With the First Sunday of Advent yesterday, Christmas in Sweden is in full swing and it’s not even December yet! I love it, as the pretty lights and candles really help to brighten up the darkness. Here in the south, the sunset is at 3.45pm today (not that I’m watching it like a hawk!) but further North, in the city of Sundsvall, which is where Eleni Apostolakis and her family live – the sun will go down at 2.30pm!
Little wonder Eleni has dotted her apartment with candles and adorned walls with cosy festive touches. Think stars, wreaths and angel carousels against an earthy backdrop and layers of textiles – all helping to add warmth and a hygglig touch during these cold winter days!
At this time of year, comfort food is a necessity! The girls and I made pepperkaka last night. Maybe a cake like this one should be next on the menu, what do you think?
I love how the children have already hung their stockings beneath a pretty orange garland too.
Why just hang one paper star, when you can have a galaxy!
A single pretty wreath adds a cosy touch to the sitting room.
Plant pots with moss make a great impromptu candleholder at Christmas time.
It’s so cosy to have Christmas touches in the bedroom! A simple wreath and candles look so pretty after dark.
It makes me realise I have lots of decorating to do at home in the coming weeks. Small, simple touches that add a festive touch and make everything feel cosy.
I’ve just arrived up at our little cabin for a photoshoot. I had to get up at the crack of dawn, but now that I’m here sipping coffee and listening to the church bells outside, I’m so happy to be here. Let’s hope I can actually get some work done too (it’s so relaxing!).
Have a great start to the week!