KUSTFOLK 2019

What a success! Just got back home after a very buzy and amazing day at KUSTFOLK.
I’m out of words to be honest.

Thanks to everyone who came by today, you are so amazing!
Love all the lovin’!
We had about 1500 visitors and hoping for at least the same tomorrow!
I barely left FGL cause we were so busy but here’s some photos of our day together.

Marie with her pottery – Axkonst och keramik is in our store this weekend.
& tomorrow my cousin Liz will join in to. To do hair cuts and ‘quick fix’ perhaps you wanna cut a fringe? Liz will fix.


Super nice coffee from Slöinge Kafferosteri.

The yummiest buns from Verket! She sold out so quickly, but she went a made some more! such a super baker.

Lovely Hanna sold out on her books and plants! But promised to stock up till tomorrow.

Emma V Brömssen & Götefors was there with Emmas beautiful pillows and pottery.
Tomorrow I will take some samples of her wall papers, we’re renovating a whole house now and I know Jake & I wants one or two designs from her!

Annas ceramics. Love it all! She had some jewellery and clothes to. One to follow @anotherblog.se

Jenny vexala’s sweaters . How cool!
Kollijox & Krickelin bought one each straight away.
I wanted to buy the grey with 3/4 arms, in the picture up to the far left but that was gone when I came back!

Fiddeli help us at FGL all day! Thank you darling, you kept the shop looking nice all all day long.
Beata and Doris the dog came by, Bea is wearing our Apelviken Jumper. Such a nice sweater.

Jake & Finkel .

Come and say hi tomorrow, or perhaps treat yourself to a little hair cut, a coffee! or some art! we have it all.

Much love,

mir





Linne’as house

13 months has gone by since my dear gran passed away.
It still feels unreal that she’s not with us anymore.
She was like an extra mum and a best friend for almost 35 years.

Always super positive strong minded and wise. For being almost 100 years old I must say she was pretty modern too.

I’m so happy I visited with my camera one day last march for our 3 o’clock coffee.

Linne’a was always very interested of what was happening in my life and curious to hear the latest.

I wanted to share some pictures from the house since we bought her house from dad and we’ve been renovating for few weeks and it’s pretty full on to be honest.
Now we are moving out from our house in Bua into the cottage in Sanddamm for 2 months as well.

Thank god for easter = many days off work.

All pictures and most of the furnitures we saved. Linne’a was a collector of all sorts, it took weeks to go through and clean out. I had Finn on my arms whilst cleaning as well.
Everything is truly possible. Never thought I was going to clean out a full house and starting a renovation with a toddler that’s for sure.



I’m gonna create a whole wall with just family photos the day we’re done.

All the plates that was up on the walls I saved cause I thought it could be a fun mix to use for the daily usage.

Home sweet home.
Linne’as house were built in 1944 and she lived there all her life.

As long as I remember she’s been saying, -I refuse to end up in a care home, and if I would get sick or something please make sure I’m not going there. Her wish was her demand, her very last sleep was in her home just as she wanted.
With a strong mind you get what you want.
I miss you everyday Linne’as that’s for sure.
The house stays in the family and I’m very grateful and excited cause I basically grow up in this house so it means a lot.

You can follow the renovation on my instagram.
Now I have to clean a bit more.

8 days till moving out…yiikees!

x

FGL this easter

Friends. You find me Finn & Karolin in the store today between
11-14 o’clock.

We just released lots of news so swing by if you have the chance, store is full!
Perhaps you need a new cool shirt for the nights dinner.
Kristin & I were on the beach late one night for a shoot.
+16 degrees and sunshine gave us pretty magical photos.

Läjet Blouse

Läjet Blouse

Läjet blouse in black is truly a keeper. Perfect for every occasion.

Subbe Fyr Blazer

I’m sure this beige blazer will be our best seller this spring.
Come by and say hi!

Wishing you all a happy easter!
xx

My friend Kristin & her story.

I would like to share something my friend Kristin wrote last Friday.
Something she’s been through and how that scared her for life.
You can’t see the scars on the outside though.
You could never tell she’s one of many.
Her story is horrible.

She was 16 when she met her first boyfriend and this is where it all started. Read below:

” I met Him one evening at the bar.
I was too young for that environment of course.
I knew who he was – five years older with a ”messy” story.
It was said that the parents couldn’t handle him, nor the teachers and he ended up in a youth home and later on he moved to my city.
I somehow knew how “bad” he was. But that didn’t scare me off.

That night he stood there in front of me with the world’s cutest smile and he saw ME.
‘I wanted to save him’ ‘I wanted to make him whole again’ He had just ended up on the wrong path in life …
He became my first real boyfriend.

It was intense and passionate in the beginning.
I can remember those butterflies in my stomach.
I let go of everything and quickly became completely immersed in him and his life.

Violence came stealthily.
I don’t know exactly when but I know he got the control over med pretty early on.
He knew who I talked to, he decided what I was wearing and he always knew where I was.
It was as if I was sucked into a pararell reality where his truth was the law.

In the beginning I showed resistance but it just got worse and I capitulated completely after a while. I was ashamed and was incredibly confused. I could wake up at night because he kicked me out of bed and accused me of lying and dreaming about other men.
Then, such “trouble” could escalate and pull out for several hours.
I was completely exhausted by all these conflicts and I surrended early on.
I was nothing worth and I was a bad person.

Sorry.
This is taken from Kristin 16 years old.

Next week Kristin Anna & Jonas organize a ” Ett mjukare Varberg ” with focus on ‘ Unga relationer’ Young relationships.
They want to contribute how we all can support our children to navigate in a digital world & feel good.
They arrange lectures and meeting places to create a ”Ett mjukt Varberg”

This evening we want to make room for many conversations and create a wonderful experience at Brukstorget.
It will be live music with short lectures and personal stories on the theme “Young relations”.

In contact with the Youth Service in Varberg and Ungarelationer.se, we see how great the need is for knowledge and a good dialogue.
Let us help get ”a softer Varberg” where our youngsters are safe and know how to receive support if needed.

Together we are stronger. If you hear or see something, interact, help out! ask if everything is alright and if you could do something to help.
A helping hand can change someones life.
It’s better to be that ‘annoying friend who ask too much rather to keep quiet.

Few years ago everyone in my hometown was talking about the woman who got beaten up by her husband. How mean he was when he drank to much. Everyone knew but no one wanted to be interrupt ‘as you do’ if you ask or knock on the door. But! You should! knock on the door! help that someone, just do it.

Join in for the event – click here.
Ask your friends to join in!

Kristin is the bravest & strongest person I know.
She’s chosen to share her story with many both online and in person.
Next week she will share her story live at the event.
It can’t be easy bring up such horrible memories and I know she does it in order to help others knowing she was alone and vulnerable.

Bildresultat för kristin lagerqvist

All my love to you my dear friend. Thank you for being you.

Don’t miss out .

x



Mary’s place

My dear friend Mary lives in Bua’s finest house.
Honestly, love everything about it.
The other day I payed her a visit and brought my camera with, at the right time as well, 3 o’clock – the coffee was ready when I showed.
Here she is with her whole family, minus her husband Simon, who is away skiing.
Finn is her ”extra grandson” – lucky me!

This house was built by Mary’s grand parents. You can tell the house has an old soul, just how I like it! 

 

There they are, Mr & Mrs.
She keeps a wedding photo of her grandparents on the shelf.
Nice detail actually, why always put the pictures on the walls?

Everything in Mary’s home has that ”soft feeling”. Not a lot of clutter, small carefully selected things found in vintage shops or that she has made herself.
I wish I was an artist too, nothing seems to be very hard when it comes to Mary, she just says: ”I made that long time ago” like it was the easiest thing in the world.
Some of you may of seen her work before, Axkonstochkeramik, is its name. I do think she should start making more of her linen lantern lamps, nude fat ladies in clay and lots more. She’s so talented.


Our hens are related, cousins accually. Wyandotte chickens are the best, each hen has their own personality.

the cutest.

After seeing the hens we went into her studio.

this looks like our rooster, Heyhey.

That’s her recipes hanging up there… perhaps Mary, you can teach me your tricks one day? Sadly I don’t think I have the patience when it comes to pottery!

the cups above is going to become blue when finished

Blue and white ceramics are always lovely I think.

Before I came to Mary I said that she could be the FGL model for the day, wearing her favourite pieces.

Luckily we found a pair of sunnies under a bench in her garden, perfect for Finn to wear whilst we where outside in the greenhouse.

”There will only be tomatoes, physalis and grapes growing in our green house this year” she said. ”There is not time enough looking after more greens this year”. Sounds like a good plan to me!

Thanks for the visit. I’ll be back with my camera when your garden is full in bloom.

Mary was wearing :
Apelviken Jumper
Be strong Tee
Indigo shirt
Lounge shirt
Kåsa blouse