Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's probably because I love traditional fairy tales...

... and legends, and early 20th century art, and old photos, and old architecture, and simple rustic design, and crafty craftsmanship (things you knit or weave or carve or sculpt) and well, as it turns out, nearly all things Nordic (is that a Tolkien thing, maybe?)... that these are two of my new favourite blogs (same blogger). I go there to chill (no pun intended), but they make me feel all warm and fuzzy and human inside. Just what I need at the end of most days.

A Polar Bear's Tale (she has retired this blog, but left it up, so one can peruse the archives, which are filled with beauty)

And her newer blog, Nordic Thoughts, which is just as lovely.

Both paintings by Anna Ancher (1859-1935): LOVE!

I want a print of this one

So cute!


  1. Do you love The Mitten by Jan Brett?

    You Housewives really rock.

  2. Jan Brett is living my dream. Love her style and illustrations. We own a copy of her Twelve Days of Christmas--exquisite. (for a peek:

    This is a really nice video. Jan Brett at home: