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Swedish sweetness

It’s finally snowing in Boston. It was 70 degrees here on Thursday. Very anti-Decemberish. So, I’m extremely excited to see the white fluff whisping around outside and even sticking on the ground. I’m about to go celebrate with a fresh mug of hot chocolate and mini-marshmallows. But first, I want to share some fun Swedish finds with you… they’ll keep you happy and warm this Saturday evening, whether yours is snowy or not. ūüôā

Vintage book covers and ads straight from David at the Klockarp Institute:

French Friday: No√ęl arrive!

For this installment of French Friday, I offer you a bevy of lovely, Frenchified holiday items, ranging from gift tags to pillows! All items are available on Etsy: please support handmade artists by clicking on the links below each item!

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Christmas stills…

I went to Ohio to spend Christmas with my mom in her new house in a new town. Because Santa is brilliant and magical, He still found me. And He gave me these:

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I made a family tree for my grandmother for Christmas (with a little help from Paper Source and my Scotch Craft Stick!):

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And then my mom put Becky-dog in a dress. Humiliation ensued, and Becky refused to look anyone in the eye. 

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Here ‘s a mixture of things I made and purchased for my mom (note: NOT a doggy dress):

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My mom lives a town over from where Thomas Edison was born (Milan, OH), so of course I was a nerd and had to go:

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Edison wrote these really sweet/artful notes to his daughter, Madeleine:

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The Edison’s kitchen was lovely and located in the basement of the house:

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Meanwhile, back at Mom’s…Christmas ornaments:

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Becky and I played Hide ‘n Seek . I won:

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Although it’s been said many times, many ways…

(Image: Currier & Ives, 1876)

The end of another semester + the birth of my insanely cute niece & nephew + the holidays = an unfortunate-but-necessary break from the blogging action.¬†I’m kind of suffering from Blog Withdrawal (BW). Cold sweats,¬†twitching… it isn’t pretty.

¬†But I’ll be back soon… and I absolutely cannot wait to flaunt some of the wordsy&eggsy treasures I received from Santa! Santa RULES!!!

I hope you’re all enjoying the loveliest of holidays (and the yummiest of foods — especially cookies)!