They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.
-Ernest Dowson, from ‘They are not long / The weeping and the laughter’
Summer comes and goes so quickly. Don’t you wish you could capture it? Well, if you win---or purchase---a copy of Sanselig Sommer (Summer for the Senses) by Franciska Munck-Johansen you’ll have access to summer any time of year. This colorful hardcover book is like
in the 1980s crossed with Jeanne d’Arc Living, and features the homes and gardens of prominent Scandinavian bloggers. You’ll love the large pictures of darling children, beaches, bunnies, decorating ideas, and gardening tips. The pictures take precedent over the text---no knowledge of Norwegian is necessary. Victoria
Highlights include the cottage gardens of Helen (helensdagbok.blogspot.com), my friend Jorunn’s sunporch (villaklaraberg.blogspot.com), and the work of Petra Eriksson and Ingela Broling (romantiskahem.blogspot.com, inspirationivitt.blogspot.com (Lev Vackert's authors). A bonus visit to Green Gables---I mean---the seaside
home of Carolyn Aiken (warrengrovegarden.blogspot.com) is featured. Finally, her entrancing photos are in print. There’s even a spread of a streamside cottage by this lady I know pretty well, too. Prince Edward Island
The experience of this book is as sweet as its many dessert recipes.
Linger in it as long as a Nordic midsummer night shines.
My very special thanks to the dear, the talented, the indefatigable, the lovely Franciska Munck-Johansen for asking me to be in her breathtaking book. Enjoy more of stylist/photographer/author at Franciska’s Vakre Verden (Beautiful World).
The contest is open to all, and international entries are welcome!
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A preview of Sanselig Sommer (A Summer for the Senses):
Until next time, stay shabby!