Friday, 12 October 2012

Things are changing. :) From next week this blog will also have a shop! Prepare for Moomin and lots of other Scandinavian goodies. It will be a compliment to my Etsy shop. You shop by contacting me via e-mail and you can pay by Paypal. I am of course happy to take custom orders. Welcome!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Time really does fly. About a year ago I started my first Etsy shop. Fast forward and I have made 1400 sales. I am so grateful for being able to do this and that I have made so many friends through Etsy. Must be the best job ever. :)

Hope you're having a lovely day too. As you can see my cat Polly is a great help with packing Etsy goods for lovely customers all over the globe. Right.

After a tiny vacation Scandivintage is up and running like never before with lots of new stuff coming into the shop this week. Welcome!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Today we are celebrating the Swedish national holiday. How? Well, I am going to flea markets here there and eveywhere! Probably not what one had in mind for a proper celebration for what is considered to be the election of the first king of Sweden, Gustav Vasa. Have a lovely Sweden Day - please feel free to browse the Etsy shop for Sweden Day discounts. :)

My dream home is on the market! Every day I take a walk in the forest, to clear my head and put things into perspective. And every day I pass this wonderful cottage. It's on the market for as little as 1,5 million Swedish crowns. It's got a wonderful view of the lake, a little guest cabin and its own place for a little boat. Well, I'll let you judge for yourselves...More pictures here. Have you got a dream house - perhaps you already live there? :)

Monday, 4 June 2012

Good Monday! This Kay Bojesen inspired kids breakfast set is so sweet, don't you think? They are issued by Rosendahl, who also produces the traditional wooden designs - monkeys, elephants, rabbits and Danish soldiers. Now you can have them all on a plate! It reminds me of something I read about the H55 (groundbreaking interior design exhibition in Sweden in 1955). It did not only set the trends with ceramics and furniture for decades to come but also housed a giant Kay Bojesen monkey, where the visiting grown ups could leave their kids to play while they were admiring the designs that would define a new Scandinavian life style. Would have loved to play there!! Love these "new" Bojesen birds too. Designed in the 50s, these have never before been produced, until now. Say hello to songbirds Ruth, Pop, Otto, Kay, Peter and Sunshine.

Have a playful day!

Friday, 13 April 2012

I love going to the local library. Of course,  I always go straight to the craft/design section. Yesterday I found this beautiful book which takes a new spin on traditional Swedish embroidery. Why not embroider your toddler's onesie, or your own Dalecarlian hoodie? The designs in this book, "Karins broderier", are mainly from the region of Dalarna and from the southern most parts of Sweden.  When going through this book I did not only feel the urge to start embroidering immediately, but also realized I had some stained tablecloths with beautiful embroidery that I could upcycle (never throw anything away!). I especially loved the embroidered pillow cases in this book. These are special because they are embroidered on the side rather than on the front. The reason for this is that the stitches would not be worn out by you laying your head on it every night. Also, it served as part of decoration of your bedroom: the beautifully embroidered side of the pillow would be turned to the door of the room, so that guests who peeked through it could catch a glimpse of your handiwork.  Inspiring, don't you think?

What I missed in this book was Jämtlandsöm, which comes from the region of Jämtland. Jämtlandsöm seems to be hard to find patterns on, but it is a real fun style. You can have a peek at it, and many other types of embroidery, on the blog, which is run by a very talented blogger!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012


I can never get enough of Stig Lindberg's design, can you? I especially adore his illustrations for children's books from the 50s and 60s. The books above are 2 of them, which are also part of my shop update. The ABC book is what I would like to have had at school when learning the alphabet! The other book is about the boy Krakel Spektakel. Krakel and his friend decide to buy a lollipop for Krakel's birthday money, but - of course -  end up buying the whole sweet shop. A kid's dream, no doubt. Have you got a favorite Stig Lindberg design?