Happy new year!
The older the children get the more I appreciate holidays and school breaks... so good to have everybody home, even Mr Viking was home every day between christmas and new year!
Add the beloved aunt R to the mix (who spent her christmas break from her bible school year in England here with us) and everybody's happy!
Christmas eve we set up a long table in the kitchen/dining room and enjoyed traditional pinnekjøtt for dinner.
The table cloth wasn't ironed - but cloth napkins give the feeling of some luxary ;).
Mismatched wine glasses, my grandmothers silver cuttlery and my husbands grandmothers china.
Some straps of Hadanger lace and some burlap and a little greenery.
And my husband made the best mashed rutabaga (yellow turnip) I ever tasted!