FIKA FRIDAY

We are absolutely delighted to invite you to our FIKA FRIDAY! By now you should know that FIKA is the Swedish word for Coffee and Cake :)

Once a month starting this Friday 1st March we will invite you to a FIKA FRIDAY. This is a FREE event, it is a fantastic opportunity to catch up with friends or family while browsing the shops. Enjoy a coffee and a homemade Swedish treat on us. Check out the new designs in the shops and let us help you find wonderful treats for yourself or gifts for your loved ones.
We are thrilled to welcome you in for a chat and FIKA. Bring a friend and please do spread the word. The more the merrier as they say!

I am a keen baker, always baked but lately I cut it down a lot as I am also the one who eats it all (well I might share some with the family) and apparently it is not good for me to eat a whole cake (who knew)!

So I am sooooo happy I can bake and share it with you. Don’t take me wrong, I will try my bakes first to make sure it is tasty. My bakes will be traditional and modern Swedish treats. Basically because that is what I know. And that is what I am teaching my girls as well. I might adventure to try something new and if you think I really should know how to bake a Victoria Sponge well feel free to share your best recipes. One tricky thing with these recipes are that I only bake in DL. However 10 dl is 1 Litre and 1 dl is roughly 100 ml. I never weigh unless it is butter, but it says on the package and I am never spot on…crazy I know!!! I will share my recipes with you here on the blog, I just need to translate them first but they are pretty straight forward I would say :)

Looking forward seeing you tomorrow for our first ever FIKA FRIDAY!

Charlotte xx




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Swedish National Day 6th June

Gosh I have not blogged for a while! Sorry!

Well time to remind you all that this Saturday 6th June is the Swedish National Day. So on Saturday there will be a few offers on some very Swedish designs in the shop (YAY). If you like to know more about why and how to celebrate the Swedish National day, well why not visit Sweden.se for more info.

Myself, well I am heading to Hemma for a traditional Fika. Then I am looking forward to a visit to the Canongate Kirk for a Swedish Summer service and then for all the grown-ups there will be a Swedish National Day party at Hemma and yes Richard and I will both join since grandparents are in town to entertain their granddaughters. This is very rare for us, to be out for an evening and very rare that we both can enjoy a glass of something since normally at least one of us is driving. Bring on Saturday!!!

Have a great week!

Charlotte x

21st Oct 2014 Shop images

 

Hello all!

Lets take a spin around the shop this windy day! Ruth took a few images yesterday so here is some inspiration!

Enjoy!

Tea mugs and tea infusers by Danish Zone, happy and functional
Tea mugs and tea infusers by Danish Zone, happy and functional

Just love the happy colours on the Tea mugs (or as Ruth said, perfect little soup cup).
Just love the happy colours on the Tea mugs (or as Ruth said, perfect little soup cup).

Small baskets by Danish Zone, good for everything, make up, bread, keys anything at all really!
Small baskets by Danish Zone, good for everything, make up, bread, keys anything at all really!

FIKA, my favourite time of the day.
FIKA, my favourite time of the day.

In grey, turquoise and red, large mugs perfect for that big cup of coffee!
In grey, turquoise and red, large mugs perfect for that big cup of coffee!

Yay house tealight holders are back in, two sizes in white or zink.
Yay house tealight holders are back in, two sizes in white or zink.

Love these, so atmospheric!  Black on the outside and gold on the inside, give a warm light!
Love these, so atmospheric!
Black on the outside and gold on the inside, give a warm light!

These beautiful tealight holders by Danish Zone is a perfect little gift or treat
These beautiful tealight holders by Danish Zone is a perfect little gift or treat

These stylish tealight holders by Danish KJ Collection is making beautiful shadows when lit up.
These stylish tealight holders by Danish KJ Collection is making beautiful shadows when lit up.

Beautiful LOVI here with a heart warming tealight holder by Danish KJ Collection
Beautiful LOVI here with a heart warming tealight holder by Danish KJ Collection

It is back in the shop, the Pasta server/grater by Swedish Sagaform. Super popular gift for the pasta lover!
It is back in the shop, the Pasta server/grater by Swedish Sagaform. Super popular gift for the pasta lover!

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These Picknick Hors d'oeuvres by Swedish Almedahl are stylish to serve nibbles on.
These Picknick Hors d’oeuvres by Swedish Almedahl are stylish to serve nibbles on.

Almdahls Herb Garden is a pretty gift for the kitchen! Love it!
Almdahls Herb Garden is a pretty gift for the kitchen! Love it!

The Red Fox is my favourite pattern, childhood memories and a Christmas song spring to my mind.
The Red Fox is my favourite pattern, childhood memories and a Christmas song spring to my mind.

Beautiful Retro Design from Swedish Almedahl
Beautiful Retro Design from Swedish Almedahl

I am trying to puzzle where every product and design will go this Christmas (including twelve new candle frames) and I kind of wish I had a bigger shop! One day, one day ;)

Have a great day

Charlotte