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Swedish Midsummer

This Friday marks a big Swedish holiday - Midsummer (or Midsommar as it is called in Swedish). It's the celebration of the summer solstice, originally a pagan tradition which has been a very important day in the Scandinavian calendar for thousands of years.

Modern Swedish celebrations includes eating outside (even if it is cold and rainy!), drinking snaps and singing snaps-songs and of course dancing around the flower clad may pole while wearing a flower crown.

The flower crown should be made using wild flowers and often birch tree leaves, traditionally if you are unmarried you should pick seven kinds of wild flowers, lay them under your pillow on midsummers night and you will dream about your one true love.

Apart from the snaps there are a few things you need to include to make your Swedish midsummer feast complete! These are foods such as herring, egg halves, new potatoes with dill, gravalax, fish roe, sour cream and chives and of course for dessert - strawberries and cream sponge or meringue cake.

Here are some inspiration to get your ideas flowing. Take a look at our Midsummer Pinterest board for more ideas

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Easter Inspiration

With Easter upon us we wanted to share some great ways of bringing the season into your home! Easter decoration, or 'pynt' as we call it in Sweden, can easily look tacky so sticking to muted or earthy tones is a great trick!

One stylist who is really good at getting the Easter decorations right is Danielle Witte. Several of the below images are styled by her - take a look at her blog here for more inspiration.

Scroll down and feel the inspiration flow!

Images sources can be found here and via Danielle Witte's blog

Weekly Lust List

Here are some of the things we've been lusting over at Pinterest this week.

All images via Pinterest. Images sources here

New Year's eve

Take a look at our latest Evening Standard column for some New Years Eve inspiration!

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Scandinavian Easter

In Scandinavia decorating your home for Easter is a big deal. Most people will create a 'Påsk ris' which consists of colourful feathers and mini decorative eggs tied to branches, often Pussy willow. It's very easy to create your own, take a look at these lovely Easter decor ideas and let yourself be inspired!

Sources: My White Obsession, Elisabeth Heier, Bloomingville, Styleroom.fi, Indecora, Enter My Attic, Bara ett hem, Frida Fahrman

Weekly Lust List

Happy Friday everyone! Here's a bit of what we've been pinning this week. Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest

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Today's Detail

How cool are these vintage velvet arm chairs?! If anyone knows where they are from please shout

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