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I have been away far too long. My other blog has been updated somewhat frequently, but not as much as I would like to. Still, hter eis too much to catch up with, so I'll just pos tlots of photos from the dolls house, where quite a lot has happened in the last months.

A typical Swedish turn of the century dinner set, influenced by the Jugend and Arts&Crafts movements. It is usually referred to as "Apple furniture" because of the carved apples. I bough it as a kit from Kotte Toys.

Plates and (very large) glasses in the cupboard, coffee grinder and traditional Christmas candle sticks on the counter.

 As you can see the kitchen also got Christmas curtains made from quiliting cotton.

Cookie jar

Based on this one that I own, the model was made from the 1930s and through the 1960s.

There is now a matching sofa and a traditional advent candle stick as well as a table runner made from a hand woven ribbon.

Mum is making saffron buns. There is also a new lamp over the stove to have better lighting when working. The table cloth is folded and put on the sofa and teh dish rack is on the table to give space to teh hot baking sheets coming out of teh oven.

Small things: a table runner from a piece of antique lace and a typical art deco tray made from paper, a piece of plastic packaging and uncooked spaghetti.

Mum and kids bringing dad saffron bun on Lucia morning (the 13th of December), singing Lucia songs.

It was too cold for a cotton house dress with short sleeves, so mum got a wool dress and a new apron.

Dad should look nice for Christmas too. In front of teh bathroom mirror in his new shirt, trousers and waistcoat.

Front view

The jacket was reallly tricky and will have to be re-made after Christmas.

Finally Christmas Eve and the table is full with traditional Swedish food, though the potato gratin with anchovies, called "Janssons frestelse (Jansson's temptation) is rather new at this date. The pink things are red beet salad (pickled red beets, pickled cucumber, apples and sour cream) and herring salad, which is much the same but with herring instead of sour cream. I didn't make the ham, but teh rest of the food I made yesterday from fimo clay and painted this morning before my guests arrived.

Majken and Elof and their kids also got some Christmas cards:

After dinner you can sit down and have some nuts.

I didn't make the nut bowl and nutcracker, the amaryllis and the oranges, but at least the bowl for the oranges.

And, finally, the whole dolls house, before they brought in the tree.

Date: 2014-12-25 05:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You've done so much!!! The Christmas tree is awesome! Do the candles light up?

Date: 2014-12-25 09:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes they do, really strong too. The candles on the table don't they're just cotton swab sticks with a piece of black embroidery floss as wick, so I cheated and added som light around them on the photo.

Edited Date: 2014-12-25 09:13 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-12-25 09:59 am (UTC)
ext_13221: (Being Human (domesticity))
From: [identity profile]
Now I know what you've been doing all day (and night?) since last post! There's so much stuff in your dolls' house and on the dolls too. And they are obviously very trendy and forward thinkning with their latte glasses :-)

Date: 2014-12-25 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Apparently. Or maybe it's beer glasses? ;)


Date: 2014-12-25 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It all looks very fabulous! And the Christmas food is making me hungry. :)

Date: 2014-12-25 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good! Considering that you have been ill and probably need the food.


Date: 2014-12-25 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Only problem being, I'm still ill, and I 'll have to make it myself. :)

Date: 2014-12-27 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, you've put a lot more work into that. Wonderful! I like all the detail in the little food dishes. :-)

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