Summer bliss.

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These days are so wonderful, just thinking of everything that layes ahead.

IMG_9694 Like sweet breezes from the ocean. Stone beaches and chalked roads. Finding new places to love.

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Long walks on the beach, finding treasures and thinking of absolutely nothing.

 

At Erik-Anders.

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As you might have read in another post here on the blog, I had the opportunity to visit Erik-Anders, an old farmhouse in Asta, Hälsingland this summer.

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The interior is from 1850 – 1940, you kind of travel through time when walking from one room to another. The houses are famous for their painted wall decorations from the 1800-th century (very typical for Hälsningland) but the later interior is what most cought my eye.

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In almost every room you could find a ‘gräskrona’, an ornament made of grass to hang in the roof, just for decoration. I’ve been planning to make one of those for years, I just have to remember it in time next summer (around midsummer is apparently the best time to harvest the grass…) Anyway, I really recommend a visit to Erik-Anders if you want to see a beautiful part of the cultural heritage in Sweden, or just to enjoy a good fika in a beautiful garden.

A postcard from Sofia.

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This summer is treating us well, that’s for sure. Sweet summer days and nights, this is what life is all about! Time to do nothing and time to see new places.

This week I had the opportunity to finally visit Hälsingland, a region a bit north up through the country (a least from where we live, to tell you the truth it isn’t even in the middle of the country! Sweden is quite long!) We saw great rivers and lakes, and endless woods, travelling with the car windows open wide in the heat. The reason for our visit was to see Wij Trädgårdar (the garden of Wij), a great place to see if you are a gardenlover like me! Roses and vegetables everywhere!

We also took the opportunity to visit a Hälsingegård, an old decorated farmhouse that is a bit special for the area. Actually, the Farmhouses of Hälsingland is on the Worlds Heritage List, and the house we visited,Erik-Anders was just magic (and the fika as well). I will try to show you more pictures of the house later on, the interior was something special!

Explosions.

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Just can’t stop being totally amazed by everything coming to live so quickly now. The scenery outside is a never ending inspiration source, that’s for sure. And I have to admit, even though we have the best work ever, the summer vacation can’t come to soon now.