swedish candlesticks+ sheepskin

I promised a quick post on what I picked up on our Scandinavian trip. In all honesty, I could have spent my way through Denmark, Sweden and Iceland. So many beautiful, well designed things from fashion to textiles to ceramics to pillows. However my budget was fairly small (the trip cost us a fair penny not to mention the dinner at Noma) so I had to be fairly choosey about what I decided to bring home. scandi_mhb-2

In Stockholm on the advice of a friend and reader I visited Dusty Deco a vintage store with an eclectic array of finds. The moment I saw these black metal candlesticks with their rusty patina I knew they had to be mine. Everywhere we went on our trip (and particularly in Copenhagen) we saw lighted candles from apartment windows to restaurants to stores. We got in the habit of lighting candles every night when we were away and have continued the tradition at home.

scandi_mhb-1In Iceland I couldn't resist picking up one of the wooly sheepskins. Not only are they bigger and fluffier than the sheepskins I have seen for sale in Canada but they were cheap - about $80. A great find.

My goal when travelling is always to pick up a little something that hopefully I will have for a very long time that will conjure up memories of the trip. Each object has a story to tell and their story is my story. I think I found some pretty good stories this time around.