Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Saturday Sweets

Today it's time for Valborg celebration here in Sweden, an ancient tradition where you light a big fire to celebrate spring by burning the old and giving room for the new. I will be spending the afternoon at the US ambassador's place mingling with the attenders of this years Design Leadership Summit, but later on I will take my kids to a bonfire, listen to some choir singers and eat a hot dog. Yes, that's the traditional Valborg food for us, since that is usually all they sell by the fire besides popcorn, and the fire is lit just around dinner time, so hot dogs it is!
Do you celebrate Valborg or something similar where you live?

So while I'm out and about, enjoy this little bag of mixed eye candy!



  • Alice Risholt says:

    Hej! Jag måste bara säga TACK så otroligt mycket för all inspiration du ger med den här bloggen! Hamnade här av en slump och har suttit och kollat igenom arkivet, en riktig inspirationsbank! Sedan tänkte jag höra om du vet vad stolarna som står längst långsidan av bordet på tredje bilden kallas. Tycker de är så grymt snygga!

    2011-04-30 | 09:37:12
    URL: http://alicerisholt.blogg.se/
  • kakan says:

    Ja det är mysigt med valborg. Tack för fina bilder och inspirerande inlägg!

    2011-04-30 | 09:43:57
    URL: http://kakform.se
  • fjärilflicka says:

    I Tyskland vi fira Valborgsmässoafton med roliga trollpackor, stor lägereld och "stavbröd" (http://www.burgludwigstein.de/fileadmin/LudMedia/0200_UnsereAnbebote/Stockbrot.jpg). Barn älska det! Och jag älska dina blog :)

    2011-04-30 | 10:16:48
    URL: http://facebook.com/unfabulous.fab
  • vosgesparis says:

    Sounds like a perfect day with a perfect end I love this kind of traditions.. Amsterdam is one enormous orange flee market today as it is Queensday ;)

    2011-04-30 | 11:19:32
    URL: http://vosgesparis.blogspot.com
  • Malin says:

    Ha en riktigt bra och skön valborg!

    Kram Malin

    2011-04-30 | 17:01:25
    URL: http://www.designofluna.blogspot.com
  • Dee says:

    The bonfire and hotdog combination sounds perfect. Our local town is big into May Day. The place is full of Morris Dancers this weekend and, on Monday, there will be a huge procession through the streets to welcome in the Summer. Will post pics soon. Enjoy your evening.

    2011-04-30 | 17:48:49
    URL: http://shirleyjoy.blogspot.com/
  • Lotta says:

    Can't wait for the Stockholm city guide and your favourite spots! On Valborg here in Rome there is a traditional First May concert, but I'm going BBQ-partying instead.

    Glada vappen! as we use to say in Finnish-Swedish :)

    2011-04-30 | 18:12:14
    URL: http://couchliving.blogspot.com/
  • Ingvild says:

    We dont have Valborg in Norway:( sounds like a nice celebration!

    Loved the first picture!:)

    2011-04-30 | 20:03:12
    URL: http://onsdags.blogspot.com
  • laura says:

    Twigs and paper leaves, such a clever DIY idea.

    2011-04-30 | 20:50:58
    URL: http://style-for-style.blogspot.com
  • tinajo says:

    I hope you had a great evening! :-)

    2011-04-30 | 22:41:07
    URL: http://www.tinajoathome.blogspot.com/
  • Tine says:

    Love them all, especially the second picture!

    2011-04-30 | 23:02:48
    URL: http://inattendu.tumblr.com
  • katrin says:

    i'm from latvia and we have similar celabration though we drink louds of beer and eat grilled things + special cheese. oh, and jumping over fire, fun.

    2011-04-30 | 23:41:13
  • Maria says:


    2011-05-02 | 10:23:09
    URL: http://riazzoli.blogspot.com/
  • Darcy Davidson says:

    The grey dining room with the mix of colorful chairs is one of my favorite ideas! The mix of baroque and modern pieces creates a beautiful and eclectic look.

    2011-05-02 | 17:55:37
    URL: http://www.missionstonetile.com/blog/
  • Katrine K says:


    2011-05-03 | 10:03:27
    URL: http://magifabrik.blogspot.com

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