Come on...admit it - some of you share my weird sense of humor and when you saw the title, you had a flashback to this scene from "Elf" when Will Farrell's character attempts to show some affection to a raccoon who wasn't in the mood for a hug, not even from a well-meaning guy in yellow tights.
The first time I saw the word "hygge" I assumed - incorrectly - that it was pronounced like we pronounce "hygiene" and probably had something to do with a tidy, well-maintained home.
But I assumed wrong on both counts. This Danish word (and concept) is pronounced "hue-gah" or "hue-gae" and its origins are where we get our word "hug."
Think cozy, friendly, enjoyable, hospitable.
Hygge isn't a thing....it's a feeling.
It can be with friends or family....or some quiet alone time.
Now that we're past the winter solstice, our days are slowly get longer again, but we've still got plenty of cold weather and dreary gray skies before warm weather returns to stay. So it's the perfect time to seek out some hygge in our lives and our homes. We find it in small, simple ways - wrapping our fingers around a steaming hot, hand lettered Murfreesboro or Tennessee mug from Nashville Farmhouse, lighting a sweetly scented candle from Southern Momma, and propping our stocking feet on a chunky reclaimed barn wood coffee table in front of a crackling fire.
As 2018 unfolds, we're focusing on making our #littlelogcabin a place that invites us and our guests to experience hygge. We want you to feel warm and welcomed when you visit, and inspire you to take home some ideas and even some new pieces to create cozy moments in your own life and home.
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!