November 28, 2010

– Johan, we should get ourselves an advent candlestick!
– Sandra, look this candlestick has 4 candles, let’s use it as an advent candlestick!
(See more traditional ones, as well as others, here)

My husband and I haven’t got much Christmas decorations, we have just recently started to collect them. Johan grew up not celebrating Christmas and I left almost all my decorations with my ex. Lizette the cat says she can be a Christmas cat and demands a red bow.

Read more about how Swedes celebrate Advent and other feasts here. Happy 1st of Advent!

& speaking of Christmas, don’t forget the Special Christmas Offer in my shop (Buy 1 print – Get 1 print extra for free)!

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  • Reply PinkBow November 28, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you for the link, I really enjoyed learning more about your traditions.

  • Reply Kaylovesvintage November 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    love the candleholder

  • Reply Sylee November 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Oh so beautiful, those saffron buns. We're just starting our traditions too. I love your antler candleholder!

  • Reply her ghosts. November 28, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    fina lussekatter. i loved lucia when i lived in sweden. all those little cute girls and their excitement. // and to my mind christmas decoration is highly overrated. i think a pretty star in the window and a lovely christmas tree is all you need.

  • Reply sandrajuto_6360gn November 28, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    her ghosts > i agree with you 🙂 i just don't have anything to put in a christmas tree as it is now, but i do love a "naked" tree too, as long as it smells good.

  • Reply Samantha November 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the link! It's so nice to read about other countries' traditions. I love the idea of advent candles. This year I'm going to decorate simply and candles sound so nice. Also, my mom used to have a bottle of glögg in our kitchen cupboard for YEARS. I tasted some once when I was very young and hated it. I always want to give it another chance but am afraid to because of the memory. 🙂

  • Reply sandrajuto_6360gn November 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Samantha > oh i know what you mean, you should try it again sometime. i didn't like it until i was about 13 years old 🙂

  • Reply naa November 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    ha, how interesting… in our county traditionally advent candlesticks are in circle shape.

    I wish you a happy warm Sunday, and I am looking forward of receiving your prints! 🙂

  • Reply bcshutterbug November 28, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Happy first advent! I have never done the advent, but my boyfriend's family does. Since we moved away from home this year we are planning on doing it, except that we're having a hard time find a candle holder that holds 4 tapered candles *sigh* I love yours! Suppose to start it today so hopefully we can make-shift something maybe…

  • Reply jana November 28, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    i want to make these buns this year too, i love their colour. i'm always late with christmas decorations and in the end i just put some candles everywhere 🙂
    happy 1st advent!

  • Reply emma November 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    hur var det nu igen, det där med att man inte kan köpa kreativitet? gäller ju även ljusstake.
    här tänder vi bara vanliga ljus. fast fyra. lite överallt i huset. räknas! 🙂
    har inte heller nåt adventigt…förutom det man stoppar i mun. läs: glögg o alladinask. 😉

  • Reply sandrajuto_6360gn November 28, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    emma > gött! här blire glögg och lusse NU! gonatt!

  • Reply Kerry Hawkins November 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Lizette would make a fine Christmas cat!

  • Reply kitchu November 28, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    i love your less traditional advent candles 🙂

  • Reply ANNA November 28, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    nice fluffy 🙂

  • Reply echo November 29, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Happy 1st advent! I used to celebrate advent as a child, lighting the candles and going to mass every Sunday.

    Thanks for the link!

  • Reply malin November 29, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Mm, ser fram emot min första lussebulle!
    Var i Malmö i helgen och såg din affisch på Krets och postern "Numbers" på Liebling i Malmö. Ba de är ju Sandras 🙂

  • Reply annamaria November 29, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I love the idea of reinventing the advent candle tradition-

  • Reply allesistgut November 29, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Hhmm… delicious lussekatter.
    Have a nice week! 🙂

  • Reply Gina Da Rocha November 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Nothing beats Christmas in Sweden! x

  • Reply Barbara November 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    aaaw lovely!

  • Reply = lingonsmak November 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    oh, vad bra … med lussebullar 🙂

  • Reply walkingthecamera November 29, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    ovanlig ljusstake! är den egengjord?

  • Reply Masha November 30, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    We don't have the Advent tradition here, actually we have very little pre-Christmas traditions…

    I usually decorate with pine branches in big vases and some candles around – keep it simple and save the trees.

  • Reply Julie December 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    The antler candlestick is perfect!

  • Reply **EYE-SNACKS** December 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Lovely work…I think you'll sell a lot of wrist worms now!
    In the Netherlands it is so very cold already!

  • Reply airosa December 1, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Hi Sandra 🙂
    I love that different Crhistmas style candlestick 😉
    I made my Christmas tree today and, I swear, I though of you. I think you'll like it.

  • Reply Christine December 1, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Great candle holder. Pretty cards too:)

  • Reply louise December 2, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Ah Lizette will look so festive with a red bow.

  • Reply decor8 December 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Why did Johan not celebrate growing up? I hope that is not too personal to ask you dear Sandra. I am just curious.

  • Reply decor8 January 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I returned to see if you answered but perhaps that was too personal and for that, I'm sorry. I just thought maybe he was Jewish.

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