to Sweden to work in the city of Uppsala for a few days, and as I walked past this "Christmas-ified" shop window, I could not help but brave the cold and fish out my camera for a quick snap. As I uploaded the photos to my computer, I realised I had no idea what the shop was called, but after some internet detective work, I think it is the lovely little shop called Kajsa Johanna
. Full of wonderful plants and a mix of industrial/vintage/rusty beauties, it is a very tempting place!
I came to think of a little display I made a couple of years ago, one which does indeed contain a lot of what I like, but which felt too much like a flower shop display, and was therefore soon "dismantled" and rearranged.
Wreaths of all sorts are a "sign of the - seasonal -times",
and a very easy one to make is this one with peanuts.
Again, an edible display which brings double joy!
Uppsala was truly stunning last week, with lots of snow and Christmas lights galore.
The former town hall, now hosting shops, offices and a restaurant, was the queen of lights. In every window a lit star, and just look at the garlands around the ground floor windows and doors - stunning!
"Brrr", you say?
Yes, Sweden was very "brrrrr-y", and where my parents live,
this stunning scenery was accompanied by minus 19 degrees (C).
A little chilly, indeed!
Hope your Thursday is filled with warmth and beauty,