Viking Treasures carries an assortment of products imported from Finland. Stop in today to find the perfect Finnish gift.
Our Finnish products feature a variety of items including, Iittala glass, Bianco Blu handmade glass birds, and beautifully woven Finnish linen table-runners. We also carry Käsivoide Hand Cream, a lemon juice & glycerine hand cream that’s one of the best.
Our Finnish jewelry comes in a range of styles, from reproductions of Viking jewelry to modern Finnish design. Our most popular earrings are ear threads from Finland. “You thread the ear threads through your ears. The chain hangs down behind your ear and the design rests on your earlobe. They are so light you hardly notice them. All in one piece with no back to lose.”+ We also carry birch wood jewelry from Finland. On some pieces the colors are so vibrant and polished most think they’re gemstones! Kalevala jewelry from Finland comes both in modern styles and replicas of ancient jewelry from the Iron Age through the middle ages. Finnish jewelry comes in pewter, sterling silver, bronze and wood.
We carry American-made, Finnish inspired, tile-trivets including Pulla Girl designed by Suzanne Toftey, ‘The Power of a Finn is the Sisu Within’ and the Finnish table grace (Sä, Herra…). Ceramic mugs have sayings on them such as: ‘Coffee is Sauna in a cup’, ‘Finland – Sisu Suomi Sauna’, Äiti (mother), Isoäiti (grandmother), Isä (father), Isoisä (grandfather) and ‘St. Urho Grasshopper Patrol’.
Speaking about St. Urho… did you know his day is celebrated the day before St. Patrick’s Day? March 16th is the day St. Urho drove all of the grasshoppers out of Finland saving the grape crops. Oh what a wonderful savior he was! To help you celebrate, Viking Treasures carries the ceramic mug mentioned above, a green & purple windsock and buttons to wear to show your Finnish pride on such a glorious day.
If you’re baking Finnish goodies for Christmas or special events like, oh say, it’s Friday*… you just might like to find a new Finnish cookbook or two at Viking Treasures. We have several including one entitled ‘The Sauna Cookbook: Food for Body and Soul’. And speaking of food we have, every Finn’s delight, licorice. Our normal choice of licorice includes: Nordic Sweets salty licorice fish, Gustaf’s Traditional Dutch cat licorice, Gustaf’s Traditional double salt licorice and Dutch Sweets licorice cats. Our delicious Scandinavian choices also include gløgg (glögi) mixes, lingonberry (puolukka) preserves, rice pudding (riisipuuro), and more.
Kotihaltija (house elves) are gentle folk that live nearby in your barn or attic. They are friends to all animals and were environmentalists before the word was invented. They can be very mischievous especially if you forget about them or do not believe in them. Be sure you’re behaving yourself in the sauna or you may just have to deal with the saunatonttu (sauna elf) living there. Remember the joulutonttu (Christmas elf) at Christmas, treat your pets kindly, behave yourself in the sauna and you shouldn't have any trouble with the tonttu at your house. If you would like a tonttu figurine to set about your home, we have an assortment to choose from.
There are more Finnish items to choose from than can be listed, from calendars, flags, windsocks, decals, key chains, lapel pins to Sisu or Terve notepads and more…
Come in to Viking Treasures to find that unique Finnish gift and learn more about Finnish culture and history.
+From ‘Ear threads from Finland’ 2008 catalog.
*Friday is named after the Norse goddess Freya (also known as Freia).
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