A whole tree hanging full of socks in every size and pattern. Hand knitted wool socks are a favourite product at this time of the year.
A group of tonttu elves is watching here too.
We move on to the kitchen. A modern wall decoration with straw, cloth, paint and dry roses.
Christmas stars made of wicker and red felted balls.
Handmade candles. The pastel shades are soy candles. You can wash the possible stains away with soap and water.
Red wreaths in the kitchen window.
A closet was filled with sauna products like these soaps in crocheted bags, and the hand woven towels.
The last room is the maid's room, usually our "wool room", but now showing the bags, clothes, baby things and toys.
The tour ends here, behind the windows of the kitchen and the maid's room. The shop is open on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm and on weekends from 10 am to 4 pm. All the handmade products are for sale, and the staff is our voluntary members who also work as guides for the Villa Cooper.
On the way back we walk past the swimming pool now filled with sand for safety reasons, so our little guests can play there in the summer. The lanterns mark the edge and show the way to the door.
When I came home, I had some special mail to be opened. This came form Paulette, my recycling blog friend from Canada:
Paulette is a specialist of wool appliqué, and she dyes the necessary shades herself. This cute cat elf will decorate my sewing corner tomorrow. As you see, still can't figure out why blogger sometimes tilts my portrait pictures like this. Just bend your right ear close to your right shoulder, and you will see the picture like it should be.
The other surprise was from my sweet blogging friend Melanie, whose parcels have been torturing my curiosity for weeks already. She promised I could open the one that jingles! Here it is: