Crown princess Viktoria’s birthday

Today 14th of July the royal family celebrates the crown princess Viktoria’s 39th birthday in Soliden castle on Ă–land. In the evening there is an official celebration everyone can attend (or watch on television).

Sorry for the quality (the photo is taken from Swedish television, from I think last year’s birthday celebrations. From left to right: prince Daniel (Viktoria’s husband), crown princess Viktoria, the King Carl XVI Gustav and his wife queen Silvia.


The typical Swedish color đźŹˇ

“Falu rödfärg” = red color from Falun (a biproduct from the copper mine) , today they have more colors than red though and many different manufacturers. They started making it in the 16th century and it contains over 20 minerals that conserve the wood (it’s a type of red calcimine) and it is one of the oldest and most popular house paints. 

Lots of houses in Sweden are red with white details, it actually feels like most houses are…  

It gives a nice velvet smooth finish in an almost brick like red tone, and it is really easy to work with.