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.