4.8.10







Will be here in the house a couple of more days. The guests are leaving today though.
And yesterday I turned forty.

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Spettekaka.


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97 comments:

alice said...

happy birthday Elizabeth!
And congratulations on getting the house. I'm jealous! :D

blue china studio said...

Happy Birthday!

FeeMail said...

is that a cake?

Anna Emilia said...

Grattis! Very pretty your dream house.

lisen said...

en perfekt födelsedag kan jag tro! i ett hus i småland med sån en fin klänning o kaka! grattis!! :D (Hiro, är han med er?)

Anonymous said...

Satchel Paige, the American baseball player, said, 'Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.' Happy Birthday -- and many more filled with love, laughter and good health!

Francesca said...

Happy birthday Elisabeth! Looks like you celebrated in beautiful grand style, with family and friends. Enjoy your last few days in the country! Baci

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Life begins at forty :) Beautiful pics of your home and the birthday girl. Enjoy your last few days in the country!

LAURA!!! said...

Wow How beautiful. Happy Birthday!

Ainhoa said...

Happy birthday! I may say you don´t look like 40 at all.
Saludos.

naa said...

happy birthday! I wish you tons of inspiration and creativity!! Have fun!

Anna at D16 said...

That cake is insane! I love it. Happy 40th, Elisabeth. :)

Lil said...

What an absolute fantastic cake (learned about it for the first time in my life - although it is said to be of German origin): Did you really take all of that big work of making it ? Seems it´s absolutely delicious.

And, off course: Happy, happy, happy Birthday !!!

Greetings from Cologne
Lil

dani said...

Stort Grattis Elisabeth, hoppas du haft en underbar födelsedag! :0)

gina said...

Forty has a nice sound to it
no? Beautiful girl with a
beautiful cake in beautiful
surroundings. Who could ask
for anything more?

laia said...

tallest cake, beautiful dress, ¡muy feliz cumpleaños, elizabeth!

•lotta på solrum• said...

vill säga grattis till huset som jag nog inte gjort (fint som snus!), vill också säga grattis till dig.

G R A T T I S!

unga människa! det är en bra ålder. själv fyllde jag samma antal år den 22 juli.

Anna said...

Happy Birthday!!!

our little love nest said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on your house! I love the photos!! so pretty, fun and creative.

jOhanna dunKer said...

Vad fin du är...

fanja said...

happy birthday dear Elisabeth! you look beautiful (and look so young!), the house must be the best present ever x

Jane O Sullivan said...

oh elisabeth ......
this is a really special apple green ,lace ,cake and happiness post .
It says summer , hope , contentment and magic-ness , I had to check back at you again , you look fantastic (welcome to the fantastic fourties,for me they are the best years so far )

claire loder said...

Happy Birthday - I was hoping that was a cake!

fairiemoon said...

Happy Birthday!
Erin :)

elizabeth@shoptwig said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a wonderful way to spend your birthday in your new summer house! Enjoy the days!

Jennifer said...

A very Happy Birthday to you! Your birthday treat looks delicious! I turned 41 last week and can tell you that the 40s are pretty darn good so far ;) And how nice to celebrate in your beautiful new house?

Lori said...

happy birthday! what a nice present you bought yourself. :^)

stephanie renee said...

happy birthday!

anette said...

a belated happy birthday and congratulations for the summer house, that must have been the best present ever, your wish coming true, it's a pleasure to follow your excitement about your dreamhouse.
good luck for you and your family
who made the windows into that ivorytower cake?

elatsyrk said...

Happy Bday! I had to stare at the pictures for awhile to confirm that it is in fact a cake. Woooaah

Jill Wignall said...

happy 40th Birthday! How lovely that you spent it in your new wonder house!

Simone said...

Oh, that's wonderful...your birthday in your new summerhouse!
Congratulations and enjoy the longer stay....

And i like you without the glasses! Beautiful you are!

linn said...

Grattis! Tycker du är vacker!

Sara said...

Congratulations on your day and your house of flowered walls, inside and out. thank you for sharing all that beauty with us!

Bohemian girl said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

zit... said...

wow!
i hadn't been around in a while so i just discovered your lovely new place. it is amazing and looks like a huge adventure to explore all the corners in it. enjoy it!

i'd love to have one like that someday..

katiecrackernuts said...

Well, happy birthday. Enjoy the post-birthday lull. That little bit of piece and quiet until everyone declares your day over ... you know what I mean :)

sissimuk said...

Gratulerer med 40-årsdag! Og et fantastisk sommerhus! Noen ganger går drømmer i oppfyllelse, og det er så godt å se! Hurra!!

jothompson said...

Oh wow, this is too much gorgeousness to take in. Happy birthday, what perfect timing to have your dream house in time for this birthday, happy days - you'll have many there ! can't believe the bath tub !
well done,
Jo

Erika said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful photos, you look happy and lovely.

lilly piri said...

Very happy birthday to you!

teddybearswednesday said...

happy Birthday ELisabeth!

kristina - no penny for them said...

happy birthday, elisabeth! 40 has been a good year to me so far... yours will be even better, i'm sure.

BARCELONA SOUVENIR said...

You're gorgeous with this dress and necklace!!!!! GRATTIS

nath said...

happy happy birthday! {you look beautiful} and what a prize, the house of dreams!

jaboopee said...

Looks like you are having a very happy birthday indeed,
and congratulations on the house , it's lovely to follow your adventure, i can see why it would make you so happy.

word of warning , after 40 you cannot eat cake like that without consequences . !

Barbara said...

happy belayed bday!!! :)

Chapter 9 said...

Oh such a perfect post!
The dream house, the stunning cake, the lace & beads, the child's creativity & you - beautiful at 40 :)))
Happy birthday Elisabeth XX

Flotsam Friends said...

Happy Birthday Elisabeth! You look divine in that dress and beads! And that cake... I've never seen anything like it! Wow. Kindest, Pruxxx

Letter Paper Flower said...

Can you explain what is involved in that cake? I'm mesmerized...

Happy Birthday! I honestly thought you were your friend's teenage kid, or something, in that photo! You look so unbelievably young! What do you put on your skin, I must know!

jen said...

happy birthday! so glad you are enjoying the lovely summer house.

danica said...

happy birthday, elisabeth!

schorlemädchen said...

Oh dear Elisabeth, happy happy birthday to you...How great that you could celebrate it with your family and friends in this wonderful house ....all the best...

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Happy Birthday. You look beautiful. What a truly stupendous birthday present in the house. Thank you for all your lovely posts. I get so much from reading them. xx

Yanyan said...

Happy birthday!

Fine Little Day said...

Thank you thank you dear ladies! "Life begins at forty" sound promising :)

The cake is called Spettekaka, it is a traditional cake from skåne (the southernmost part of Sweden) made out of eggs, potato flour and sugar. Read more about it here: http://press.skane.com/en/content/spettkaka
I did not bake it myself though, got it from my parents in law.

A Day That is Dessert said...

We are the same age :) I didn't enjoy turning 40 but it has been an introspective, growth-filled year so far.

Happy birthday my dear!

Sara/minimega said...

Grattis!
You look so pretty in that dress. Like an elven maid or some kind of an ethereal beauty :)

jokemijn said...

congratulations! this must be the biggest cake ever seen...

la casita said...

Happy birthday dear Elisabeth!
wow what a cake!!!
xxx

la casita said...

ps: i'm curious to know how did you cut the spettekaka!

mieke willems said...

wow that cake! i'm sure you got the best birthday present ever this year, the house!
happy happy birthday from veronik and mieke

fliss said...

happy birthday Elisabeth... you look gorgeous and so content in your new surroundings. enjoy your last few days there until next time.x:)

Arctic Mum: said...

Gratulerer med dagen! Will be there myself in two years time.

Sathya said...

Herfra et stort tillykke med fødselsdagen kære Elisabeth!
even though it´s danish and not swedish I´m sure you understood it :)

pithricca said...

Happy birthday!

Sakletarn said...

Grattis! Allt ser så fint ut, klänning, kaka.....

Natalie Jean said...

so special
so beautiful
happy birthday !

Marina said...

Beautiful 40! Happy birthday!

Fine Little Day said...

Thanks again :)!!

christine said...

happy birthday!

erika said...

Dear Elisabeth, happy birthday to you, so pretty you look and not at all look like a women of forty, hope you have a lovely day!

Milady Productions said...

Happy Birthday dear Elisabeth!
you don't look a day older than...20! ps may i please have a bit of that glorious cake?
you are in your dream. congratulations!

kristin said...

happy birthday! and congratulations on you amazing house. (thank you for writing my favorite blog.)

Ulrika said...

Vad fint! Grattis i efterskott!

karin said...

Hi you,
happy birthday.
And you made yourself the best present with this house ;)

Louise said...

Happy birthday for yesterday! Hope you had a lovely day. Of course you did, you are in the dream house! xxx

Louise said...

mmmmm Spettekaka!

arounna said...

happy birthday.
that's a great photo of you.

at swim-two-birds said...

happy birthday elizabeth:-)
great photos!

Tant Grön said...

Happy birthday!

Veja cecilia said...

grattis grattis. 40 är väl också typ barnrumpa? vad fin du är:) kram

wsake said...

happy birthday! is that really a cake? it looks amazing!

ida said...

grattis i efterskott! :)

teresa murfin said...

Happy 40th! And what a beautiful place to celebrate. Congratulations on getting the house, hope you have many happy times there!

Astrid said...

40 er det nye 30. Du ser strålende ut! Grattis med dagen! :-)

sew nancy said...

I'm just reading now. Happy Birthday! If life starts at 40 then this is good news as I didn't 40 this year as well.
Cheers to you

Krickelin-Krickelin said...

Grattis i efterskott. Du är väldans fin. Och ert sommarhem är alldeles magiskt vackert. Underbart inspirerande bilder du bjuder på.

Kylie said...

Happy Birthday Elisabeth! I'm sorry I missed this post - been working working working ;) Hope you had a wonderful day :) Kx

The House of Lisa said...

Grattis Elisabeth!!!
Välkommen i klubben!
Kram Lisa

AnnaA said...

Grattis!
De första gångerna jag läste här trodde jag mer du var kring 25... Men fyrtio är okej, tro mig. ;)

montmarte said...

happy, happy birthday elisabeth!
best wishes for a very happy year.

p.s. the new house looks really lovely!

Theresia (Minori Design) said...

Happy Belated 40th Birthday to YOU!

Life gets better and better after 40, it's wonderful!

misako mimoko said...

OOHHHH! Happy birthday Elisabeth!!
pretty in white :)
so many beautiful news here lately.
i envy your charming country house! don't know what I
love the most: all these wooden pieces (all for you?), this yummy cake, this room, your necklace... your white dress...
it looks as it's going to be a gorgeous year ;)
hope you enjoy lots of sweet moments!
xx

Anonymous said...

Happy belate-birthday-wishes! You look fantastik and your sommerhus is great! So lucky that I found your inspiring blog!
Maria

sandra said...

stort grattis långt i efterskott! och grattis till huset, det ser helt fantastiskt ut. åh jag är så glad för din (er) skull! jippi!

isabelle said...

happy belated birthday ... 1970 is the best year !!