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Preparing for 'Fredagsmys' at the Cabin!

Kindly sponsored by Skovby 

One of the things I love most about being up at our cottage are all the local farm shops. A short cycle ride along the road will take you past honesty stalls selling locally produced delicacies such as potatoes, corn of the cob, honey, eggs, strawberries and all other kinds of goodies. It makes grocery shopping a pleasure!

To top off my raid, I always head to Myltes Blomfältet (flower field) to see what's in bloom! 


The flower farm always has the pick of the in-season blooms. This time round it was resplendent with dahlia, cosmos and gladiolas! Well-worth the hay fever induced sneezes! 

Once you've picked the flowers, you measure the thickness of the stems that make up the bouquet and leave the corresponding amount (you can even wrap up your bouquet and add a label to make the perfect gift!) - my girls love coming with me! 

Do you have something like this near your home?  

How pretty are the dahlias on the table? They are possibly my favourite blooms - and one day I've promised myself I'll grow my own, despite the faff! Do you grow Dahlia? 

A word on the table, after all, it is beautiful! The Skovby #33 dining table is Danish made. This particular version is an anniversary edition (Skovby has been producing beautifully crafted furniture for  90 years!) with an oak white oil base and a green laminate top. It's an incredible table aesthetically, but there's also more than meets the eye. 

It's extendable! The leaves are hidden within the plinth and with a few smooth, moves (there's a turn table underneath the table top which causes the top to split into three and reveal hidden additional plates which pop-up and fold out!) you can extend the table from 123 cm - 149 cm - providing space for 6 to 9 people! In a small space, this is a dream!

Perfect for guests in the late summer sun! 

You might notice that the chairs are also new! This fine oak and wicker #827 dining table chair was recently unveiled by Skovby and are already iconic. True to danish design, it's impeccably handcrafted crafted and made from really high-quality wood.  The rounded back makes it very comfy too - so Per's happy! 

And with that friends, it's time for 'fredagsmys' (cosy friday!). 

Thank you so much for stopping by this week and for all your kind words about my new book! I forgot to mention that the English version will also be available through Waterstones and Amazon in most countries at the end of December ( available to pre-order now). 

Have a cosy weekend! 

Niki

PS The beautiful Skovby #33 dining table and #827 dining table chair are available in many different versions and Skovby have retailers throughout the world. Find your nearest dealer here

Thank you so much to Helen Sturesson for your help with these pictures! 

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  1. What a beautiful setting. How I wish I had a flower farm close by!

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    1. Thank you. I was so happy to discover the flower farm, it's one of my faovurite places.

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  2. Beautiful table and perfect complement to your cabin. Love the idea of the honor system for veggies and the flower farm with dahlias is a lovely treat! Good luck with your new book.

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    1. Thank you Pamela. I really loved the writing process and interviewing all my swedish friends for the book, I learnt so much and have made small changes to my day as a result! Even so, it's always nerve-racking putting my work out there!

      The honesty shops are wonderful - we have a little potato stand a few hundred metres from our cabin which is perfect when they're in season. Right now it's pumpkins and corn on the cob! :)

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  3. What a lovely table with the dahlias. I have a friend who grows them and it is a difficult process with beautiful results. The expandable table is brilliant. “Joyful Friday”

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    1. This table is so beautiful! I love the base and the colour of the worktop - all colours seem to pop really nicely with it too!

      I have heard that growing dahlias is quite tricky - but as you say, those who make the effort reap the rewards. Maybe one day I'll give it a go! I hope you had a lovely weekend :)

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