Thursday, December 6, 2012

Advent

Didn't get around to making an Advent wreath yet? Then here's a couple of quick ideas!
Both are from the magazine, in which we visit Eva's beautiful home.

The really easy version is to make an arrangement like this one.
Find four candle holders – they can be different sizes and shapes but of the same material.


Place them together in a bowl with a bit of green and other decorations and 'voila' – you're ready for a cozy Advent time.

This next one takes a bit more effort but still comes together quickly.
Buy a lichen wreath at a farmers' market or from your local florist.
Place it on a nice platter or a display, like here. Decorate with Christmas balls, a ribbon and four candle holders. It doesn't take long, and the result is stunning.


The word 'Advent' comes from Latin 'adventus', which means 'coming'.
So Advent means that something is going to happen or come – the birth of Christ.

We light the candles in celebration of the approach of Christmas.

Happy Advent /Vivian

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing! Love the lichen wreath - happy Advent to you all- Colette

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  2. Wundervoll!
    Lieblichverschneite Rosaliegrüße

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  3. Aldeles fortryllende:)
    Bare så vakkert:)
    Klem Merete

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  4. oh how pretty! i haven't had an advent wreath since i was a child! and then ours had the pink & purple candles.

    m ^..^

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  5. I made one with the lovely advent candles of JDL.
    Love it

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  6. Nicely done!! And such a good idea!!
    Happy Advent to all of you!!

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  7. So pretty!
    I made an advent calendar for my home inspired by JDL.
    I shared it on my blog ~ thank you for inspiring me! http://www.acottagemuse.blogspot.com/2012/11/advent-calendar.html

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  8. I read about your colleague Karin who has worked with you since the beginning . Her cards and pretty decorative items are beautiful . I am so inspired to see Karin happily absorbed in her work .Your books are wonderful . I discovered one in an Australian shop on the east coast.My daughter is living in Paris and is getting msrried this December to an American who has Danish heritage. I found this book to be very inspirational to help with preparations for the nuptials. I would love to purchase it .Kindly Julie Weisfelt Tamborine Mountain Queensland Australia.

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    1. Hi Julie,
      You can hopefully find a retailer on www.jeannedarcliving.dk - hope you find the book. Have a nice day. /Tina

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