Dala Horses have always been part of my life and today, in honor of my grandmother, I am sharing them with you.
The above photo is a classic Swedish Dala horse and I have several of different sizes nestled in various nooks in my home. I had been saving some examples of the Dala horse in other settings in my Evernote folder for several months. Yesterday my Gramma passed away at the age of 107 and I realized I'd been collecting these images for today.
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The horses come in all sizes and colors and even as roosters and pigs. They have been around for centuries and probably originated in the early 1700's. There is a history about them at the Hemlslojd site were they can also be purchased in many, many sizes.
Are there any items in your home that are from your family history? Those roots make families strong and a house a home.
Gramma, you will be missed. Godspeed.
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