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Happy Weekend!

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The house is decorated for the holidays! This year I’ve again kept it very simple but still with that Christmas feel I love so much. String lights, paper stars, white and greenery. And here’s what I’ll be listening to when I ‘ll light that first candle on Sunday. We’re not religious at all, but it’s a nice tradition and count down to Christmas.

Happy weekend and Advent 1st!


A Collector

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On Saturday Sanna and I went to the Christmas market in Gamla Stan and after a nice stroll went back to her place for dinner. I brought my camera and snapped away while there.

 

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Both Sanna and Sebastian love growing their own herbs and spices. both in the courtyard below the apartment and in the kitchen.

 

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But most of all they love collecting. Avidly. The scour the auction houses and car boot sales on weekends and have some awesome finds.

 

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Like this amber, jade groupe on top of a 1930’s cabinet.

 

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And this 1960’s image of a mother and her baby which is one os Sanna's favorites and she's created a cute arrangement of matching objects around it in the bedroom.

 

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I love this vintage bon-bon tin. Sanna does too, so much so that she has two!

 

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In the living room she keeps her ever growing collection of all things turquoise & co.

 

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Many of the finds are from Småland where she and her family spend summer holidays going to auctions, estate sales and flea markets.

 

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Sanna likes all things vintage as you can tell so when she happens to come across a magazine from 1969 with her mom on the cover she picks that up too:).


Advent Calendar 2012

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I’ve said it before. An eighteen year old doesn’t NEED an advent calendar. But I still wanted to make him one. Last year’s was such a success with scratch tickets so I repeated it this year. He didn’t win a whole lot but the calendar still lasted all the way until Easter with small wins, new tickets etc. Fun!

This year, I used the alphabet stamp set to stamp 1-24 on little envelopes and added a few stickers to the front of an old refrigerator ware container.

Fingers crossed Wille gets rich this year!