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Christmas hearts to decorate the tree

Christmas hearts to decorate the tree: a Danish tradition


The braided Christmas hearts are a tradition in Denmark to decorate the Christmas tree. They can be made from different materials, from paper to crochet. Until now I don’t pass from the paper, but there are so many varieties each more beautiful than the other. What are the Christmas hearts? They are two cut pieces that when they are interlaced,…

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boho gifts for a decor lover

Scandiboho gift ideas for decor lovers


Nothing like having the house beautiful and ready to receive our guests and family. And if, in addition, you are a decoration lover, every detail in your home reflects your personality and unique style. That´s the reason, I bring you today some gift ideas for when someone asks for your wish list or if you want to give a gift…

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Making our first Advent calendar

Making our first Advent calendar


The last time we went to the forest, I picked up some branches to make the shape of a tree as an Advent calendar. In addition to that, I needed to buy string, and look for the drill that is in the garage. But a few days later I went to the supermarket and I found the Christmas tree ready!…

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Christmas decoration: a family tradition


After a walk in the forest, we picked up almost everything what we needed to make our Christmas decoration. For the base we used a large branch that fell from a tree, moss, pinecones and branches of our pines. But if you do not have the possibility to get natural materials, you can always get them at any craft store.…

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My small Christmas findings in the thrift store


Since I live in Denmark, I have not had as much excitement to decorate for Christmas as now with two little children that understand much better what is going on. And they love to see the lights, the elves, that chubby gentleman with mustache, the gingerbread houses, well we adults love all this. And let’s not talk about the Christmas…

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Art in the streets: how a mural transforms a city


Have you ever been surprised with a mural in any of the streets of your city or visiting a city for the first time? Specially those murals that are placed in the least expected places, but at the same time so necessary, otherwise it would be a large empty wall. They always call my attention and I love to appreciate…

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Peruvian frazadas: traditional ethnic textiles for home


These traditional Peruvian textiles are known as Frazadas, which means blankets or bed covers. But these Frazadas are thick handwoven and heavy enough to be used as rugs. Frazadas are 100% sheep wool textiles woven by hand and hand-dyed in the rural villages of the Andes by Aymara women in Peru. They use old techniques inherit through generations and it…

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Jungalow: The Bohemian brand in decoration


If you like the bohemian style with its eclectic decorative elements, many plants, textures and more textures, then you should know Jungalow. It is, in addition to a bohemian design brand, a blog where you can find many decorative ideas, lots of color, patterns and above all good design. Justina Blakeney is the bohemian goddess when we talk about decoration…

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Convent of Santa Catalina and its color palette


At the south of Peru is located the city of Arequipa close to the Misti volcano. Here is the Convent of Santa Catalina or Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena. Renowned for its architecture and urban landscape, and its characteristic narrow streets and small squares of colors of this small citadel formed by 4 lots, which since its foundation served…

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Color inspiration Autumn color palette

Color inspiration: Autumn color palette


As in children’s books, each season of the year is characterized by weather phenomena that are easy to recognize. Like summer with radiant sun or winter accompanied by snow, autumn with its rains and spring with a happy sun and many birds singing in your window. But not every city in the world experiences each one of the seasons. In…

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