Last minute Scandinavian Christmas Gift Round-up!

With Christmas fast approaching I thought it would be good to share some last minute gift ideas. We still have a few pressies left on our list that we'll have to get sorted this weekend. So here are our Christmas gift round-up! With children in the house there's always more Christmas shopping to do. You will give them something nice, they would like to give each other something but don't know...

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Giveaway; The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen

The prince is looking for a true princess to be his wife, but all the girls he meets are too rude, too vain or too greedy. One stormy night a young lady knocks on the palace door claiming to be a princess, so the queen decides to put her to the test. Will she feel the pea underneath the huge pile of mattresses? We are giving away this beautifully illustrated classic fairytale, The Princess and...

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Carl Larsson -a Swedish painter, interior designer and family man

Carl Larsson (May 28, 1853 – January 22, 1919) was a Swedish painter and interior designer, representative of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His many paintings include oils, watercolors, and frescoes. Despite a difficult and poor childhood in Stockholm his artstic talent got him through art studies and led him to France where he also met his wife. He became indeed very much a family man,...

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Elsa Beskow Calendar 2013 A year with magical and special moments

Elsa Beskow books were inspired by her own childhood experiences, as well as those of her six children. Central themes illustrated are an active, curios and independent childhood with lots of imaginative play. Visualising fond memories we all can relate to. The Elsa Beskow Calendar 2013, in a beautiful high quality finish, includes some of Beskows finest work, from Around the Year, The Sun Egg,...

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Review of The Children of Hat Cottage by Elsa Beskow

When their mother rows to the mainland for the day, the children of Hat Cottage promise to be good. They try to be helpful by sweeping the chimney, then washing their clothes in the lake, but their good intentions soon turn to mayhem. © Little Scandinavian Find out what happens when the mother need to leave three young siblings alone at home, as she needs to row to the mainland to do some...

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A Scandinavian Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Perfect Midsummer Night for us, a Midsummer Night's Dream is after a day with enjoying the outdoors, picking flowers and berries, go for a night swim in the nearby lake, before we truly enjoy the Scandinavian Midsummer night. @ Little Scandinavian Little B Summer in Norway 2009 And then the dream can come true, the Flower's Festival can begin... @ Floris Books Elsa Beskow

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