Saturday, December 21, 2013

Home for the Holidays

This year's holiday theme for us:
"Use What You Already Have"
"Limit Purchases"

And my favorite item:
The angel made from a can by the NVO's grandfather, many years ago.

Heart potholder from this post.
God Jul potholder courtesy of Mor in Norway.

Poinsettia's might have been purchased this year. ;-)

 Puzzle from 2011 advent gift on this post.

 Advent calendar from this post.
 Crocheted wreath from this post.
 Clock from this post.
Snowflakes from this post.

Crocheted snowflakes from this post and starched on this post.
Scandinavian heart baskets from this post.
Circa 1958 and 1963 photos from this post.

God Jul Y'all!


  1. All your things are beautiful Astri so of course they have to be used over and over, I always use my decorations lovingly collected and many of them made from previous years, the only thing I buy is like you a poinsettia and one thing for my tree. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas. xxxx

  2. Beautiful decorations Astri. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! :)

  3. God Jul Astri ;-)
    Joyeux Noël !!!!
    Et à bientôt,

  4. Astri have a truly wonderful time, I have loved reading your blog this year and looking at all the divine and gorgeous things you have made, you are so talented. Sending you lots of Christmas hugs and I am so looking forward to reading all your posts in 2014. Have a great time over the festive period.
    Lots of love

  5. Så koselig pyntet. Den kransen i innlegget under var nydelig. Jeg ønsker deg og din familie en riktig god og fredelig jul, og alle gode ønsker for deg i 2014. Klem fra Drude

  6. Astri, очень красиво и уже по новогоднему празднично!

  7. It all looks so cheerful and Christmassy at your place! We are having a "use what you already have" type of Christmas too ... our family gift drawing involved a requirement that only one gift be given, and it had to be either thrifted, upcycled, or recycled. (Or regifted.)

    You mean you didn't grow the poinsettias? Tut, tut. :) Off now to read your snowflake post.

  8. Hello Astri..... I have been sitting in my favorite chair, for three hours now, getting caught up on my blog reading. Congratulations on your Cando project. I will be following with my own on Jan. 1. My goal is about the same as yours, pound wise. You have been an inspiration. Love the rosemary wreath! Also, love your decorations, your wreath and your tree. I'll be sharing my crochet projects after Christmas on my blog, if you have a chance to stop in. Have a very Happy Christmas! xxoo JO

  9. Your decorations are so beautiful and festive, Astri. Have a wonderful Christmas!