More Gifts for Finnish Minna, Queen for a Day

Minna has provided us with some great sites to explore.  Do you think we could award her with an aurora borealis for an evening?  If you go to this link:


http://virtual.finland.fi/Picture_Book/

you can see a gorgeous slide show of auroras, but I can only put this tiny glimmer  on here: Aurora2

and next, perhaps the most fantastic contemporary tea/coffee set I’ve ever laid eyes on, and I’m a connoissieur of tea sets:

Finnish_tea_set

http://virtual.finland.fi/Arts_Entertainment/

I can’t translate the websites to see if the Kuutar and other Kalevala jewels:

http://images.google.fi/images?gbv=2&hl=fi&q=kalevala+koru+kuutar&btnG=Etsi+kuvia

are suitable for our queen, but this image is gorgeous enough to count no matter what it’s made of:

Finnish_jewelry

And it seems our Queen has her eye on a particular hunk she would like delivered to her  castle.  I can’t insert videos in here, but the music is lovely and the guy…  see for yourself:
Bogart Co. – Princess

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9nJq4fi5f8

And I think this video will fascinate some of my Mystic Isle readers.  Shall we send this group to Windsor to entertain for the evening?  Can’t duplicate the brilliant setting, but the group and the music ought to liven that stuffy hall: Indica: Vuorien taa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05mAzx56jQ4

Aww, and Minna even remembered my patron saint with this truly haunting duet from one of my favorite shows, in honor of St Pat’s Day:
Riverdance song duet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgDhxOC5g48

You’re definitely a jewel, Minna, thank you!

20 thoughts on “More Gifts for Finnish Minna, Queen for a Day”

  1. Congratulations, Minna! And what a glorious set of links you’ve provided! I saw the Northern Lights a time or two as a child (I grew up fairly far north)) and would love to see them again someday.
    I also loved the tea set. When I was a design student, we were all huge admirers of Scandanavian design, and that’s a wonderful example. A designer friend of mine who visited Finland said I had to go to see the country and the design sensibility for myself.
    One of these days….
    Mary Jo

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  2. Congratulations, Minna! And what a glorious set of links you’ve provided! I saw the Northern Lights a time or two as a child (I grew up fairly far north)) and would love to see them again someday.
    I also loved the tea set. When I was a design student, we were all huge admirers of Scandanavian design, and that’s a wonderful example. A designer friend of mine who visited Finland said I had to go to see the country and the design sensibility for myself.
    One of these days….
    Mary Jo

    Reply
  3. Congratulations, Minna! And what a glorious set of links you’ve provided! I saw the Northern Lights a time or two as a child (I grew up fairly far north)) and would love to see them again someday.
    I also loved the tea set. When I was a design student, we were all huge admirers of Scandanavian design, and that’s a wonderful example. A designer friend of mine who visited Finland said I had to go to see the country and the design sensibility for myself.
    One of these days….
    Mary Jo

    Reply
  4. Congratulations, Minna! And what a glorious set of links you’ve provided! I saw the Northern Lights a time or two as a child (I grew up fairly far north)) and would love to see them again someday.
    I also loved the tea set. When I was a design student, we were all huge admirers of Scandanavian design, and that’s a wonderful example. A designer friend of mine who visited Finland said I had to go to see the country and the design sensibility for myself.
    One of these days….
    Mary Jo

    Reply
  5. Congratulations, Minna! And what a glorious set of links you’ve provided! I saw the Northern Lights a time or two as a child (I grew up fairly far north)) and would love to see them again someday.
    I also loved the tea set. When I was a design student, we were all huge admirers of Scandanavian design, and that’s a wonderful example. A designer friend of mine who visited Finland said I had to go to see the country and the design sensibility for myself.
    One of these days….
    Mary Jo

    Reply
  6. And here’s some more. The last four are not Finnish, though. But, I’ve heard there are some Finnish singers in Adiemus and I think Karl Jenkins has made some music with Värttinä for The Lord of the Rings.
    Adiemus – Adiemus:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7zJ0yVSSvE
    Bryan Adams- Everything I Do:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOkxI2YtZXw
    Clannad, Robin (The hooded man):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJwiGEZZto
    aha – take on me:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMWXyEHoN88

    Reply
  7. And here’s some more. The last four are not Finnish, though. But, I’ve heard there are some Finnish singers in Adiemus and I think Karl Jenkins has made some music with Värttinä for The Lord of the Rings.
    Adiemus – Adiemus:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7zJ0yVSSvE
    Bryan Adams- Everything I Do:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOkxI2YtZXw
    Clannad, Robin (The hooded man):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJwiGEZZto
    aha – take on me:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMWXyEHoN88

    Reply
  8. And here’s some more. The last four are not Finnish, though. But, I’ve heard there are some Finnish singers in Adiemus and I think Karl Jenkins has made some music with Värttinä for The Lord of the Rings.
    Adiemus – Adiemus:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7zJ0yVSSvE
    Bryan Adams- Everything I Do:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOkxI2YtZXw
    Clannad, Robin (The hooded man):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJwiGEZZto
    aha – take on me:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMWXyEHoN88

    Reply
  9. And here’s some more. The last four are not Finnish, though. But, I’ve heard there are some Finnish singers in Adiemus and I think Karl Jenkins has made some music with Värttinä for The Lord of the Rings.
    Adiemus – Adiemus:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7zJ0yVSSvE
    Bryan Adams- Everything I Do:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOkxI2YtZXw
    Clannad, Robin (The hooded man):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJwiGEZZto
    aha – take on me:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMWXyEHoN88

    Reply
  10. And here’s some more. The last four are not Finnish, though. But, I’ve heard there are some Finnish singers in Adiemus and I think Karl Jenkins has made some music with Värttinä for The Lord of the Rings.
    Adiemus – Adiemus:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7zJ0yVSSvE
    Bryan Adams- Everything I Do:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOkxI2YtZXw
    Clannad, Robin (The hooded man):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJwiGEZZto
    aha – take on me:
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMWXyEHoN88

    Reply

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