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My Danish Families' Kitchens

Today is Christmas, I'm the only one up right now. The cold is surrounding me, a candle burns, and I think warm thoughts of my family in and around Copenhagen. I've spoken to a few via email and phone, an uncle who called last night at midnight his time, 7 pm (I think) our time, when he knew our U.S. family was all together. Sweet!

I think of my cousin's daughter (my second cousin?) who just had twins in October with her (married) partner, one of the twins who has been hospitalized since then, having several heart operations. They skipped Christmas at my cousin's home, choosing to stay at the hospital. And, at the other end of life's journey, I think of my uncle who just had his 94th birthday and lives alone, and happily, in his apartment, the orange kitchen seen below. Also, of another uncle and his family who will visit and dine today (12, in a very small dining room) at an aunt's small, log cabin home, overlooking the sea.

Near or far, family is what life's about. And, as we all know, a whole lot of life happens in the kitchen! So, here we go, take a look at some of my Danish families' kitchens, and dining areas, who, I'm sure, have been busy preparing tasty meals for the days surrounding Christmas. Images taken in August '07. Enjoy YOUR holiday cooking, food, dinners, and gatherings!


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Reader Comments (8)

What a lovely post....

Have a Happy Merry!

December 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJustin Anthony

this is such a nice warm cozy artical so creative

December 25, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercorky

The light-colored hardwood floor is striking.

December 26, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkathleen

Thanks for the comments! Justin, Happy Happy to you too and the best New Year yet!

Corky, thank you, such a nice comment.

Kathleen, I have to say that I've been noticing light colored floors for some time. There is something about them that really appeals to me. Happy New Year!

December 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

I missed my Danish Jul (celebrated every year in Brussels) this year, especially the hygge! God jul!

December 26, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermodernemama

modernemama, nice blog! I see that you are right down the road from me! Happy New Year!

December 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

Lovely photos - many items remind me of our countless danish "sommerhus" vacation rentals and the home of my husband's parents in Farum, north of Copenhagen.

December 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

Hi Connie....ohhhhhh, north of Copenhagen is so beautiful. I was there several times this summer. Happy New Year!

January 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

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