On a recent trip to Stockholm, Sweden, I spotted some early Holiday decorations, even though there were still a few days of November left. And as usual, the Swedes managed to make it interesting while keeping it simple.
I saw white paper stars in the windows wherever I went. Branches of different kinds, for hanging ornaments, were another favorite. And you simply can’t go wrong with a table size Christmas tree or a vase full of fresh cut Amaryllis.
My favorite Holiday accent though, is the same as every year – snow. I’ll drag home a Christmas tree, buy Amaryllis at the Flower Market, and beg our nanny (who’s an arts & crafts genius) to make white paper stars for our windows. But how to make snow appear in our backyard so we can have a snowball fight, I still haven’t figured out.
Photos by Charlotte Coffey
White paper stars with lights, in windows all over Stockholm.
Two simple, modern, and beautiful, Holiday vignettes at Nordiska Galleriet.
A vase full of Amaryllis, Eucalyptus, and red berries in the lobby at Hotel Diplomat.
The most wanted Holiday accessory of all, found down town Stockholm, on Biblioteksgatan.