ohhh the sweet mess of Christmas

I come from a rich tradition of “getting things done in the last minute”. My mother fondly tells me about what a thrill it was getting up of the morning of Christmas and seeing all the things that grandmother had spent the whole night hanging and wrapping and decorating.
(By the way my grandmother was a perfectionist when it came to Christmas, once grandad had to return the tree 3 times before she was happy with it. )

95 % of the time our house is very messy, Not only do we have 57 projects going on at the same time but also we are messy by heart.

5 % of the time, when our house has been cleaned up nicely, like on the night before Christmas eve,  I really enjoy it. I prance around preferably with a box of chocolates, purring like a cat, tweaking the last details. And I´m sure this feeling of satisfaction had not been as intense if the house had been clean 100% of time. I like the contrast.

Yes you are right: I DID take that light bulb and and gave it to the star

Viola has become quite tidy though. Her room is alway the nicest room to be in.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

December 1, 2011 at 12:17

Tack för de bilderna! Ser ut som hos mig just nu. :-)
Ha en fin första december!

December 1, 2011 at 13:05

Jisses, Jenny – jag äälskar er underbara röra !!

December 1, 2011 at 14:14

looks so lovely!! and i loved reading ‘also we are messy by heart’. i used to think my boyfriend and i were just messy, but now i realise that there is heart in our mess too. thank you!! :-)

Jenny´s answer: Anna I´m sure there is!!

December 1, 2011 at 14:19

That is the coziest clutter I’ve seen in a looong time. Your star also reminded me that I must bring down mine from the attic tonight!

December 1, 2011 at 14:25

Underbart…älskar när det är rörigt…

Natalie V2
December 1, 2011 at 14:54

We hardly know each other (actually, not at all) but is it too soon to say * I love you?* We may be kindred spirits, and my conclusion comes from your statement: “95 % of the time our house is very messy, Not only do we have 57 projects going on at the same time but also we are messy by heart.” Plus you show actual photographic evidence. We have a lot going on too, and I firmly believe our family of seven should be living in an industrial warehouse, so the projects could be more suitably “all over,” rather than all over our dining table.
Anyway, this post makes me feel less ashamed and defeated… more accepting of our natural state. Thank you. Merry making and starlight!

Jenny´s answer: Natalie! No it is not to soon : I´m sitting here and loving you right back! Thank you! /Jenny

December 1, 2011 at 15:27


Jenny Brandt
December 2, 2011 at 08:38

Hey all you sweet people. Thank you for your comments. Glad you liked it!

December 2, 2011 at 15:35

Så är det hemma hos mig också och jag kan inte ha det städat i mer än en dag. När jag städar gör jag det grundligt och sen på kvällen tänder jag ljus, lyssnar på mysig musik och sätter mig med en bok och njuter :) Sen blir det stökigt igen…