I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, like the one we had in 2012 when these photos were taken… But alas, it’s raining here in Sweden, and it doesn’t feel very Decembery at all yet. So I thought I’d share some eye candy photos from that Christmas Eve and my Red Christmas Chair…
Smilla the Cat was waiting on a kitchen chair by the Christmas tree, for the presents to be opened. As a family member she is included in the festivities, but she gets bored easily and fell a sleep after the first present was opened!
It took as a while to open everything, because we try to make it last…
I love how we let the papers fill the floor, and how it feels like a beautiful Wild Christmas Party, with all the wrapping and boxes spread around, gifts and candy and smiles all around…
It reminds me a lot of my childhood, when this was the best day of the year…
Smilla was sleeping through the commotion of Christmas Eve, but as soon as I got the chair, she changed seat and claimed it as her own. Have you ever seen anything more adorable than this?
It just proves that all a home needs to feel like a real, cozy home, is a cat. And maybe a red chair, with pink roses. It makes me happy! Plus it has a foot stool too, so it’s perfect for reading and having coffee in.
I also got Holly Becker’s book Decorate, though probably I would’ve liked her Decorate Workshop better, as I think it has rooms that are more my style (more quirky and colorful I guess). Anyway.
This chair is still a favorite, it’s upholstered but not an arm chair because it doesn’t have arm rests… It is iHanna sized too, but if someone tall like my brother, sits in it, it looks like a miniature of a chair. Kind of perfect for a small apartment like mine too. That’s the story of the chair. It could be called the Red Christmas Chair, but I have it out all year. In the summer it feels very much like a… Summer Chair!
And now, some more eye candy for you – to inspire all of us to get into the holiday mood and spirit of the month of December:
And views from a very frosty December veranda:
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What do you do to get into the mood of Christmas?
Wishing you all a happy weekend and second of Advent tomorrow!
what a cute story hanna! adorable christmas chair and lovely photos. thank you for sharing your special moments and memories. :) xo
I really enjoy your blog. Your Christmas celebration reminds me of the Scandinavian Christmas Eve celebrations my family enjoy with Tomten. God Jul!
Memories of celebrations can keep you warm all year! The first time my son stood up alone was Christmas morning in the middle of a sea of gift wrapping. I wish I’d had a camera!
And personally, I don’t want a white Christmas! A day that’s hot and sunny, a day for a walk on the beach as the sun goes down . . . that’s my idea of holiday bliss!
I sure miss a cat sometimes – mine died years ago and my beloved ‘is against’ getting a new one… I love your chair too! My Christmas mood? Listening to the radio, getting ready for my ‘Top 2000 blogparty’ (prepairing newsletters and all…) and waiting for the Top 2000 to start on the radio (on X-mas day)
I LOVE your red chair Hanna. It is amazing and just screams joy and delight! Happy Holidays!