Thursday, February 28, 2008

D is for ...

I had planned on taking some pictures for my D post when we were in NJ last week, but unfortunately I couldn't locate the two things I needed to take pictures of and my Dad wasn't sure where they were either. So instead I will have to download a picture from the Internet to share with you.

My D is for the Dala horse.

I was first introduced to these when my family spent a year in Denmark when I was about 5 years old. My father taught college chemistry and took a sabbatical year to teach outside of Copenhagen. I have been very lucky that my parents love to travel and we took some great trips when I was growing up.

I have always loved these horses - the colors are so bright and cheerful. I had cross stitched a Christmas ornament depicting a horse for my parents many years ago, but that was one of the items that we couldn't locate.

The horses do come in other colors, but I think I prefer the orange ones.

I recently found a pair of pajama pants in this print and bought it right away.


Carole Knits said...

I have a collection of Dala horses. Ambrynn used to love to play with them when she came over. Great D!

Ina said...

What a great collection of Dala horses!