We sat down with Swedish (now Portland-based) stylist and event coordinator Sara Bergqvist, who teamed up with Starflower's owner and designer Jill Mason, and Photographer Gina Neal to create a Scandinavian Holiday table for Advent using Vintage Meets Modern's White Shell dining chairs and TA rocking chair:
VMM: Tell us about the Scandinavian tradition of Advent?
SB: Advent is the awaiting/coming of Christmas. It is celebrated in Scandinavia four weeks before Christmas. We light 4 Advent candles, eat saffron buns and ginger snaps. We drink mulled wine and decorate our homes with lights and greens.
VMM: What does the table setting and decor look like?
SB: Traditionally, we set our tables and decorate our homes in the key colors of warm red, grey, white and green. We gather around a table showcasing abundance!
VMM: We absolutely love how you guys styled this shoot, tell us about the theme behind the minimalistic and light setting?
SB: In the styling of our White Advent Table, we wanted to interpret and transform the traditional Advent table to capture another kind of Scandinavian aesthetics: clean, contemporary, minimalistic. The cold key colors white and greens, together with blonde wood and straight lines, presents a different way of celebrate!