Jeanne d'Arc Living

Jeanne d'Arc Living 8th issue 2020

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A lifestyle magazine filled with creative DIY ideas, simple recipes, captivating articles and beautiful photography of inspiring homes, vintage flea market décor and crafts, nostalgic European garden designs and flower arrangements – all in the French and Nordic country decorating style.

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dear reader

When we reach that time of the year when we start preparing our Christmas edition of the magazine, I always LOOK FORWARD like a young child for the months to follow until I feel that I’m "allowed" to start decorating our own home. It really IS the coziest time of the year and the creative ideas just keep coming. I’m often inspired by all the wonderful articles that we get to do in cooperation with creative people, and I’m looking forward to showing them all to you. Right now, we also look back at the past year. A year that’s been a strange one in many ways – also for us here at the editorial office. Nothing’s been like it usually is, but still, we’ve tried to stick to a…

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full of christmas coziness

In the middle of Småland in Sweden is a so-called "soldier’s croft" dating back to the 1700s. This croft is called "Engaholm". A croft was a small house on a plot of land which was awarded to loyal soldiers. By giving the soldier a croft and enabling him to make a living through farming, the king made sure that the soldier was always fit for fight. This soldier lived in the croft "Engaholm" along with his wife and no less than seven children! Today, the house functions as a summer home for three generations of the Frederiksen family. In this house, you enjoy the peace and quiet without internet and television. Here, in the middle of the forest, the family heats up the stove, prepares delicious food, relaxes in slippers and…

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beautiful and huge decorations

Huge decorations add a very special effect. Here are some of our ideas… The first one was made in a special, old wooden box with compartments. Unfortunately, we don’t know what it’s been used for in the good, old days, but it’s very long so it needs to stand on a very long table. We placed five square candles with the same color but in various sizes inside some of the compartments, sticking them into pieces of clay, and then we covered the clay with moss and some cones. We added various kinds of decoration items to the other compartments, including dried date vines. We used all excess materials to make a bouquet which we hung on a nice, old ladder. An old meat dish is great for making a big decoration.…

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christmas delights

Cakes and confectionary belong to Christmas so we’d like to offer you some of our favorite recipes here at the editorial office. CHOCOLATE/NOUGAT PIECES 10.5 oz (300 g) nougat, 10.5 oz (300 g) dark chocolate, 2.5 oz (75 g) almonds, 3.5 oz (100 g) salted peanuts, cardamon Finely chop the almonds and melt half of the chocolate. You can do this in the microwave by melting it for 20 seconds at a time at maximum level, then stirring, and then doing another 20 seconds. You can also use a water bath. Mix finely chopped almonds and chocolate, and add cardamon. Pour the chocolate mixture into a square tin, approx. 6 x 7.9 inches (15 x 20 cm), which is covered with greaseproof paper. Place the mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes. Once the…

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make your own christmas houses

Nothing creates a perfect Christmas feel as instantly as lights. Janne from the store "Anno 1808" has made some nice Christmas houses for us out of cardboard and you can easily make some too. They’re just so cute and they look like the ones you can find at flea markets. The light inside the houses is created by placing small, battery-run string lights inside the house so you can also use such a house in a child’s bedroom as it does not require the use of candles. Even if it might look like a complicated project, these houses are actually quite easy to make. What you need: Cardboard from a standard cardboard box, scissors, brushes, a small scraper or knife – preferably a hobby knife – and a glue gun or some…

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decorative paper christmas decoration items

Anette has been creative again and she’s made some fine Christmas bulbs out of old paper for us. Read on to find out how to make them. What you need: music paper, newspaper or some other kind of nice paper, scissors, pencil, sewing thread, needle, glue, glitter and perhaps some decoration items such as filigree. What to do: Draw circles on the paper by using a glass and cut them out. Fold the circles in the middle and sew them together in the middle. Glue two sides together at a time but only at one end because that’s how this wonderful shape is created. Continue all the way round and alternate between adding glue at the top and at the bottom. Once the ball is dry, add a bit of glue to…