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Swedish Winter Decorating Ideas

Rather than the typical red and green decorations this time of year, I prefer the look of the more general look, with evergreen trees, moose, and everything else. Today is St. Lucia Day, which is celebrated in Sweden as the beginning of the Christmas season in Scandinavia, and it is meant to bring hope and light during the long winter days. Traditionally, it is celebrated with the eldest female child wearing white while serving baked goods and warm drinks to members of the family. 

swedish winter sweet paul

These paper trees and a darling little reindeer are perfect season-long decorations, that are easy to store once spring arrives. nordic-white-sweet-paulabove 2 photos from Sweet Paul Winter 2012 issue

The shiny silver and white, combined with the hanging balls from the ceiling come together to create a wonderfully cozy dining room.

moose tea cozy

This moose tea cozy is just perfect for keeping your tea warm. Photo via West Egg

coffee cups

These cups and saucers (designed for Iittala) come straight from Cloudberry, a Scandinavian design shop

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I like stars – especially those made from metal, all season long – not just for the holidays.


Pine cones, pine needles and rocks are all perfect (and free) ways to decorate your home for the winter season.  White or cream candles add a bit of warmth and sparkle.

Above 2 photos from Digs Digs

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