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Merry Christmas!

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This morning in our house—the decorations are subtle. No tree this year, just wee Jultomte and Julbok, with some floating silver glass balls in the fireplace. My grandmother’s Christmas plate from 1911 (it hangs in our kitchen all year long, but only today is it appropriate). It still feels like Christmas!

Christmas Eve at my mother’s house was more festive, as is always the case when children are around:

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Today we’re off to see Sweeney Todd! Then it’s a much-needed week off for doing anything we want to. (Fingers crossed for lots of snow.) Merry Christmas!

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11 Comments

  • Reply Adam December 25, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and E. and Bruno!! Let m know how Sweeney Todd is! xoxoxo

  • Reply DawnMarie December 25, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    I wish you and yours a happy holiday and a relaxing week. I am so in love with your fireplace.

  • Reply smoss December 25, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    What’s yultomte and Julboky? A Swedish word?
    Great pics. love your style. cute pup. Happy holidays

  • Reply Anna at D16 December 25, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Adam: Sweeney Todd was GREAT. So much fun…it’s exactly what you’d expect it to be, really, and that’s what I was hoping for. Go see it, I’m sure you’ll love it! xox

    Smoss: Loosely, Jultomte is Santa (a gnome that brings gifts on Christmas, really), and a Julbok is a Christmas goat. (And yes, they are Swedish words.)

  • Reply Marion December 26, 2007 at 3:07 am

    Oh, i love your fireplace…I wish I had one, too…
    Merry Christmas!

  • Reply sabine brandt December 26, 2007 at 11:56 am

    · { great blue plate } ·

  • Reply smoss December 26, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Thanks for the translation. Xmas goat, how funny.

    Good luck in the new year!!!

  • Reply nicole December 26, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    merry christmas (and wishes for a very happy new year) to you and evan. looks like you all had a wonderful time.

    that smallest child is just the cutest, most adorable little morsel ever. wow. and they all look SO scandanavian!

  • Reply Belinda December 27, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    merry christmas sweetheart!. i hope sweeney tood was all you wanted it to be – i am so excited to see it.

    ps – i am having trouble with your blog on my safari browser…it shuts down on me everytime i view but it seems to be fine on firefox. not sure if it’s just weasles in my computer or some weird safari glitch, but i thought i would let you know.

  • Reply Mitzi December 29, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    I LOVE how your silver bulbs look like they are floating! That is a great trick! 😉

  • Reply Anna-Lisa December 30, 2007 at 5:23 am

    So Funny – I just looked at this blog for the first time (via Fine Little Day). Today we had a belated family Christmas. I’m half Swedish too, and are currently feeling very full after eating Jansson’s today – the one traditional Swedish dish we have every year. Lovely blog – Happy New Year!

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