Boy, do I have some photos for you! We did work in the gardens in the morning then had a quick lunch before I set the table. I am happy with how it turned out. Yes, those are the old Norwegian cross country skis in the corner! The linens are over 100 years old but the new napkins look so cute and Norwegian! Note the place settings. The center piece will be the 9-ring cake shaped like a Christmas tree with lots of Norwegian flags and Christmas decorations proudly on display.
Cute decorations in the family room and if you look up in the Christmas tree photo below, you will see one of the Norwegian flags Chip and Betty made attached to the front entry light.
When I was head of the music program, we taught the students the music from Edvard Grieg's "Peer Gynt"with its fun "In the Hall of Mountain Kings." It is a song about naughty Peer Gynt falling into a cave, surrounded by Trolls and, due to a well-timed earthquake, he was able to escape with his life. Trolls. A tradition in Norway. I somehow had to add them to the celebration, so mom found some marshmallow trolls that I will place on each plate along with the traditional hearts that Chip and Betty made. We have boy and girl trolls.