• Fairy Crafty

    How I became a vendor at the Scandinavian Christmas Market

    knit hats

    Who doesn’t love a good craft sale? Especially one close to the holiday season for some unique gift purchases and seasonal fun. I do! My mom and I attend the Scandinavian Christmas Market year after year to line up and hopefully get some traditional baking. The bake table is always the most popular and goes quickly! But there are also craft tables featuring local makers. Now when you’re headed to a Scandinavian market you are expecting to find Dala horses, tomtes, straw decorations and all sorts of nordic designs. But we quickly realized these items were lacking at the market and sometimes never offered. This was the reason we began…

  • Home & Gardens

    Christmas Traditions I’ll Carry On Forever

    Swedish woven hearts

    Each year Christmas traditions are celebrated and new ones begin. I’m a huge fan of tradition and taking notice to the things my family has done year after year. I’ve learned that the decorations we display, food we make, gatherings we attend and even the music we play during the holidays is what makes our celebrations unique and memorable. Now that I have a home of my own I’ve started my own traditions and of course brought along the most special ones that will always make my Christmas special. Here are some I’d like to share with you. Picking out a real Christmas tree A real Christmas tree is the longest tradition I can…