Cosy up Scandinavian style

It’s getting to Winter and I’m feeling like I want to lock myself away and wait until Spring. Scandinavians have a fantastic sense of style and non more so than in Wintry conditions. The Scandi style just rocks, I’m obviously biased as I’m half Danish but can you blame me?!.

These products from Welsh based brand TOAST make me want to cosy up Scandi style.


1. TOAST TABLEWARE – SMALL MUG, £22.  Neat, cup-sized mug. Fine and light ceramic tableware. Each piece is pressed into a mould by hand, rather than thrown on a wheel, so within each style there are pleasing variations and irregularities. Natural earthenware base with soft and subtle glaze.  2. HANDMADE PAPER BUNTING, £9.50. Delicate hand made paper bunting made by a cooperative in Nepal. 3.  STORM LANTERN, £29Best quality, paraffin fuelled, steel and glass hurricane lamp made in Germany. Sturdy and good-looking.  4. TOAST GLASS CLOTH, £9.50. Good quality, hard-wearing, traditional pattern, irish-woven tea towel in half linen/half cotton. Hanging loop.  5. TOAST HAND WASH, £10.95. A liquid version of TOAST’S long-serving glycerine soap. With added essential oils for their skin-kindliness and delicious natural smell.  6.  FESTOON LIGHT, £245. A string of ‘50s style lights with coloured fabric flex, Bakelite bulb holders and hand-stitched filament bulbs. 7. REINDEER HIDE, £145. Very smooth and soft reindeer skin rug – for the bedroom or in front of the hearth. Each rug will differ slightly in colour and size. 8. ARAN KNIT HOUSE SOCK, £29.  Soft, hand-knitted cabled sock that pulls up to mid-calf. Lambswool-mix.

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