6/26/2013

Stamps from Sweden and a give away



Here is my greeting from Sweden. Nowadays there could be many different images on the stamps.
In my child hood  the Swedish stamps only had pictures of our king Gustav VI Adolf.



This image shows a stamp from 1973 the same year as he died 91 years old and at this time we also had the currency SEK Swedish Crowns on the stamps.

This is our king Carl XVI Gustaf on a stamp from  2010 his age is then 64.

As you could see there is no currency on the stamp, brev means mail and Sverige means Sweden.

Since several ages ago we have different images on our stamps not only royalties. And I love beautiful and fun stamps.

Here are some stamps  that I think are  fun to show you before I will come to my own designed stamp

Old cars from my childhood


A Swedish cinnamon roll
In Sweden we have a special day in October that we call The day of the cinnamon roll. This stamp is from 2010 and don´t you think it is so  fun.

And what is more Swedish than our Swedish flag?

I have of course chosen the most Swedish attributes.

The  Swedish flag and the handcrafted Dalecarlian horses that most tourists buy as memories from Sweden.
My stamp it is so Swedish, don´t you think so?   I have even stamped it with my day.

My Swedish stamp

It is even stamped


When you now  have seen my stamp and greetings from Sweden

rush over to find out the other stamps for the day









Hill Valley Quilter ( that´s me )

Oh, the give away. I have quite forgotten it. LOL


I found a lovely table runner in a shop yesterday with Dalecarlian horses stamped it all over. It measures 42x14 inches and it  is a Swedish design  made of cotton. I will post it everywhere and you only have to leave me a comment to get a chance to have  it.

But as Google Reader is shutting down I will give you  a second chance if you follow me on Bloglovin or by email. Please leave me a second comment about that.The buttons for Bloglovin and email  are on the right side bar.

The Dalecarlian horse table runner


Thank you lovely Madame Samm for organizing this fun blog hop and most of all the wonderful cheer leader Thearica at Pig Tales and Quilts. 

I hope that you all will have a great day hopping around.

Greetings from Sweden
Britt-Inger







107 kommentarer:

  1. I love how you post marked your stamp - brilliant idea!!! Lovey giveaway too :)

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  2. Very interesting on the stamps. Very nice and cute. The runner is also so cute. Thanks for having a give away.

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  3. Your stamp is quite lovely!

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  4. sikke fin stamp quilt, have you tred feedly?

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  5. great stamp thanks for the chance

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  6. I love the VW stamp! I had a green one just like it. Thanks for bringing back fond memories. Love your stamp!
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  7. Following you on Bloglovin: Nicole Sender.
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  8. Hi Britt
    I love your stamp - and yes it is very Swedish! The Dalecarlian Horses are terrific! I am already a follower.
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  9. Ok , I just reread what you said - I went back and followed through Bloglovin lol...
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  10. Du har valt finfina frimärken att visa upp, nostalgiska och verkligen Sverige.
    Utmaningen fixade du galant, gulligt med stämpeln också.

    Ha det gott, kram.

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  11. thank you for your lovely post and interesting philatelic history.. I enjoyed your post and have followed you on blog lovin' :D

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  12. Great stamps! And I love how you made your own. The horse is so cute!

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  13. Your stamp is adorable and i defiantly would know it was Swedish a mile away...great job!!!

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  14. I like the swedish stamp you created, it has everything on it that looks swedish to me.
    KATRIN W.

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  15. Vilken härlig samling av frimärken du visar upp och ditt eget exemplar är ju så underbart. Kreativ till tusen är du!!"
    Lycka till på den vägen framöver.
    Kram Gudrun

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  16. Britt it is wonderful and such a fun way to make it your stamp. Would love to display your horse table runner on my table....great personal touches...have a wonderful day.

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  17. Thanks for chance to win this great fabric. I like your stamp!

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  18. Your stamp is beautiful! I have always liked the Swedish flag colors. I`m already a Follower.

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  19. A very nice job on the stamp you made. Thanks also for showing us some other stamps from Sweden. I love seeing stuff like that.

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  20. Britt-inger. That is a wonderful stamp. And I loved that you shared some of the old stamps. I was a stamp collector about 30 years ago and remember those Swedish stamps with the king on them! Thanks for sharing all those fabulous pictures and your fabulous stamp!

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  21. Great stamp thank you for hoping today I follow u on bloglovin

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  22. Your stamp is beautiful! And what a lovely giveaway! :)

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  23. Your stamp is wonderful! I enjoyed seeing the old stamps too.

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  24. Your stamp is fantastic...love it! Great job on the runner....

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  25. What a lovely stamp! :)

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  26. Just wonderful!! I had forgotten how much I love old stamps!! Yours' are fantatic!

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  27. Lovely post. I enjoyed learning about Swedish stamps. I used to collect stamps growing up. I still have the stamps that came on your package to me when you sent the D. horse. By the way, he has been with me to Spain, Australia, Korea, Japan, Brazil and it is always very admired. Thanks again. I am registering to Bloglovin; but I never really used google reader.

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  28. The post marking are great, and thank you for the info on your countries stamps. Great idea for your stamp.

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  29. Lovely stamp, loved the date mark too.

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  30. I love your stamp quilt. It is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  31. That horse is beautiful...I've never seen one like that! Guess I need to visit Sweden to see more of them. Your stamp turned out so lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. what a great stamp!You did a lot of work and it is fantastic. Thank you also for sharing the other stamps with us. I love the ones with the old cars and I love the idea of a cinnamon roll day!

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  33. Love seeing the history of stamps in Sweden. Your stamp is adorable, and really should be considered for Swedens new stamp. Who can we call about that?? :-)

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  34. Lovely stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Beautiful! I love what you did with your stamp.
    Cinnamon Roll Day? Maybe I need to move to Sweden!

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  36. Beautiful stamp of Sweden! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Very creative and unique!

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  38. LOVE your dalecarlian horse and Swedish flag stamp. I love the dalecarlian horses..grandpa is Swedish so they hold a special place in my heart.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  39. I had to look up what a Dalecarlian horse was but now I know. Such a pretty thing. Your stamp is lovely. Much better than seeing a king's face, even though they are very handsome men. I am following you via bloglovin' and look forward to reading your posts.

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  40. I love your stamp Brit-Inger! The horse and flag are just great and the colors too. I would love the chance to win the horse fabric too.

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  41. I already follow you on GFC and BlogLovin too.

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  42. Great stamp! That does look Swedish to me:)
    Great job!

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  43. Such a cute stamp! Thanks for the cute giveaway too. vickise at gmail dot com

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  44. Härligt frimärke Du skapat!
    kram

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  45. That is a very nice stamp. You put your lovely Swedisch stamp on it.Ha en fin dag Frederika

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  46. a lot of thought went into your project. Very nice and thanks for the fun.

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  47. A great stamp! I love the Dala horses!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  48. I'm following you with bloglovin

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  49. Love seeing stamps from your country and most of how you created your lovely stamp..with the creativity that is so much you

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  50. I love your stamp , so Swedish , it is lovely !!

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  51. everything about your stamp says Sweden! It is wonderful.

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  52. Your stamp is adorable. I also enjoyed seeing all your stamps. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  53. Love that you always share a bit of your culture. Yes, your stamp is very Swedish, you did a wonderful job.

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  54. I love your stamp and I will be follwing you on Bloglovin. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. What a wonderful stamp! I have a small collection of Dala horses - from my trip to my grandparents homeland and buying them whenever I see them at shops here in the US! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win the wonderful runner! I love, love, love it!!

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  56. Oh Britt, I adore your stamp. The Tablerunner give-away is such a Wonderful gift!! I can't tell you how excited I would be to display that lovely tablerunner on my dining room table! I've told you before how crazy I am over anything Swedish. Your country was highlighted in the TRAVEL magazine from National Geographic this past month. I tshowed how diverse all the cities are and some incredible places to visit. I thought of you as I read the article and wondered how close to one of these cities you lived. What large city are you close to? The article discussed how each city was so different even though they were all in Sweden. I was just so engrossed in the entire article. Of course the Dalecarlian horses were shown. Sorry for such a long reply. I love having you for a quilting friend and enjoy learning about Sweden from someone who lives there. Sweden and Switzerland are two countries I would so love to visit. My fear of flying doesn't help. Oh well, I'll "visit" Sweden via my sweet friend Britt!! I'm sending up an extra prayer that I will win the table runner. if not, perhaps I can send money someway and have you buy me one. We'll talk about it after the blog hop.
    Blessings from Alabama USA
    Gmama Jane

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  57. Love your stamp. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. Your stamp is beautiful. I live in Canada and my grandchildren play soccer. They are on the "Swedish team. Their brite yellow shirts look so lovely on them... Your stamp reminded me of them!

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  59. There are Swedish roots in my husband's family and we have visited your incredibly beautiful country. Of course, I have a horse souvenir. Your adorable stamp brings back lovely memories.

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  60. Love your beautiful Swedish stamp!!

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  61. I love your stamp and also live seeing all the stamps of Sweden. Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie
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  62. I am now following your blog on Bloglovin!
    Cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  63. I think the stamps you showed are very cute. Love the cinnamon roll! Your stamp is great and I think of those horses as being from Sweden all the time.

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  64. I follow you by email.

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  65. Mycket trevlig läsning om frimärkena, man har ju en tendens att glömma bort hur det var en gång i tiden. Ditt sydda frimärke är bara så gulligt, nu ska jag kika på de andras frimärken! Kram Catarina

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  66. Fina frimärken och kul idé med stämpeln! Carin

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  67. thank you so much for your nice giveaway, I am from Italy and I love horses (I have two) so this fabric would perfectly match me ^_^

    and I want to tell your stam is really gorgeous, one of the best I've seen up to now, good job ^^)

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  68. thank you so much for the second chance, so now I follow you thanks to bloglovin'

    thumbs up!!!

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  69. Love your stamp. :) And awesome giveaway! I'm part Norwegian and love anything Scandinavian. :)

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  70. Love your Swedish stamp! I follow via Email and GFC.

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  71. Your Swedish stamp is very beautiful, thanks for showing us what your stamps are like. Excellent job.

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  72. What a wonderful stamp you made. It was great to see the real stamps from your country.

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  73. How pretty. You did a wonderful job.

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  74. Love your stamp, truly creative! Nice touch with adding your name and date. Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Beautiful stamp. As a Postmaster in the US, I loved seeing the stamps of Sweden. Your country's stamps are fun!! Thanks for the giveaway and I am now following you with Bloglovin!

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  76. I love your stamp but would love it more if it also had a cinnamon roll. I love that stamp!

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  77. Love how your stamp turned out. Even post marked. Great job.

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  78. I really love your stamp and enjoyed looking at the Swedish stamps that you shared. My husband wants to come in October--there is nothing better than a cinnamon roll in his eyes. LOL

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  79. I'm following you now on bloglovin'

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  80. Loved your stamp! Thanks for participating again!

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  81. I love your stamp quilt and I remember my Mom had a couple of those darling horses as decorations around our house when I was a kid!!

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  82. Very pretty stamp. Thank you for giving us a chance to win in the giveaway.

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  83. I follow you by bloglovin

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  84. Så flott frimerke du har lagd, med stempel og det hele.
    Lykke til med overgang til bloglovin. Jeg fölger deg der.

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  85. Your stamp is very Swedish. I love the horse and that you stamped it for your day. Perfection.

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  86. I absolutely love this stamp!

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  87. I am following by email!

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  88. Well done, Britt Inger. Love your stamp and the examples you showed of other stamps that have been used in Sweden. What day in October is the cinnamon roll celebration as I would love to celebrate that!! By October I won't mind turning on the oven so much to make a batch of them, LOL

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  89. Stamps from different countries are so interesting. While I have seen your blog before with those cute horses, I didn't realize that horses were so prominent in your country's history. They are gorgeous, so colorful. Thanks for providing the opportunity of winning a great table runner and your beautiful work.

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  90. That's an awesome stamp, love it.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  91. I follow you with bloglovin! Thank you.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  92. I love that you shared all those Swedish stamps. My favorites were the old cars - very cool. You did a fab job with your own stamp and the flag and the "D" horse were perfect. Loved that you added your blog posting date to it.

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  93. Well, I do follow you though I use Google Friend Connect and Feedly. Hope that applies and gives me a second chance at winning. :)

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  94. Your stamp is fantastic! If I ever come to Sweden, you can bet it will be in October for Cinnamon Roll day!!!!

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  95. My Swedish grandmother gave me a book about a boy and his wooden horse...I am seventy-four and still have it. Would love to have some fabric to go with it!

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  96. Great stamp - clever how you post marked it too!!!

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  97. I am following you via Blog Lovin' - Michele Timms
    Thanks for a second chance to win this sweet giveaway!

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  98. Your stamp has turned out great! Well done! Thx for the chance to win the cute fabric too! :-)

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  99. Nice job with the stamp. I of course bought a small key chain of a Dalecarlian horse and made a Christmas ornament from it. I still have it some 40 years later, and it ALWAYS reminds me of my trip to Sweden. Thanks for sharing the fun Swedish stamps too!

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  100. Tänk vad fina våra frimärken är, men används för lite.
    Rolig utmaning som du klarade utmärkt.
    Må så gott

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