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EMERALD

March 5, 2016

Color, color, color.

Iittala’s new glass color is breath-taking. A vivid green, first featured in Aalto’s collection in 1932. Has now inspired a new color of glass for Iittala’s portfolio.

Emerald is a jewel like color that gives a luxurious feel to glass. This sophisticated color has been added to several of Iittala’s collections.

Emerald can be found here at: scandinaviangrace.com

 

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Aarre

January 4, 2016

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Aarre

(meaning Treasure in Finnish) wall art are exquisite and unique. Perfect to bring any plain wall to life with color.

Professor Oliva Toikka worked with each designer throughout the process and challenged their imagination to produce these unique pieces.

Inspired by under water life, flora and the cosmos. The pieces come to life in the hands of the very skilled Iittala factory glass blowers.Anemone 110x93mm pale pink_JPGAnemone

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Saturnus

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Tähtisumu

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Papaver

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Kentauri

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Koralli

 Aarre can be found here @ scandinaviangrace.com

Who’s a pretty little bird……. You Are !

December 6, 2015

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This is for the Birds !

Oiva Toikka is one of the most well known names in Finnish glass art. His style, rich, imaginative and bold, has earned him international praise and many awards. Toikka’s Birds embody Iittala’s commitment to craftsmanship and imagination. Each Bird incorporates new color combinations and techniques to produce one of a kind creations that are collected worldwide.

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Birds can be found here @ scandinaviangrace.com

 

New Brewery Planned in Shokan’s Scandinavian Grace Building

December 2, 2015

Catskill Eats

A Woodstock resident who learned to brew beer after quitting Wall Street plans to open a new brewery in Ulster County, in the building that’s currently home to the Scandanavian Grace store and coffee shop.

Rick Shobin and his business partner, Scott Shimomura, have struck a deal with owners Alan and Juliette Eisenson to buy the 2-acre property at 2866-2872 Route 28. It includes the 2,700-square-foot commercial space as well as a separate two-bedroom house, according to the Eisensons’ for sale by owner listing. The sale is scheduled to close in January, both parties say.

“Rick will have one of the best locations on the gateway to the Catskills, and a great location to develop his great ideas,” Alan Eisenson said.

Scandanavian Grace expects to be ousted as soon as the deal is completed. Owner Fredrik Larsson said he is scouting for a new home for his high-design store and small cafe…

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Kladdkaka

November 28, 2015

It’s almost Christmas… So you know what that means. Time to eat cake!

Kladdkaka is a traditional Swedish sticky chocolate cake. It’s gooey and oh so good.

A quick and easy recipe that’s ready to eat in an hour.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of powdered unsweetened cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Use a spring form 9 inch pan. Butter and flour the pan and set aside.

Sift together the flour, salt and cocoa powder and set aside.

Wisk the eggs and sugar until fluffy and then slowly fold in the flour mixture, then the vanilla and the butter. Don’t over mix, you want as much volume as possible or you’ll get a pancake. But you do want it blended enough. Tricky I know.

Bake on the lower rack for about 28 to 32 minutes. The edges should be done but the center still slightly gooey. Use a toothpick to test. It should come out clean on the edges but slightly gooey in the center. If you over cook it you will get brownies…. but just as good.

Let cool and then dust with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream!

The cake will look great on our Kastehelmi Cake Platter from iittala. Available here @ scandinaviangrace.com. After all presentation is important.

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Tanssi

November 21, 2015

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The new Tanssi collection from Iittala is gorgeous.

The Tanssi collection was designed by Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi. Created for the Finnish National Opera production of The Cunning Little Vixen. The Czech opera tells the story of the coexistence of animals and humans in this mystical forest.

The combination of tableware, pillows, tea towels, tins and even a table runner, will help to create a beautiful table setting for the holidays. Your guest will be jealous!

The Tanssi collection can be purchased here @ scandinaviangrace.com

Kilt

November 12, 2015

Asplund has done it again! The new Kilt Collection designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune…. Elegance!

A beautiful Tartan pattern. A custom layout, size and color, what’s not to love!

Asplund, one of Sweden’s leading design and interiors firms has won several awards for its elegant designs. You can find their products through out the world.

The collection is produced mostly in Sweden. Asplund ensures the highest quality materials and craftsmanship is used, while adhering to a strict ethical and environmental production process.

Kilt, the most beautiful pieces of furniture you will every own.

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Kilt Light Series pictured here can be order here at @ scandinaviangrace.com

 

Red, red, RED !

November 4, 2015

I’ve always loved iittalas’ products. The patterns, the designs, the style. But when I saw iittalas’ new fall items. All I could see was RED!…and I’m in love!

Iittalas’ beautiful classics are now available in red like, Origo, Taika, Teema, Kastehelmi. Some are only available during the holiday season. Some are new collections like Tanssi and Nappula. Now iittala has added, cushion covers, tea towels and throws oh my!

I can’t wait to decorate my holiday table!

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