Icelandic Christmas Ornaments

Shop for unique Christmas ornaments this holiday season at  www.alafoss.is by Icelandic designer: HeklaÍslandi.

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Two new cushion covers from Lagður

These amazing cushion covers from Lagður are the perfect gift for nature lovers or for those who want to decorate their homes with a unique and beautiful Icelandic design. The cushion covers have a zipper and pillows are not included. Comes in a elaborate design gift box with information about each photograph of Icelandic Nature.

The two first pillow cases are the newest cushion covers in Lagður’s collection:

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The Cheerful Neighbour Cushion Cover, Size: 40×60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

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The Giants of the Sea Cushion Cover, Size: 40×60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

 

Riding the Soft Sands Cushion Cover

Riding the Soft Sands Cushion Cover, Size: 40×60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

Friends so Fine Cushion Cover

Friends so Fine Cushion Cover, Size: 50×50 cm (19.7 x 19.7 inch)

Flying Frozen Valleys Cushion Cover

Flying Frozen Valleys Cushion Cover, Size: 40×60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

Lagður the Ram (Hrútur) Cushion Cover

Lagður the Ram (Hrútur) Cushion Cover, Size: 40×60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

The Pretty Couple (House-Ducks) Cushion Cover

The Pretty Couple (House-Ducks) Cushion Cover, Size: 50×50 cm (19.7 x 19.7 inch)

Feel free to browse through more pictures here.

New Collection from HeklaÍslandi

Hekla Björk Guðmundsdóttir is an Icelandic designer that designs and produces beautiful Icelandic products under the brand name HeklaÍslandi.

Throughout the years, she has designed multiple different products with unique Icelandic / Nordic impact and gets her inspiration from Icelandic nature and traditions.

On our website, www.alafoss.is  you can find HeklaÍslandi’s designs including beautiful candles, matching napkins and matchboxes.

Her newest collection has been added to our website, the new Christmas candles, napkins and matchboxes. Click on the pictures below to view more products from the amazing design collection by HeklaÍslandi.

Few of her most popular products are the Wool Sweater Pattern Candles and napkins:

 

Alafoss Wool Blankets

The Alafoss Wool blankets are cozy, warm and a very popular gift item. Below you can see all the various different styles and colors with traditional Icelandic wool patterns. All of the blankets are warm, soft and breathable and are made of 100% pure Icelandic Wool. Due to the fine quality of the wool, the throws are very long-lasting but soft at the same time.

We may be biased, but we feel like the Icelandic wool blankets are a must for every home 🙂

You can click on the caption of each picture of the blankets below to learn more about styles, sizes and prices.

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Icelandic Guestbooks with Fish Skin

Mistur Guestbooks – handmade in harmony with nature –

Each book cover is made of recycled paper and decorated with Icelandic fish skin that is chosen especially from the color and texture and adapt to each book.
The guestbooks are handmade and therefore unique but you can chose which color you want on your own guestbook. Each book is 15 x 30 cm. and contains 40 pages waiting for memories of your gatherings. You can also choose to have the text in Icelandic or English.. Gestabók or Guestbook 🙂

Icelandic Guestbook made of Fish skin

Icelandic Guestbook made of Fish Skin

Icelandic Guestbook made from Fish skin

Handmade Guestbooks made with recycled paper

Guestbooks from Mistur

Unique Jewelry and Home Decor by Raven Design

We just added new products to our website and are so excited to be sharing it with you.

Raven Design creates a variety of unique designs and jewelry, home accessories and decor inspired by ancient Icelandic patterns and Sagas. Raven Design consists of a husband and wife team, Hrafn Jónsson and Hulda Sveins, and are inspired by the unique shape of the island Iceland, it’s strengths and volcanic activity. Not to mention the power of the waterfalls and the secrets of the lava as far as the eye can reach.

Their workshop is their home, a 100 year old house, where the magic of making is made more special. This creative team started in 1999 and has been steadily developing their ideas ever since.

For the Home by Raven Design

Beautiful items for your home, inspired by the land of ice and fire

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Candle Holder – Raven Design

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Coasters – Raven Design

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Napkin Holders – Raven Design

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Serving Tray – Raven Design

Leather Bracelets by Raven Design

Beautiful accessories from Raven Design, inspired by Icelandic nature and culture

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Fjóluþrenna Leather Bracelet – Raven Design

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Áttablaðarós Leather Bracelet – Raven Design

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Vinarós Leather Bracelet – Raven Design

Plexiglass Jewelry and Accessories by Raven Design

Beautiful accessories from Raven Design, inspired by Icelandic nature and culture

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Áttablaðarós Earrings – Raven Design

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Hrafn á Flugi Necklace – Raven Design

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Iceland Necklace – Raven Design

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Krummsi Necklace – Raven Design

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Áttablaðarós Necklace – Raven Design

Raven Design – Icelandic Design – Made in Iceland 

Napkins with Wool Pattern

What a great idea for your next knitting club?

Now you can have napkins with the traditional Icelandic wool sweater pattern along with matching candles with the same wool pattern design. Click on the picture below for more information.

Order today for yourself or as a gift for your “knitterholic” friends 🙂

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Golden Cod – Cushion Cover

Few nations are as dependent on fishing as Icelanders. The rich fishing grounds that surround the island have been an invaluable resource for Icelanders for centuries. Currently the export of fish products brings in more than 25% of the nation’s foreign currency earnings.

Although many fish species live in Icelandic waters, only about 25 are of commercial importance and of these only a handful dominate the catches. Cod (Gadus morhua) is by far the most important, with annual catches of about 200,000 tons in recent years.

Cod is yellowish grey, with a white belly and a pale lateral line. The yellow one, as it is commonly called in Iceland, can grow quite large, reaching a length of almost 2 meters. A common size, however, is in the range of 45 to 85 cm long and a weight of 1 to 4 kg.

Cod can be cooked in various ways, fresh, salted or dried. The British are likely to know cod as Fish and Chips, whilst the Spanish or Portuguese have a variety of recipes for dried and salted cod (Bacalao). Most Icelanders, however, are accustomed to boiled or fried fresh cod, commonly eaten with butter and potatoes.

The Golden Cod - Cushion Cover

This newest edition of cushion covers from Lagdur, is the perfect gift for nature lovers or for those who want to decorate their homes with a unique and beautiful Icelandic design. The cushion covers  from Lagdur, have a zipper and pillows are not included. Comes in a elaborate design gift box with information about each photograph. 100% cotton with printed photograph on the front side and solid color on back. Color variations may occur on the printed photographs.

Shop these unique cushion covers from Lagdur here.

Philippe Ricart – Icelandic Birds

The beautiful tapestry cushion kits collection below, designed by Philippe Ricart, features the Icelandic Birds and each set includes canvas, icelandic woolen yarn, needle and chart.

There are two sizes: 20 cm x 20 cm   (7.87 x 7.87 inch) and 40 cm x 40 cm   (15.75 x 15.75 inch).

The following Icelandic Birds are featured in this beautiful collection:

Artic Tern – Eider Duck – Golden Plover – Great Northern Diver – Harlequin Duck – Oystercatcher – Ptarmigan and Puffin

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Philippe Ricart was born and raised in France but has lived in Iceland for the past 30 years. Since 1997, he has only worked with crafts and art. He has a wide range of production and also likes to try something new. He has worked with a variety of crafts for almost 30 years and it varies a bit what he does each time. This new collection is a cushion/pillow covers with images of Icelandic birds. He uses the 100% Icelandic wool for the embroidery.

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Stitchsets with different images from Icelandic nature and Icelandic birds, including canvas, yarn and chart are available in our shops and online at alafoss.is

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