Sunday, 22 November 2009

Christmas... Scandinavian style!

I do love vintage Christmas 'finds' from Scandinavia!

I found two of these 1950s Swedish mats when I was browsing ebay, recently.
When the package arrived , there was a note telling me that she, the seller, had found two more and so she was enclosing them as extra for me!
How kind!

They are rather charming , I think.

This candle came from Norway back in the 1970s.
I've never had the heart to light it!

More jolly Christmas bits are on the way, soon!


Floss said...

Those are great, Sal. The French are very into the 'Scandinavian Christmas' style at the moment - it's very jolly but not OTT.

Guenievre said...

Hello Sal !
All that is nice !
Floss is right : a lot of Scandinavian style in all the decoration here ... Too much for me ... I prefer traditional Xmas colours, like I see in your blog and others British blogs.
J'aime beaucoup ce que tu fabriques !
Have a nice Sunday!

Andi's English Attic said...

What a generous gesture to enclose two extras. Have fun with them. xx

. said...

They are very pretty.

KC'sCourt! said...

I love those Scandinavian mats and what a kind person to enclose two extra ones too.
Those round mats in the bottom right of the last picture I have twleve of those and I remember exactly where I bought them originally, they weren't very exspensive at the time because I bought six for me and six for mum. I don't know if you remember a shop called Craftsmith, when WHSmiths ventured into crafts in the mid-seventies to early eighties, and I bought them about Christmas 1983.

Sal said...

Ah that's where they came from originally!
I bought mine last week off Lizzie (The Washerwoman) at the V&H Fair! ;-)

silverpebble said...

I love the simplicity of scandinavian designs - even in the 70s, when let's face it, things weren't always stylish, the patterns from that part of the world were gorgeous.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Add all these christmassy bits to my puddings being made today sal and we are more than half way to getting into the Christmas mood.

Florence and Mary said...

Oh these are lovely - great find. They look like what I'd describe as "proper Christmas"!

Victoria xx

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely mats...what are you going to do with them? Cut them up? How kind of her to add the others.
Thanks again for my goodies.... Nanny loved the ribbon holder & when I was looking had helped himself to a nice red one!!! :) x

Rowan said...

I like Scandinavian style as well, in Bakewell there is a shop called Chalet which is full of gorgeous things from that area. I also enjoy old and handmade stuff and thought that your V & H Fair sounded just my kind of thing, the Christmas cottage too. Must see whether we have anything like that up in the north.

Felicity said...

i love christmas, and Scandinavian style always feels more christmassy! fliss xx