*My “Wild Strawberry Fields” and Regional Symbols – *New products

[gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="title"] New Oh So Swedish Products - *Limited Editions of Wooden Key Cabinets with Swedish Regional Symbols i.e plants & trees, boats etc from different counties of Sweden. First out is "Keys of Blekinge" - A Wooden Key Cabinet with an painted image with symbols of County of Blekinge, the Oak and the Boat, *Blekinge...

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A Jolly Good Oh So Swedish Afternoon – Open House August the 25th

[gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="title"]   A busy and festive spirit in the Oh So Swedish Studio Open House on Saturday afternoon. The "Swedish Cottage" was dressed for party with blue & yellow balloons, bunting together with refreshments and a "Smörgåsbord" of meatballs, cheese etc. A Big Thank You to all of you who came to the Oh So Swedish Open House, despite...

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De svenska Utvandrarna (The Swedish Emigrants) – A last glance back home before America

On the beautiful rose-clad hill at Näsviken, near the inlet port of Karlshamn - county of Blekinge, Sweden, stands a high statue of a couple ("The Emigration Monument"-  Axel Ohlsson 1959), ready for travel by ship to a new life in North America. The man stands steady and confident, facing the sea and ready to go but his wife turns her head, a last...

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Trottoarpratare (* Side walk speaker) – Funny Swedish Words

Trottoarpratare/Gatupratare (* Pavement speaker/Street  speaker)- An A-Board on the side walk to direct passers-by to pop into the shop. Also called "The Ambassador of the shop". Hopefully the Oh So Swedish's *Trottoarpratare on The Brighton Riviera will attract visitors into the Seafront studio. Sven-Arne , The Swedish Moose on the A-board (WeezaGraphics) will be a great Ambassador for...

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Swedish Summer & Rain-Laden Clouds – Time to read a Nordic “Deckare” *

If the much-longed- for Summer & Sunny Skies are shattered by rain-laden clouds, why not read a thrilling "Nordic Deckare, * Nordic Detective Books written by female writers or with female heroines.                     My favourite writers are Inger Frimansson  (photo above) and Karin Alvtegen  (Photo: Casia Bromberg) with  books such as  Skuld (* Guilt), Skam (*Shame) and Svek ( * Betrayal). Listen...

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Elsker Ost – Thank you Norway for the *The Cheese Slicer!

  A Cheese Slicer -  A must on every Swedish Breakfast table. Not a Swedish invention but invented 1925 by a Norwegian, Thor Bjørklund. "Osthyvelsprincipen" (*The cheese shaving principle") is a Swedish expression used when  evenly cost cutting is necessary  in councils or in companies. Complete Scandinavian with Danish Sebastian's Song about Cheese "Ostesangen" >click on link/ top        ...

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All Childrens Flower – The Swedish May Flower since 1907

A May Flower in July - Swedish children have been selling May Flowers in different colours since 1907. The May Flower charity founded by Beda Hallberg - Gothenburgh, has been fighting Child Poverty more than a century, including organising summer camps for kids in Sweden at  the Island of Galtarö. I wish all Children a  lovely and fun Summer with this popular song:...

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