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SHOPPING


Pia's Scandinavian Woolens

Anchorage, Alaska 888-274-9665
piasweaters.com
Once upon a time Pia's used to be a real brick and mortar store in downtown Anchorage. I had the pleasure of going there a few years back, and meeting Pia. I see from their website that they have closed that location, but they remain in business as an online entity. They still look like they have a nice array of Scandinavian goods."

A Swedish Affair

1400 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33907
888-867-9567
www.swedensfinest.com
This shop has been around a long time, selling a wide variety of Swedish and Scandinavian stuff. Another in-state place I need to check out.

Scandinavian South

2166 Gulf Gate Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34231
941-923-4313
www.scandinavian-south.com
They bill themselves as America's largest and most complete Scandinavian gift shop in the south. They certainly have a lot of stuff on their website. If I get down that way I'll drop by the store.

The Gift Box

310 West State Street
Geneva, Illinois 60134
630-232-4151
www.genevagiftbox.com
This little shop run by Swedes has been in business a long time, since 1947. Started by a lady named Edythe Anderson, now run by Lennart Jonsson. In the same location as Cole Travel Services.

The Danish Windmill

P.O. Box 245 - 4038 Main
Elk Horn, Iowa 51531
712-764-7472
www.danishwindmill.com
The place is an honest-to-God windmill. Looks like they have a wide variety of high quality Danish collectibles, focusing on Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl plates.

Anderson Butik

134 North Main Street - PO Box 151
Lindsborg, Kansas 67456
800-782-4132
www.andersonbutik.com
These folks look like they have a little bit of everything and then some.

Hemslojd

201 North Main Street
Lindsborg, Kansas 67456
800-779-3344
www.hemslojd.com
Interesting looking little Swedish shop out in Kansas. The name translates as "handicraft" per their site.

Raivaaja

P.O. Box 88
Royalston, Massachusetts 01368
978-343-3822
www.raivaaja.org
Once upon a time, this used to be a local Finnish newspaper. Now it lives on as an online bookstore. Link courtesy of Karl Hakkarainen.

Finn Style

160 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405
612-333-2127
www.finnstyle.com
The place to go for all things Finnish.

Ingebretsen's

1601 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
800-279-9333
ingebretsens.com
Now this looks like a cool and comprehensive place to get Scandinavian stuff, as well as pick up a little culture and learn some crafts.

Old Lutheran

1408 1st Avenue North
Moorhead, Minnesota 56560
877-653-5884
www.oldlutheran.com
Lutherans know how to make fun of themselves, and there are some cool items here, too. Though not strictly a Scandinavian site, you know and I know that when most folks think of Lutherans, they think of us. Pastor Ken Schaub, an old Lutheran himself, sent us this link. I can say that because I'm an old Lutheran, too."

Swedish Kontur Imports

310 South Minnesota Avenue
Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082
507-931-1198
www.swedishkonturimports.com
This Swedish import shop has been in business for fifty years. Crystal, linens, and art are among their specialties.

The Wooden Spoon

1617 Avenue K
Plano, Texas 75074
972-424-6867
www.woodenspoon.ws
Lots and lots of very cool Scandinavian stuff. Nice clean website design, too.

Open House Imports

308 East Main Street
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
800-236-8811
www.openhouseimports.com
A full line shop featuring many interesting Norwegian products, with a focus on clothes, jewelry, and traditional folk arts. A Ken Schaub provided link.

Saving Thyme

233 West Main Street
Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589
608-877-0075
www.savingthyme.net
Cool little shop, not only do they have a range ofScandinavian products, but they also have classes to teach you a little folk stuff, too. Link thanks to Ken Schaub.

Dregne's Scandinavian Gifts

100 South Main Street
Westby, Wisconsin 54667
877-634-4414
www.dregnesscandinaviangifts.com
A shop selling a full array of Scandinavian gifts, foods, and collectibles. They have a huge selection of cool stuff. Another Ken Schaub provided link.

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