Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year Table Setting

We invited friends to a pre-New Year's dinner and I've put a simple, but cute table setting.

For the center piece I used one of the rare wood sticks that my younger son likes to bring home from the forest. I tangled a light chain from Ikea to the stick and added the cute mushrooms from Bloomingville. I put around my favorite candle holders from Riviera Maison.

A sweet gesture is to leave a surprise on everyone's plate. This time I put euro chocolate coins and one candy necklace for a special young girl.

I own different sets of glasses, but only six of each serie so mix and match is allowed. It's a party, the table setting can be fun too and paper straws are for for kids and adults.

The 2013 banner is from the beautiful blog Shanty-2-Chic. Just print, cut and hang! I added the cute wood stars from Mester Grønn but it's a good idea search for printable stars on google or pinteres.

I just have to say Thank You for your comments, follow me or just visiting me.
I has been a fabulous year blogging and in my personal life.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Out With The Old

With only some little changes of colors and details in the living room we are preparing for welcome the New Year.

I got new party lights, this ones from Clas Ohlson can be used indoors, outdoors, or both.

This cute basket from Home & Cottage was a bargain (50% off) and I love the details on the top.
I want to keep the Moroccan style on the living room and this basket inspires me.

I pip up the little glasses that I used for the advent paper candles with the New Year's whistles.

Only 4 days left for the New Year and I am preparing a surprise to celebrate my first year blogging
Living Four Seasons!

Thank you for visiting me.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Advent Final Count

The time has come! The table is ready and the presents are under the Christmas tree.

This year grandpa and grandma are coming to spend the evening with us and we are going to eat the Norwegian traditional Pinnekjøtt.

Simple table setting with red napkins, pines, two small vases with white azaleas and a red candle in my star tray.

 It is going to be a party with red and beige pompoms hanging from the ceiling.

I hope to have time to post something before the new year but I will for sure share some special moments via Instagram @livingfourseasons.

Merry Christmas ♥ Feliz Navidad

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day Eighteen: Baking

Baking before Christmas is one of the traditions that I love to do here in Norway. In fact, what I like the most is seeing my hubby baking since he is really good at it.

Baking it's a fun activity to do with the family and something you can share with friends that come to visit or take with you at work or school.

 Tyske skiver, gingerbread, kakemann and a good cup of hot chocolate or coffee make a perfect combination.

Our new cookie boxes are from Nille; the nice cup was decorated by my younger son Osk and so is the glass with cookies that he made at school.

The star tray is from Home & Cottage and the stars candle holders from Riviera Maison.

Have a nice day.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Day Seventeen: Vintage

Say hello to Santa, Mrs Santa, Rudolf and Elf.

They are my cute vintage ceramic ornaments that I got from a dear friend a few years ego.

They look so cute inside my favorite advent candleholder from Kremmerhuset. Love it!

Can you believe that are one week away from the big day ♥


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day Fifteen: Happy

I have to confess that I not only did some window shopping in Bergen last Tuesday.
I managed to expend some money at the Søstrene Grene store.
I felt for a lovely paper sheet with a trendy geometric design, and my head started to spin around... what can I do with it? Then I saw a cute display shelf and I tough that they would look nice together, and cool in my workspace.

I am using other two paper sheets as a background for this years Christmas card and a beautiful drawing  that me and my hubby got from our younger son.

Espresso cups from Designletters are a graphic, clean and cool advent light, mine were purchased at Kanel.

I am running behind schedule in this blog advent calendar but I am extremely Happy with the outcome, all of your comments and new followers! Thank you

 Have a nice third advent sunday.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day Fourteen: And A Happy New Year!

Today I want to share my 2012 new years eve table decoration.

I went for a clean and elegant style with black balloons hanging from the ceiling, a white tablecloth and black and glitter details.

Maybe it is to early to think about the new year, but I just hope to have enough time to put together something nice this year too.

Wish you all a nice day.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day Thirteen: Colour

Every Christmas you find two kind of decorations in our home. The second floor is more "grown up" where white, silver and glitter are the main tones in the ambiance.

But on the first floor, the setting is way more playful: here my boys are the masters of all decorations!

 The colourful crafts they do both at home and at school glisten and create a funnier and more pleasant atmosphere - it definitely gives us a boost during the dark winter days.

I am on my way to work, one of two late shifts.
Hope you have a nice day.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Day Twelve: 3 for 2

3 for 2! Those good deals that make you expend a little extra, specially around this time of the year.

When I find offers like this I try to look for things that I can use for different occasions throughout the year. This time I ended up with a few stars on a stick. I tied some on a rope and hung them in the hallway mirror.

Hope you had a nice 12.12.12

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