My dining room: touch of spring

Monday, 21 January 2013

I hope you all had a lovely weekend? My family and I headed off to a lake here in Southern Sweden called Krankesjön to enjoy some ice-skating and a barbicue on the frozen lake.  The sun was shining and the snow sparkled like diamonds. The only disconcerting noise was the eerie creaking of the ice! 

Speaking of sparkling, I also got down to a little spring cleaning. All Christmas decorations are out and the first signs of spring have arrived in my dining area and it feels wonderful!





Photography: My Scandinavian Home

PS Incidentally I asked a friend from Stockholm about the sound of creaking ice and he said that it can be a sign of 'good ice' but you need to be a pro to know the difference. I certainly wasn't going to wait around to find out!

How was your weekend? 


24 comments:

  1. Looks full of Spring! At least there's hope! I'm too afraid of entering the ice on water. Poor children of mine...but safety first:) caroline

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    1. I completely agree with you, I'm always waiting for the authorities to announce lakes are OK to skate on and only then do I brave Krankesjön since it is under 1 metre deep!

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  2. Hi Niki, weekend was fine, your dining room looks great, touch of spring is nice. I believe that all people are waiting for spring, especially me :-)

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  3. oh my goodness, you have a beautiful dining room :)

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  4. Hi, I really like your dining room and your whole blog!
    It's very good for inspiration!
    I've started my own blog: sannepolinterieur.blogspot.nl
    maybe you can check it out some time and put mine
    in your fabulous blog list if you like it.
    have a good week!
    best regards, sanne

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    1. Lovely blog! I particularly enjoyed today's post with the all white (you know I have a bit of a thing for that....)

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  5. Beautiful dining room! I absolutely love your style. I know what you mean about creaking ice as well. I remember being out in the middle of the lake at our cottage years ago cross country skiing and hearing a HUGE cracking sound. I was terrified since the lake is over 100 feet deep there! I too was later told that it is normal.

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  6. The flowers and candles are lovely any time of the year but I think especially when the days are short and somewhat gray. That cracking ice would've scared me to death!! LOL!!

    ~ Wendy

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  7. Love the candles! Don't they add warmth to cold nights?

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  8. What a nice dining area you have there! I love the light and the hanging chair in the corner! /Hanna

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  9. cool pics..its pretty lovely and gorgeous..as i was looking on it, i already have an idea on what is best for my kitchen that would look good also..

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  10. You have such a beautiful dining room! I'm so jealous of the hanging chair!
    -Kirsten @ Through the Front Door

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  11. Ooohhh so so nice! Also, your home makes me want to declutter my room. IT HAS TO BE DONE. :)

    The ice story is a bit freaky - I would definitely be the wimpy kid & not take any chances! xx

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  12. Sigh. Your home is so lovely! I love the little buds on the table. And good call about not skating on the ice! I'll take my chances sitting on the sofa, rather than hearing "good ice" haha! xo

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  13. Ah, a peek of spring is just what I needed, it was freezing cold here today. I used to ice skate on a nearby river as a kid and the creaking of the ice always freaked me out...

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  14. I love your lovely dining room! And I agree, don't go near creaking ice!! ;-)) I am a new follower and listed you on my blogroll - ;))

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  15. spring seems to be on everyones mind this monday! i am looking forward to it myself. tired of the cold! i have said it before but i just love, love, love your dining area!

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  16. Sounds like a lovely way to spend a weekend! The creaking definitely sounds a bit freaky though! We all crave the first signs of spring...but the next season here in New Zealand will be autumn...and I'm definitely not ready for that yet! ...though each season has its good points of course. Your dining room is just lovely with its view of the garden and the combination of white paint and wood.

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  17. Very nice room, it would be nice to eat something in the room, great design

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  18. beautiful hanging chair in the dining room - is it sturdy? must be lovely to swing and look out the window in the morning. love the spring touches - only three more months for us here in maine, usa - how soon does spring come in sweden?

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  19. oh, a very nice space, I love !!!
    have a nice evening...
    bye bye

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  20. your dining area is like a wonderful dream :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Xx. Holly.

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