Meet Verner And His Gang

Yesterday was just a normal pre-christmas shop day. We were all feeling it – a bit frazzled, a bit high as kites, a lot in need of a good sleep and a mulled wine or two. Then the delivery man came…

Unpacking the huge box, we found a note from a gnome called Verner. He politely asked us to take him and his friends out of the box, brush their beards with the brush provided and straighten their hats for them as it had been a long and dark journey from Sweden. As the gnomes and tomte emerged from the box and we quietly and carefully spruced them up, a weird calm fell over us. It seems nothing is quite as relaxing as combing the wooly beard of a tomte!

Asas Tomtebod was founded in 1993. All products are beautifully handmade with materials from nature and by the process ‘Tova’ which uses the curly hair from the Gotland sheep, unique to Sweden and mixes this with warm soapy water to make the felt used for the Tomte hats and noses. With beards made from sheep’s wool, each of the tomte and gnomes are unique in colour and texture and are wonderfully tactile.

Tomte are the spirit and protectors of the home, every Christmas Eve a bowl of porridge with butter on top should be placed outside to show your appreciation (don’t forget to do this, they can be a little mischievous – don’t say I didn’t warn you…)

Ruth xx

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Christmas is coming…

Oh it is time! Yes normally we wait until after Halloween but we do need to be closed for a day so tomorrow it is.

Spektakulär will be CLOSED tomorrow Sunday 30th October (only one day), but fear not Lilla is open as usual and we can hopefully grab a design or two if you are desperate (if we can find it among all the Christmas boxes, ladders, staff and mulled wine of course).

Now this is very exciting because this year I have ordered in quite a few new designs to both shops. We are delighted to introduce Christmas decorations from Stelton and Rosendahl , among other beautiful decorations. I am delighted! Not everything has arrived yet, but maybe that is a good thing because it will be nice to keep changing all the way until Christmas. However our main attraction has arrived and it is our gorgeous lighting. Stars and Advent Candle Bridges are in. So ones more the shop will shine and make everyone smile, just the way we love it! Ohhh I can not wait until Sunday night when we close up and leave the shop all happy (yet exhausted).

However the shop is looking pretty amazing at the moment, so pop in today for a brows before it will turn all Christmassy :)

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Charlotte x