Glorious Sweden: Part I

When you are in Sweden, you can't help but notice the sky.

It feels bigger than in other places in Europe

and bluer too.

In Sweden, I visited an idyllic island

with red houses, green trees, crystalline sky, and fresh air from the sea.

I sampled Swedish specialties

midsummer strawberries

buttery sweet rolls and tea

made with your choice of cardamom or cinnamon

and traditional Swedish meatballs too (yes, they tasted much better than at Ikea :)

I strolled around Stockholm's Old Town

and admired the yellow ochre buildings

narrow lanes

historic doors

cobblestone streets

and even a German cathedral.

But best of all, I got to visit with Karin Eriksson

and see her gorgeous store manos in person,

where each corner

is even more beautiful than the next.

Thank you Karin!

Coming up - Glorious Sweden: Part II, including Karin's recommendations for the artsy district of Soedermalm in Stockholm, plus my trip to Gothenburg to visit Swedish artist Camilla Engman.