Well, as it gets so darn dark so early in Sweden at this time of the year and Christmas trees are not put up until 23 December, we need all the artificial lights we can get. Beginning next weekend, which we call first of advent, we put up electric candle sticks and hang big star-shaped paper ornaments in our windows.
The stars are mounted with a lightbulb in them and as the stars have beautiful cut-out patterns, the light from the bulbs comes out nice and soft. Here's a photo to show you what I mean.
Here is another kind of advent star and you can also see one kind of candle stick. This one has got candles, others have electric light. 4 advent Sundays lead up to Christmas Eve, and as in most European countries, Christmas Eve is on 24 December.
Well, enough of the Chrissie talk for now. Time to share my DT page for CSI case file # 47. First the prompt.
- Red Carpet Welcome - red, taken from the fabric draped over the chair on the left--194.73.65
- Stop By Beige - yellowy beige, taken from the walls--239.224.185
- Wood You Like to Come In? - medium brown, taken from the side of the coffee table--132.100.62
- Blue Etiquette - blue with a hint of green, taken from the chairs on the left--165.203.206
- Polite White - white, taken from the window frame--254.253.248
- patchwork pattern
- floral pattern
- gold metal accents
- mesh (inspired by the chair in the foreground)
- flourishes (inspired by all the curves on the furniture)
- Document a visit to someone else's home or someone who visited you.
- Write your journaling as an etiquette guide to whatever your situation is that you're documenting. Could be humorous.
- Write your journaling in the form of a welcome message.
- Add flourishes to your journaling spot
- Write an ad for your home as if you were listing it for sale.
- Inspiration Words: visit, manners, welcome-- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title
All the papers are from the Basic Grey Lucille collection.
My journalling was prompted by the words visit and manners.
Always wonderful to have visits by little friends and their siblings. Preferably not more than two at the same time though. Our home is perfect for explorations by little people and my scrappy nook is almost irresistible to them. A treasure trove full of things to doodle on, rip apart and dismantle.
Better be safe than sorry, still remember little angel Missy E aged 1,5 and her mother sticking a chocolate éclair into her eager little hands. At that time we had WHITE very chic sofas and I was a tad too late in seeing where the little princess was heading with her trophy while her mum was happily chatting away and totally forgetting how quick little people are. Might I say my smile was slightly strained when the little toddler smushed her éclair filled little hands on the .... yup, my precious white sofa never to regain it's original pristine state.
Lesson number one learned, never ever serve anything with chocolate to others than adults. Dry biscuits are excellent for young visitors. Lesson number two learned, don't buy white sofas. Lesson number three, make sure to lock the door to your nook before the guests arrive. Et voilà, spilled fizzy drinks or misplaced clots of jam on the sofa are no big deal thanks to IKEA and washable sofa covers!
The evidence used are patchwork pattern, fabric and floral patterns.
This little dog and his friend standing on the red ball two photos below, are both dimensional stickers from Norwegian Tilda.
Talking about dimension, this page has lots of it!
Here he is the other doggie from Tilda.
And with this photo we have come to the end of this post. Thanks a bunch for your visit, really so lovely having you! I'll be back on Saturday to share a surprise page. Till then have a wonderful week everyone!
Toodelipip! xoxo Eila