Svenska Folkdräkter~ Swedish National Costumes

Nanny had something like this in the basement of her old house :-) Svenska Folkdräkter~ Swedish National Costumes

Midsummer table.  Una tavola estiva, pranzo all'aperto

Scandinavian+Tradition:+Midsummer+Fest - pick a bouquet w 7 Duffy types of flowers and place under your pillow to dream of your future spouse!

New potato salad with radishes, spinach, and pea shoots.  Looks tasty.  Swedish recipe.

New potatoes and strawberries are traditional Swedish Midsommar foods. (OP: "New potato salad with radishes, spinach, and pea shoots.

New potato salad with radishes, spinach, and pea shoots.  Looks tasty.  Swedish recipe.

New potatoes and strawberries are traditional Swedish Midsommar foods. (OP: "New potato salad with radishes, spinach, and pea shoots.

Swedish midsummer buffet-if I understand this correctly, pickled herring, new potatoes, sour cream, dill, strawberries?

For lagniappe. Swedish midsummer buffet: pickled herring, new potatoes, sour cream, dill, strawberries

midsommar decorating

Love the idea of borrowing from Scandinavia's midsummer celebrations for our summer Christmas.

Potato salad gets a Swedish spin with a mustard-dill sauce.

Our New Love for New Potatoes

Potato salad gets a Swedish spin with a mustard-dill sauce. Another "Midsummer" celebration treat!

Little girl wearing a traditional Swedish costume (folkdräkt) during Midsommar

folkthings: Little girl wearing a traditional Swedish costume (folkdräkt) during Midsommar —I have a doll from my Grandma dressed like this

A Midsummer party would not be complete without music and dancing! Young and old alike join in, dancing and singing around the traditional maypole with great enthusiasm.

How to Celebrate the Summer Like a Swede

Celebrate With Kids Around The World: Midsommar in Sweden (Floral Wreath Craft)

A Midsummer Day’s Dream in Sweden - NYTimes.com

A Midsummer Day’s Dream in Sweden

After years away, rejoining a traditional Swedish celebration that includes a maypole, singing and dancing, dill-filled dishes and plenty of aquavit.

Kanelbullar ~ via this blog, "Zucker, Zimt und Liebe". (Kanelbullar are Swedish Cinnamon Rolls/Buns.)

Kanelbullar Trifle mit Aprikosen, Brombeeren und Blaubeeren – mein Traum vom Zimtschneckendessert

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