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    Aust Agder bunad figurine available

    Bunad Figurines can be purchased at Lena & Ole's Gifts in Woodville, Wisconsin.
    The Norwegian Bunad Collection is made of authentically replicated regional costumes. Each figurine is sculptured by a master craftsman, cast in the finest materials and hand painted to preserve the smallest details. The Collection has been assembled in collaboration with, and recommended by, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum) Oslo, and the Folk & National Costume Council (Bunad og Folkedraktråder), Fagernes. Each freestanding figurine is approximately 7 inches tall and is on sale for $19.50 plus shipping. Call 414-745-4362at Lena and Ole's Gifts to order. These bunad figurines are no longer being produced so availability is limited — don’t wait to order.

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    The bunad from Setesdal

    The bunad from Setesdal The bunad from Setesdal has one of the longest traditions, being one of the oldest folk costumes in the country. The skirt has had the same design since the last part of the 17th Century, and maybe even longer. The women wore a frieze skirt with a leather belt for daily use. For church or festive occasions they would wear a black skirt over this white one. Brides would wear several skirts. The costume used today is the style used for church. This bunad has two skirts, a white skirt under and a black over skirt. Note the “fat” calves this woman has. The story goes that the men were always looking for strong and healthy women to marry, so the young girls would stuff extra socks in their stockings to appear to be of hefty stock.

    The male figure is also available in his traditional clothing.

    About the Bunad Figurine Collection
    The Bunad Figurine Collection is a great gift giving idea and a wonderful way to share the traditions of our heritage with our children and grandchildren. It will be cherished by your family for years and years to come. Each 7 inch tall statuette is sculptured by a master craftsman, cast in a crushed stone and resin compound, and hand painted to preserve even the minutest detail. The collection has been assembled in collaboration with, and is recommended by, The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Norsk Folkemuseum, located in Oslo and The Folk and National Costume Council, Bunad-og Folkedraktrådet, located in Fagernes.

    Each figurine is now on sale for $19.50 including shipping. Please call 414-745-4362 to order. We only have 2 female Setesdal figurines remaining.

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    Ovre-Hallingdal bunad figurine

    The womanâ??s Hallingdal bunad figurine available at Lena & Ole's GiftsThe woman’s Hallingdal bunad has been in traditional use up until today in Ål in Øvre (upper) Hallingdal, even though the design has changed through the times. There used to be one worn for church and another for festive occasions. Married and unmarried women wore different kinds of hats. A married woman would wear a hat such as this figure has, while young girls would wear a headscarf.

    This figurine is available from Lena and Ole’s Gifts online ON SALE for $19.50 including shipping.

    Comments (0) 9:55 pm |

    Rogaland bunad figurines available at Lena and Ole’s Gifts

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    The authentic replica Rogaland figurines are wonderful reminders of the Rogaland region of Norway. I have no female and THREE Rogaland males left. The figurines are ON SALE for only $19.50 including shipping.

    About the Bunad Figurine Collection
    The Bunad Figurine Collection is a great gift giving idea and a wonderful way to share the traditions of our heritage with our children and grandchildren. It will be cherished by your family for years and years to come. Each 7 inch tall statuette is sculptured by a master craftsman, cast in a crushed stone and resin compound, and hand painted to preserve even the minutest detail. The collection has been assembled in collaboration with, and is recommended by, The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Norsk Folkemuseum, located in Oslo and The Folk and National Costume Council, Bunad-og Folkedraktrådet, located in Fagernes.

    Comments (0) 8:03 pm |

    Nordland Bunad Figurine on Sale from Lena and Ole’s Gifts

    The Nordland bunad figurine. These figurines are authentic reproductions of the bunads traditionally worn by the women of the Nordland region of Norway.
    The Bunad Figurine Collection is a great gift giving idea and a wonderful way to share the traditions of our heritage with our children and grandchildren. It will be cherished by your family for years and years to come. Each 7 inch tall statuette is sculptured by a master craftsman, cast in a crushed stone and resin compound, and hand painted to preserve even the minutest detail. The collection has been assembled in collaboration with, and is recommended by, The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Norsk Folkemuseum, located in Oslo and The Folk and National Costume Council, Bunad-og Folkedraktrådet, located in Fagernes.

    These figurines are not being created any more so then our 2 Nordland figurines are gone — that’s it! They are now on sale for $19.50 including shipping (previously $22.95 and shipping was extra).

    Comments (0) 5:38 pm |

    Scandinavian Almond Cake in the interesting shaped pan!

    Almond cake bottom design

    Almond cake bottom design

    One of the most popular items from Lena and Ole's Gifts is the Scandinavian almond cake pan.  This cake is very popular with my customers because it is easy to make, freezes well, and is very pretty when done.  There are two different recipes posted in our recipe section that work well in this unique pan.  When served on one of the beautiful trays, perhaps with fresh strawberries and whipped cream or your favorite toppings, your guests will be impressed and will love the prominent almond flavor of this outstanding moist cake.            

    The aluminum nonstick pan is available for $12.50 plus shipping from Lena and Ole’s Gifts. Call 414-745-4362 to order.

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    Buy Scandinavian flags and windsocks from Lena and Ole’s Gifts

    We carry the large traditional Norwegian “flag” that can be flown all the time — not just on traditional Norwegian flag days. Anyone traveling in Norway has seen this beautiful large triangle shaped flag flying over Norwegian homes all year round. We have the vimple available for $49.00 plus shipping — a traditional way that Norwegians fly their colors and let everyone know when they are at home during non-flag days. It is a great Christmas gift. One of our favorite items is a windsock — available with Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish flag designs as well as the US flag. We even have a German windsocks since Lane (also known as Ole) has German roots. We also carry Canadian, English, and Italian windsocks while supplies last! They are only $19.95 plus shipping and are high quality, stitched nylon pieces (not printed) and will hold up well outside.

    Call 414-745-4362 to have it sent to you or your gift recipient.

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