I keep watching Wallander (the BBC version), not because I like it particularly, I find the protagonist irritating, but because it looks so gorgeous. Those infinite greys, the soft blues and greens. Mist. Rain. Darkness and shadow.
The part of the US I grew up in was settled by Norwegians, Swedes and Germans. There´s even a preserved 1800´s historical spot called Norskedalen, nearby.
I have childhood memories of locals demonstrating rosemaling, hardanger embroidery, the annual Oktoberfest and all those northern delights.
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So I´ve put together a collection of blogs I enjoy.
Made in Persbo - a lovely Swedish photographer and interior design aficionado.
Livs Lyst - about restoring a Norwegian Farm. It loses something with google translation but I love the weathered wood and views from their farm.
NaKIN - a wide-ranging Icelandic blog on soap making, natural dyeing, even genuine eiderdown production (she´s cleaning the down by hand!)
K & Co. is a Danish design blog with very beautiful and interesting stuff to look at.
Riihivilla - another brilliant natural dyeing blog. And check out her shop for the cutest kits for mittens.
And last but certainly not least, though I can´t link an image The Essence of the Good Life - gorgeous style blog. And also her Landscaping/Garden blog The Green Garden Gate.