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“Rød grød med fløde” -the first thing you learn to say when visiting Denmark, and to everyone´s amusement. It means red porridge with cream and is a traditional dessert. Here it is, rhubarb porridge with whipped cream, home-made of course at  my grandparent´s house. Since blogging has entered my life, some peculiar situations arise when I take pictures for the blog. Like when I arranged the porridge next to the flowers and my grandmother gave me a slightly worried look and I assured her that it is quite normal for my generation to document everything they do on camera.

So I took pictures in their basement of homemade fruit juices, jam, jelly etc. My grandmother Edith still looked worried but a bit amused at this point..

This is what the rhubarb porridge  is made from, fresh from the garden.

These toys are from when my mother was a child and my son really loved playing with them, even my old dollhouse was a hit.

Hand embroidered pillows are everywhere in my grandparent´s house, even the toilet has hand crocheted towels for the guests.

My grandmother gave me this pretty vintage flower dress from the 70s. Thank you Edith.

I hope you enjoyed my family story. My grandparents mean so much to me, when I was a child I used to stay with them in the summer and since I am partially brought up abroad, they have been a stable part of my life. They really understand how to value the simple things in life and my cousins and I loved to stay there, play and eat fresh beans, potatoes  and strawberries from the garden.

My grandparents are in their 80s and still very active. My grandfather-engineer and inventor- invented the first solar energy storage system for heating in Denmark, during the energy crisis in the 70s, called Sunwell, I am so proud. My grandmother works as a volunteer at a 2nd hand shop. These volunteers care for every garment, and clean and prepare the clothes for sale, and nothing is wasted but all goes to charity. These pretty porcelain teacups are from the shop -and very cheap too.

Pictures from the left: The best beach for children (and dogs) at Sælvig Strand, childhood treasures in my old room, pictures from Ballen Harbour, the rest is a mix of pictures from Nordby and Østerby. The Lego we made shows us on holiday, and the dog is mine, Emma, sleeping in the garden.
 

My “editing eye” could not choose 3 really good pictures from my Easter holiday on the tiny island called Samsø so I made a postcard for you instead. The island has many shops that are only open in the holidays often with 50 % off on designer clothes.

I found a really cute Kathleen Madden dress in black velour at my favourite Samsø-shop D-signshopping in a village called Brundby. The owner, a designer, is so nice and has a great Nordic taste, if you go to the island you should stay at her hotel RumogRooms. The birdhouse on the postcard is from her shop and made by miho.

The winner of the Kawaiicph Giveaway is first of all Chisa.congratulations, I will send the star necklace to you as soon as I have your address ^_^  I have chosen this winner because I love stars too and would love to contribute to your star collection. If you take a picture of your collection I will  feature it on my blog. I will have more Giveaways again soon..

It was a tie between Chisa and Maria and that is why I have picked you both as winners. To Maria: I feel sorry that you lost your special ring, I will send you the flower ring and hope it brightens up your day. – And great idea with the drawing-giveaway on your blog!

I am so happy to have readers from all around the world, and would like to know from which countries, does anyone know how I can see this on WordPress?

Window decoration at Royal Copenhagen

Couldn´t resist showing these Easter window decorations from Copenhagen to you:

Window decoration Illums Bolighus  Copenhagen

These wooden animals are designed by Kay Bojesen and manufactured by Rosendahl . I have written about Kay Bojesen before here.

Window decoration Illums Bolighus  Copenhagen

 A tribute from Kay Bojesen to the Danish magazine Bo Bedre

The popular wooden animals have been given a new brand identity by the firm Make they also made this 50 year anniversary ad for the Danish interior magazine Bo Bedre.

Fresh shrimps and white wine..

 I am not the best cook so I am a big fan of the simple foods, like this: fresh shrimps to peel and dip in sour cream and lemon juice.

 Kinder surprise, paper toy

Do you remember those annoying German tv-commercials with the 3 suprises from chocolate Kinder-Eggs? – well my son loves them, and I gave in to buying them and was really surprised. Instead of a tiny plastic thing, the egg revealed an inflatable paper toy! It is so cute, you blow it up and use it as a ball and when it is flat you blow it up again. I love it! Way to go Kinder…

Inflatable paper cat by Kinder

Last chance: leave a comment and win  giveaway jewellery…the winner is announced on Monday  ★ Enter the contest here!

Getting ready for new spring paper projects, paper from Tiger and Søstrene Grene…This post has pictures from the week with rain, sunshine and a birthday..

Making presents…soon I will be launching my new website kawaiicph.dk..

Can never get enough balloons…

My son´s latest DIY project is a cardboard robot.

Spring flowers from my garden.

All this spring rain is a perfect excuse for wearing my favourite raincoat with little red mermaids from Danish Danefae.

Tulips from my garden.

DIY magic..

My first giveaway here

Treeclimbing and birdfeeding, such a great weekend, and I made some rings from secondhand buttons. I also published my giveaway post see it here.