Hongqiao flower market

The name is very misleading. The market is full of interior design, art, plants, seasonal ornaments, Tea… The list is long. I for example have My favourite place for where I  buy buddhas. But I actually just bought a stone fish this time. For our summer house. This is a more expensive market, because of its location. But it is so worth it.

Hongqiao Flower market
718 Hongjing Lu, near Hongsong Lu / 虹井路718号, 近红松路 You go in through the big gate

I finally met up with an old friend from Shanghai, Malin. We just couldent stop talking;) We had a long nice coffee at Starbucks, followed with some shopping in the MOOD galleria in Stockholm. Just take a look at that carpet, I need a way persuade my husband to like it. It just says Malin all over it!!

Then we had a tapas lunch at the Bouqeria. Walking around this mall always makes me wanna go home and redecorate..

Welcome!!

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This is in our main hallway. And everything is pretty Chinese here I just noticed… The old altar table was bought outside Shanghai a really long time ago. And the Buddha we dragged home from the antique market in Shanghai in 2002. Funnily enough it was my husband that wanted this first Buddha of ours! Now he says that we have to many. The old basket is a basket that someone got for their wedding long time ago, I will show you what it looks like inside another day. The pots under neath the table are from our old local market in Shanghai. They had alcohol in them before. And I bought them when they were empty.  You can move the woman to Sweden, but she still have her Chinese home;)

Garden art

I picked up a “few” items during my years in Shanghai. One of them is buddhas.. My husband counted them once, and apparently it was far too many. And then my friends gave me some more buddhas as a farewell gift! But he actually approved our garden Buddha. The lantern was a gift for myself;) When I lived in Shanghai the first time I really wanted one of these lanterns. But I didn’t know where we were going to live in Sweden so I didn’t get one. So the second time we lived there, I promised myself to bring one to Sweden the day we moved back. And it fits perfectly in our lush garden.