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Portland, ME
USA

Made in Maine, Scandinavian-Inspired Print and Pattern, Designed and Handmade For Every Day Use in the Home. Created in late 2011, Lilleputt is the creative studio of Annika Schmidt.

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2017 Maine Gift Guide

Annika Schmidt

This sweet little one, nestled in a lilleputt Chickadee organic baby blanket.

 Excited to be included in the lineup of Maine-made products from so many great makers in this state, as featured in the Maine Gift Guide created by Knack Factory and Might & Main . Be sure to check out the full collection at giftguidemaine.com. 
Photo by Krysteana Scribner

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winter is coming

Annika Schmidt

After 80 degree weather all last week, this morning's walk called for long johns, a wool sweater, hat and boots, with a light frost on the car and coating shady parts on the ground. We're busy tackling our winterizing To Do list and cleaning up the yard, mulching beds and bringing plants in. Interior projects will have to wait, though I've been thinking about wallpapering again...

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wallpapering

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Wallpapering complete: one accent wall in our breakfast nook by the wood stove, and a perfect match with my mom's curtains from the 70s:

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shop open!

Annika Schmidt

Cherry blossoms for gray day. Shipping on an order, which means the Etsy shop is (mostly) open! Limited inventory for now, while I locate a few more boxes. Mug blanks are ordered, but the mug press won't be running for another weak or so.

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studio progress

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So it's not much, but it IS progress! Located a bunch of boxes labeled STUDIO and have begun unpacking... still a couple weeks before I'll be ready to reopen shop.

home swede home.

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Hi friends! Thanks for your patience during our winter hibernation! While we have been quiet, we have not been inactive. We've been in our new house for a couple weeks, but with the snow dump here in Maine, have spent most of that time shoveling. Only managed to move all our furniture in this weekend. I know where the mug press, and sewing machine are... but beyond that it will be a couple weeks yet before I get the studio unpacked.

In the meantime, I'm playing around with deciding where to put lilleputt wallpapers around the house...

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we're moving!

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A little quiet around here as we hunker down and focus on packing up 5+ years of collecting, living and working in this apartment and home studio. The shop will be closed for several weeks until we're settled ...and I've had the chance to hang some Lilleputt wallpapers in our new place! Follow us on instagram @lilleputtstudio for updates, or check back late February 2017. Thanks for stopping by!

in the works.

Annika Schmidt

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Excited to see my first samples back from the weavers... say hello to Lilleputt Wovens! Tweaking and testing, and pondering how to incorporate these into the line. And thinking about finally getting back to some furniture work with these upholstery-weight fabrics.

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Swedish Yuletide, Boston.

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I grew up attending the Swedish Yuletide market and festival for the Lucia Procession, Swedish vetebröd and köttbullar, and we were excited to return as a vendor this year for our 5th year in a row (!).

A long day as usual, up at 4am to drive down from Maine, but always a fun event. I didn't get a chance to take a single photo at the Swedish Yuletide Market in Boston today, and Ryan caught this silly one of me in the calm before the storm (of Scandinavians) came pouring in. We were thrilled to see so many regulars and familiar faces, as well as many new.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

nordic theory of everything.

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A couple of months ago I posted on instagram (photo below) about The Nordic Theory of Everything, a thorough and humorous book by Anu Partanen about the state of 'the American Dream' in this country, from a Scandinavian perspective. So imagine my excitement to see author Anu Partanen herself, speaking in front of my work on display at the Scandinavian Cultural Center in West Newton, MA!! So sorry I missed it.
Regram from: @scandicenter

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When it rains, it pours. More shower curtains in the shop!

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midsommar

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Minimal Midsummer celebrations for us here in Maine, maybe next year we'll finally make it up to New Sweden for the midsommarstången and festivities. A few days old, this arrangement from @watershedfloral still looks lovely, and I'm torn on whether or not to pull some flowers from it for a floral crown... Happy Midsummer!

printspiration.

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More wallpapers in the works; decided to go larger with my Ronneby print, named for my mother's hometown in Sweden. And below, the inspiration for this print: Ronneby! To the left, the building where my morfar and mormor had their dentistry practice, and straight ahead, the church where my parents got married.

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Where it all began (it being my love of wallpaper, and basically all my inspiration for lilleputt): hos mormor (grandma's house). I was digging through old photos at my mom's this weekend, in search of photos from my mormors house, trying to recall details in the bathroom wallpaper, the steep steps up to the attic and old toys, the gnarled trees in the orchard and snails on the slate walkway, and the roses around the gate... And then I found this one of us at the kitchen table where the salt and pepper shakers became my toys, and the smell of steamed milk and melting butter always take me back.

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lilleputt shower curtains.

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I love our little apartment, but our little closet bathroom is far from photo-worthy. So when my mom decided to run some errands.... I decided to commandeer her bathroom to showcase the next Lilleputt product in the works.... shower curtains!! Stay tuned, more prints to come.

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I tend to hibernate a bit in winter, but I've been plugging away quietly on some bigger projects, for one... lilleputt wallpapers! Wallpapers seem to be a love or hate thing; with me, it's all love.

I still think about the wallpapers in my mormors house, especially the light and airy white and green leaf/floral in the upstairs bathroom. With the windows swung open (her windows opened outward, and hooked in place with a latch), I remember looking out the window, over the tiled roof, down to the orchard and roses below. My room growing up had a simple blue and white print, and while there were many times I longed to paint my room this bright color or another, I still miss it now that its gone (as I know my mom does!). So how could I resist.

Still just in a testing and trial period, but more prints to come.

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nursery art.

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Tidying in the studio this morning, and I got side tracked trying to find pictures to fill a stack of empty picture frames I uncovered... Until I remembered I had some 8x10 test prints made up in December while working on a custom order. A perfect fit! Lilleputt nursery art?

happy new year!

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Finally some seasonally appropriate weather for Season's Greetings: Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

god jul.

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'Home' for the holidays, and keeping up traditions at my mother's house. And it wouldn't be Christmas at our house without at least a couple homemade gifts. So refurbished for my nephew, en röd lilla bänk.

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Helping my mom finish up a gift for my nephew; a little bench that was a little worse for wear after the three of us kids used it 25-40 years ago! New color, new fabric, new seat, a couple extra screws... And little dose of Swedish for his new room.

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And because the 60-70 degree weather in New England doesn't exactly inspire feelings of Christmas.... baking pepparkakor was a must. God Jul, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, I'm ready for some❄❄❄