Monday, June 30, 2008

Show n Tell June 30th

This week will I show n tell some about my trip to Sweden in May. Some of you already know that I’m Swedish and that all of our families still live over there.

In May did I go home for two weddings in ten days, first weekend home my brother got married and the weekend after my cousin, it was 10 very hectic but fun days.
My brother and his fiancée got married in beautiful church next to the ocean, after the ceremony all of us walked to the little harbor for an hour boat trip to the reception.

We passed several charming cottages on the way to the reception
One of the centerpieces that I made for the reception, I brought the crowns from over here and the Trolls are made by Solkatter & Dammråttor

I also had some time to visit Vimmerby were we used to live before we moved to US, Vimmerby is one of the oldest towns in Sweden.

The historical park

Views from the old cobblestone Main Street


My cousins wedding

The days between the weddings did I spend at my parents, they still live there I grow up. As a kid did you not see the beauty but now…..that’s a whole different story, anyway it was a beautiful week!!


Lisa said...


Wow, what gorgeous pictures. How lucky you were to grow up amongst such beauty. It looks like you had a fantastic time. I just love weddings.


Patricia said...

The wedding dress in the first picture looks amazing--don't suppose you could post a front view as well? The trip must have been fabulous. Your parent's farm looks like something on a postcard, what a setting! Glad you had such a nice time.


Susan said...

That was a wonderful tour...I loved loved loved her dress!!! I would love to see it also...and bubbles!!! I am the bubble queen!!! How neat!!!
Susan *dutchrose*

Craft Diva said...

wow, helene...those are some gorgeous scenes. makes me want to visit sweden! your brother's wife had an awesome gown. that looks like it was a really beautiful wedding. glad you had a nice trip.

what susan means by the bubble queen comment is that she has this...wand...and she goes around bopping ppl with her bubble wand...

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Those pictures are simply breathtaking. It makes me want to hop the next plane. How beautiful! Weddings are always fun!

gail said...

Hi Helene, thanks for sharing your trip to Sweeden. What a beautiful country. I would love to visit there some day. (()) gail

sita said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely trip! It isn't everyday I get to pictures of Sweden. I just kept wanting to see more pictures. Your parents home is truly amazing I don't know if I could have left!

Sharon said...

It is sooooooooooooo beautiful~ so picturesque! I love the red cottages, houses, and barns~S

Morse farm said...


Jisses, vilken hemlängtan man får.
Vilka underbara bilder du visar från Sverige. Verkar ju ha varit underbara bröllop du varit på.
Hur gick det på stranden?
Hur många timmar i tid skiljer det mellan oss? 3??
Vad ska ni göra 4th of july?
Spelar din make golf?
Ha det så gott så länge.
Kram Bodil.

Michelle M. May said...

Oh Helene... What a beautiful place! Thanks so much for sharing the photos. I never go anywhere, so it is so nice to visit the world through others. Thanks for sharing!


Inka Thomas said...

What a beautiful country. Sounds like you had a wonderful time visiting. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

Wow, what a wonderful trip. I loved the pictures of the wedding and centerpieces. What fun traditions! You did a great job!
Forget Me Not Dreams

Susie said...

Helene-Beautiful pictures, thank you so much. Loved the ones with all the bubbles. Great picture.
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Silena said...

Helene, I could look at your pictures from Sweden all day. They are truly beautiful and, oh so very charming and romantic. I plan to take some time a little later and look at them again....thank you so much for sharing your wonderful trip with us!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Helene,

What absolutely beautiful pictures! Wish I could go to Sweden. Congratulations to your cousin. Too bad I can't see their faces :-(
Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed visiting you!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Theresa said...

How beautiful. What a wonderful place to grow up in. Those trees so tall and straight. I am glad you got to stay for 10 days and make a real visit of it.
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Thanks for sharing all the gorgeous photos. Love the cobblestone streets, and the wedding photos.

Pei Li

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

The photos are gorgeous! Now I feel like I have been to Sweden, too! Thanks for sharing!