søndag 17. mai 2009

Hipp Hipp Hurra!!!

It is May 17th, and Norway's Independence day... and no one celebrate their independence day quite like the weird Norwegains... I could show you tons of pictures of Norwegian flags and what not... but no... I rather not today...
My celebration was far more quiet than the national norm... and I had a small gathering of family over at my cottage. The table was set in a fairytale theme, part because my cottage has this theme in general, part to honour the Eurovison winner Alexander Rybak's fab "fairytale" song... It is good to be Norwegian these days...

My tablesetting has my little favorite king frog resting under a buquet of white roses and birch.
He looks pretty happy there doesnt he?



My place settings were simple, tided around the cutlery with rough string.

And here they are, my crazy, lovely family... all though not all of it of course... From the left you see the family queen mother... My fabulous gran. Next is crazy uncle Harald... then there is my King dad there at the end, the Queen Bee herself (my mum) and one of my adopted german sisters who made it "home" for Norway Day... Arwen... I'm taking the photo of course!

I guess I should have planted this out, but it looks just so much better in my white bowl... ha ha... for now anyway.

Pink peonies in my window...

and white anemones on my kitchen table...And I just noticed... not a flag in sight... I had a little flag incident... I tried in my womanly smart way to get the balcony flag up with little nails... it was a tragedy made to happen... when I got out of the shower that poor flag was head down in my flower bed... sigh... So dad and the allimighty "punisher" (read: drill...) had to come around and fix it... and then I forgot to take a picture of it... oh well... maybe next year I'll remember...

So untill next time! Happy Birthday all my fellow Norwegians... hope you had a fantastic Independce day!

4 kommentarer:

Hulda sa...

Det er noe friskt og fint over bildene og bloggen din. En fryd å kikke innom. :) Så koselig du har pyntet og dekket bord til nasjonaldagen.

Anonym sa...

skulle ønske jeg var hjemme, ser kjempekoselig ut.
Eva

Monica sa...

VAKKERT VAKKERT VAKKERT!! ÅÅÅÅH som jeg lengter til huset ditt, og være sammen med deg, ligge å plenen og drikke kaffe, sitte på balkongen og spise is og jordbær, kose oss med matlaging inne og film om kvelden (en vinter, sommer´n må man jo være på balkongen!) JEg kommer snart!! Hard to resist!

disa sa...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.