I feel very disorganised with my Christmas shopping this year. Maybe because focus has been on other things and knowing that I wouldn’t have much time to go to the shops during the last weekends* running up to the holidays, I decided to do some buying on-line.
Nothing to do with any on-line shopping, I don’t even remember where I bought this little angel
I would therefore like to recommend the following webshops (and blogs) – run by some of my favourite design / interior / interior design bloggers:
- Havtorn design run by two sisters-in-law in Sweden. Check out their blog as well!
- Sammy Rose – cool graphic design from Sweden, with influences from the US. I really like their “Carl”-posters, especially the Freddie Mercury version but as O thinks that he looks like the former Spanish prime minister Aznar, I guess we won’t get that one… And of course the blog by Jenny who also blogs at Dos Family together with Isabelle.
- I have also sent quite a few Christmas cards via the Swedish web-site Dina Vykort, run by the partner of one of my dearest blog friends. You can upload your own photos or choose already designed cards, and also choose which font to write your message in. The company takes care of printing and sending the cards, be that Christmas, birthday or just normal post cards (from your holidays for example).
Where do you do your Christmas shopping this year?
And inspired by Emme’s beautiful advent calendar that she made herself, I wanted to show you my old advent calendar, made by my great-grandmother
(or was it my mother?). I didn’t prepare it with small presents this year but it is a pretty Christmas decoration in itself.
I asked my mother if I could have it as it hasn’t been used for many years. I think that it is quite sweet that my parents brought it to Brussels with the old clothes pegs with our names still attached. I seem to recall that my brother and I didn’t get presents every day but only every 2 days and later on, once my sister was born, every 3 days.
I wish that I was as creative as my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother used to be. Almost all the Christmas decorations that my parents have – table cloths, wall decorations etc have been sown and embroidered by the women in the family. Maybe if I would bring the old sewing machine that I inherited from my paternal grandmother to Brussels…? It’s not as old as it might sound, it is at least electric, a Husqvarna from the 70’s. My maternal grandmother though, she has an old one, and my father-in-law has a couple as well as he used to be a tailor.