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12/07/2012

Stylish Swedish Christmas

All too often Christmas decorations lack style and substance these days. Cheap, made-in-China stuff is everywhere and it's somewhat hard to find handmade, "heirloom" pieces that do the sacred holiday justice. Of course, the revered Swedish design shop, Svenskt Tenn, does it right. They have a seriously beautiful assortment of Christmas trimmings.

Photos via Svenskt Tenn Stockholm


Each item has their signature "strait and sober, but never cold" modern touch, thanks to the legendary design geniuses Josef Frank and Estrid Ericson, who led the creative direction decades ago. Just as they were during the 1920s, the shop's goods are made by hand, often by local artisans. At Svenskt Tenn, it's clear that quality and craftsmanship have always been just as important as design. 

With all that said, I'm just delighted by their lineup. I like my Christmas decorations to be timeless and classic without looking tired and/or expected. I think Svenskt Tenn's offering checks those boxes. Here are some of my picks from their Christmas Decorations...





Now, don't get me wrong. Most of the decorations are not inexpensive. For example, that amazing Josef Frank Candelabra costs about $675. But...I will make the argument that these are the sort of holiday adornments that you have for a lifetime and then pass on through your family. So, the quality construction and timeless style is worth the investment, if you have the means.

What do you think of the decorations? Too modern? If not, any favorites? I absolutely love the stockings (which are only about $54), the tree-topper star, the spherical ornaments, and the candelabra!