Santa Lucia Morning


Santa Lucia Day Breakfast

Good morning! And happy Santa Lucia Day!

Santa Lucia Day Breakfast

We ate a lovely breakfast of eggs and Lussekatter buns. Daddy told us about winter in Sweden and Santa Lucia Day—about how he used to walk to school in the dark and he wouldn’t see the sun until lunchtime, and then would have to walk home in the dark at 3 p.m.

Lussekatter for Santa Lucia Day

The Lussekatter turned out beautifully this year. My recipe is on my post from last year. These simple celebrations are getting me ready for Solstice and Christmas, I think. There’s something exciting about baking at 10 p.m. And while I am in no way a “morning person,” I love early morning magic!

Star Boy crown

I made two star boy crowns yesterday afternoon for $2 each. They are … improvised. A wreath and a 6 foot length of very soft “florist wire,” both from the Dollar Store. I just bent the wire into three continuous stars and put a little wave in between them, then wrapped the ends around the back of the wreath and tucked them in. This design fit the small wreath perfectly.

I have everything I need to make pointy felt star boy hats like the ones Ian wore when he celebrated Santa Lucia Day at his university in Sweden in 1993, but I didn’t get the time to do it this year.

Star Boy crown for Santa Lucia Day

I think the crowns are cute, but my own stjärngossar (star boys) didn’t much want to wear them. Alas.


It rained last night, and there are shimmering jewels on the branches, sparkling in the weak winter sun.



Have a beautiful day!

2 Responses to “Santa Lucia Morning”

  • Gayle Pitman
    December 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I just came across your blog! My daughter Rowan is in Red Rose Kindergarten too, and she spent our dinner meal telling us all about her St. Lucia morning at school. Your crowns are beautiful – maybe your kids will warm up to them at some point.

    I’ll keep reading your blog!


    • Sara
      December 17, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Gayle, I’m so glad you found me here! Thanks for visiting. xo


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