The week started off cool and crisp with some frost and by Thursday there was a snowstorm heading up from the south of Sweden towards us. On Friday it got really cold and snowy and on Saturday Sanna and I went to the Skansen Christmas market, but more on that later this week!
So we had Advent first on Sunday. It marks the start of holiday décor over here and it’s lovely seeing all the lights, paper stars and decorations go up in the neighborhood. I’m keeping it super simple this year too. I bought this candle holder a few years ago through work but haven’t gotten around to using it but this year it holds the advent candles. Also present in this year’s décor are some huge pine cones and of course the Amaryllis.
Lussebullar are a given and this year I made them with almond paste filling. They are not the prettiest things you ever saw but do taste so good.
In the kitchen I have this little arrangement going on, hyacinths and a mini juniper with some moss around.
Us dinner club members, Kerstin, Jenny, Sarah and I rotate the club dinners at our houses and this time around we were at Kerstin’s place, three houses from mine. There were cosmos…
… while the last bits of preparations were done.
And then we sat down for traditional turkey…
… stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato mash and brussel sprouts…
… at the beautifully set Thanksgiving table.
For three quarters of us this was our first ever proper Thanksgiving dinner and of course we topped it off with a delicious pecan pie. I had it easy this time around and just supplied the drinks. That dessert wine was oh so good if I do say so myself! Thanks girls for a lovely evening!
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! I know I have a lot to be thankful for.