Scandinavian Gift Shop
Christmas is one of my favorite times. I love the Swedish bright red candles and red heart dishes and accents. We used to have a rotary candle holder. The heat from the tealight gently spun the hanging stars, angels, or other objects and made a tiny tinkly sound - soft, like Christmas. A candle in every window, or a candelabra of electric lights welcomes visitors.
Mississippi winter nights are not nearly as long as Sweden's. "Glimmis Reflectors" are worn by Scandinavian pedestrians, hooked to leashes, backpacks and jacket zippers, The 3M technology improves the wearer's visibility. We need them here.
Oh, the food . . Marzipan, Lingonberries, Cloudberries, Gingerbread cookies notched to fit on a cup, and Gingerbread houses. Gingery Pepparkakor cookies, Almond cake, and a cookie that looks like a cell phone with buttons to decorate for apps. What next?
I found lutefisk tasteless and the Glogg drink I only sniff, but I make an old-time recipe of Gingerbread with fresh ginger that's to die for. Grandma Mae and I liked it. I love that nobody else does. It's moist and flavorful and now all mine, with or without real whipped cream.
The catalog features reindeer antlers topped with a bottle opener, candle snuffer or bottle topper. Intricately patterned Merino wool socks, mittens and hats. The Dala horse is featured in wood, dishes, on greeting cards, towels and napkins and more. Icelandic made sterling silver Viking Runic Jewelry represents love and strength. And so many more interesting items and books for kids are shown. It's my kind of place to shop.
My bucket list has just expanded to include time in Sweden at Christmas. Maybe I'll combine it with a trip to Norway when the Northern Lights are dancing and see the Lego place in Denmark. Have toothbrush will travel.
Scandinavian Gift Shop is located in Alexandria, Minnesota where we used to go fishing. Give it a look-see. Oof da!
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Labels: 3M Glimmis Reflectors, Alexandria MN, Christmas, Dahl, Denmark, Gingerbread, Iceland, Legos, Merino wool, MS, Northern Lights, Norway, Reindeer, Scandinavian Gift Shop, Sweden, travel, Viking Runic Jewelry, WInter