Tomte Christmas

Typically I’m one to be one of those annoying people bursting with Christmas spirit and cheer.  So far this year, it has not been the case.  I’m determined to switch things around though and even tried searching pinterest for “Finding Christmas Spirit.” Nothing sounded thrilling to me … so I’m going to work on my own method.

purple tompte

Scandinavian Tomte’s by NORDIKatja

First – I think I really need to get my house decorated.  This is really the only season we decorate for as my house is already bursting with “things” that it’s just too much to swap it all around every season but for Christmas I make the exception.  We just got back from an amazing vacation which put us a bit behind.  The tree was chopped down from our backyard today and is currently standing in its 18-feet of glory, tied to the wall and railing, with the lights on – no ornaments yet.  The ornaments will have to wait until we can all be together as a family … not fighting … but I can get up my tree collection and other fun Christmas knick knacks. 

tomte embroidery

Tomte’s by RamblingElectica

I know you’ll probably think I’ve been living under a rock but I hadn’t really noticed Tomte’s before – and they’re adorable!  I think a few of these cute little fellow’s on my shelves will help brighten things up a bit …

tompte pattern

I also found a pattern so I can make my own.  I’m guessing this will definitely be a project my daughter Capri and I will enjoy doing together.

tomte quilt pattern

And as long as I’m on a Tomte kick … I should probably piece one of mossandlotus’s Tomte’s paper pieced quilt blocks!

What other Christmas themed things are your favorite?  What helps get you into the Christmas spirit?

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