Last week I posted a picture of a plaid throw on Instagram
and I received a private message from Serendipity Loves asking if they could use my pic on a blog post titled
which I of course agreed to despite having no idea what hygge meant.
Here is my picture shared in their blog post, We Found Hygge on Instagram.
This definition came from the Oxford Dictionaries in a discussion on the 2016 Word of the Year shortlist.
The Danish blog, Skagen, with lots of easy adjectives for hygge helped me understand it best.
Hygge descriptions talk about enjoying "life's little pleasures" - which for me is flowers in the garden
and a carefully arranged centerpiece on the table.
The words "hospitality" and "warmth" jumped out at me
and came to mind as I created place settings for our holiday table.
Family and friends were mentioned and I think decorating using old family treasures leans toward hygge in my home.
I'm not sure if I fully understand hygge, but I think I'm on the right track.
How do you bring warmth and coziness into your home?