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Therese lives in a small coastal town in the north­ern part of Swe­den with her hus­band Mikael, their 2 year old son and two cats.

Home is...

We live in an old house with a ru­ral feel, al­though it is in the city. My in­ter­est in old things started when I was lit­tle and dis­cov­ered old fam­ily heir­looms in my par­ents’ barn. Many of those things are still in my home to­day.

Christ­mas’ must...

To me, the most es­sen­tial item at Christ­mas is a real Christ­mas tree, that I go and chop my­self in the for­est.

Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions are...

Be­cause I grew up out­side the city with na­ture around the house, I like to gather fir tree branches, pinecones, mosses and other things from na­ture to dec­o­rate. I rarely buy new Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions. Most of the dec­o­ra­tions I have are in­her­ited from my grandma. At Christ­mas din­ner, I use cut­lery from my grandma’s par­ents with their ini­tials on. Even glass and linen nap­kins come from them. I also like to dec­o­rate the ta­ble with nat­u­ral el­e­ments such as ap­ples, cin­na­mon, gin­ger­bread etc. It’s a chal­lenge now that I have a 2 year old son who wants to eat the dec­o­ra­tions! Around the house I place old skates, skis and sledges, lit­tle fir trees every­where and Christ­mas socks sewn with old sheets.

You de­scribe your style as...

My whole home is filled with flea mar­ket finds and heir­looms. I love white and most fur­ni­ture is white, but I like some pieces in nat­u­ral wood for a nice con­trast. My pas­sion is to visit flea mar­kets and find bar­gains! I feel in­stantly in my heart when I see some­thing I want, but I rarely know where I’m go­ing to place it. Ev­ery­thing finds its place over time.

Your Christ­mas colours are...

Green, white and a dash of red on nat­u­ral linen table­cloths, kitchen tow­els and a few ap­ples...

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