Elsa Beskow was the illustrator that shaped my taste I think. The books my mother had loved as a child in Sweden were passed on to me and I poured over every detail and loved them too. --- I too Elsa Beskow.
The Dalecarlian horse or Dala horse is a traditional carved, painted wooden horse statuette originating in Swedish province Dalarna. In the old days the Dala horse was mostly used as a toy for children.
Fjallbacka, a colorful fishing Village along the west coast of Sweden - - - - Such a pretty summertime holiday spot and the setting for some fictional mysterious happenings that are such an absorbing read.
Stockholm is a stylish and civilized city… A Unique City Shaped By Nature. The best time to have A Taste of Stockholm (June) is in the summer. Stockholm-Sweden is world famous for being stunningly beautiful.