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Monday, 2 April 2018

Easter Luncheon 2018

Annual Easter luncheon at my sister - in  law's place.
Lots of food, lots of desserts and lots of chocolate Easter eggs... ☺

Yours truly admiring the Easter tablescape

♥ Hubby and I ♥

♥ La Familia ♥

  Easter desserts!

Happy Easter - Glad Påsk!

Happy Easter from my family to yours.
Hope you all have had a wonderful Easter!


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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Home Sweet Home

For years I have been looking for artificial pussy willow sprigs - and finally, the other day when I went in to the store Bed Bath and Table, there they were! We always used to bring pussy willows indoors when I grew up. Every Spring we had them in a vase in the kitchen. For me, that was Spring!

Today when I had some spare time between buses, I went and had a look at the news agency and finally the February issue of Country Living had arrived. Yeah, February issue... Normally we are only one month behind on the imported British magazines, but this year it's been ridiculous. We are almost in April and the January issues are still on the shelves. Anyway, that wasn't what I was going to write about. Got a bit sidetracked...

Look at magazine cover and the the pussy willow stems! 
It feels like I'm on the right track with my Spring decor this year.
I just love the look of the simplicity of nature's beauty.

Hope you all will have a lovely Thursday.
Did I mention it's the last day of the school week - and school term?!
Wooohoo, the Easter holidays are nearly here!

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Tulip time

Finally some spring colours in our dining room. I removed the Christmas sprigs and replaced them with tulips just in time for Easter. It's pretty, isn't it?

Spring colours are so colourful and uplifting!

Pretty Easter tulips in the corner

Yellow and bright

No one would guess that my tulips are artificial, right?! 

A big hurdle to get over this week... but I can see the Easter school holidays far away in the horizon, only today and tomorrow left, and then we have 18 days away from school buses and homework... Woohoo!

Hope you all will have a fantastic Wednesday 
(or Tuesday if in the US)

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Easter is just around the corner

The Easter holidays are just around the corner. In three days the kids will start their holiday and so will I. Hubby gets four days off, which is ok as he doesn't normally get days off apart from occasional public holidays. I'm looking forward to some well deserved family time.

I did start early with my Easter decor, and thought that I'd show you guys before the Easter weekend. If you follow me on instagram, you might already have seen a photo or two.

Easter is coming - and so are the Swedish  Easter Witches!

Easter decor in my rustic corner

Daffodils, candles ad rustic pine cones

My Autumn leaves are still up,
which is quite appropriate as it is Autumn here in Australia,
even though I'm decorating in Spring - and Easter colours.


Stay tuned for some more Easter decor the coming days.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a lovely day!

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Creamy white with sparkling snowflakes

Week 7 of Term 1, Semester 1...

Hello all,

Jeez... so long between blog posts... I haven't disappeared, I've only been busy with school lunches, school bus trips and homework - as always. With two kids at school I spend lots of time supporting and helping them - lots of homework in Year 3 and 6. I have also been busy removing Christmas in all rooms - I think I'm done now!! No, I just realised I still have the Christmas curtains up in the kitchen... Oops!

The other day I made some changes in the bedroom. My Valentine's Day Bedroom turned into creamy white with sparkling snowflakes on the wall...

I was thinking the other day that i would really like to be more active here - like some of my favourite bloggers, Pamela with her blog From My Front Porch To Yours and Courtney with the blog French Country Cottage. There are so many other bloggers that I truly admire too. I just need a kick in the right direction... I need to get my spark back!

Have a lovely day - today I'm at home with Jonah who has an earache. After the school drop off we went to the GP, got some drops and now we are finally at home to rest - until it's time to go back and get Little Miss Princess in 1,5 hours... No rest for the wicked!

Oh, I almost forgot... ♥ Happy International Women's Day to all of us amazing women ♥

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Hello, I'm back!!

Oops, it's been a while since my last blog post. The school year has well and truly started and I've been totally absorbed in the kids' homework as well as continuing to remove Christmas. Yes, you read correctly... I'm still removing Christmas. It's been a long process this year. Slowly but surely, I'm getting my house back to normal again. - in time for Easter, maybe!! 

I like keeping the red going after Christmas, especially to around Valentine's Day. Do you like my Valentine's Day bedroom? It's so nice and warm. Speaking of warm... We've had a heatwave here in South-East Queensland and it's been terrible. Too hot and too humid. This Viking does not enjoy the tropical climate we've been blessed with this week. Far out, it didn't matter if you had a shower or not. You were as sweaty after a shower - as before. Crazy!

Hope you all have a had a relaxing weekend! Thanks for stopping by ♥

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Swedish Corner Down Under Christmas Home

The school holidays are well and truly on their way to the finishing line. The new school year starts on Monday the 22nd here in south-east Queensland. We've had a very relaxing Summer/Christmas holiday. I haven't been blogging much here, mainly at Swe-Aussie Xmas, my Christmas blog.

Welcome to our Swedish Corner Down Under Christmas home!

Let's start in the lounge room..

Candles and wreaths

Red and white Christmas

Poinsettias at the top making the furniture look amazingly festive

Swedish Santas

♥ Our Christmas tree ♥

Lots of candle holders everywhere...

Sure is the most wonderful time of the year!


Gingerbread house

Two trees at once!

Our Christmas kitchen...


God Helg - Happy Weekend,
a phrase used during Christmas/New Years

Our Yuletide Bed Room

I just adore our red and white Christmas bedroom with snowflakes, cute Christmas jumpers and cozy cushions.

God Jul

Merry Christmas in Swedish

Happy Yule

Posted this photo on my Instagram. I had just purchased a red and white curtain, and not knowing where to use it, I simply draped it over the bed for a festive yet subtle country look... ♥

As a tradition, Swedes don't remove the Christmas decorations until 20 days after Christmas, but I usually keep it up much longer as I enjoy it so immensely... ♥ I can't get enough of the red, I love the red everywhere and I love the warmth - even if it's 36°c/97°F outdoors. I love the way the Christmas decor makes me feel in the heart!

- Hope you like my home as much as I do. 
Thank you for stopping by ♥

You can find me at 

Christmas Blog


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