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GOD JUL – Merry Christmas 2016

I would like to wish all my readers: GOD JUL I made some new wreaths this season, all very easy with tinsel, cheap ornaments, bells and my glue gun 🙂 With my youngest daughter Torunn I made Chocolate Christmas Houses . The house to the right is made with milk chocolate and the house to… Continue reading GOD JUL – Merry Christmas 2016

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Norwegian Glædelig Jul iPhone 6 & 6S Covers

I also have a second set of iPhone 6 and 6S Covers, this one with Norwegian Glædelig Jul imagery: Maybe you can use these to craft a last minute gift to someone with an iPhone? All you need is one of the clear cases/skins to go with it 🙂 Don't you have an iPhone? I'm… Continue reading Norwegian Glædelig Jul iPhone 6 & 6S Covers

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Norwegian Nisse Milk Cartons & Tags

Since the early 1990ies, the Norwegian milk cartons from our main dairy company Tine has been decorated with Nisse illustrations (or 'Fjøsnisse' as they are also called). I realize this does not qualify neither as "vintage" nor as "retro" but it has still become a dear tradition for us. From late November until the New Year, the… Continue reading Norwegian Nisse Milk Cartons & Tags

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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

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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 Ladies 1902 – Frances Brundage Tags

The lovely 1902 Christmas Ladies I used for these tags are believed to be painted by Frances Brundage: I hope these will be added to some of your gifts this season 🙂 INSTRUCTIONS: Print the tag sheet on cardstock, I use Canon Matte photopaper (170g). Attach the tag sheet to thin cardboard with spray glue, I save… Continue reading Christmas Ladies 1902 – Frances Brundage Tags