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Our Christmas Holiday in Finland - Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design Happy New Year 2017! I hope you had a good break!   As always, we spent our Christmas holiday at our cottage in Finland. When we first arrived, there was no snow. It was a huge disappointment, but that’s how it is in Southern Finland these days: no guarantee of snow. Instead, we had an amazing surprise waiting for us.

Can I just start by saying that I LOVE Christmas! It’s definitely my favourite time of the year. I love writing Christmas cards, decorating the house and filling the house with the smell of gingerbread and mulled wine (or glögi as we say in Finland). As...

Our daughter Emma started school in September, and that forced us parents to become a bit more organised than we had been until now. When she was at the nursery, we had the flexibility to take Emma there in the morning as well as collect...

As much as I love DIY, sometimes the best project is the one that takes about 5 minutes. It just feels so good to actually finish something quickly and get almost instant gratification! And yes, you guessed it, our home is full of my on-going...

My husband loves tea. He REALLY loves it. Which means that he drinks a lot of tea during the day. The problem is that my beautiful, white kitchen surface doesn’t love tea at all.   In order to protect the kitchen surface I thought it would be a good idea to have a small tray where hubby can put his cup when making his tea. But not just a tray, but something that looks nice as well, as it will need to become a more or less permanent feature on our kitchen top.