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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Flora of the Nordic countries

Three books about flowers and plants found in the Nordic countries.
A great find at IKEA here in Brisbane many years ago. 
They were part of a display and asked if I could buy them.
$2 each - bargain!!

A mixture of Swedish vintage candle holders 

Our family rooster stayed after Easter

Half the week has already passed. Time does fly!
We are already at the end of May. 
The cooler winter months are almost upon us.

Officially, the first day of Winter is on Friday the 1st of June, 
but some mornings I think winter has already arrived because it's been so cold.
It's not like the winters in Sweden though.
When I grew up we used to have up to -30°C/ -22°F
on a regular basis and lots of snow.

Here in sunny Queensland, Australia, we have beautiful winter's days with 
15-20°C/59-68°F during the day and colder temperature at night,
sometimes as cold as 32°-39°F (0-4°C).
Can't complain though, blue skies and sunshine.
When you live in the subtropics it's:
Beautiful one day - Perfect the next!
Crispy winter months -
A great excuse to get my thick jumpers out of the closet lol

Linking up to the following blog parties.
Make sure you stop by and visit these inspirational parties 
with awesome guests!

Share The Love - Very Merry Vintage Style
Whatever Wednesday - Momma Hen's Frugal Life

Tablescape Thursday - Between Naps on The Porch


  1. Your weather sounds cool! Yesterday it was 93 F and today about the same. Whew with 100 percen humidity and thunderstorms. Good garden weather!

  2. You were lucky with that Ikea find the books look lovely. As a Canadian winters here in the tropics are a pleasant treat.

  3. Great find ~ lovely ~ and love the Rooster ~ enjoy ~ thanks, ^_^

  4. Thanks for the visit...I look forward to following along too :) Laurel

  5. I would enjoy some cooler temps here. But it's been getting increasingly hotter, too hot!!! Great book,Love that rooster too! Hugs and smooches and happy wishes. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop :-)

  6. What a great find with these books! I try to buy props from Anthropologie, and they just give me the evil eye! Thanks so much for linking up to the party, your weather does sound perfect!!!

  7. Great find on those books! They look wonderful! And I'm glad the rooster got to stay...he looks grand with the candlesticks!
    Thanks so much for visiting my party this week!
    blessings, Doni

  8. Fina bilder och du har Nordisk Flora. Jag håller på att försöka få tag på dem. Här i Skåne är det kallt och blåsigt. Mycket kallare än på många år hörda jag. Du får ha en skön helg.


  9. Lovely to see a Scandinavian down under! My sister lives in Auckland and I was recently visiting and we found the cutest Nordic store NZ style! We're actually Finns - but you can count us in! We are now heading into summer here ... going to be a crazy hot one this year! Might have to head off to the mountains. Have a great weekend

  10. It was wonderful to see a post from someone not living in the United States. I love your finds especially your Ikea books...just for the record I don't have a problem with the US at all, I am from the US, but I like to see perspectives from the rest of the world :)

  11. Hi Pernilla, what a great deal on those books. I love gardening books. The beautiful covers are a s fun as the inside pages. Stay warm. I enjoyed learning a little about your Austraillan winters.

  12. How lucky I am to have a friend in Australia! It gives me a whole new prospective and opens the world for me. And of course with your heritage, I again learn even more. I just wonder on the history of those books, who brought them and used them? humm
    Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

  13. good find, nice to know blogger from Australia hope you can visit me =)

  14. those books are interesting to read especially at night with just the candle lit :-) Dropping by from Color Connection :-)

  15. Love all your wonderful finds, The rooster is so cute!
    Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments too!


  16. Gorgeous finds!

    Thanks for joining Color Connection last week, the linky is up now for this week. Hope you can join again.


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