One of the best parts of summer is all the delicious summer foods. Watermelon is one of our very favorite summer fruits, and we love it in all sorts of ways. Its sweet, juicy, and just all around good so we have some of our favorite super simple watermelon recipes. These recipes are certainly not our own creations, but ones we have tried out and fallen in love with, we hope you love them too! Naturally, you may need our watermelon dishware to serve it all.
This year we want to share a bit more of how Midsummer lore and magic fits into the larger framework of interrelated yearly traditions. There is magic in celebrating the passing of seasons and the changes in the world. The origins of Midsummer are ancient, a celebration of light and magic. Some of its earliest known iterations is a pagan celebration of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, filled with light, mischief and magic.
When I think of idyllic family life my mind often conjures images of Carl Larsson's home in Sundborn, Sweden. I eagerly recognize that the life lived there was full of ups and downs but through art, craft, traditions and play it seems that Karin and Carl created a setting for their family life which brought them immense joy. Joy depicted in vibrant color and frozen in time for us to observe and learn from.