Day 6 Little Norway

by Karen on October 3, 2012

in Travel

Scheduled post from vacation in September:

I gave a link on the last post for Little Norway if you want to read about it. If you look around the site at the link from yesterday and go to the top of the page there is a link to the “tour of the grounds” they have fantastic photos and much clearer than mine – it was a very cloudy day when we visited.  Here are some of the photos from it.  All of the buildings on this old farm are filled with Norwegian antiques from Norway and from the local families in the area that sold some of their family treasures to this place.  There was so much stuff! I took tons and tons of photos.  I can’t fit them all in one post so I will do several.

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Trolls greeting you.  They are trouble makers :)

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The church that was built for the worlds fair in the late 1800’s that was held in Chicago.  It was moved here in the 1930’s.

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antique baskets – don’t you just love the painting on these.

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Haven’t a clue what kind of machine this is.  There were several, I couldn’t find a name on it.  How about those foot treadles instead of a flat bar running across it – I haven’t seen them like this.

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This house with the sod roof is still lived in to this day.  One of the workers of this place lives here.

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Love the chair – carved out of a stump

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Ceremonial costumes.

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Doreen October 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I so love Norwegian “kubbestols” (http://www.norskwoodworks.com/kubbesto.shtml )! Around here the Norwegian and Swedish heritage is very evident. The Vesterheim Museum (Decorah,IA) is, also, a fabulous collection of all things Norwegian. Absolutely loved this post! Rosemaling is found on so many of the buildings and furniture items located in this area Great memories! Hugs, D
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Sue October 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I am gonna have to take a drive ‘next door’ and check this place out. It just looks fantastic. I loved the church and that sewing machine. The sewing machine looked somewhat like a type of hand-crank. Very interesting.
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Karen L. October 3, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I found the bowls behind that stump chair interesting. They seem to have to “hand holds”, one for each hand. Wonder if they were for eating or drinking or something else?

Astrid October 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Very interesting! I recognize all the items. As far as I know, the bowls were used for drinking beer… perhaps other things too. The national costumes are just gorgeous, each county has their own pattern/style. The wood work is just amazing. Can’t help thinking of those Norwegian who left everything at home to settle in the ‘Promised Land’… Love your posts about ‘Little Norway’!
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