Earlier this year, I learned how to make a himmeli mobile using cocktail straws and thread. Since my discovery of this traditional Finnish decoration, I now see himmelis everywhere! It is most common to see a himmeli in the form of a mobile, so you can imagine my surprise and delight when I found this himmeli Christmas tree topper! Made with copper pipe and copper wire, this tree topper has a very modern and minimalist feel to it. If you’re really loving this tree topper, you might also be interested in a matching himmeli wreath.
Designed with world travellers in mind, this hidden pocket infinity scarf is perfect for discreetly storing your passport, credit cards, mobile phone, and other small items. Your valuables stay concealed in the scarf’s secret 8-inch zipper pocket, and your neck stays nice and warm. With fun, one-of-a-kind patterns such as Candy Cane [shown below], Do You Suppose She’s a Wildflower, and Tweedle Dee, you’ll want to wear this scarf all winter long—whether or not you’re travelling.
A lot of silver and gold holiday items have been catching my eye this holiday season, so it’s no wonder why I stopped in my tracks when I saw this lovely gold magnolia leaf wreath. This stunning wreath is handmade in Charlotte, NC, where the maker collects and preserves the leaves prior to painting them. Amazing, right? I love crafting and making things by hand, but this is a whole other level of awesome!
Maybe it’s because of the sugary deals we highlighted earlier today for Cyber Monday, but I’ve had sweet treats on the brain all day. So when perusing Etsy this afternoon, of course this pair of twee donut earrings caught my eye. Handmade using polymer clay, these kawaii earrings feature festive sprinkles and tiny sprigs of holy. These would add a merry dash of sugar to any outfit!
I love, love, LOVE felted elf booties—they make my heart leap with joy whenever I find a beautiful pair. These little baby booties are absolutely perfect for anyone who is welcoming (or has recently welcomed) a new addition to their family. Use them in a holiday photo shoot or add them to baby’s Christmas outfit.
From the snow to the Christmas markets to the warming gløgg, Scandinavia is incredibly lovely during the holidays. I have a penchant for Scandinavian Christmas decorations, so this julehjerter [woven hearts] enamel pin caught my eye. This sweet pin would be a subtle, festive addition to any outfit. [Psst… If you want to make your own julehjerter ornament, check out these instructions in the Craft Cottage.]
Do you know someone who has an affinity for foxes? I’m sure they’ll be quite pleased to receive a pair of these fox gloves for Christmas. Half of the design is hand-sewn onto each glove, so whenever the recipient cups their hands together, they’ll see the fox’s face. Not only are these gloves adorable, but they’re practical, too. The gloves themselves are a wool blend, so they’ll keep hands cozy on chilly days! (Note: This Etsy seller ships express, so you’re sure to get the gloves by Christmas.)
Add a bit of the beach to your winter decor with this elegant grapevine wreath. Featuring starfish and grasses, this aqua and silver wreath is perfect for anyone who loves the sea. With its sparkly accents and chilly colours, this wreath could stay up all throughout the winter.
While I was admiring a needle felted narwhal in this Etsy shop, I stumbled across this chicken in a walnut shell Christmas ornament. I’m not quite sure why, but this rooster speaks to me. Maybe because I’m amused by the idea of rooster in a walnut shell or maybe because it reminds me of a children’s book where people magically packed large things inside small walnut shells. At any rate, this would be a charming ornament to give to someone who keeps chickens on their urban or country homestead.
As the weather cools down, there’s nothing quite like curling up with a book under a warm, fluffy blanket—especially if the blanket is as glorious as this super chunky knit blanket! Made from 100% Australian Merino sheep wool, this blanket would keep you cozy and warm even during the middle of winter. Available in a variety of colours, including strawberry [shown below], mint, grey, lilac, and more.