A majestic ruin – Koldinghus

We would call it a castle but with an elegant understatement the Danish just call ist Koldinghus. It was erected in 1268 and for seven hundred years it was frontier post, a residence for kings and queens, a governmental seat. The western wing was build by Christian I. If he felled his decision in favour of a Morovian settlement in Christiansfeld when he was sitting in his 57m long knights’ hall with the tall gothic windows?

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Mermaid fever

Our daughter is having mermaid fever. Therefore she chose a mermaid coaster for the holiday with a lovely FruBlomgren design. And our holiday crafting project is – could it be different? – a mermaid mobilee with the charming lace designs also by FruBlomgren. These little lovelies – mermaids and their round fish buddies – we stitched before the holiday, so that we can adorn them with pearls, shells and stones during the holiday.

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Stars from Christiansfeld

When the danish king Christian VII, who was at the same time the Duke of Schleswig, visited the village Zeist in the Netherlands in 1768, he was impressed by the artisans of the Moravian Church, of their diligence and their skill. He was so impressed that he allowed them 3 years later to settle in Schleswig. On the 1st April of 1773 the foundation of the first house and therefore the city was laid. Grateful the settlers named their new city Christiansfeld. – And as impressed as the danish king was 250 years ago, todays visitors of this historc place are also – at least we were.

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Feeling at home in a holiday home

Today it is stormy and rainy and so we can stay at home to recover from our exiting and exhausting trip to the Legoland yesterday. And a good chance for me to tell you about Spoonflower. Well, I got to know this fabric printing service last year when FruBlomgren offered her wonderful poppy fabric that I have used for a mugrug and the lining of a bag so far. Since then I also receive the blog newsletter regularly which inspired me for a quick project for our holidays.

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