Sep
07
2010

Giveaway x 2 – With A Swedish Touch

Hello all! We have had an extra long weekend in the US for Labor Day. So our week officially starts today and I am kicking mine off with a giveaway!

I brought 2 things home with me in my suitcase from Sweden. I went for practical things chosen by me —  for you.

First one up is a good, solid, home for your many keys.

I found this handsome key cabinet, by Serholt,  in a store in Stockholm and immediately wanted it for my own home. Made in Sweden, this white wooden cabinet has just the right amount of numbers on its door to make you get a little of the current  “numeral trend” in your own home. But more importantly — you will hopefully be more organized! The cabinet measures 16  x 6 inches and holds 18 set of keys.  Hang it in your hallway, garage, laundry room or perhaps in the summer home.

August/early September is the traditional crayfish (or crawdad) season in Sweden. And the Swedes slurp like there is no tomorrow. The Swedes actually started eating crayfish a long time ago — in the 1200-hundreds as I learned on a recent visit to the Swedish Nordic Museum. But dill plant, which is a key ingredient in the boil, together with salt, sugar, ale and water, came into play much  later — in the 19th century.

Well, any crayfish or seafood party will need good-sized napkins. Little skimpy white paper ones, won’t do.

I handpicked six large kitchen towels in Stockholm for a lucky winner. Use them as napkins as I do. Or use them as towels in your kitchen. These are by the Swedish company Gripsholm.

The towels measure 27 x 20 inches,  are made of 100% cotton and feature some handsome but subtle red crayfish as part of the woven jaquard.

I hope you like what I picked out. And I hope that you are interested in bringing a little bit of Sweden into your home.

The giveaway is open to all my readers. If you are in Iceland or Tibet makes no difference. I will ship to you.

This is how you enter the giveaway:

1) Leave a comment on this post on which you would prefer to win. A Swedish key cabinet or a set of 6 Swedish crayfish napkins/towels.

2) Make sure that your e-mail is included and blog address if you are a blogger.

3) For a tweet = enter 1 additional comment

4) For a blog mention = enter 2 additional comments

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The giveaway is open until Tuesday September 14 at midnight PST. The lucky winners will be contacted by mail.

Good luck to you all!

Flickr: image no. 1 via we heart it. Photos of key cabinet and towels in home setting via Splendid Willow.
Written by Splendid Willow in: Giveaways |

65 Comments

  • Lubaska says:

    I tweeted about your giveaway: http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/23924963785
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

  • Diana says:

    That is such a great giveaway…Both are fantastic but I am crazy about tea-towels I would choose them for sure…Love them so much!!!
    Kisses,sweetie
    Have a wonderful day and see you soon:)

    ps: I am also hosting a really cute GIVEAWAY, so please join in:)

  • Stacey says:

    What a great giveaway! I’d have to with the tea towels. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed! xx

  • oh how cool – love the lobster napkins. so glad you had a great time in sweden!

  • Cathy says:

    Just found your blog and will be back! Love the whimsy of the numbered key holder, and the key-shaped opening!

  • Good morning, found you from Karena….I would love to enter the giveaway; I could really use the napkins! I’m taking a tour around your site now; thank you for sponsoring such a lovely giveaway…

  • Angela says:

    Love your website ~ it is saved as a favorite! I love both items, but could use the key cabinet. Thanks for the offer.

  • Franki Parde says:

    Count me in…I had a crayfish in my swimsuit once!!! They are better on the table… franki

  • Wendy says:

    I came here via a comment you made on “Swedish Rag Rugs” post on Avolli.
    The site is a delight!
    As a weaver, I am quite enamoured with the Crayfish napkins; they look really beautiful!

  • Linda says:

    So happy to have found you while “coffee-surfing” this a.m. I picture myself with a crayfish napkin in my lap — and another for spotless wine glasses…~Linda

  • Additional entry (no. 2) for blog mention (on Space for Inspiration).

  • Additional entry (no. 3) for blog mention (on Space for Inspiration).

  • OOoo! So exciting! Oh, no, Monika? Both are so lovely! I cannot choose… but if I must, I would choose the fabulous key holder. It’s like nothing I have ever seen. Ever! You have such fabulous taste — thank you for the generous giveaway :)

    xoxo

  • Monika, my dear – you are too generous! These are both sweet offers and it’s so difficult to choose…however, the practical side of me is saying Swedish towels, Swedish towels. But, the design, creative side is saying – no, the key holder! Right now, the practical side is winning, so please enter me in the Swedish towel giveaway.

    Fingers crossed….wishing you a wonderful day!

  • Andrea says:

    I so love the beautiful towels! And your inspirational site! My father’s family was from Sweden and I treasure the few family heirlooms I have now in my home. Although my children’s father is of German, Swiss, and Irish ancestry, I hope to be able to leave a bit of a Swedish impression on them as they grow up.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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