"A traditional Finnish Christmas craft,  Himmeli are related to straw decorations  in Sweden, Latvia and Romania."

Finnish straw decorations- Himmeli craft, Himmeli are related to in Sweden, Latvia and Romania.

Finnish boots- I used to have a pair of these in my youth.

I have been dreaming of these traditional Finnish shoes for a long time and now I finally found a pair. Marimekko recently presented their version of the same tradition in black and in bright colours.

#Finnish national anthem. (Oh our land, Suomi, our birthland. That golden word is ringing. No valley nor hill, no water nor shore that would be more dear, than this northern homeland. Precious land of our fathers.)

The first poem and eventual Finnish national anthem, Maamme, of which Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm is an adaptation. Illustrated by Albert Edelfelt.

Traditional Finnish lanterns that women used to keep under their long skirts in cold churches, perinteisiä pohjalaisia lyhtyjä, joita naiset käyttivät pitkien hameiden alla lämmittiminä kirkossa.

Traditional Finnish lanterns that women used to keep under their long skirts in…

Mustikkakukko / Finnish blueberry pie with a rye crust. A favorite!

Grandma always made me blueberry pie for my birthday.and a small extra one in a "pot pie tin" for me to take home "just for me"

KOIVU BIRCH VASE – finelitteday.com

Ceramic vase 'Koivu' (meaning 'birch' in Finnish) is handmade and designed by Matt Maarit Rissanen for Fine Little Day

The Wounded Angel (Finnish: Haavoittunut enkeli) (1903) is a painting by Finnish symbolist painter Hugo Simberg. It is one of the most recognizable of Simberg's works, and was voted Finland's national painting in a vote conducted by the Ateneum Art Museum in 2006.

The Wounded Angel (Finnish: Haavoittunut enkeli) is a painting by Finnish symbolist painter Hugo Simberg. It is one of the most recognizable of Simberg's works, and was voted Finland's national painting in a vote conducted by the Ateneum Art Museum in

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