Monday, 27 July 2015

A Taste of Sweden. Trosa - Windows









 Sweden is not having a good summer this year!  For us, living for three weeks there on a small boat when the sun plays hide and seek, the rain comes down in torrents and it is frequently cold and windy, is far from ideal.  

However, I have amused myself during the gaps between storms, wandering around a pretty town in the Archipelago, taking photos of pretty Swedish windows.  The Swedes certainly know how to dress a window beautifully!

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  1. You'll have to do a poster mosaic of Swedish windows! Congratulations - I read in the former post that you got married in June. Stay dry.

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    1. Thank you Barb. I have lots of Swedish windows - lots of inspiration! Warm and dry now in my lovely house and thoroughly enjoying it!

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  2. Sorry about your summer weather. We have also benn hit with too much rain, but Mother Nature will always have her way. Yes, those windows are lovely.

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    1. It seems to be a weird summer in lots of countries. We missed the sunshine in the UK and hoping it will return. Sweden is rather special.

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  3. It must be interesting to view the houses from the water. The architecture around the windows is interesting. Folk seem quite happy to keep blinds open and dress the windows up for the outside world to see. Sorry to hear the weather is not so good at the moment.

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    1. We were actually on foot Linda - holed up in Trosa while the weather was foul. But I enjoyed my visit and loved the gorgeous houses there.

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  4. Marianne, even if the Swedish summer is a bit shy (as I know from other native Swedish blogger) I am so glad that you have the opportunity to spend three weeks there... on a boat. Your photographs of the windows are just the sort of sights that I would wish to capture. If I were ever lucky enough to actually see this beautiful country with my very own eyes.

    Thank you so much for sharing the windows with us. Isn't Scadanavian design inspiring? xo

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    1. Boats and rain do not go together terribly well Frances, but still it was an adventure. More to come I hope. I love Swedish style and get lots of inspiration there - so simple yet so effective!

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  5. Those houses are delightful! Do you sail or motor to the Baltic Sea or do you fly there and then rent a boat? If the former, how long does it take to get there. I've been thinking that I do want to get to the Scandinavian countries some day.

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    1. My husband sailed/motored our small yacht to the Baltic three summers ago, the reason being to spend more time with his grand daughter who is based in Ystad. We fell in love with Denmark and Sweden and keep the boat there over winter, rescuing it from storage in the summer, and spend our time cruising, so we fly out now. Winds are fluky in the Baltic and motoring is more popular for that reason. We get the sails up when we can as that is what he loves to do.

      Hard to say how long it took to get there as we move the boat every summer depending on the weather of course. Boats are frustrating as the weather is always doing the wrong thing! I suppose it took one summer to get to South Sweden (maybe 8 weeks), then another to move the boat up to the Stockholm area where it is now. We keep it in the Archipelago now as
      we do love it out there, although the weather was disastrous this summer.

      I do hope you get to Scandanavia one day - it is special and much overlooked. When the sun shines it sparkles!

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  6. Thanks for the explanation. What a wonderful way to make the most of a boat! Even with our limited, if daily, use of our commuter boat, I know how weather-dependent they are, though. Really makes you attentive to your surroundings...we will be concentrating on Rome for a few years, and our default France, but one day for sure, Scandinavia...

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    1. Italy is the next place we would like to get to know better, so any information much appreciated!

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  7. Charming windows, and so Scandi. Many people copy that style but it's surprisingly hard to make it effortlessly elegant as well as quirky and charming like this.

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  8. Charming windows, and so Scandi. Many people copy that style but it's surprisingly hard to make it effortlessly elegant as well as quirky and charming like this.

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  9. Charming windows, and so Scandi. Many people copy that style but it's surprisingly hard to make it effortlessly elegant as well as quirky and charming like this.

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    1. So true Jenny. It does look effortless and I really wish I could reproduce it at home.

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  10. gosh, I am so in love with those windows.

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  11. Me too! Now how to recreate them at home...

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  12. Me too! Now how to recreate them at home...

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