Ingebretsen’s av Stockholm Scandinavian Gifts

Julie Ingebretsen & Diane Noble

Phone:

715-442-2220

12092 Hwy 35

Website:

www.ingebretsens.com

Stockholm, WI 54769

Email:

info@ingebretsens.com

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Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10-5, Sundays 11:30-5 through 12/21/14

Saturday, Dec 27th 10-5 & Sunday, Dec. 28th 11:30-5

January, February into Mid March..Bathroom on premises and available to guests and customers.

Välkommen to Ingebretsen's av Stockholm, a Swedish "butik" on the shores of Lake Pepin in Stockholm, Wisconsin, a charming river town along the Mississippi.

Our giftware from Scandinavia offers a rich sense of tradition plus the artistry of fine handcraft and design.

You'll find many decorative and functional items imported from Scandinavia -

Traditional craft classes and artist demonstrations are held year round.

Ingebretsen's av Stockholm is an "offshoot" of Ingebretsen's in Minneapolis, located on East Lake Street since 1921. Family owned and operated for 3 generations, it has remained a neighborhood market and a meeting place to keep memories and traditions alive.  For hours and more information, call 612-729-9333 or check our website at www.ingebretsens.com 

Information on tours to Scandinavia, led by Diane and Ted Noble, can be found on the website or by contacting Diane and Ted at  teddiane@mac.com or 612-825-8808.

Ingebretsen Building History:

Built in 1878 by Eric Peterson...one of the brothers who came from Karlskoga, Sweden in 1851 and started the village of Stockholm...and Youngquist, this stone buildling dates from the original settlement of Stockholm.  Its first use was as a general store/farm implements.  For a short time, around 1885-87, it was a hotel.  Anton. Eric's son, ran a hardware business in the building.  Through the years it became a confectionary, barbershop, speakeasy and cafe.  When Eric Janus and Carolyn Chalmers bought the building in early 2002, the building had been abandoned for several years.  Restoration and renovation of the upstairs residence and downstairs shop were completed in 2003.

J. Ingebretsen's av Stockholm opened their shop in September 2003, returning the building to its Scandinavian heritage and commercial use.

Classes at Ingebretsen's

SaamiMixed-Level Sami Bracelet, Fri. Oct. 5, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is that of the midnight sun, northern lights, and the Sámi, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Sámi jewelry incorporates elements of their northern landscape – softened reindeer leather and sculpted antler. Beginners will explore the traditional jewelry techniques of triple braiding, coiled pewter wire, and sewing the finished braid to a softened reindeer hide strip. A reindeer antler button finishes off the bracelet. More advanced students will create a wide multi-braided bracelet with a variety of braids and coils. Class fee is $35 and is payable to Ingebretsen's. The materials fee is $95 and is payable to the instructor. Call 612.729.9333 to register.

About the Instructor

Liz Bucheit is the award-winning goldsmith and jeweler of Crown Trout Jewelry in Lanesboro, Minnesota. She holds a Master's degree in metalworking and jewelry from the University of Iowa, Iowa City and has trained in traditional jewelry techniques in Ireland and Norway.

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