Kuksa - wooden mug from Lapland, Finland, filled with Lingonberries and Blueberries.

Kuksa - wooden mug from Lapland, Finland, filled with Lingonberries (puolukka) and Blueberries (mustikka).

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Isn't this idyllic? Simple picnic table in the backyard. Love houses that are painted barn red and trimmed in white via Made In Persbo: Idyll vid vackra Hjälmaresund country living

Finnish early potatoes - just add butter.

Finnish early potatoes - just add butter. Best thing ever!

Washing the carpet outdoors. Finland. Maton pesulla

It's a summertime thing in Finland to wash your rag rugs outside by the lake. if you had a Finnish mother.

Finnish Sweet Berry Soup- I use to have this as a kid, my Grandma (full Finn) would make it and oh my is it delish!! :)

Finnish Sweet Berry Soup - Pinner says, "I use to have this as a kid, my Grandma (full Finn) would make it and oh my is it delish!

Happiness does not come from happiness itself, but from the journey towards achieving it. - Finnish Proverb

Happiness does not come from happiness itself, but from the journey towards achieving it.

A lesson in Finnish

I don't know how accurate the cultural translation is, but to avoid all the conjugations, simple is good. And every Finn I met was pretty conservative with words.

Finnish pastries

Finnish pastries ~ not a recipe; pinned because the flat dessert (cake or pavlova) reminds me of Jamie Oliver's recipe but this looks better with its thick luscious splodges of cream and strawberry topping

Finel Finland Enamelware: Bowls

Finel Finland Enamelware: Bowls I have the Mushrooms bowl on the top right. It belonged to my mother.

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