Christmas kitchen Scandinavian style

December 3rd

Our kitchen like many is the hub of the home.  Homework is completed here, coffee and chatter held frequently and of course preparations for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as much eating takes place in this room.  I suspect for many Norwegians the tradition of decorating the kitchen for Christmas from December 1st is their way of allowing the Christmas cheer to gradually seep in.  It is in this room that all seven different cookie varieties will be baked and shared and so having the room cosy and red adds that extra cheer.  For me Christmas is red.  Adding red touches to your home that would not normally be found creates the love and joy of Christmas.  Want a Scandinavian kitchen for Christmas, just add red in little bits here and there...

Year on year favourite , the knitted cork nisse


Window sills make a great excuse for Christmas decorating

 
Adding red café style curtains instantly changes the room



Typically Norwegian to have 'Nisse' boys and girls


Easy to make twig decorations


These baking girls made from card are now over 10 years old


Christmas crockery, but note the red haberdashery ribbon added to the
shelves to make them festive, very quick and effective touches of red


Painting a chalk square on the wall and keeping a countdown tally is fun


The coffee corner, even the tea, coffee and sugar
pots at this time of year are red based


Do you have plants in the kitchen? Add a touch of red,
even a length of red ribbon



Adding in a few red utensils, the holly jug I made about 12
years ago and last year I painted the ends of wooden spoons
to add the Christmas red to the kitchen


Even the cooker gets a makeover, spot the apron bottom left
made a few years ago from a red tea towel.  Simple but
effective with a red felt pocket pouch





Christmas aprons a must


The kitchen glow that greets me every December morning



   Do you decorate the kitchen for Christmas?  

22 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love all the touches of red. Definitely gives a festive feel. Happy holidays!

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    1. Thanks thank you Tammy. Ted is just so cheery

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  2. Fabulous! Your kitchen must be a great Christmassy place to be and a real hub of the home for all the great Christmas baking and cookies! Love your windowsill decorations! xx

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    1. I do love walking into the kitchen. I get all gooey and happy. Just love this time of year Amy

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  3. The wee people are adorable. And it is nice to see your home looking so warm and festive.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia we are enjoying it all x

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    1. I love that word. Thanks. We think the kitchens smashing too ;)

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  5. I love it! All the red is perfect for the season.

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    1. Red really is perfect using it. Do you decorate with red too?

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  6. Lovely ideas!
    especially like the red spoon handles and tea towel apron and cafe curtain ideas as they require more thought than cash! AND look doable!

    It looks like you are having fun :o)

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    1. Val we're having real fun. Glad you like the ideas. I'm all about being quick and effective if I can

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  7. Beautifully decorated Selma. I love your little Nisse. Do you have a pattern? X

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    1. Thanks Jules. I don't have a pattern for those Nisse, they were gifted to me. Last year I designed a very quick crochet Nisse if you google this blog name and add Norwegian Christmas crochet it should come up.

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  8. It all looks really lovely, our only deccoration so far is a advent candle
    Clare x

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    1. Advent candles are wonderful Clare. Teaches waiting in this 24 hour I need it now society, patience and anticipation.

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  9. Everything looks so fun and festive!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. Your kitchen is an inspiration! I love how you have worked red into so many parts of it. It was fun to see your Korknisse. I have some I made several years ago that have become a tradition to put out every Christmas.

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    1. Kristein, we love our cork issue glad you have some too, so Scandinavian. Red for me is a must at this time of year

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  11. OOh! I love all those shots of red! So Christmassy! I visited a friend's house last night and she was using JUST GOLD. I asked her when she was REALLY going to decorate for Christmas -when she was adding the RED!!

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    1. I'm with you Bronwyn it has to be red ;)

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