Monday, December 22, 2008

happy holidays

The straw julbock has been part of my Christmas since childhood, along with gingerbread cookies, chubby painted candlesticks, and fresh smelling greenery. Over the years we have added new traditions to the old, mixing our Scandinavian and American heritage into something that is uniquely ours. Decorating the tree is one of our holiday favorites. It is now covered in ornaments collected over time — vintage glass balls, straw stars, popsicle stick reindeers, tinsel garlands, and felted elves, all have equal importance. Most of all this is a time to rejoice in life, family, friends, and togetherness. I wish all of you a joyous, peaceful, warm, and happy holiday season.


  1. i love your naturally beautiful holiday decorations, especially that little reindeer ornament. have a wonderful holiday, lotta!

  2. Warm wishes to you and your family, Lotta! Merry Christmas!

  3. I truly enjoyed this peek into your holiday house, Lotta.

    Here's to lots more new creations from inleaf and celebrations of the old traditions in 2009!

    Warmly . . . Tracey

  4. Julbock...I have been trying to find out the name of my straw ornament from my very dear friends. And now I know. Thank you!
    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Your new items are beautiful (as always...some day one is coming to my house!)


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