Preparing Home for Christmas & Baby

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I was working from home yesterday, so thought I’d take a few photos of our Christmas tree (yes, we already have one) and a few pieces we’ve bought with the baby in mind whilst it’s still light – when I get home from work at 5.30-6pm it’s hopelessly dark for any photos. I must say, however, that I like the dark evenings. They are perfect for burning candles, watching Masterfchef and being highly pregnant!  


Last year Matthew brought home a tree in October, so at least we’re a bit later this year…Since we won’t be here for Christmas and New Years we needed to dress the tree a bit earlier so that we can enjoy it for as long as possible. Good excuse, right?


The candle bridge has found its place on the windowsill in the living room.


We also put up the tiny stockings Matthew’s mum knitted for us last year. Hmm, wonder if they’d fit the baby? 🙂


We picked up this clock from Ikea, which will add even more red to the flat and has already proven to be quite handy.

clock ikeachair

Instead of buying one of those ugly and expensive nursing chairs (although they’re super comfy) we bought this basic armchair from Ikea instead. It’s actually really comfortable and even rocks a little bit – Matthew also seems to like it, which I don’t mind as I get the sofa to myself 🙂


Instead of a traditional changing table we opted for a large chest of drawers with lots of much needed storage space. This way we can keep using it after the baby doesn’t need changing any more.

ikea red high chair

Yesterday Matthew came home with this high chair that he found on the street outside the flat (it’s not the first time we’ve picked up stuff from the street that somebody’s thrown away…). It was in perfectly good shape and even fits our red theme, so why not keep it? Just need to store it somewhere for the following 6 months or so! (And guess where the chair is from? Ikea of course!…)

I can’t believe it’s Friday tomorrow again – which means I’ve only got 2 weeks left at work! Crazy. On Saturday I want to pay a visit to the new Nordic shop that’s opening today (salmiakki, yay!) and in the evening we’re invited to some friends’ house for a little Christmas gathering, should be fun! Oh, and it’s also the Finnish Independence Day 🙂

Enjoy the weekend!

x Nina x