All images by Elisabeth Dunker.
It's no secret that I absolutely love designer Elisabeth Dunker of Fine Little Day. It's like she magically found out everything I like, even things I didn't know I liked yet, and melded them together into a perfect collection of home goods, collectibles, and textiles.
Upon perusing my Google Reader yesterday I stumbled upon her recent blog post sharing that she and her family are relocating to a difference city in Stockholm to be closer to family and selling their Swedish country house as part of the transition. !!!!
I've looked at these pictures a hundred times and tell myself that a place is a place and places can't make people happy, but really? How can that be true? Waking up in this house would undeniably make me happy. There's never been a place that was more me. I love everything she's done, top to bottom, and since it comes furnished, all we would do is add our final personal touches. A picture here, a favorite blanket there. Imagining Silas and his brother/sister playing in untamed apple orchards, swimming in cool fresh water lakes, snacking on fresh bread and cheese for lunch, biking through Stockholm on any old Saturday...It's in Småland for heaven's sakes. Who wouldn't want to live in the land of a thousand lakes? I city that literally is named, Small Land?
(I never romanticize anything.)
Keenan and I concluded we'd buy this treasure in a second if we could—if Elisabeth and her family would have us. We would love that house like nobody's loved a house.