Friday, July 13, 2018

Christmas in July!


Still wearing shorts and hitting the sunscreen hard? Good, it’s the middle of summer and everyone should be outside enjoying it! But, if like many of us, you need a brief respite from all that summer living, head inside, pull the shades against the sun, and dream of a winter wonderland for an hour! It’s time for the Fjørn Christmas in July event! Royal Copenhagen as just released hand-painted holiday pieces for this coming holiday season -- and we’ve put together some special extras to go along with them.
Royal Copenhagen started as the only porcelain factory in Denmark, manufacturing fine china products for the Danish monarchy (and the royal families across Europe). The quality of their products grew, as did their reputation across Europe for hand painted, finely crafted china. Every year since 1908, Royal Copenhagen has created a Christmas plate featuring an annual design -- the original plate has now been joined by a cup and saucer set, a “drop” (think Christmas tree ornament) and a porcelain bell. These hand painted pieces are now collector’s items and cherished family favorites around the world.

Bing & Grøndahl started making annual Christmas plates even before Royal Copenhagen -- in 1895. Now owned by the same company, Bing & Grøndahl also produces exquisite china, and their annual plates, cups, and ornaments are no exception. The hand painted designs are beautiful. This year's plate features a fox in a still and snow meadow, and is sure to become a family favorite.
To accompany these pieces of art, Fjørn has also put together an array of holiday items at a great price to help you get a jump start on Christmas preparations! There is the adorable Father Christmas from Kay Bojesen -- this handmade wooden figure keeps us laughing the whole holiday season (seen above!). Also check out these traditional wooden ornaments from all across Scandinavia, perfect stocking stuffers or a great way to decorate a holiday wreath. We are also featuring the best candles we’ve ever found: Liljeholmens and Kanalljus, both crafted in Sweden (and available at a great discount!)
Even if for only an hour, make yourself a mug of glögg (Swedish mulled wine -- maybe serve it over ice this time of year?), put on your Santa hat, and make some preparations while the time is right -- our Christmas in July event! Check out out online at fjorn.com, or come to our beautiful space in sunny Carmel-by-the-Sea, California!