Did you have a good weekend? We sure did. We spent Midsummer's Eve with this guy. His name is Carl Michael Bellman and he was born in 1740. We didn't actually spend it with him (duh) but we did spend it in the very place where he used to spend a lot of time back in the days.
My friend Sanna's mom and partner live in the second floor apartment in the yellow building above. It's right in the center of Stockholm at "Söder" in a much coveted area to live in as you can imagine. There are four apartments in this building and it used to be a tavern where Bellman who was a singer songwriter of his time used to hang out.
It's so picturesque and while spending time there passers by are constantly sneaking a peek of what's going on because if you didn't know better you'd think it was an open air museum.
Just check out the entry to Birgitta and Tomas's apartment. I've posted about Birgitta's store Lin & Fin before and as you can see her style extends from her home to her store. All beautiful!
I made the rhubarb bird bath in the photo above. It looks so great in this court yard garden.
The inside is as beautiful as the outside. It's a listed building inside and out and no changes to the decor are allowed whatsoever.
Birgitta's pieces all go perfectly in there.
I love the feeling in this home. I would have a problem with not being able to put my own stamp on the walls though. The wall cladding and colors are all set throughout but I guess it's the same for a lot of renters in spaces less spectacular than this one.
In a few weeks time Wille and I are going to see Sanna and the rest of her family in Småland. I can't wait. Sanna and I have a floral wall paper project to tackle which will be so much fun.
Toady's Swedish words:
apartment = lägenhet
tavern = krog
bird bath = fågelbad