Christmas Five on Friday

December 9th (second post of the day)

Every December I write a post a day to share my love of the festive season.  My Scandinavian heritage is largely to blame for my enthusiasm for this time of year and those of you who read this blog may remember that I began blogging originally just at Christmas time so that there was a record of our family traditions and all the recipes for my children to follow in years to come should they so wish, helping to keep the traditions alive.

Today is day 9 so I cannot share all posts but I will pick out 5 photos from five different blog posts so far this month in case you are interested...



Festive knitted wrist warmers

A fun and easy knit, free pattern in above link


Brunne Pinner Cookies

A gentle Christmas nutty flavour cookie,
recipe in above link

Kitchen pot holder


Knitted heart, knitted double so it can be used as a pot holder,
free pattern in above link

Norway's favourite Christmas cookie: Pepperkaker


A must make cookie in our Christmas house,
free recipe in above link

Advent cake


A great cake to eat in the run up to Christmas,
full of subtle Christmas flavours without
being over powering.  Keeps for well
over a week, free recipe in above link

Joining in with Amy in December to bring some festive posts, 
do pop over and see what others are sharing today

 Wishing you all a calm and happy 
run up towards the end of December  

36 comments:

  1. These are lovely glimpses of your Christmas traditions and celebration. The knitted heart potholder looks so thick and luxurious. Beautiful work.
    I get very excited about Christmas, too. It's such a special time of year.

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    1. Thanks Lorrie glad to hear you love this time of year too

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  2. Such lovely traditions and everything looks so pretty.
    Amalia
    xo

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  3. Lovely red Christmassy glimpses! Wishing you all the best this Holiday Season!

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  4. I love this time of year and the traditions that each family and indeed country have. I will certainly be trying some of those delicious looking cookies. Take care.

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    1. I too love all the different traditions around mama. Let me know if you try any in the reipes from the blog

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  5. So lovely things, the wristwarmers are made for me...
    Have a happy quiet time

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  6. The cake looks delicious :) and wonderful knitting projects
    have a nice weekend

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    1. Facile et beau do give the cake a go. You won't be disappointed

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  7. Great idea! Have a lovely weekend x

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  8. A lovely festive post. Family traditions are the best. Enjoy the cake, it looks delicious. Have a lovely weekend xx

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    1. Thank you lisa. I just love traditions old and new

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  9. Lovely post! Cake looks really yummy. I love the wrist warmers. I'm a beginner knitter but I might just give them a try. I could certainly use them at this time of year. Thanks for sharing your traditions.

    Happy Five on Friday!

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    1. If you are daunted then omit the tree Sharon and you'll be fine with them

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  10. I think the traditions passed down from generation to generation are one of the things which make us civilized. At heart we're all the same, but the different ways of living and celebrating are the trimmings. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Lovely post! I love family traditions in the festive season, the cake looks very tasty:)

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  12. Lovely Christmassy things. I wish I was feeling more festive!

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    1. Ooh Anne wish I could glitter some your way

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  13. Thank you for all the lovely recipes and patterns. I'm feeling more and more festive :) B x

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    1. So glad you are feeling more festive Barbara

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  14. Lovely catch up of your advent posts. I know that these posts are so special to you and it is so special that you share them with us!

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  15. Five lovelies. I really like those warmers. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing your creative posts! You inspire me. xx

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    1. Oh Gracie what a lovely thing to say. Thank you

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  17. I am so happy you love the season so much, it shows in each of your posts!

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    1. Meredith thank you! Very kind of you to say so

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