I previously mentioned that I'm basically a cheapskate with a fondness for the utilitarian, so my latest purchase fits the bill perfectly: the Sugar & Creamer w/ Tray by Åsa Lindberg Svensson. Not only is it exquisitely designed, but it's super affordable at a measly $30. And even more amazing (for me at least) is that I bought it just twenty minutes from my house right here in The Catskills (yes, where Dirty Dancing was filmed). My choices are rather limited living up here in the mountains, so I was thrilled to discover Scandinavian Grace: 4500 square feet of minimalist chic Danish modern goodness so close to home. Owners Frederik Larsson and James Anthony make a point to stock the classics (Iittala, Orrefors, Marimekko, Tonfisk, Asplund, and Stelton) plus new additions from All In Wood, G.A.D. and Carl Hansen & Son as well as vintage mid century furnishings imported by Copenhagen Vintage.

Vibrant color is everywhere you look.

Clean lines and natural materials make The Rural Modernist tingly down there.

Belly up to the bar for a bowl of leek soup and a good blab session with Fred.

I really want these chairs.

Next time you're in the Woodstock area, skip the faux hippy crap and shop here instead.

Scandinavian Grace Check out their wares online.
2866 Route 28, Shokan, NY 12481, tel +1 845 657 2759 MAP
Sugar & Creamer with Tray Get one for yourself.
Visit The Catskills There are so many things to do here like hiking, fishing, and skiing. I personally wouldn't do any of these activities, but you might enjoy it.


  1. joe*to*hell // February 17, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    i hope you got a nice thank you for that endorsement...at the very least a nice burrito

    ps - i will never ask you to ski, fish or hike

  2. Anne B // February 17, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    What a beautiful shop! Thanks for posting it. It provided some well-needed inspiration.

  3. Anonymous // February 18, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    What a great selection of stuff! Thanks for sharing.

  4. gilmore // February 19, 2009 at 4:10 PM

    What a great store. I could spend all day in there! Nice purchase by the way.

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