Day 209 – The Värmland Spoon

No special occasion here, just a pretty spoon. Värmland is a county in west central Sweden, smack dab between Oslo and Stockholm. It is the birthplace of Selma Louisa Lagerlöf, the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and it shares a border with Västmanland, the ancestral home of my people.

The hand-painted flower in the bowl of the spoon is Värmland’s flower, Skogsstjärna, or arctic starflower.