Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My Scandinavian Christmas day 11


Day 11 of My Scandinavian Christmas is with Julia from Vintage Hausfrau here in Denmark. Julia is a jack of all trades. She designs textiles, makes cupcakes, and loves all things vintage.

When Brittany asked me to guest blog about something Christmasy, I immediately knew what I wanted to write about: the christmas tree!

The christmas tree has always been magical for me and I’ve been collecting ornaments since I got the first home of my own. I have a special love for vintage handblown bulbs, but I collect all sorts of ornaments. I remember where each and every one is from. Since I had my son, more and more cute and funny figures have found their way into my collection instead of just the traditional bulbs.

This year our son is old enough to start remembering things we do and appreciate the magic of Christmas. Therefore traditions have become even more important and we wanted to start implementing the tradition of getting the tree ourselves not from any plain old tree seller on the corners around town, but from a place where we could search for the perfect one and cut down the tree ourselves.
Today was the day to get it, and we ignored the heavy snow and went on our way. We usually get the tree on the 1st or 2nd of advent, because I want to enjoy it as long as possible and we always go away for Christmas Eve. It was magical to wander around the plantation in the snow looking for the perfect tree!
At home we tucked our son in for his midday-sleep and I started preparing to decorate the tree. First I put on the lights, then I carefully unpack all my ornaments and put them on the table. Then I start with the bigger ones and continue till all of the ornaments are on the tree. When my son woke up, the tree was done and he was thrilled. I hope he’ll grow up with the same feelings about Christmas that I have. And still do.


 Thank you so much Julia for participating! Check out Vintage Hausfrau.

4 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

There's something so lovely about going to choose a tree each year! I need to blog about my adventure to find this year's one, soon. Thank you for sharing your wonderful snaps! :)

rachael said...

my christmas tree as a child was full of mismatched, beautiful vintage ornaments and handmade crafted ornaments. i always wished we had one with with a theme, but i guess that we did! i'm so glad we had such a tree, and this one reminds me of it :)

Toni // sisterMAG said...

Thank you so much, Brittany, for this blog series. I just love to read about traditions from other countries and people. The photo with the christmas tree ornaments is one of my favourites. Hope everything is going well with the move! Miss your already, Toni

Cindy said...

I love this post. Those snow covered trees are beautiful!