If we’d seen an alfresco winter table setting two years ago, we’d have thought the idea was crazy – but in today’s world, it not only seems like a perfectly normal scene, but also at times the only way to gather with friends and family right now! So, friends, don your best snow boots, wrap up warm and pull up a sheep-skin lined seat – it’s time to take you on a tour of a snowy Swedish cottage, and temperatures here are well below minus right now!
Located around 45 minutes outside of Stockholm, the charming cottage consists of a main house and barn – both of which provide bunks for overnight guests and can also be used for cosy gatherings!
In wintertime a table is set up outside, in the shelter of the barn. I have to say, the idea reminds me a little of Christmas at my Swedish Father-in-law’s house. We often gather outside for glögg and pepperkaka before heading indoors to thaw out over a Julbord (Christmas buffet).
A pathway has been carved out with a shovel and lit by large outdoor tea lights. Do you have these in your country? In Scandinavia they’re often placed either side of a front door when you’re entertaining and provide a warm welcome!
Meanwhile, indoors, the charming cottage is full of pretty details including beams, angled ceilings and fireplaces – making it a cosy place to while away winter weekends!
Isn’t it lovely?
I read yesterday that there’s a group of people stuck in a pub in England for the third day running due to treacherous weather. My question is – would you rather be snowed in here or an English pub? I guess it depends a little on the supplies and who you are with, but I’d definitely vote for this cottage!
Would you like to see other snowy Scandinavian homes today?
Stay warm friends!