Yesterday on our trip to IKEA I saw a lot of Swedish ornaments and I decided it was time to use our second christmas tree this year. This is a whole Swedish tree and is sitting in the corner of out dining room. Here's a close-up of a traditional Swedish ornament:
The straw ornaments are very traditional, as are the tomte's hanging from it. Don't know what a tomte or tomten is? See my post from last December.
Straw animals are popular too -- darn forgot to photograph our big straw reindeer! But here is a picture of a cool straw wreath I bought at IKEA:
Pretty cool, huh? And more Swedish Christmas info will follow. I'm having the traditional Swedish Christmas dinner for all of Pete's family at my house this year, so I'll be sure to blog about that too! And if you want to read more on your own, Pete's Mom got me the book Swedish Christmas by Catarina Lundgren Astrom a few years ago. It has a lot of recipes for Swedish holiday goodies as well as some info on the traditions.
And I'm collecting info on Dala Horses too! More on that soon!