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Marmitta Oven Roaster from Denmark

Welcome to Scandimania!  A celebration of Scandinavian lifestyle!  

If you are Scandinavian (or 2nd generation like me), you will find here resources & ideas for home interiors, design, architecture, art, food & travel – & everything Scandinavian. During a trip to Norway, I became so inspired by their gentle nature and the natural and simple elegance found in their art and design - interiors inspired by the natural world and environment.  I discovered here a true respect for nature and ever since have been drawn to exploring more about Scandinavian culture and design.

My mother is 100% Finnish and my grandparents loved to speak it – although I found it difficult to learn.  I spent many hours in saunas relaxing and perhaps that is why I live here in Florida, for the very hot & steamy summers!  My father’s family is Norwegian (and ski-jumpers) and we actually ate Lutefisk at Christmas.  I was raised to honor my family’s heritage.  

I hope that you will find here very good resources to enjoy and explore and I hope it will be a useful tool to stay connected to your roots.  I welcome your feedback!


Susan (Hoelseggen) Sutter

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Here is a butik & kafe located in the Catskills in Shokan, New York with style and class!  If only I lived close by!  If you don’t, like me, check out their on-line store.  The owners, James & Fredrik, travel to Scandinavia for the latest innovations.  They introduce never before seen products into the American market such as Vik Prjondottir, Asplund, Ihrehorn and rarely seen new collections from Marimekko.  This new cookware especially caught my eye … the Marmitta oven to table roaster from Denmark (Kahlar 1839)

Visiting another site, I found this link to a youtube video.  Enjoy the music by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and the scenery of Suomi, Finland.

Until next visit,

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