3 winter Holiday table decor ideas in Scandinavian style

It is no a secret, Christmas table decor can be loud! Treat your dining guests to sensible experience, that not only looks but also feels extraordinary. Get inspired with the refreshing Holiday table decor ideas by Simona, the owner of Cozy Linen.
Family gatherings and festive dinners.
Simona, what does make holidays so merry and happy?

-For me, Christmas equals family gatherings and festive dinners. I remember my childhood and all those feelings when my grandmother was decorating the table… It was a tradition to use the best and most beautiful tablecloth. Homes were filled with a smell of cookies and cinnamon, and all our family was happily crooning Christmas melodies. Oh, that perfect times and old traditions.
Nowadays I have my own kids and we create new ways to spice up our Christmas but keep some old traditions too. Beautiful natural linen tablecloth and napkins are still the mane decor element for the table setting. But now we are more in sustainable and ecological living so trying to decorate our home with something old and a little bit new, not to spend too much and make it minimal but gorgeous. Less is more! - It is an old and wonderful rule.
Handmade soy wax candles and wax melts for home decor.
Bleached Italian Ruscus.
Tradicional linen table textile.
Rustic wood table and chares.
You are making linen textiles for home, but how about other details you are using in your photoshoots and home?

-We have a great Etsy sellers team here in Lithuania. And I always met new people who are very talented and make gorgeous things. I can not share thing or use them in my daily life and photoshoots if I don't believe in them and I see bad quality. Many of my clients are asking for recommendations about dishes, silverware or even flower choices, so I can recommend only the best things I have tested myself.
White pumpkins perfectly fit for winter holidays.
Decorate your table with dried Broom Bloom.
Birch candle for woodland inspiration.
Photos taken by Simona Benetyte
So what can you recommend to our readers?

-Oh, I have a full list of this Christmas photoshoot members.
A few years ago, during our collaboration photoshoot, I met Migle (her shop MiLiCrafts). She is making wonderful soy wax candles. They are so adorable natural and if you wish you can order them with cinnamon or other aromas. I use them every day, but they perfectly fit for a festive table setting too. MiLiCrafts have different styles of candles which can fit in any decor.
I fall in love with wonderful handmade pottery by MrBowlCeramics. You can see how one set of ceramics was perfectly blurred in with all three different table settings. I love how uneven handmade pottery edges can look and that beautiful white matte glaze texture with small brown dots. Each piece is unique and may have imperfections that are perfect for me and shows the real handmade.
For this photoshoot and upcoming holiday dinners, I choused dried and bleached Italian Ruscus and dried broom bloom. And the last but very important tradition in our home is to use my grannies silverware for such important dinners.

Thank you, Simona, for sharing your ideas and pics.
Ceramic appetizer trays.
Traditional table with white and res table textiles.
Handmade ceramic dishes and dried flora.
Red natural linen table runner.

3 minimal Easter table decor ideas

Spring is here and with it comes visions of warmer weather, spring colors and loads of decorations. With a spring comes and Easter holidays.
Easter is not only chocolate and eggs. For some people, this is still an important anniversary, which is closely associated with the religion. Perhaps the best and most important part of Easter is when family and friends come together at the table to share a great meal or play a game of egg tapping.
All photos taken by Simona Benetyte.
Decorate your home in minimalist style for Easter!
Follow this guide with three gorgeous dining settings to achieve minimal Easter decor in your home with themed tableware, homemade accessories and beautiful displays. Bring you fresh ideas that will make your celebration truly one to remember.
Beautiful floristic desingns by si.MONA
Candles with amber by MiLiCrafts
1. For a woodland-inspired theme, bring the great outdoors inside to create a beautiful, fresh setting. This set off a pretty display of dried bent to create a striking ornament over the table that will wow everyone. Choose a ceramic pottery for a modern country look, handmade soy candles and gold decorated eggs to highlight the delicate textures and patterns. Everything combined with a backdrop of Baltic table linens, crisp silverware and naturalistic wisps, this neat little pieces brings a little magic to a beautiful table and meal.
Table stylings by Simona Paulauskiene
Handmade ceramic pottery is something brilliant.
2. The second table shows more simple but not inferior decor. Grey shades are always in trends and this time we use them to show a fresh palette of nature-inspired flowers. To make the table more festive we used egg candles. So this simple setting is easy to make and in the same time it looks modern and beautiful.
Several types of grey shades in this shop.
Grey ceramics fits with all type of table setting.
Soy wax candle eggs is something must have on your table.
3. This Easter table is the trendy one, cause we used coral and pink table linens. This color palette is so warm and meant to be the season highlight. For the centerpiece we used the first and most adorable spring flowers tulips. And for sure the white pottery and beautiful candles was the adorable accent.
White ceramics to brighten pink table.
Softened line are the best choice!
Cement eggs ornaments with gold.


What could be more beautiful than a self made decorations for Easter. These gold leaves marbled concrete eggs will give a modern and sophisticated touch to your Easter decor and make your guests go wow. Gorgeous metallic details is on trend now, so lets make some magic.


  • Concrete eggs (from MiLiSupplies shop)
  • White craft glue (school glue)
  • Deco metal flakes from Rayher 
  • Protective varnish from Rayher (optional)
  • 2 brushes


1. Brush some glue on the egg randomly, do not cover the whole egg, leave some clean space to get a marbled effect.
2. Take a metal leaf and apply it on the glued surface.
3. Smooth the leaf with the dry brush. 
4. Repeat this process in a few steps, because the glue dries quite fast.

5. After you covered all the areas you wanted and the gold leaf stuck nicely brush off the unstuck leaf parts to get beautiful marble imitating edges. 

6. After brushing off the unstuck parts of the gold leaf you will have a small gold leaf shreds. Don't throw them away, simply brush some glue on the uncovered areas and using your fingers stick these shreds to the concrete egg.

7. If you want to the gold marble to remain bright and shiny for a longer time, apply the protective varnish to prevent the metal from oxidation.

Let it dry and here you go, your gold leaf marbled concrete egg is ready to be your perfect Easter decoration made with your own hands.

Ethical gift guide: for the sustainable living

Put on your best holiday mood and dive into spectacular Christmas universe. Shopping for gifts can be hard, so it’s only natural that shopping for ethical and fair trade gifts is even harder!
With all the thousands of small business out there it can be hard to find those that are really producing gifts that give back. Luckily we’re starting to see a growing trend in sustainably conscious craftsmanship on Etsy. Many of them using their business to do good.
From sustainably sourced materials, to ethically manufactured products these gifts are actually putting something good back into the world.
Whether you’re shopping for ethical Christmas gifts or sustainable birthday present ideas, or perhaps a little something for yourself, this ethical gift guide has you covered.
Sweater  and Leg Warmers 
You can look up to these adorable warming sweaters for a winter season by DesignbyGUS, and best WoolenClogs boots and leg warmers made of cruelty free wool from European farms. Stylish and natural clothing will make you crave for a cozy evening with your family in front of the fireplace.
Vegan Soy Candles
Light is an essential part of a traditional interior setting for Christmas, so why not let it be as lavish and decorative as possible. Embellish your home with candles in different forms to light up the room in a trendy fashion. Please choose these vegan  and nature friendly soy wax candles by MiLiCrafts. The candles are made from sustainable and renewable plant based wax which benefits people and environment. The maker chooses to work with natural soy wax because it is free of animal testing, petroleum and paraffin products. These candles bring joy to your home while taking care of the environment. Also you can find scented pine cones for a small gift idea.
Pine Cones
Also you can enjoy wonderful handmade ceramics by MrBowlCeramics. Clay is one of the most beautiful and durable options available for pottery. Derived directly from the Earth, ceramic is also one of the most natural materials you can use in your home interior designs.
Create a harmonious look by blending matte surfaces with shiny glazing and pastoral structures, preferably up against a deep colored background.
Handmade Pottery
Use natural linen napkins for your table instead of thous made of paper or any other material. Flax is very friendly to earth. So a set of linen napkins, table runner or apron by CozyLinen will be a perfect housewarming gift for your friends. It is a practical gift for everybody and linen fabric last for years.
Full Apron
And what about home decor?
We have so many options for you to choose of. Just have a look to these wonderful Christmas ornaments which are made from foam base and natural Lamb's ear leaves by Kaleda. Or this scented ornaments set made of foam base pepper and cloves.
Christmas Ornaments
Scented Ornaments
One of the best and cutest interior decor, making you feel comfortable is pillows. Pillowlink is offering much more than just a pillowcases. It is truly sustainable living idea by using linen fabric pieces to make your home looking better.
Bolster pillow
Christmas is time for giving and receiving. So don’t forget decorative gift wrapping makes it’s easy to give each gift a personal and exclusive touch that will surely make the receiver exited even before unwrapping the gift. Have a look how we used these felted acorn ornaments by Vaida Petreikis for gift wrapping ;)
Felted acorn ornaments

Table etiquette basics. Things to do or not to do with napkins

Adorable table decor by Svenciu virtuve
Holiday is near, so why not talk about napkins and dining etiquette basics! ⠀
You will be dining at gatherings where formal dining protocol may be in order (or at least appreciated). But how many of us actually know what to do?
So we decided to make a short list of tips and common mistakes of what to do (or avoid) with napkins.

Table linens by CozyLinen
1. First and the basic rule is to put napkin on your lap and don't leave it on the table.
2. If there's a host, wait until he or she picks up a napkin, then pick up yours and place it on your lap. When there isn't a host, wait until two or three people in your group are seated, then pick up your napkin.
3. A large napkin is folded in half with the fold facing the waistline, while a smaller napkin is opened completely. In upscale restaurants, a server may drape a napkin on your lap.
4. Don't unfold your napkin above the table. Unfold your napkin, just above your lap, underneath the table.
Soy candles and scented pine cones by MiLiCrafts
5. If you leave the table during a meal, place your napkin, loosely folded, on the seat of your chair. A napkin is never returned to the table until you're ready to leave; it stays on your lap, even after the meal is finished.
6. When you're ready to leave the table, pick up the napkin by the center, gather it loosely, and place it to the left of the plate. If the plate has been removed, you may place the napkin on the table in front of you.
7. The baddest manners during the dinner is blowing you nose into your napkin, using it as a bib, throwing it on the plate when you're finished. Never, never ever do this!
Ceramic pottery by MrBowlCeramics
8. If you bite into something difficult to chew (like a piece of meat or gristle), you don't spit it into your cloth napkin. When no one is looking, you discreetly take it out with your two fingers and put it on the edge of your plate.
9. Don't place your napkin back on the table while others are still eating.
10. Don't blot lipstick on a cloth napkin or use it as a handkerchief.
11. Do use the napkin to blot the lips, not to wipe the mouth.
Photos by Simona Benetyte

Things you need to know about linen clothes

Linen is known to be the world’s strongest natural fiber. It is so durable it’s even used in paper money to increase strength! It is thicker than cotton and lasts a very long time. Linen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world: their history goes back many thousands of years. It was sometimes used as a form of currency in ancient Egypt. Linen is a more expensive raw material than cotton, but that’s pretty much the only con we could find.
Knitted linen sweater by GUDOknitwear
So whats so great about linen? Linen clothes are best to wear during the summer months and in warm climates. Linen fibers are hollow, moving air and moisture naturally and fabric feels cool to touch, a phenomenon which indicates its higher conductivity. Clothes made of linen are also lightweight, wick away moisture and dry quickly. These properties allow linen clothing to feel cool, airy and light on the body. It is valued for its ability to keep cool in the summer months and trap warmth in colder weather.

Sleeveless top by CozyLinen
The fabric is natural yet elegant, and its distinct texture adds a touch of interest to an outfit.
The most common complaint about linen is that it wrinkles very easily. Dennis Green share a real story of a nightmare wearing linen shirt. Linen has poor elasticity and does not spring back readily, explaining why it wrinkles. It is smooth, making the finished fabric lint-free, and gets softer the more it is washed. And if you know how to soften linen fabric the nightmare can become a daydream. Thanks to the emergence of new technologies for processing linen fibers, manufacturers are able to significantly reduce the effect of crushing.

Loose linen tunic by d96p
Linen should not be dried too much by tumble drying, and it is much easier to iron when damp. Nevertheless, the tendency to wrinkle is often considered part of linen's particular "charm", and many modern linen garments are designed to be air-dried on a good clothes hanger and worn without the necessity of ironing.
Handmade linen clothes is very high quality. You can read more in the CozyLinen blog how they value their clients and what is the purpose behind it.
Linen men's costume by BlackFicus
A characteristic often associated with linen yarn is the presence of "slubs", or small knots which occur randomly along its length. In the past, slubs were traditionally considered to be defects, and were associated with low quality linen. However, in the case of many present-day linen fabrics, particularly in the decorative furnishing industry, slubs are considered as part of the aesthetic appeal of an expensive natural product. In addition, slubs do not compromise the integrity of the fabric, and therefore they are not viewed as a defect. However, the very finest linen has very consistent diameter threads, with no slubs at all.
Linen scarf by LapelisStudio
Linen fabrics have a high natural luster; their natural color ranges between shades of ivory, ecru, tan, or grey. Pure white linen is created by heavy bleaching. Linen fabric typically varies somewhat in thickness and is crisp and textured, but it can in some cases feel stiff and rough, and in other cases feel soft and smooth. When properly prepared, linen fabric has the ability to absorb and lose water rapidly. Linen can absorb a fair amount of moisture without feeling unpleasantly damp to the skin, unlike cotton.
Linen tunic by LinenDi
Linen outfits are universal - they can be combined with jeans, leather, silk, chiffon, synthetic fabrics. And if you do not mind the inherent flaws, boldly dress in elegant dresses or shirts, going for a walk, to the office or to a cafe. From high fashion to casual wear!
Mens clothing by POWHA

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