Christmas table styling – breakfast for two and family dinner

Christmas table styling – breakfast for two and family dinner

You all know from last year how much we love a Christmas table styling. Well, we love a good table styling (period) it doesn’t have to be a festive one, but if we get to make decorations for it, we love it a bit more.

We also know how much you love inspirational posts, and we love them too!

Just a few weeks ago we saw this one from a sweet Croatian blogger Ines (from More less Ines) that, together with all the pictures from Pinterest we’ve pinned for years, inspired our breakfast table styling. If it wasn’t for her post we wouldn’t think of putting our decorations in glass domes for a breakfast table styling.

And remember last year when Nina did a beautiful and simple Christmas dinner mockup for us, and we loved it.

She combined the dark hues with the greenery and dark wood. This year she did almost the same thing, the only difference is she went all the way and created a winter wonderland on the table and it looks completely different from the last year’ one! Continue reading “Christmas table styling – breakfast for two and family dinner”

Christmas wreath DIY challenge

Christmas wreath DIY challenge

Maybe we are a little bit behind, but we’re sure not all of you made a Christmas wreath for your door.

Last weekend we organized a little Christmas wreath do it yourself challenge and we are pretty proud of how they turned out! 3 completely different yet beautiful wreaths and we all got to bring one home! WIN-WIN

We used beautiful Christmas greenery from Nina‘s garden. She has a real winter wonderland around her house and we are very jealous.

Hopefully, we inspire you to make your own wreath. Continue reading “Christmas wreath DIY challenge”

How to bring the magic of Christmas into your home

How to bring the magic of Christmas into your home

We love Christmas as much as we love the home interior design. Okay, maybe we love Christmas a little bit more, but it would be weird to start a Christmas blog and post Christmas related posts all year long. Or would it?

Well anyhow,  we think about Christmas decorating the same way we think about our other projects. We like to choose timeless over trendy (which is a great way to avoid buying new ornaments every year), we like to work with natural materials and neutral colours, and we like to keep things simple.

Cold winter weather – at least here where we live. Foggy days and long nights. Blankets and socks. Sparkling lights. Peace. Laughter. Mulled wine.

To bring the magic of Christmas into your home means to enhance the ambience already set outside, and to enable the feel-good activities. Continue reading “How to bring the magic of Christmas into your home”

Styling with Advent wreath

Styling with Advent wreath

If there’s one thing we like, it’s the creative reinterpretation of traditional elements. Finding a new way to use something we’re all familiar with is as useful in architecture as it is in floral arranging and cooking.

Advent wreath was always one of our favourite Christmas traditions. Counting down weeks until Christmas is an exciting time for kids, but creating (or picking) a new wreath each year was always an exciting time for us. Because we fully decorate our homes a week before Christmas, the Advent wreath is like a little sneak peek at Christmas styling.

For years, we only used them as table centrepieces. This year, we used them to create little Christmas nooks, perfect for styling a console table in the entryway or a sideboard in the living room.

Continue reading “Styling with Advent wreath”

How to be the best Secret Santa

How to be the best Secret Santa

Secret Santa is a Christmas tradition in my office. A budget for a gift is limited to 30-40hrk (which equals 6$ or 5€). Two years ago, I got an extendable fork with the note „May the fork be with you“ from my Secret Santa.
You see, I love good food and I love Star Wars, so this was the perfect gift if you ask me. 🙂

When it comes to gift giving – it’s a thought that counts.

We really believe that. That’s why we don’t like to give thoughtless gifts. And no one likes to receive a thoughtless gift.

As a Secret Santa, you have the opportunity to give an amazing gift without anyone knowing it’s from you – and you have the opportunity to give a crappy gift without anyone knowing it’s from you. Well, at least during the Christmas time, we’re all about spreading joy.

We created a go-to list of gift ideas we think work every time. Their secret is in simplicity and adaptability. And also in the fact, you don’t have to break the bank to show someone you thought about them. We actually think they are great gifts to give to anyone, but they probably work the best when given to someone who doesn’t expect much.

*If you have any ideas what to give to someone with high expectations, please share in the comments section. We’re starting to feel anxious, and it’s not even December yet. Continue reading “How to be the best Secret Santa”

Acts of kindness

Acts of kindness

We are so happy to start our second edition of Christmas posts – and not just because we are keeping this blog alive for more than an entire year – but because we love Christmas.

We get so caught up in the magic of Christmas. We start listening to Christmas songs way too early. We thoughtfully choose gifts and explore new ways to wrap them up. We bake cookies. So many cookies.

And the decorations! It’s really the best time of the year.

But last year, a mind-shifting thing happened. Can you bear with us as we’re painting the picture of that moment?

We had just finished the last round of Christmas shopping, sat in the car and were on our way to get home. Since one of us refuses to get a drivers licence, it’s not unusual to see us shopping together, especially if big purchases are about to happen.

And then there was this news on the radio. One Croatian daily news website asked children from home for children without parental care – to write a list of their Christmas wishes. Everyone could go on the website, see the list, and choose something to gift. By the end of that day, or maybe by the end of the next day, the wishes came true. People feeling generous during the Christmas time doesn’t really come as a surprise.

But you should’ve seen that list. One little girl wished for a box of cookies. One boy wished for a pair of football socks. Because he thought ground boots are too much to ask for. Continue reading “Acts of kindness”

DIY Christmas pop-up cards

DIY Christmas pop-up cards

If you are a fan of DIY and you LOVE Christmas time as much as we do, this is a perfect post for you. Today we will show you how to easily make a pop-up card. You might think: “Why on earth would I make a pop-up card when I can buy any card I want?” Well, we can’t argue that, but we can promise that you will be remembered as the queen/king of Christmas cards. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Continue reading “DIY Christmas pop-up cards”