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It was just after the midsommar weekend and a beautiful summer’s day when we drove the small Swedish country roads to Juul’s home. “Come in!” she welcomed us on the doorstep of her pretty yellow painted traditional wooden country home, “but take off your shoes first, that’s customary in Sweden” she explains.
Juul’s home is full of beautiful old things; French brocante she brought with her when she moved from her homeland The Netherlands to the Swedish countryside and of course there are a lot of Swedish 
antiques. She deeply loves old things, there is, besides her computer which she hides away carefully, nothing new or contemporary to be found in her home. All furniture is antique and also her cupboards are filled with antique tableware and piles of antique linen fabrics.
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Totally adapted to the Swedish way of living Dutch Juul shows us proudly around her Swedish home. Exchanging her Dutch city life for Scandinavian country living in rural Småland in Sweden was something 
she dreamt of doing ever since she was a child. “It’s not always easy, winters are though, when it’s cold and there are just a few hours of light, but I do love living here”, she tells us.
Her dream? Owning her own “Loppis”, a Swedish antiques shop filled with old things, utensils and antique furniture, that’s what she really would like to do.  “But then I first have to move to a house with outbuildings” she explains, “I know one for rent just along the road, would you like to take a look? It’s pretty much in authentic shape” 
“Of course!” we answer, “we love old Swedish country homes”, and off we go into another pretty Swedish country lane.
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Arriving at Juul’s home we were welcomed with coffee and lovely home made kanelbullar, Swedish cinnamon rolls.
Having a “fika”, a coffee break with something nice and sweet alongside and a nice chat is a typical Swedish custom, everyone does it and it’s an important part of everyday life. And for the sweet part of your daily fika (or two, or three) of course goes: hembakat ar bäst (home baked is the best)
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For the love of food I ask for favourite dishes while I’m doing a shoot. What somebody likes to cook, bake and eat tells something about that person as does the way they live.
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