Posts Tagged ‘scandinavian’

social GRACE

June 2, 2013

We are so excited for next week’s, social GRACE. Come join us Sunday, June 9th, from 2pm – 4pm, it’s a great way to mingle and support local business and artists.

This month’s Local Business, which we are excited to announce, will now be on display and available for purchase at scandinavian GRACE.

Hudson Made, offers the high quality regional products from the Hudson Valley, …North Country, and Brooklyn. Scandinavian GRACE is the first store to represent the line.

This month’s Local Artist are Bibiana, and William van Roden

Bibiana (Artist): Will be displaying works from her “New World” and “CZ’ series.

William van Roden (Artist and Graphic Designer): Will have five posters on display. Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark.

So stop by, buy a coffee or one of our refreshing summer chillers, shop, admire art, and most of all be SOCIAL!


Barcelona Bird Feeder

March 22, 2013

Spring is finally here and what a better way to start the season, than with the Barcelona Bird Feeder for our feathered friends!

The Barcelona Bird feeder brings a unique, stylish and sculptured look to your yard. The designer, Monique Engelund got the inspiration from the famous Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929. It’s made of durable acacia wood from sustainable European forests. The feeding table is located under the roof, while the bird bath sits out in the open and is removable for easy cleaning. The bird feeder comes with two removable spikes to secure the bird feed or maybe an apple for that special treat.

Barcelona Bird Feeder

Barcelona Bird Feeder angle

You can find Barcelona Bird Feeder here: Scandinaviangrace

Social Grace

February 13, 2013

Sunday, February 24th, from 2 p.m. -4 p.m. MarKo Tomassetti is hosting, “Social GRACE” at Scandinavian GRACE in Shokan, New York . Come in, buy a coffee, listen to some good music, shop and mingle with the country folk.


How to get here:  map & location


February 8, 2013

Sarjaton is the new line in tableware created by iittala design group of Harri Koshinen, Alexsi Kuokka, Musuta and Samuji.

Soft, warm and inviting colors and patterns that fit in any home. Sarjaton brings flexibility and style to your table. Mix and match colors and patterns to form your own unique settings.

Sarjaton means, ‘without series’ in Finnish.


Sarjaton can be found here at: Scandinaviangrace


January 14, 2013

Everyone remembers their first toy. I had a wooden car. Playsam has taken that idea and revived it. They have kept that tradition alive with the Streamliner Classic. Its simple design, clean lines and bold use of colors, make Playsam a classic for both the young and old. We love their Executive line of pens for that sophisticated choice. Or maybe you just want to take off into space on a Rocket. And for that wedding or christening, the gift of the year everyone will be talking about. There is something for every occasion.

Streamliner Red

Streamliner Red

Playsam’s products can be found here at Scandinaviangrace.

iittala – no limits

October 18, 2012

Iittala has been making beautiful glassware since 1881. Everything for eating, drinking, cooking, decorating, even art work. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

As the company grew, it was shaped by iconic designers like, Kaj Franck, Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto and Timo Sarpaneva. Their designs, having won several awards, has made Iittala a world-renowned classic.

Iittala’s distinctive style allows for individual use and expression in everyday life.

It’s so much more

Iittala’s complete line of products for the U.S. market is available here:


September 23, 2012

The Snow series designed by Jonas Bohlin and Thomas Sandell for Asplund, has fast become a Scandinavian classic. It is simple and clean with a stylish design. Its high quality and durability, ensure that it will last for years.

Snow series from Sweden comes in eight colors, in a wide range of shapes, sizes and uses for any room in the house. It is quickly becoming recognized all over the world for its elegance and beauty.

Snow Asplund

Snow series side cabinet by Asplund

more info here:

Kräftskiva – Crayfish Party

August 14, 2012

Get your paper hats ready, it’s time for a Crayfish Party! You’ll need paper hats, paper lanterns with the man on the moon painted on them and lots of bibs! And don’t forget your drinking songs, Snapsvisa.

In ancient times crayfish were believed to have magical powers and were used for many medical cures. In the 16th century the kings and queens of Scandinavia ordered crayfish for their parties and a tradition was born.

Crayfish is traditionally boiled in dill, Kokta Kräftor. There is also crayfish herring and crayfish skagen. It is typically served with boiled potatoes with a cream sauce, corn on the cob, Västerbotten cheese, salad and other dishes buffet-style.

Crayfish like most crustaceans is usually cooked in its shell. Very little of any flavor you may add will get past the shell.

Falksalt has come up with flavored salts, perfect to help season your crayfish, lobster, vegetables or meats. It’s even perfect to add directly while cooking on the grill. They come in several flavors as large flakes. Rosemary, Smoke, Wild Mushroom, Wild Garlic, Chipotle, Citron, Red Chili, Black and Natural. So if your invited to a Crayfish Party, you’ll be ready!

Helan går!



June 7, 2012

It’s almost Midsommar! The shortest night of the year. You have to pick seven flowers and place them under your pillow. Then you will dream of the one you’ll marry.

We are all stocked up with the godis! We have…. Marabou chocolates. Kex, absoluta favorit! Daim bars. Hafi preserves. Anna’s thins. Ballerina cookies, yate god! Lakerol sugar-free pastilles. Finnish licorice, salty fish, sweet bars and bites. La pipette licorice pipes, my favorite. Knackebrod, crisp bread in rounds and wedges. Abbas’ herrings and Kalles creamed smoked roe to spread on your crisp bread.

We also have Hafi syrups, Lingonberry and Elderberry flower concentrate. Perfect to make ice-cream or summer drinks.

So stop by our store and stock up in time for Midsommar!

Midsommar ice-cream and drink recipes:

Lingonberry Cocktail:
1 1/2 ounce vodka, 1 ounce lingonberry syrup, juice of half orange and half grapefruit, dash of bitters, twist of lime.

Elderberry Martini:
3 ounces of vodka, 3 ounces of elderberry syrup, twist of lime.

Elderberry and Honey Ice-cream:
2 cups half and half, 1 cup light cream, 1/2 cup sugar, 2/3 cup elderberry syrup, 1/2 cup of honey.
In sauce pan combine ingredients and bring to a slight simmer. Remove from heat, let cool, then chill. Put mixture into ice-cream machine.
Hint: Once it’s ready, add chopped up Daim or Kex!

Lingonberry Sorbet:
2/3 cup of lingonberry syrup, 2/3 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup orange juice, 2 table spoons of vodka (optional).
In a sauce pan combine ingredients and bring to a slight simmer. Remove from heat, let cool, then chill. Put mixture into ice-cream machine.

godis, godis

Can’t make up my mind…