Off To Stockholm & Sending You Warm Thoughts

(Pretty, vintage LV luggage as a nightstand).

The bags are close to packed. My daughter Frida (10) and I are off to Sweden to spend quality time with family and close friends (leaving Tuesday). I can’t wait to be back to Stockholm and to watch Frida take it all in! (She has not been back in 3 years). I will be stepping away from my computer for ten days and doing nothing but living in the moment. I promise to bring back a couple of treats and lots of design inspiration for all of you.

Though I won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving in Sweden I will be thinking of each and everyone of you and will be sending you warm thoughts and lots of good energy.

I might be gone but the store will still be open. Ewa and team will be plowing through these busy times so don’t worry about making them work harder! (Smiles!)

We are adding Holiday items all the time.

We have stocked up on Nordic style fabric ornaments.

Brand new are these fabulous, naturally shed reindeer antlers bottle openers from Finland. Functional and decorative. The perfect hostess gift and stocking stuffer.

Upon request, the happy cotton pig and the cuddly reindeer are back in stock! (Kids and adults love these Danish Toys).

The beautiful linen napkins (100% organic Belgian linen) are finally coming in (next week).

I am bringing back more beautiful “Gotland” pelts from Sweden. If you want one, you might want to have one reserved. They go quickly.

The preserved boxwood wreaths are literally flying off the shelves. They are so easy and fun to decorate with.

And lots and lots more. Take a stroll down the Avenue if you have a moment! Visit our store here.

Ok, that’s it. I will miss you all. Please, save some fun stories for me when I get back!

Warm hugs to you all.

Image no. 1 via The Inspired Room.
Written by Splendid Willow in: Store News |


  • Delishhh says:

    Have fun! Spend some quality time with family! Show Frida around! Go to the grocery store and eat all the good stuff!! I am so jealous!

  • Oh, sweetie! I’m so happy for you!!! I know how hard it is to be far away from our homeland and our family. I don’t go back to Brazil for 4 years and it’s being hard for me.

    I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing time, my friend!

    My little daughter sleeps every single night with the moose you sent to her. She loves it and it’s sooo soft and cozy. I wish I could borrow it from her!!! LOL

    A huge hug to you!


    Luciane at

    PS: I thought about you preparing my post for today. :-)

  • Joe Clarke says:

    Lots of good energy back to you! Safe travels Dear Mon!


  • Mon I hope you and Frida have a wonderful time! Take lots of pictures as I can’t wait to see more of Sweden!


  • Safe travels and have a wonderful time ‘unplugged’ and inspired! xx

  • leslie says:

    Have a wonderful trip! Looks like some amazing holiday goodies at your store!!


  • CJ Dellatore says:

    What a great post. I’m off to IKEA to buy shearlings to hang over my dining room chairs in advance of Thanksgiving dinner! Enjoy your trip!

  • Franki Parde says:

    You CAN spend quality time with family AND shop!!! Safe journey! franki

  • Charlotta says:

    Hej raring!

    Underbart att ha resan framör er med så mycket att se fram emot!
    Kvalitets tid bara ni tjejer! Och vad glad mamma ska bli!!

    Roligt att höra att Gotlands skinnen säljer – de är otroligt vackra!
    Jag hittade en liten får farmare när vi var nere i Skåne i sommras och handlade underbara skinn. Hon hade bland annat vita lockiga skinn som var gudomliga!
    Det senast här i Sweden är också getskinn! Känns nytt och spännande! Vet inte om de hårar (så som renskinn gör) men kanske något för dig att undersöka då det inte nått mass marknaden ännu. De är säkert mycket billigare också!

    Sötis jag vet inte om vi kan komma upp till Stockholm den här gången. Beror på hur länge ni stannar? Har inte hört från dig om några datum – förodar att du har fullt upp. När och om du får en röd sekund över kan du väl hiva iväg ett snabbt mail eller sms så jag vet.

    Massor av kramar och God speed!

    xx sis

  • Kicki Ek says:

    Dearest Monika!
    I hope you you and Frida will have a lovely time in Stockholm.
    Let’s talk when you get home!
    Lots of hugs

    your friend Kicki

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Hi girlie,

    You should be with us in Stockholm! Har saaaa kul! Gick foerbi din brors butik idag paa Hornsgatan daer jag bor!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! Let’s chat when I get back. Miss you.


  • Loi Thai says:

    Hey Mon – Have a fabulous time in Stockholm. I’m so jealous. It’s one of my favorite cities, and I’ve not visited in a while.

  • Have a wonderful and safe trip!

  • take me with you in your heart, mon. i know you will have a memorably fabulous time with your daughter and family there.

    the new items in the shop look incredible, and i will once again direct my relatives who request ideas to SWA.

    love to you.


  • Sylvia Rieck says:

    Have a wonderful, special mother/daugther time in your wonderful Sweden! You both are so lucky:) Safe travels!!!

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Thank you Ms. Sylvia! Walking the streets of Stockholm and not a pumpkins pie in sight.. (:

    Hugs to you,


  • Have a wonderful trip!! xoox

  • p.s.
    notice the pretty ring on my middle finger in the last image of my post today!


  • Have a fabulous time and happy early Thanksgiving..will miss you in blogland. Safe travels, cannot wait to hear all about your fun to be taking your daughter and what a fun age.
    Enjoy Mon “living in the moment”…thats the best!
    Love all the new goodies, the Bon Appetit towel is so charming.

    Bon voyage!

  • designchic says:

    I hope you’re having a wonderful trip and so happy you can spend special time with your daughter…such a fun age. Adore the pig!!

  • Hope you are having a fabulous time in Stockholm…you deserve it…Happy Holidays. Mona

  • Loi Thai says:

    Sounds like you are having a fabulous time in Stockholm, Mon! Take lots of photos to share with us :)

  • LiveLikeYou says:

    Monika! Ar du hemma? Jag kom hem igar. kan vi talas vid idag. Din affar ser sa bra ut!! Den vaxer och vaxer! I forget Christmas is coming up until I come over here, and get that nice Scandinavian dose of it!

  • Hope you had a fantastic trip! Can’t wait to see pics!

    E + J

  • leslie says:

    Hi! Such a fun post at Barbara’s! ..reminded me to order the wreaths! Can’t wait to see them. They are perfect for the windows in my dinning room.


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