Saturday, March 31, 2012

Photo Shoot at Red Barn Studios

The Swedish Country Table wholesale catalog is coming together, and this week I brought all the dinnerware down to Red Barn Studios, a wedding and event facility in Chehalis, WA to shoot the pictures.  These will also be used throughout our new website, which will be launched within the next few weeks.  You will soon be able to purchase directly from in addition to etsy!  With the help of Jason and Laurie Dix, owners of the facility, I did some of the photography inside, and a some of it outside on the covered patio between intermittent showers and sun breaks.

Here is a little overview of this gorgeous facility and what we put together for the shoot:

You can find out more about the farm and barn here and about Laurie Matanich Photography here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Reminiscing about...Stockholm.

Right about this time last year we took a trip to Sweden. Although Sweden is known for it beauty in the summers with its long hours of daylight and flowers galore, and its winters, with its snowy nordic appeal, we were there at that odd time of year when winter should most definitely have been over, but spring had unfortunately not yet arrived. I was curious to see what we would find.

Although just about every single thing we saw in Sweden was beautiful, Stockholm was my favorite. It was fast-paced, modern, history-filled and quaint all at the same time. It was by far the cleanest city I have ever been to.

There were so many great sights to see that we, of course, took a million pictures. I thought I'd share them with you in manageable portions.

Such a beautiful place...even in March!

Just outside the gates of the Royal Palace on the island of Stadsholmen

Beautiful Residences in Gamla Stan,(Old Town)

Fresh flowers...a great sight this time of year.

Apparently, this is a valid concern!

The harbor

Nordiska Museet (Nordic Museum). Located on Djurgården, one of Stockholm's many islands.

The iron work is amazing!

Striking park entrance.