Vol. 18 No. 1 - At Home for Christmas

Vol. 18 No. 1 - At Home for Christmas

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103rd issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Carl Larsson, Christmas, Magazine & Nancy Young

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Vol. 18 No. 1 of The Storybook Home Journal

At Home for Christmas


What's in this issue?

Your Own Comfortable Home the Decorating article

Carl and Karin Larsson have had a profound influence on our effort to make and keep a home.  In the hope that it might help in finding one's own comfortable home waiting 'round the bend, as Carl described it, this installment presents a few ideas from Lilla Hyttns that have stood the test of time in making home a little more like Eden.

Find the Extraordinary the Hearth article

In this part of Elspeth's portrait-painting tutorial, tips from the sunny Sundborn studio as well as our own are presented for artists who may be new to working with live models.

It's Christmas Time Again the Kitchen article

Here we present some classics of Julafton fare (a few of which are also the treats handed out by Lucia) given a Storybook Home Journal twist.  They are all easy to prepare ahead and some are just plain easy.  Still others can readily be replaced by a right-and-good substitute so that a Julbord feast can be set out in the twinkling of a tomte's eye.  Recipes include: Suzanne's Saffron Bread, Julbord Beet Salad, Julbord Carrot Salad, Julafton Ham, Right & Good Sauce, Broths and Sauces, Esbjorn's Glogg, Brita's Limpa Bread, Pepparkakor (Spice cookies), Pepparkaka (Ginger Snap Cake).

When Christmas Morning Shines the Music article

Tanner's arrangement of Nr juldagsmorgon glimmar can be played on the piano either as a solo or as an accompaniment to the original song.

Help Is Nigh the Garden article

After describing the Swedish celebration of St. Lucia Day, this installment of the Garden presents suggestions for adopting this delightful way of beguiling away a day or two during the Christmas season; a tradition that the fond-of-dress-up Larsson family cheerfully adopted.

A Little Farm the Workshop article

This second part in the build-your-own-little-barn series describes post placement and construction.

The Making of the Stars the Writer's Garret article

This selection from the mythical stories Seymore Wainscott created for his children describes the way the greatfolc and the lytfolc lived and worked together in a world in which everything was alive, even the earth and the stars, with whom the Children of the Stars were friends.

From the Newsroom


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - At Home for Christmas

By Al R. Young The At Home for Christmas issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Your Own Comfortable Home (2 pages)Hearth - Find the Extraordinary (4 pages)Kitchen - It's Christmas Time Again (6 pages)Music - When Christmas Morning Shines (2 pages)Garden - Help Is Nigh (3 pages)Workshops - A Little Farm (3 pages)Garret - The Making of the Stars (3 pages)At Home for Christmas is the 109th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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