While traveling through Norway, in May, we happened across
the most charming town called Elnesvågen with the most charming second-hand store
with the most charming staff and stuff. :-)
That's where I found this:
I found a few other items but those will be for future posts.
This favorite of mine, deserves a post of it's own, you see...
this little storehouse is called a "stabbur".
I love them, I can't get enough of them.
In fact, a "stabbur" has been incorporated into my banner as a birdhouse. :-)
Elnesvågen is not far from where my mother lives in Bud.
We patronized this shop in Elnesvågen together, where
the staff was absolutely delightful.
It is a warm and wonderful memory of our trip!
Somebody spent countless hours making this and I am so happy that I could give it a second home.
The stabbur needlepoint did not come in this frame.
The needlepoint was in a mid-century wood frame, that would not fit in my suitcase,
so we removed it and rolled it up for the flight back home.
Upon our return to the States, the NVO and I framed it with
a $9 frame from Taipan Trading and a little decorative wood moulding.
Gotta' love those bargains!
Now it hangs front and center above our fireplace:
and coordinates with our decor:
Oh and here it is with a blue orchid:
Yes, I know this was random, but I love this blue orchid
and believe it or not, it's real!
Ha en fin dag!!!