I’m spending this Christmas in London with my boyfriend. Despite us being far away from my motherland, I’m of course organising a Scandinavian Christmas for us. See below some of the ways I’m decorating to create authentic Finnish Christmas feel.
Christmas Eve morning starts with poached eggs, smoked salmon, home-baked bread and strong coffee.
Christmas dinner table decorated with pine tree branches, candles and Christmas flowers
Marimekko (www.marimekko.com) makes the nicest napkins which suit every day life and celebrations
Silvered reindeer from Pentik (www.pentik.com) is one of my most treasured Christmas decorations
White amaryllis is a perfect Christmas flower
Homemade Christmas bread is a must for Christmas Eve
Reindeer carousel is a cute addition to the Christmas table. When you light the tea light, the carousel makes little glistening sound, which is very relaxing to listen to.
Favourite Christmas cards from friends
Gingerbread cookies baked and decorated by my dear friend Daniela!
Our flat is too small from a Christmas tree so I created an alternative version. Diptyque candles may not be Nordic but the Cypres scented candle creates beautiful, Christmas scent which is well suited to Scandinavian Christmas.
It’s so easy to make your own candle Christmas decorations using good quality long candles (I bought these from Aria http://www.ariashop.co.uk), pine tree branches and small Christmas ornaments.
Classic Advent Star is elegant and looks magical in darkness. I ordered this online from Scnadiliving (www.scandiliving.com)
For the desert, Cloudberry Parfait with soft dairy toffee. Thank you Mom for sending me cloudberry jam this year! Clouberries are hard to find in London but the best availability is from Ikea.
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