Joulunpunainen.

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Cioè:  Rosso NataleChristmas Red,  come ha postato qualche settimana fa l’amica blogger Sara nel suo incantevole blog:   Villa Emilia.

In Finlandia,  come spiega Sara,  esiste il color rosso Natale,  che è la tonalità di rosso più dolce che ognuno può immaginare;  a partire dal vestito del Babbo e via via fino a tutte le piccole cose che contribuiscono a creare l’atmosfera natalizia.  Volendo dare un’interpretazione più prosaica di quella che dà lei,  il rosso evoca calore e mai come nel cuore dell’inverno questo colore è benvenuto. 

Anch’io ho messo insieme alcune sciocche cosine rosse:  qui sopra una confezione di caffè speziato,  in vendita solo in questo periodo…

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I decori più teneri:  il piccolo Babbo e il pettirosso

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Le mele,  rigorosamente red delicious

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La coperta e il cuscino sicuramente adatti a coccolarsi sul divano in questo periodo…

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Il piatto piu’ attuale:  con le bacche rosse fra i rami…

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Un meraviglioso fiore:  l’Amaryllis,  che ha quasi sostituito la Stella di Natale nelle case dei finlandesi…

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Per inciso:  oggi in Finlandia e’ festa nazionale,  si festeggiano 101 anni d’indipendenza e io voglio rivolgere i miei auguri a questo bel Paese che mi ospita:  Onnea,  Suomi!

Joulunpunainen.      In other words:  Christmas Red,  as my blog-friend Sara posted a few weeks ago in her enchanting blog  Villa Emilia.

Sara explains how in the Finnish culture the hue Christmas red exists and it is the softest and loveliest shade of red that you can imagine:  for example the colour of Santa’s suit or all those many little things that make up the Christmas atmosphere.  Moreover,  red is the warmest of colours and it is very welcome in the heart of winter. 

I have put together a few silly things myself:  the packaging of a specially spiced coffee,  on sale only in this time of year…

Small and cute decorations for the home:  Santa with tree and a robin

A bowl of red apples:  of course they must be the “Red delicious” sort…

The warmest blanket and pillow,  suitable for lingering on the sofa…

The correct dish for this season with red berries on it…

A beautiful flower,  the Amaryllis:  its red beauty is an alternative to the traditional Christmas star to enjoy your living-room.

Last but not least,  today Finland celebrates 101 years’ independence and I’d like to wish all the best to this beautiful country:  Onnea,  Suomi!

 

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39 thoughts on “Joulunpunainen.

  1. Buongiorno
    Buon anniversario a Risto, a te e a tutti i finlandesi!
    Grazie per raccontarci sempre qualche bella vostra tradizione che… Riscalda il ❤️
    Andreas

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  2. First of all: ❤❤❤
    The photos of this post are wonderful, dear Luisella. My very favourites are the spiced coffee (I haven’t tasted that one but Pentik has some lovely products) and the little Santa (looks like a Thun ornament – they are gorgeous). In your photos the wool looks very warm and the apples really delicious.
    Thank you for this happy and warm post… and happy Independence Day to you too! We have just been watching the ecumenical church service from Helsinki Cathedral and the military parade from Mikkeli.
    Big hugs!

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  3. Hello, red is a pretty color for December and Christmas. It really pops! I love your pretty Amaryllis. The little Santa is cute. Lovely images and decorations. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  4. Chrustmas red is really the warmest and most cozy red! Gorgeous photos as always. And to me red amaryllis is THE Christmas flower! Happy Independence Day.

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  5. Thank you Sara. We had guests today, but now we are enjoying Linnanjuhla. The little Santa is Thun…I have a small collection. 😉 Hope you enjoyed your Independence day! Warm hugs!

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