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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas Eve Dinner Preparations

 This year we had the house full for our Christmas Eve dinner, 
or Julbord (Christmas table) as we Swedes call it.

Family and close family friends sat down for a lovely Swedish Christmas feast.

We don't have a large table for 15 people,
so I had to decorate two different areas - double the fun!!

The Christmas Eve table setting in the dining room.
Our pretty snowflake plates... love them straight on the rustic table.
Simple and Christmassy.

My antique Swedish wooden tray 
(a gift from my mother on my 40th birthday a month ago) 
as a centerpiece.

Cute paper napkins with Christmas motif from IKEA,
casually placed in my rustic wine glasses,
also from IKEA. At this table I used our formal stainless steel flatware.

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Christmas Eve table setting in the back kitchen area
 I just love decorating here, it's such a cozy little corner.

I set the table with casual plates from 'Vue' in cream and red,
our everyday blue flatware from IKEA,
pretty and Christmassy paper napkins in our rustic wine glasses,
also from IKEA... ☺

I do buy lots of stuff from IKEA, don't I?!

The warm Christmas textiles and the soft light 
make it so intimate and romantic.

Swedish Vintage candle holders on a 'Lazy Susan'☺

Then it was time for the guests to arrive... ☺


  1. Merry Christmas Pernilla and 'cheers' to 2014!!!

  2. What a beautiful and inviting home you have. I love your holiday decorating and trust me...if I had an Ikea near me I would be over there all the time! LOL! Lucky you! I love your curtains too...the red cozy! Merry Christmas to you and yours.


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