‘Tis the season to welcome winter in all its bounty, while the rays of the sun weaken, the temperature starts to descend and we begin to feel the cold bite of winter on our flushed cheeks. From bare frosty trees to glistening dewy grass – we can’t get enough of winter mornings in the countryside and all that nature has to offer in this season. 

Recently we discovered Melgården; a beautifully situated farmhouse manor, located deep in the Osterdalen Forest, Norway. The Lady of the Manor, Live Huse Mykleby perfectly documents her inspirational renovation project; restoring the house and garden to its former splendour. 

While we peruse through Melgaarden’s instagram, we can’t help but feel suitably festive as we see the manor transform into a rural winter wonderland draped in an abundance of holiday greenery. The historical grounds, first mentioned in 1465, houses a perfectly planted vegetable patch, which we’re sure serves inspiration for her traditional Norwegian recipes that feature throughout her carefully curated content – such recipes as that featured top left. 

Whether you want to explore Live’s current project for renovation inspiration, fancy a spontaneous trip to Norway, or you’re simply looking for a little festive spirit, please do peruse more of this beautiful imagery at…@melgaarden