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That sweet Finn Style

By Christa Terry

Marimekko loveMarimekko love
Marimekko loveMarimekko love

These make me happy. They’re yummy. I’d even go so far as to say they’re “nummy,” except I’m just not into babyspeak. Now, I’m in a pretty good mood, but browsing all of the neat Marimekko stuff at Finn Style just puts me in a BETTER mood. I’m positively beaming.

If you’re not familiar with Marimekko, it’s a Finnish textile company best known for its bold patterns and playful designs. It was introduced to the American audience in the 1950s, but the popularity of the patterns surged after a 1960s Sports Illustrated cover featuring First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in a Marimekko cotton dress. Those patterns are now back in vogue and all over all sorts of things, from kitchenware to clothing. You can even buy the fabric on its own and make your own original designs!

2 Responses to “That sweet Finn Style”

  1. Jo Says:

    I have the red flower hot-pan-holders pictured in the middle of the top row. A friend of mine sent ’em to me about five years ago, and in that time, they’ve been washed, dipped into molten sugar, covered with chocolate frosting, had hot oil spilled on ’em, and been washed again. They’re still gorgeous. No thin spots to burn my paws, either!

  2. Never teh Bride Says:

    Wow, Jo, I don’t think I’ve ever had a well-used potholder last THAT long!

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