A Beautiful Midsummer’s Eve Table

Walter S. Timmons

On Friday it truly is time for just one of the greatest celebrations in Sweden – Midsummer’s Eve. It really is an function so entrenched in the Swedish lifestyle that it is deemed as vital as Christmas. It really is grow to be my favorite celebration of the yr. Set only, it can be magical. Think crowns weaved from wildflowers, dancing all over a maypole and enjoying silly game titles. Tables are laden with a spread of pickled herrings, new potatoes, quiches, boiled eggs, bitter product, dill, salmon, strawberries, and crisp bread, washed down with beer and schnapps. It is really a day invested outdoor no subject the weather (thankfully it appears to be like the solar will be shining on Friday!) and a time for buddies and people to arrive with each other and chat and sing and dance under the midnight sunlight. 

Why not join the celebrations from afar? Here’s a beautiful Midsummer tablescape by Linnea on the Swedish island of Gotland (who’s stunning dwelling I featured just lately) to encourage you! 

So very! 

Solitary? Swedish tradition suggests if you pluck 7 various wild flowers and lay them less than your pillow on Midsummers Eve, you can desire of your real really like! 

Happy midsommar! 


PS considering that I will be fast paced doing preparations for the large working day on Friday, there’ll be no write-up tomorrow. I look ahead to running a blog once more on Monday. Vi ses!

Pictures: @leintosinspiration – shared with type permission.

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