Saturday, December 6, 2014

Nordic Style Christmas

As I surfed Pinterest in November I was drawn to a Nordic inspired Christmas.

The love affair with black transferware that began last summer inspired some searches for a black and white Christmas. 
It was that search that revealed pins in black and white Nordic style.
The Nordic countries are 
Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland.
Contrary to some boards I've seen on Pinterest, 
France is not a Nordic country. There are elements of French design that are similar to the design style of this region but they are on two different parts of the continent.
These five countries take up a region of the world that is almost uninhabited. The climate is cold and dark for most of the winter. Certain areas only get 5 or 6 hours of sunlight on a winter day.
White rooms reflect what little natural light there is. 

Candles are a big part of Nordic style. 

I transformed some old bottles into advent candles.

Bill cut holes for votives to make a little yule log.

I decorated a chalkboard above it with popular Nordic motifs.
My reindeer could use some work. Haha.

There is a candle in the window in the dining room at the front of the house. 
Our paperwhites are just beginning to sprout.

Stars are a prominent motif. 

There are several hanging on keys and knobs.

There are a few reindeer prancing around as well.

A faux sheepskin rug from Tuesday Morning warms up a corner of the living room.

My little gingerbread or pepparkakor house is the final touch.

I have a few gingersnaps to bake and decorate.
I also plan to make some clay hearts. 
I'll let you know how that goes.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
We are in New York!
I'll tell you all about it when we return.
Thanks for stopping by.
Linking with,
Savvy Southern Style
French Country Cottage
A Stroll Thru Life


  1. I really like your Nordic touches. Did you ever read Three Pixie Lane blog? It's gone now, I believe but she always had neat Nordic touches that you would have loved. Go on Pinterest and search the blog name. You'll see lots of pictures.

  2. Oh I just found it and they are Swedish decorations. :)

  3. I really love the simplicity of your Nordic Christmas with your reindeer, candles and wreaths. Very pretty!

  4. Oh, Katie, New York at Christmas time. What a treat and a joy for you. I love your Nordic touches. I have pinned alot of Nordic decorating. I think anyone can add a few of the touches to their homes. Do you follow Vibeke Designs? I pin everything I can get my hands on from her. So beautiful..Happy Weekend..Judy

  5. super super awesome!! Love that style!! Christine from Little Brags