Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I own a summer house














Yes, I do. I can feel it. The Easter trip to Sweden and our summer house made it all so real. I locked up all the sheds and started to dig around for tools. Everything is there. Every single thing I need, and it is so convenient. Bless the previous owners for their caring and nurturing of this place and leaving it all in perfect condition to just step in, grab a pair of garden gloves and a clipper and get started in the garden. And so I did. Cleared out flower beds and got dirty on my knees. Absolutely lovely!

When I left Sweden in 2001 and moved abroad, I pretty much left it all behind me, in banana boxes. It has been stored at my Dad's place and at my brother's summer house and now 14 years later I get the chance to look through those boxes. A complete dining set in rocking 80's black style is nothing I will keep, but somehow it is comforting to see it all and remember my past. The circle is closed. I have a place. My place. To store my memories from life before entering the rest of the world and leaving it all behind.

My Mum's old kitchen sofa is now on MY veranda. This summer we plan to just "camp" in OUR house, but some small things can be done. Like the veranda maybe.  I'm thinking to paint the walls white, put some beautiful rag rugs in, build window sills and add geraniums in the windows. Maybe I'll paint the kitchen sofa Swedish blue and add on a matching new fabric with flowers on the seating pad (I would die for this Gucci fabric but it is way out of my budget... I'll find something similar and less pricy...), and with a cup of coffee and a yarn basket next to me I can imagine myself sitting there for many hours.

After everyone left to go back to work and school, me and the kids stayed for an extra day all alone. We went on an adventure with the bikes and explored the different docks and a small creek in the woods. Looked at our neighbors cottages and talked about what we want for OUR house. We had a lovely time and ended our evening on the local pizzeria Ankaret in Väddö.

I own a summer house. I really do. And it makes me feel so good! Many happy moments will be collected here. I can't wait for summer to come!

Kärlek
Annette




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22 comments :

  1. Such a beautiful project ! I wish you luck and many, many gorgeous crochet works on your lovely spot ! :))

    NADINE

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  2. Hej Annette,
    I can also see YOU sitting on YOUR veranda with coffee and a basket filled with yarn.
    Enjoy it as many times as possible.
    Kärlek, Jeanette.

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  3. I'm sure you will now put your beautiful mark on it, the baton has been passed on...I can't wait to see what you do! :) xxx

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  4. Lovely cottage! I vilken del av Sverige ligger huset?
    Kram Efwa

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  5. Wow, that is such a nice place. I see you also sitting on your veranda on your mothers old kitchen sofa. I wish you that all your dreams comes through.
    XOXO Ute

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  6. Приглашаю в свой новый блог Плюшевый мишка и его друзья!
    Сейчас можно записаться на розыгрыш слоника Таши http://mozgovkina.blogspot.ru/2015/04/candy.html

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  7. A wonderful connection to the past, and building future memories to tie it all together. Congrats!

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  8. Annette, your new little home is wonderful :) and your holiday project is great! Now you can make lovely and cute plans for your new little home :) Jolana

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  9. It's wonderful, how exciting. No doubt many happy memories will be made there. CJ xx

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  10. We do too!! We call it the Cabin because we go all year round now that we have a log burner. I promised myself that everything in it should be made, upcycled or recycled so save stuff going into landfil - you can see it here.
    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/cabin-update.html

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  11. Very sweet place, congratulations, greetings from Warsaw

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  12. How perfect to have a little slice of home back. It sounds like it will be so wonderful, a great place for the children too. Sitting on the veranda sounds just perfect, especially with crochet.

    S x

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  13. It is so wonderful!!!! I am so happy for you. That fabric is beautiful, I can see why you love it!! It screams Swedish style to me! xx

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  14. Que bonita casa!!! y el rio los arboles... es un paisaje precioso.
    Un beso guapa.

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  15. Oh WOW, how wonderful for you and your family. You are going to have an amazing time creating and making beautiful memories. ENJOY!!!! So happy for you.
    Anne xx

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  16. What a beautiful little summer house. I can understand that you're proud of it. Not everyone can say that they have a summer house ;-). I hope you will enjoy many summers there :-). Have a nice day.

    Lovely greetings,
    Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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  17. I hope you will spend some nice moments in such a beautiful place, surrounded by family and friends
    Krystyna from Poland

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  18. Your summer house looks so cosy and beautiful. Beautiful pictures!!

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  19. What a wonderful place for your children to grow up in. Alene

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  20. And what a lovely summer house it is Annette in Swedish red! What a lovely place to spend your summer with family and friends!

    Madelief x

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  21. Congratulations! I am full of envy :-)
    xx

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Kärlek
Annette

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