I decorated my daughter's room for a 'Swedish Christmas' to prepare for our guests! Swedish country design is typically light and clean. I tried to keep it simple by using just red and white decorations.
I made this sock garland for the foot of the bed. You can see the tutorial over at Sommer's Designer Gardener! I will also be posting it soon to link to Centsational Girl's Holiday Home Craft Party!
I tucked into the socks some vintage toys and ornaments.
This little shoe used to belong to my daughter. We lost the match long ago! It was too cute to toss, so I filled a small silver vase with some evergreen and placed it on the bedside table. The baby picture is of my mother.
I made some pillow cases out of the red and white check fabric from the wonderful Ikea which houses all things Swedish (as if you didn't know!) The red and white stripped pillow is French and the little red velvet pillow was made by my great-grandmother. It has a little tree knitted on the front.
The little felt heart is decidedly Swedish!
The wreath above the bed is made from four different decorative branches I purchased last year after the holiday. I attempted to make a circle, but it seems to be pulling off a mishap look!
I love this nativity that I found at TJMaxx for $14!
A little sprig of Nandina berries add some color to this spot.
The stocking is made from the backing of an old warn out quilt.
This tree might be gettin' a little 'busy' for a simple Swedish theme, but I had several treasures I wanted to display! The 'tree skirt' is a dish towel.
The dolls in the crib were replaced with all the Christmas books we have been given through the years! This sits right next to a big chair...perfect for reading all the fun stories!
My mother's baby spoon hangs from some Baker's twine next to a vintage wooden angel ornament.
This Danish wooden marionette hung on our tree, when I was little.
Several of my children's silver keepsakes hang on the tree. I am reminded of when they were tiny babies every time I look at this!
I painted 'God Jul' on an old piece of a fence. It is Swedish for 'Merry Christmas!' The Dala horse is symbolic of Sweden. I am in the process of refinishing this old secretary. Here it stands...unfinished!
(update: to see the finished secretary, click here!)
The pitcher is French and seems quaint for this little spot! The little Danish bunny and red hand towel add some whimsy to the space. Also, I tied more red and white check ribbon around my daughter's little ballet shoes.
More ribbon is added to these wooden clogs.
A little Finnegan (Danish elf ) is tucked in with all the animals!
I bought the little rocking horse at a flea market when my daughter was born. Here is the room all ready and cozy for our guests!
And here is the room normally...after all, she is only four and would get lost in all those pillows!
My daughter models the wooden clogs!
Thanks for stopping by our 'Swedish Christmas!'
I am joining Sherry for her Holiday Party at No Minimalist Here! Check out her incredible home and all the lovely decor!
I am linking to my regular list of parties and will note any Christmas parties as I go along! Please check out all the wonderful blogs and their parties! There are some amazing folks out there with incredible ideas! I am also joining the Purdy Party at the DIYclub, because of all the hard work I have been doing on the secretary! You can click the link below!
Thanks Donna for the feature!
Agneta gave a lovely feature of this Swedish room over at her wonderful site wabi and sabi! She is Swedish and has true Swedish style...love her photos! Thank you Agneta for the kind words!