Recently Petra in Puerto Rico posted a fun post.
Petra published a lot of little details from her home on her page so I got inspired to do the same thing...
SO, if you all feel like it; come along...
If you are staying in our guestroom then you will be sleeping underneath this self portrait made by Karolina at age 7. I love this portrait. It is so her.
In this so called "Sweden Bowl" I store lemons. We are crazy about lemon water in the family, so I make sure that we always have fresh lemons at home.
I bought these bowls when I was in Sweden in March. They are made by a local artist in Stockholm. I like them. A lot!!!
Only a few of all the DVDs that we own.
Swedish artistic glass...
Shot glasses that I bought in Finland last year. I bought them in a very nice, and beautiful, pottery shop in the town of Kaskö. Yes, you pour vodka/aquavit into the glass, then you drink it and when you are done drinking you just put it upside down. This means that you do have to drink ALL your schnapps.
Iittala candle holders, all bought in Finland.
More stuff from Finland, this little Arabia plate hangs on a wall.
My wall of photos leading upstairs.
This is typical detail in our home, a stack of books. This stack is in our living room. The candle holders are from the pottery shop in Kaskö.
Candle sticks and candle holders. My home is filled with candles, I cannot live without them. Candles are a huge part of me. These are from IKEA (all time favorite store for all us euros in the US (and of course it is Swedish ;-) )
My coffee/tea mugs (that I use by the moment). Yes, I assume you recognize the artist, they are made of the same Swedish artist that made the bowls in the third picture. When I go back to Stockholm this summer I'll make sure to pick up five more mugs. You can only get the artist's work at a store in Vällingby and at a store in the island of Gotland. Kind of nice!!
The curtains in my guestroom. Curtains that my beloved grandma crocheted for me. I also have her curtains in my kitchen and in Karolina's room. NEEDLESS to say the curtains are very, very special to me. My grandma is amazing with her hands. I have no idea of how much she has produced during her lifetime, and she's still doing it. She can crochet, she can knit and she can weave. What a handicraft!
Another masterpiece made by grandma. This is the bed spread on our bed. My grandma made this when I was very young. She made me, and all my siblings, bedspreads. I received it when I got married. Special!!!
Little angels. I've found this ornament in a Christmas store in Alexandria, VA. These angels remind me of Karolina and her cousin Ebba. Best friends, and cousins. Forever...
Books again. We have so many books in our home, and not enough book cases, therefore you are sure to find stack of books in various places. The seagull is bought on an island in the archipelago of Stockholm.
All right, that's it. Now you've seen some details from the upper level and the mid level of my house. Nothing from the lower level. I simply don't think there is too much to report from that part of the house, haha!
Anyway, I wish you a good Tuesday!!!