2010/11/28

Advent





- Johan, we should get ourselves an advent candlestick!
- Sandra, look this candlestick has 4 candles, let's use it as an advent candlestick!
(See more traditional ones, as well as others, here)

My husband and I haven't got much Christmas decorations, we have just recently started to collect them. Johan grew up not celebrating Christmas and I left almost all my decorations with my ex. Lizette the cat says she can be a Christmas cat and demands a red bow.

Read more about how Swedes celebrate Advent and other feasts here. Happy 1st of Advent!

& speaking of Christmas, don't forget the Special Christmas Offer in my shop (Buy 1 print - Get 1 print extra for free)!

31 comments:

  1. Thank you for the link, I really enjoyed learning more about your traditions.

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  2. Oh so beautiful, those saffron buns. We're just starting our traditions too. I love your antler candleholder!

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  3. fina lussekatter. i loved lucia when i lived in sweden. all those little cute girls and their excitement. // and to my mind christmas decoration is highly overrated. i think a pretty star in the window and a lovely christmas tree is all you need.

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  4. her ghosts > i agree with you :) i just don't have anything to put in a christmas tree as it is now, but i do love a "naked" tree too, as long as it smells good.

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  5. Thanks for the link! It's so nice to read about other countries' traditions. I love the idea of advent candles. This year I'm going to decorate simply and candles sound so nice. Also, my mom used to have a bottle of glögg in our kitchen cupboard for YEARS. I tasted some once when I was very young and hated it. I always want to give it another chance but am afraid to because of the memory. :)

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  6. Samantha > oh i know what you mean, you should try it again sometime. i didn't like it until i was about 13 years old :)

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  7. ha, how interesting... in our county traditionally advent candlesticks are in circle shape.

    I wish you a happy warm Sunday, and I am looking forward of receiving your prints! :)

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  8. Happy first advent! I have never done the advent, but my boyfriend's family does. Since we moved away from home this year we are planning on doing it, except that we're having a hard time find a candle holder that holds 4 tapered candles *sigh* I love yours! Suppose to start it today so hopefully we can make-shift something maybe...

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  9. i want to make these buns this year too, i love their colour. i'm always late with christmas decorations and in the end i just put some candles everywhere :)
    happy 1st advent!

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  10. hur var det nu igen, det där med att man inte kan köpa kreativitet? gäller ju även ljusstake.
    här tänder vi bara vanliga ljus. fast fyra. lite överallt i huset. räknas! :)
    har inte heller nåt adventigt...förutom det man stoppar i mun. läs: glögg o alladinask. ;)

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  11. emma > gött! här blire glögg och lusse NU! gonatt!

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  12. Lizette would make a fine Christmas cat!

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  13. i love your less traditional advent candles :)

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  14. Happy 1st advent! I used to celebrate advent as a child, lighting the candles and going to mass every Sunday.

    Thanks for the link!

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  15. Mm, ser fram emot min första lussebulle!
    Var i Malmö i helgen och såg din affisch på Krets och postern "Numbers" på Liebling i Malmö. Ba de är ju Sandras :)

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  16. I love the idea of reinventing the advent candle tradition-

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  17. Hhmm... delicious lussekatter.
    Have a nice week! :)

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  18. Nothing beats Christmas in Sweden! x

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  19. oh, vad bra ... med lussebullar :)

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  20. ovanlig ljusstake! är den egengjord?

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  21. We don't have the Advent tradition here, actually we have very little pre-Christmas traditions...

    I usually decorate with pine branches in big vases and some candles around - keep it simple and save the trees.

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  22. The antler candlestick is perfect!

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  23. Lovely work...I think you'll sell a lot of wrist worms now!
    In the Netherlands it is so very cold already!

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  24. Hi Sandra :)
    I love that different Crhistmas style candlestick ;)
    I made my Christmas tree today and, I swear, I though of you. I think you'll like it.

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  25. Great candle holder. Pretty cards too:)

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  26. Ah Lizette will look so festive with a red bow.

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  27. Why did Johan not celebrate growing up? I hope that is not too personal to ask you dear Sandra. I am just curious.

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  28. I returned to see if you answered but perhaps that was too personal and for that, I'm sorry. I just thought maybe he was Jewish.
    xo
    Holly

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