Monday, April 21, 2014
Starting today, our Rosemaling dessert plates are available as part of a Spring/Summer wedding collection for Food52.com!
If you aren't familiar with Food52, it is an all-inclusive foodie website with everything from recipes, to advice, to products that help you in the kitchen. Seriously, their recipes are out of this world--and they really strive to equip cooks with the best resources available.
Provisions, their curated shop, has a lovely assortment of items that are both practical and beautiful. That's where we come in. Our plates make a fantastic wedding gift, or a great addition to any dining collection--they're unique, durable and super useful.
Visit us at swedishcountry.com for our whole Rosemaling collection!
Scandinavian style doesn't have to be stark white and modern.
And to be fair, these spaces below aren't necessarily Scandinavian. They really are a complete hodgepodge of styles.
But they all have a common thread, and that is that they embody the ideas of light, bright and comfortable. And that is, in essence, Scandinavian. Rooms that are livable, and realistic, with lots of natural light, and lots of white-meets-bright.
Just a little inspiration from around the web!
Friday, April 18, 2014
Time for a fika. Coffee and a pastry (or two) as an afternoon pick-me-up.
This is an essential part of a Swede's day. To take a break, re-collect, and meet with friends for conversation.
You can do fika in your home as well--it is just as normal as going out to a cafe or something--the where is less important than the what.
It traditionally would be coffee served, but these days it doesn't have to be. In recent years the concept has morphed and changed somewhat, as many traditions do, to include everything from tea, to small sandwiches, to whatever else you might want--as long as you are taking a break.
Purists would disagree, and still claim it's coffee that should be consumed at this coffee hour.
But regardless of what you're drinking, the point of fika is taking time out of your day to replenish, revive, and (in most cases) recaffeinate. Swedes believe that not only is this not slacking off or wasting time, but is actually helpful in recharging you for the remainder of your day.
I wholeheartedly agree.
Blue Teacup Set (discontinued)
Colbalt Cookie Plate (unknown)
Thursday, April 17, 2014
It's been a loooong time since I've posted! We've been busy around here--between working on a number of projects and our new baby (well, he's not that 'new', he just turned one), this past year has gone by, fast.
We have some fun things happening at SCI, with some new products, new collaborations, and lots of making, testing, packaging and shipping.
Check back soon, as I'll be posting updates along the way!