Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Preparations

I enlarged the dining table in the living room and
put my precious Hardanger-style embroidered tablecloth on.
We will have dinner here on christmas eve.



Tonight we finally will set up the christmas tree - after german tradition it's not to be set up before the 24th.
(And than the kids are not allowed to enter the livingroom before the feast beginns in the evening).

But I like to have it up some days before :)


And gift wrapping is going on everywhere in the house... and many secrets have to be kept ;)
I have used brown package paper for many years - with dried orange slices one year or clay hearts another.
This year - after some bloglandia inspiration - I added some doilies or simple fabric scraps.



Merry christmas!

6 comments:

Heims lille verdenshjørne said...

Nydelig innpakkede gaver:D Så flotte ideer. Hvordan gjorde du det med tørkede appelsiner? Det hørtes fint ut:)

Ønsker deg en god jul!

Romantiska Hem said...

Hej! Jag tittar bara in för att jag vill önska dig en underbar julfröjd! Många kramar från petra

Karen said...

I too love brown wrapping paper for my presents, all tied with twine. I am not sure why but it always is my favorite.

Love your blog.

Elaine said...

It all looks wonderful. Have a beautiful Christmas and Happy New Year.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Christmas looks so pretty at your house. Have a wonderful day celebrating Christ's birth!
Blessings,
Marcia

A Cottage Muse said...

Wish you could save me a seat!

Merry, Merry Christmas!!