31 December 2009

Angels and nisser*


Some pictures before putting it all back in their cardboard box in the attic. We loved to have you around, but I think it's time now. I dream about having a home without a tree in the living room, a home not so crowded by Christmas decorations.

The nisser* to the left were carved by my husband some years ago, those to the right are made by my kids (the tall ones) and by myself when I was a child (the two little ones). My friend (who became a mother yesterday!) knitted the angel family as a Christmas gift a few years ago, and is one of my most precious Christmas decorations.

*Is there an English word for the Norwegian nisser?

6 comments:

Farrah said...

I can't think of an english word for "Nisser". I am not sure what i would call those in english... they are beautiful though!

Irene said...

Pixie is an approximate translation, it could also be called an elf. No matter what, they are pretty!

Julie said...

How about "gnomes"?
Anyways, we alså call them nisser in Denmark :-)
Happy new year!

Anonymous said...

alså = also ;-)

AmberlyThrower said...

歲月的流失..................................................

Hrönnsa said...

the word that comes to mind for nisser is yule lads, can that be used?