Jólatré at the Museum of Science and Industry, Guðrun Jonsson

Last Saturday November 8th, the Icelandic Association of Chicago (IAC) dressed up the yule tree with all the new ornaments Guðrun Jonsson knitted. And it is beautiful. For the past many, many years our organization has gone on an all white minimalistic theme. While that was beautiful, it neglected to show off the Icelander's traditional knitting techniques and color. The new tree has nautical blue, bright red, and white ornaments; very reflective of the Icelandic national flag. Checkout artist, Guðrun's ornaments below, and pictures from the Museum of Science and Industry.

If you'd like to purchase one of Guðrun's ornaments I'm going to feature her in the ExcitementAdventure shop soon, which I will post news about once I receive pictures of the ornaments she has left! You can also take a ride out to the Pink Geranium shop in Barrington, IL you can find her ornaments there now.

The Museum's tree took a cue from the Icelanders this year. Where we once decorated in all white, the museum used to go overboard in color. We still have our white lights. The museum got classy this year.

The Museum's tree took a cue from the Icelanders this year. Where we once decorated in all white, the museum used to go overboard in color. We still have our white lights. The museum got classy this year.

The ceiling of the alcove where Iceland's tree is housed.

The ceiling of the alcove where Iceland's tree is housed.

Guðrun´s ornaments in blue, red, and white. I can't wait to try out my own hand on one these soon!