Ephemera · Norwegian

December 13th – St. Lucy’s Day by Jenny Nyström

The tradition of celebrating St. Lucy's Day, 'Luciadagen', on December 13th is still very strong in Scandinavia. Typically we bake special buns made with saffron called 'Lussekatter' and eat either at home with our families, or during the day at schools and work places (often both!). Young children from kinder gardens and elementary schools will… Continue reading December 13th – St. Lucy’s Day by Jenny Nyström

DIY · Ephemera · Norwegian

Vintage Milk Glass Jar Wraps

I also used the pattern elements from yesterday to create two versions of wraps, for cans or jars: The main pattern: The lid pattern:The lid border: Wrap a few cans and insert baked treats or sweets wrapped in a little cellofane or other gifts wrapped in tissue paper, for small teacher gifts, or maybe for… Continue reading Vintage Milk Glass Jar Wraps

DIY · Ephemera · Norwegian

Vintage Milk Glass Jar Gift Wrap

I had fun "lifting" the various patterns from one of my Vintage Milk Glass Jars, and using them to design Vintage Folklore Gift Wrapping: The main pattern: The lid pattern:The lid border: I turned the 3 elements into a set of Milk Glas Jar Gift Wrapping! First there is 4 different wrapping papers, all in… Continue reading Vintage Milk Glass Jar Gift Wrap

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Vintage Milk Glass Jar Advent Calendar

Every time I've visited the local thrift stores over the last 3 years, I have been looking to score these vintage milk glass jars: The jars were originally sold in Norway in the 70ies, containing powdered bouillon. The quality resembles Pyrex; the red Norwegian Folklore decor is burned onto the glass, and they keep amazingly well! The… Continue reading Vintage Milk Glass Jar Advent Calendar

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Christmas Ballerinas Lantern

Are you short of one little gift to someone, or want to add a little extra with a gift? How about creating this very easy Christmas Ballerinas Lantern: I have used a vintage Norgesglass (Norwegian Mason Jars) and tucked the printable inside the jar, with the outer rim screwed on, but the lid is off.… Continue reading Christmas Ballerinas Lantern

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Norwegian Royal Family Christmas Tags

For those just wrapping the last few gifts, you might enjoy these Vintage GOD JUL Norwegian Royal Family Christmas Tags: Princess Ragnhild was born on June 9th 1930 and Princess Astrid was born on February 12th 1932. Their younger brother, King Harald was born 21st of February 1937, so the photos for these adorable gift tags… Continue reading Norwegian Royal Family Christmas Tags

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Vintage Woven Christmas Heart Basket – Part 15

Here is the ninth set of small Christmas Heart Baskets – for you to intermix and have fun with! Print (at least) two sheets of your choosing, and start weaving hearts 😀 I used my Christmas Hearts for a Christmas Workshop for the international students at our University College, and although I showed many times… Continue reading Vintage Woven Christmas Heart Basket – Part 15