Continuing with the Finnish theme...
One thing that was inescapable while I was there was the fact that the Moomins turn 65 this year. These troll-like creatures that resemble hippos were a childhood favourite of mine, and my children were also captivated by them - so much so that I succumbed and broke not one, but two of my cardinal rules; firstly "no children's characters in interior design", and secondly "avoid pink if at all possible", and succumbed to some Moomin bedding by Finlayson:
Of course, no home in Finland is complete without at least one Moomin mug. For the 65th Anniversary, Arabia Finland have brought out a special edition with seascape, which harks back a little to the spirit of the original illustrations:
|Arabia Finland Moomin 65th Anniversary mug|
|Available at Amazon|
...and while we're at it, why not add a teatowel or three, also by Finlayson:
|Available at Shannon at my-deco|
Happy Birthday Moomintroll & Co!