Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Holiday in a Norwegian mountain cabin

 

Norway is one of the countries on our ‘to visit’ wishlist. Especially this time of the year must be a wonderful time to spend your Christmas holidays in Norway.

Norway is known for its breathtaking nature. Its mountains, fjords and waters, its snowy winter landscape, the Northern lights and so many more.

Let me show you some pictures of Norwegian nature.

 

Norwegian pine trees that are the most beautiful Christmas trees in the world !

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The famous Norwegian fjords

Image 32Image source here

 

The Northern lights

Image 33Image source here

 

Norwegian reindeers

Image 14Image source So Chic Tendances Deco by Christophe Rocca FB page

 

Norwegian sled dogs

Image 16Image source So Chic Tendances Deco Chic by Christophe Rocca FB page

 

 

Imagine, spending your Christmas holidays in a beautiful Norwegian cabin or lodge…

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Wouldn’t it be magical to walk to the entrance door of this fairy tale-like wooden house?

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And to enter this wooden hallway?

Image 6Image source So Chic Tendances Deco Chic by Christophe Rocca FB page

 

You just walked into an inviting and beautiful decorated holiday retreat.

25 slettvollImage source Slettvoll

 

You could change your snowboots for your slippers at this cabin corner.

Image 17Image source Slettvoll

 

Rooms where the wooden floors are covered with the flat woven and traditional Norwegian patterned tapestry.

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Where candles are the only source of lighting…

Image 19Image source Slettvoll

 

A place to relax,…

Image 20Image source Slettvoll

 

… to read a good book.

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If I had the chance to spend the holidays with my family in a Norwegian mountain cabin, then I would make it comfortable for all the family members.

Image 12Image source Odette Welvaars

 

And while everyone is outside, I would prepare dinner and set the Christmas table.

Image 7Image source So Chic Tendances Deco by Christophe Rocca FB page

 

Maybe I could bake fresh bread in the oven…

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…or I could search for typical Norwegian food receipts in the cabin found cookbook.

Image 21 Cover book Norwegian Cakes and Cookies

I might think I would try the ‘deer antlers’ cookies.

Deer AntlersImage 24Deer Antlers recipe and image source here

 

After baking time, I would relax in a comfortable fur-covered outdoor chair to enjoy the beautiful mountains…

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…awaiting the rest of the family to join me to have warm drinks !

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Image 15Image source So Chic Tendances Deco by Christophe Rocca FB page

 

Maybe a cappuccino for everyone ?

Image 23Image source here

 

I would hand out wam blankets to keep everyone warm.

Image 30Image source Slettvoll

…and I would place the wooden stools around the fire outside.

Image 25Wooden stools from Norwegian company Krosser  Image source here

 

And when evening falls and all children are tired of playing in the snow,…

Image 31Image source Slettvoll

 

…I would invite all family members to go inside…

Image 28Image source Axel Vervoordt

 

…to enjoy the warmth of the cabin interior.

Image 26Image source Slettvoll

 

And finally we would all gather around the table to have Christmas dinner.

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At the end of the evening I would be pretty sure that everyone would have a peaceful night in the beautiful decorated cabin bedrooms.

 

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Image 29Image source Slettvoll

 

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‘God Jul’Image 22Image source here

 

I like to share with you some (there are so many more!) of my favorite Norwegian interior design related websites and blogs :

SLETTVOLL

CHRISTIAN’S & HENNIE

KROSSER

ELLE DECORATION BLOG NORWAY

BONYTT.NO

ARCHITECTURE NORWAY

ANETTESHUS BLOG

KARNASHUS BLOG

LOPPELILLA BLOG

 

And I do have to say that I still miss one of the most fabulous blogs ever, the blog ‘The Essence of The Good Life’ of my Norwegian friend Lene!  I do hope she will ever start posting again! Fortunately we can follow Lene on ‘The Essence of The Good Life’ FB page here.You will fall in love with Norway, visiting Lene’s page.

 

To all of you and especially to all my Norwegian blogger colleagues and readers ‘ GOD JUL’ !

xx

Greet

11 comments:

  1. Geweldige foto 's van een prachtig land, waar kerst vieren heel bijzonder zal zijn in zo'n mooie omgeving.

    Ik wens jou en je gezin hele fijne feestdagen toe! Liefs, Ingrid

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  2. Prachtig sfeervolle foto's, om bij weg te dromen, mooie interieurs,
    Ook voor jouw en je familie een Prettige Kerst en alvast een Spetterend
    Eindejaar !!
    Lieve groeten Kathy

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  3. Norway in winter because of the Northern light and the sled dogs is on my bucket list since years. Which of the cabin I would choose?
    I can't decide because every one is so beautiful, cozy and inviting. And yes, I miss Lene's blog too. I hope she is well. Have a wonderful holiday time .

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  4. It's all so beautiful! Merry Christmas Greet and best wishes for you and your family for 2014.

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  5. Have a Very Merry Christmas!
    xo, lissy

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  6. This was spectacular! So good for dreaming. :)
    Wishing you and the rest of your beautiful family a very Happy Holidays...
    Bisous,
    H

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  7. Breathtaking...I'm speechless! A Merry Christmas to you.

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  8. This was a lovely post. So many images of cosy, comforting places to relax and be with family.
    Wishing you a very happy Christmas!
    Deborah from Melbourne, Australia.

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  9. God Jul to you, my dear Greet. The images that you posted here are all perfectly delightful. Wood certainly makes for a cozy interior. They are truly what dreams are made of.
    I hope your Christmas was wonderful. Hugs, cindy

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  10. Hei. Morsomt å se bilder fra Norge. Bor selv utfor Tromsø, og kjenner igjen mange av bildene. Nord- Norge er vakkert både vinter og sommer. Akkurat nå er det mørkt døgnet rundt. Men med et vakkert nordlys (Aurora Borealis) på himmelen, og på dagen har vi hvalen
    som svømmer utfor vinduet! På sommeren er det lyst døgnet rundt ,midnattsol. .. Godt nyttår. HIlsen Ann -Lisbeth

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