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Scandinavian Christmas TV Credenza & The Word: Fika

It has finally happened – our living room has not only a TV, but also a floating credenza on the walls! Christmas has come early in the Menig house and this room looks so much more finished already 🙂

Scandinavian Christmas Credenza Decor / by House of Menig

I’ll be sharing a full tutorial on how we hung the TV, hid all the cables (best DIY ever!!) and constructed the floating sideboard in the next post. Today, I simply want to share a little Christmas-y #fika with you. Have you heard of the new trend word from Scandinavia?

Fika is a Swedish concept that basically means “to have coffee”, usually accompanied by pastries, pies or cookies and good company. It is usually celebrated in the morning and/or afternoon and reminds of a traditional English afternoon tea.

Scandinavian Christmas Credenza Decor / by House of MenigCoffee Gator / Scandinavian Christmas Credenza Decor / by House of Menig

I love the idea of bringing fika into our lives, especially now that our baby is closing in on its due date – today in one month, can you imagine!? I have a feeling that coffee will be a vital part of our new routine as freshly baked parents LOL

Modern Candle Holder / Scandinavian Christmas Credenza Decor / by House of Menig

Want in on a secret? We have been instant coffee drinkers for over 4 years now. It’s kinda crazy! When we built the kitchen, we were set on getting a coffee maker and finally upgrade into adulthood. Well, that didn’t happen. I couldn’t bring myself to buy an ugly appliance that would clutter up the countertops. Also, I couldn’t bring myself to invest into a beautiful Nespresso coffee maker.

When I stumbled upon Coffee Gator’s gorgeous french press, I did my due diligence in research. I had never even considered making coffee manually, but after reading about the process I really liked the idea of taking the time to make a delicious cup of coffee. Let me just say, we’ve been LOVING this press ever since we got it! Not only does it produce some really great coffee, it also looks simply beautiful and doesn’t clutter up my kitchen countertops. Win-win situation!

Scandinavian Christmas Credenza Decor / by House of MenigScandinavian Christmas Credenza Decor / by House of Menig

I loved playing around with some less traditional Christmas colors for this first installment of the TV credenza. The black and white concept has really stolen my heart lately. Although, I love to soften things up with a hint of blush pink and give it that magical ‘zing’ with some silver ornaments. To add a little extra texture I ripped up some fabric into small ribbons, which really adds a lot of cozy to the scene.

Scandinavian Christmas Credenza Decor / by House of Menig

Coffee Gator / Scandinavian Christmas Credenza Decor / by House of Menig

Well then, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your families! Hope you have a lovely holiday filled with cheers, joys and good food 🙂

House Doctor Candle Holder / Scandinavian Christmas Credenza Decor / by House of MenigScandinavian Christmas TV Credenza Decor / by House of Menig

Candle Holder by House Doctor (sold out, similar here) / French Press by Coffee Gator / Milk Jug found at Marshalls (similar here) / Pink Mugs & Candles by IKEA

 

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