Eva Gernandt's Christmas in Sweden
We ask Eva Gernandt, the designer, ceramicist and brains behind beloved china brand By Mutti, what a Swedish Chistmas looks like.
We are just a few colleagues that will have a covid safe lunch, out at the surroundings close to the Old Porcelain Factory.
We will spend Christmas at my daughter’s house with her husband and my little grandchild Charlie. It is the first Christmas in their cosy house so we will implement our traditions there.
We have slowly become vegetarians over the years so a lot of wonderful pies, cakes and home made candies. My daughter’s father in law is from England so they will absolutely cook the turkey on the 25th.
In my daughter’s house they will use the blue Wave plates for the dinner, and the platters and bowls. We also mix with my handmade ceramics.
I just made a big wreath for the door with all kinds of wild branches of blueberry, lingonberry, rose hip and spruce.
We put a lot of spruce in front of the door. We always have the big paper stars in the windows and of course the advent candle stick.
He is called Jultomten. He can not come this year because little Charlie would be terrified.
I love the baking and the candy making. I love the day after Christmas, we celebrate Christmas the 24th, so on the 25th we love to relax and stay in our pyjamas the whole day.
Indoors with a fire.
In Skandinavia we start with glögg, the sweet strong warm wine. For the smörgårdsbord, Schnapps and beer. With the main course we have wine, and for the dessert we have strong dessert wine.