Sunday 25 December 2011

    White and Silver Christmas

     

    Whilst inspired to have a shades of black themed Christmas, I was not organised enough.

    White and silver is classic and stunning as these pics show.

    {Images: H&M via 79 Ideas}

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    Sunday 25 December 2011

    Cranberry Almonds Streusel cake

     

    An awesome cranberry almond streusel cake from Sabra Krock at Sweet Paul.

    The cranberries makes this cake so moist and amazing.

    Cranberry Almonds Streusel cake {Serves 8}

    2 1/2 cups plain flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 stick salted butter, softened
    1 cup sugar
    3 large eggs
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla exstract
    1/4 teaspoon almond exstract
    1 1/2 cups sour cream
    2 cups fresh cranberries
    3 tablespoons sugar

    Topping:
    1/2 cup light brown sugar
    1 1/2 cups plain flour
    1 1/2 stick salted butter, softened

    Preheat oven to 350.
    In a medium bowl mix together flour and baking powder. Butter a 9 inch square or round baking pan.
    Cream butter and sugar until light. Add the eggs, one at a time, stir well. Add vanilla, almond extract, sour cream and the flour mixture. Beat until combined.

    In a small bowl toss the cranberries with sugar. Fold them into the batter. Spoon the batter into the cake tin.

    In a small bowl work together sugar, flour and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle crumbles on top of cake.
    Bake until golden brown, about 50 to 60 min. Dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving.

    {Image & source: Sweet Paul}

    Sabra Krock is a photographer, food stylist and stylist who is on the Sweet Paul team.  Check out her work here and her blog is here.

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    Sunday 25 December 2011

    Jul hos Tine

     

    Christmas at Tine K :: This is what Christmas looks like in Tine Kjeldsen’s home.

    {Images by photographer Line Thit Klein}

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    Sunday 25 December 2011

    dark & moody :: Tine K christmas

     

    I’m a fan of Tine Kjeldsen, the founder of Tine K,

    a Danish interior company of inspiration and beauty.

    {Images via Tine K}

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    Sunday 25 December 2011

    Stories are gifts :: A casually placed branch, picked up on a winter’s walk…

     

    Divine zinc candle lit house lanterns and decorations, eco Christmas tree and paper bird cards.

    Contemporary and natural with an old fashioned twist,

    these decorations by Danish company Walther & Co show that there is

    beauty in simplicity and shades of black at Christmas.

    For more Scandinavian style inspiration, visit Danish Walther & Co.

    {Images via 79 Ideas and Walther & Co}

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    Saturday 24 December 2011

    more grey style

     

    Christmas styling by  Glen Proebstel.

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    Saturday 24 December 2011

    vit jul i villa stoor

     

    White Christmas in the house of Swedish stylist, Maliin Stoor.

    Maliin who writes the blog Qreate was featured in Plaza Interiör for the magazine section, Home of stylists for this spread. She is a Swedish blogger and interior decorator whose concrete house, Villa Stoor, is often featured on her blog.

    {Images by Magdalena Lindholm}

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    Saturday 24 December 2011

    Advent Calendar

     

    Get excited about… an Advent Calendar!

    You need: 24 small boxes {from www.containerstore.com}, 1-24 in small plastic numbers, hot glue gun

    Hot glue the numbers to the top of the boxes. Fill with everything from candy, movie tickets to diamonds.

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    Saturday 24 December 2011

    Festive holiday cake

     

    Sweet Paul’s “Go to Holiday Cake” ~ simple to make and tastes great!

    Serve it as it is, or with some frosting and a few cookie stars;

    or some whipped cream and berries; or

    hot chocolate fudge and vanilla ice cream.

    Go to Holiday Cake (makes one loaf/cake)

    1 1/2 stick butter, soft
    1 cup sugar
    3 eggs
    1 1/2 cup plain flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    confectioners sugar
    water
    shredded coconut
    a few star cookies

    Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a loaf tin.

    Beat butter and sugar until light and airy. Add the eggs, one at a time. Stir well. Stir in flour, baking powder and vanilla. When you have a smooth batter pour it into the loaf pan. Bake until firm to the touch, about 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack.

    Stir confectioners sugar and water to a smooth and thick glaze. Remove from pan and decorate with glaze, coconut and star cookies.

    {Source: Sweet Paul +  photos by Ellen Silverman}

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    Saturday 24 December 2011

    delicate beauty with lovely pale colors

     

    Rebecca Newport styled a Christmas shoot with the photographer Catherine Dorsen.

    …presents wrapped with embossed wallpaper

    and tied with ribbon fashioned out of strips of vintage fabric and twine;

    hot chocolate with a cinnamon stirer.

    {Images: catherine dorsen via Rebecca Newport’s blog: adventures of a stylist }

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