LOVELY LICE


The same year our son was born Ugly Children's Clothing released their knitted body for babies. What a precious bundle he was for Christmas, barely two weeks old. These clothes are fashioned after the traditional Norwegian Marius sweaters, but with a modern twist. I rediscovered the brand this week while on the look out for knitwear. Time to hunt down that piggy bank of Norwegian kroner.

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IMAGES FROM UGLY CHILDRENS CLOTHING

FAMILY TIES

These ties have been on our radar for a couple of years. The tie of my husband's choice is of course from Øst Telemark. The only reason it's not hanging in the closet already is that he wants the whole schebang of a complete bunad (national folk costume) first. With a price tag at least ten times these ties, we'll see which gets here first... 

Visit SPTZBRGN for the complete collection, or their webshop.
IMAGE: SPTZBRGN WEBSHOP 

HÖST BLIR VINTER

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Fall colours fading into winter grays in the waning sunlight.

FÖRSTA FROSTEN

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The hybrids of Scandinavian summer flowers found in this polar region are true survivors.

TEALIGHTS DE LUXE


Skultuna Brass Foundry has been in operation since 1607. They're a personal favourite and I am thrilled about the modern pieces now available. Shown here is Kin by design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune. Brass is the classic Swedish christmas metal of choice. Skultuna opens their first Stockholm store at Grev Turegatan 18 in november 2011. 


IMAGE: PRESS IMAGES SKULTUNA

A GRAND SEASON

lingonfall
When the gardens and meadows are dying, the forests and mountains are brimming with life and sights.

SUNDAY MUSIC


Two traditional reels in jazz composition from Jazz på Svenska by Jan Johansson (1931-1968).

MULLING IT

I don't drink coffee but I'd love to use this Danish thermos jug for glögg. Traditionally the sweet mulled hot drink is served from a bowl or pot, but this would make for a less sticky affair and easier clean up. Not to mention the hot chocolate after playing in the snow. Everyone help themselves with less of a mess.
From the Grand Cru Collection of Rosendahl.
IMAGE: ROSENDAHL

KONFEKTYR

It's driving me nuts that I'm too far away to be able to taste this Salty Liquorice taffy från Pärlans.
A stylish stockingstuffer nonetheless.
BILD: PÄRLANS KONFEKTYR

KANELBULLENS DAG

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Today is the official day of the Cinnamon roll in Sweden. We're well stocked as of yesterday.

PENSLAR


We need a better brush for baking, the modern silicone ones just don't do an even enough job. These are handmade by blind craftsmen in Sweden. Read more about Iris or view the catalogue.
PRESSBILD IRIS HANTVERK

SÖNDAGMIDDAG

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Lingonberries. Stir with sugar and serve with almond potatoes, sauce heavy with cream, and moose patties.
Lingon. Rårörda till mandelpotatis, gräddsås och älgfärsbiffar.