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Monday, 24 November 2014

Swedish Christmas Market in Brisbane

Yesterday, it was time for the yearly Swedish Christmas Market. 
Swedish handicraft, Swedish food and other goodies 
mixed with Swedish clothes and Swedish art in subtropical Brisbane.

Igår besökte vi den årliga svenska julmarknaden i Brisbane.
Svenskt hantverk, svensk mat och annat gott
blandat med svenska kläder och svensk konst i solen och värmen.

Merry Christmas 
from my talented friend, Yenny Strömgren,
creator of Dirt By Earth.

God Jul ~ Merry Christmas

Beautiful handmade ornaments and gifts

Simple, rustic and stunning xmas ornaments

God Jul love hearts - so Swedish!

Swedish Christmas Art and Craft's tables
with The Swedish Saturday School

Kids are being very creative 
- getting right into the Christmas spirit

Ah, the concentration...

A Christmas tree ornament.

Lily is checking out the different sized Santas.

A Sea of Santas

Traditional Swedish Lucia with star boys, gingerbread men and santas

Lily is the cutest gingerbread girl ever!


More market stalls...

Cool t-shirts with Christmas motifs

Pretty candles

candles and pine cones!
My favourite décor☺

Cute santas

...and even more adorable little creations.

Pretty xmas cards

Hand-made Christmas decorations

Hearts and cones

Stunning Christmas embroidery

Christmas tea towel

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas

Apples and pomander - so Christmassy!

So much Christmas at once ☺

Cute little xmas bags

Talented Jenny Thor, creator of Thorogami

So many cute and colourful gifts


Aussie puzzles

Hanging santas

Danish flags and santas

Mrs Clause

It was an awesome day with beautiful Queensland weather. It was sunny and around 35°C (95°F) Somehow, we still managed to get a bit of Christmas feel in subtropical Brisbane. Maybe the Swedish Christmas music helped a bit? ...and the Lucia procession too, of course! 

Det var en mycket varm dag i härligt varma Queensland. Vi hade soligt och omkring 35°C. På något sätt fixade vi ändå julkänsla i subtropiska Brisbane - kanske den svenska julmusiken hjälpte en smula?  ...och Luciatåget också, så klart!

Happy 5th birthday - Party time!

The Birthday girl in her Elsa dress!
Yes, she's big fan of Elsa in the Disney movie Frozen, with ice powers and all lol

Birthday treats

Paper snowflakes - a tiny bit of Frozen☺


We made the cake ourselves - added Lily's choice of cake topper: Elsa from Disney's Frozen It's a traditional Swedish Princess Torte, but with way more layers than usual. Under the scrumptious marzipan, there are layers of sponge cake with raspberry jam and vanilla custard in between and fresh cream on the top. Yum yu, - and always a hit at birthdays and other celebrations!

Princess Elsa Lily had a great second 5th birthday celebration ☺