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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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Vintage Woven Christmas Heart Basket – Part 3

Here is part 3 of the very typical Norwegian Christmas tree ornament: the Woven Christmas Heart Basket: INSTRUCTIONS: Print on regular (thin) printer paper (I used 80g paper) Cut out the handle Score on the middle line of the two heart pieces Fold in half on the scored line Cut out the heart pieces Cut out… Continue reading Vintage Woven Christmas Heart Basket – Part 3

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Vintage Woven Christmas Heart Basket – Part 2

Here is part 2 of the very typical Norwegian Christmas tree ornament: the Woven Christmas Heart Basket: INSTRUCTIONS: Print on regular (thin) printer paper (I used 80g paper) Cut out the handle Score on the middle line of the two heart pieces Fold in half on the scored line Cut out the heart pieces Cut out… Continue reading Vintage Woven Christmas Heart Basket – Part 2

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Vintage Woven Christmas Heart Basket – Part 1

I am going to share another very typical Norwegian Christmas tree ornament with you, the Woven Christmas Heart Basket: The Woven Christmas Heart is believed to originate in Denmark, with Hans Christian Andersen around 1850. The Danes make these only in red and white, solid colors. The tradition has been in Norway at least since… Continue reading Vintage Woven Christmas Heart Basket – Part 1

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Belle Époque Photographer Petrine Wiik

My friend Grethe's grandmother was a photographer. Even though formally she was only recognized as a photographers assistant, she was indeed conducting her own photography assignments. My friend gave me the entire collection of her digitalized photo's from around the turn of the century, to see if I could use them for something creative! Meet Petrine… Continue reading Belle Époque Photographer Petrine Wiik

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DIY Vintage Wrapping No 1: Norwegian Spisspose

Did you wonder what I've been using all those Digital Christmas Collages for? Well for starters I wrapped some of my Christmas gifts as traditional Norwegian "Spisspose": Spisspose (roughly translated into "pointed bag") is really super easy to make, but creates a fun, triangular shape gift, suitable for small items or candy! It's pretty much a… Continue reading DIY Vintage Wrapping No 1: Norwegian Spisspose

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Norwegian Sandkake – Sandbakels

Did you ever wonder about those tart tins, what they were used for? Obviously some kind of cookie...but WHICH cookie? I can account for (some of) the tart tins: It's a traditional Norwegian Christmas sugar cookie, that dates back (at least) to the first half of the 1800s. 🙂 The cookie is called Sandkake or… Continue reading Norwegian Sandkake – Sandbakels