With my current urge to decorate less, own less, and most of all be storing less stuff. I kept our Easter decorations more simple this year than I ever have. And I’ve gotten rid of all the rest! I have discovered that I want our home to always have the same earthy, organic, cozy feel. I was so excited to find two items that fit that mold perfectly. Funny, each of these bunnies I found at garden stores – or nurseries. Obviously my love of plants and greenery overlaps in more than one way in our home.
If you are local – the stone carved bunny is from Cactus & Tropicals which has two locations in Salt Lake City. And the little wooden bunny dish is from Sun River Gardens in north Orem.
I’ve recently learned what “Hygge” means in Denmark, and it sums up to living a cozy life. One of the most ideal definitions to how I hope our home feels to our family and all who visit. The essence of how I want to live:
The Danish word hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a feeling or mood that comes from taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary everyday things simply extraordinary; whether it’s making coffee a verb by lingering over a cup to a cosy evening in with friends to lighting a candle with every meal.
Some refer to Hygge as the Art of Creating Intimacy (with yourself, friends and home). Words like cosiness, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, fellowship, simpleness and living well are often used to describe the idea of Hygge.
Technology and modern day busy-ness has removed so many of us from ourselves, our homes and ordinary tasks, making them feel as though these things are hard to do, have no importance or are too time-consuming. It’s stopped us from being authentic and conscious. Hygge is about celebrating reality and present.
Cheers to Hygge!
All photos by me, Jane Rhodes