The Fjords, Norway

An entry from Emilialua

Old wood vikings ship on blue. The Fjords, Norway--The Strattons were Vikings.

Sami girl in a traditional hat and peske at the Jokkmokk Winter Market. Sweden

Portrait of pretty Sami girl in a traditional hat and peske at the Jokkmokk Winter Market. Sweden: Sami, Jokkmokk Market: Arctic Antarctic photographs, pictures images from Bryan Cherry Alexander Photography.

Swedish almond brownies

Even the "brown-ies" are blond in Sweden!-) Swedish Brownies aka Almond Bars ~ the amazing flavor of almond extract is prominent in these brownies!

Carl Larsson house

Carl Larsson House, Sundborn, Sweden, artist who drew lovely scenes of domestic life in his book At Home.

julbockar

The Scandinavian Julboch (straw Yule goat) originated in Norse mythology. Thor rode through the heavens in a chariot pulled by two goats. During the century a Julbock would arrive with gifts for children at Yule festivities.

VIBEKE DESIGN

Ginger bread houses by Vibeke Design. We make ginger bread houses. Ours are loaded with candy--but I like these with just frosting because they look so much more traditional and arty.

Milk

Traditional Swedish kitchenware, as made famous all over the world by Tetra Pak.

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