Thursday Favorite Things

Let’s Party In Hygge Style!

Hello friends are you ready to get your hoo-gah on? Before you think I am speaking in a different language… well, I am! I’m actually referring the popular Danish “Hygge” style and I am crazy about it! (Pronounced “hoo-gah) Hygge is the Danish concept of coziness or togetherness, although there really isn’t an English translation. It is more of a feeling or mood which is created by celebrating all things cozy and natural. It is one of the biggest design and fashion trends today, but really many of us have been incorporating Hygge style and way of life for many years without even realizing it, especially in the fall and winter months.

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Savory warming foods, hot coffee and tea or rustic and natural textures juxtaposed with soft textiles such as woolen blankets, scarves and sweaters in neutral tones all define the Hygge aesthetic.

cozy neutral wool throw

Hygge living is also about simplifying and relaxing for better health and quality of life.

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Yesterday I shared my Cozy Neutral Winter Home Tour as part of the Neutral Winter Decor Blog Hop. I incorporated Hygge style by using natural textures, woodsy themes and other accents to make my winter home feel warm and welcoming. I would love to invite you to take the tour after linking up here at the party today to see how I have gotten my HOO-GAH on this winter!

Cozy Neutral Winter Home Tour


This week I also shared my Charming Vintage Recipe Card collection and a few pics from my winter kitchen. There are so many old fashioned “feel-good” recipes from a simpler time that are also in keeping with the Hygge concept, such as “Chocolate For Drinking” (Homemade Hot Cocoa).

Collecting and decorating with vintage recipe cards

Since I have been in a Hygge frame of mind preparing for my home tour and keeping cozy during our first big winter snow of the year, I decided to feature a round-up of Hygge posts from last week’s party.  Here we go!

Candles made with birch bark paper with a DIY on

Cindy at County Road 407 shared an amazing idea for DIY Birch Bark Candles. I will definitely be making these soon!

Rita at Panoply shared her November and December vintage junkin’ finds. I am crazy about these little lambs! With all their different neutral colors and textures, they would be beautiful styled for winter in a cozy Hygge style themed vignette.

Gorgeous soda crate makeover

Debra at Common ground shared an amazing crate makeover with a rustic and woodsy hygge style vignette. Her birch candle and moss in an ironstone tureen is perfect for winter.


Warming cinnamon is a staple of hygge foods and drinks and it also smells so good! Tina at The Healer’s Nook shared about the many interesting using for cinnamon beyond baking, including the medicinal benefits of cinnamon.


Sugar Free Crock Pot Cinnamon ApplesOf course, cooking with cinnamon is wonderful too! I am delighted to share this recipe for sugar free crock pot cinnamon apples by Rosann at This Autoimmune Life. As I deal with many chronic health issues, sugar free eating is a mandatory way of life for me. Cinnamon apples are one of my favorite treats! I will be trying this recipe soon!

Creating a Sanctuary to Hygge with Essential Oils / How to Hygge with Essentials Oils

Using essential oils has also made a difference in my quality of life. I love to use them for cleaning and diffusing. Life In Reflection shared more ideas in her lovely post, How To Hygge With Essential Oils.

I hope you have enjoyed my little hygge themed round-up today! Thank you to everyone who shared last week!

Now on to this week’s party. Link away your Thursday Favorite Things!

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  • Reply Krstin

    Thanks so much Amber and the other talented hosts for hosting all the fun and inspiration! I have shared two posts #111 Winter Cozy Neutral Decor and #112 Hygge Home Tour. Have a wonderful day!

    January 18, 2018 at 4:39 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Oh wonderful Kristin! I will certainly be featuring you on Thursday, so do come back again!

      January 21, 2018 at 3:08 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Hey Amber, great post, thanks so much for featuring my Birch Candle and ironstone tureen. I can’t wait to fix those wonderful hot apples. I’m 145 and 146.

    January 18, 2018 at 7:34 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      You are welcome Debra. I can’t wait to try painting some of my crates that are looking a little too junky even for my standards!

      January 21, 2018 at 3:07 am
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for hosting. I linked my Creamy Dill Pickle Soup, Sautéed Zucchini, and a Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza. I hope you enjoy them! Have a happy week! #OverTheMoon #WWBlogHop #ThursdayFavoriteThings

    January 19, 2018 at 1:46 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Marilyn! You always make me soooo hungry! Thanks for linking up and hosting too!

      January 21, 2018 at 3:05 am
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    I love to embrace hygge style, especially each January! My flock of lambs are part of that for me this year. Thank you for featuring them!

    January 19, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      I had a feeling you were the shepherd of that little flock! Enjoy them my friend!

      January 21, 2018 at 3:03 am
  • Reply Kristy, Life-n-Reflection

    It’s certain a good time hygge… Thank you Amber for the feature!

    January 19, 2018 at 7:35 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      You are so welcome Kristy! I really appreciated your post…love my EO’s!

      January 21, 2018 at 2:54 am

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