Johanna’s family lives here


Oh where to start. This magic little cottage is a summer house/allotment for a family of four - Johanna‘s family. Located, not so far from the center of Gothenburg, in a pretty well visitited area. But when stepping in to the cottage area, it feels like you step in to a  village of fairytale cottages standing side by side somewhere far away from a city. And Johanna’s little pea green house is one of the most beautiful ones.


Only 25 square meters, yet filled with goodies.

Honey for the eyes, the big enough kitchen. Can’t help thinking of Villa Villekulla and Pippi.


Vera. The door leads to a small loft.


She’s a collector Johanna, of many things. And a true aesthete. The collections are placed in groups, in themes and/or colors. All lovely.

Will not be able to limit the photos from this vibrant, creative, place, I’m sure you can understand why. As said, this is a tiny cottage but yet space enough for a family of four. Hopeful isin’t it!



Sunday, May 1 comes with the second last post from Johanna’s house. Oh, the bead baskets (can’t get enough of  bead baskets). The wallpaper (from Sandberg) is called Vera, the same name as one of the daughters. And look, my old pattern “Elephant” in the pillow pile.


The small streets all has names after flowers and fruits. Like this one ”The rose walk”.


There, in the oriel we sat and ate the tasty scones that Vera and Johanna’s had baked.



God monday. The last post from Johanna‘s family’s place coming up.
Here is the children’s playhouse, this day a kiosk. Look what a simple, rough and nice construction. No need to be fancy. “Ice cream in all flavors, come and buy!”.


I do loved to visit Johanna’s little pea green pearl. Hope you enjoyed it too.



81 Responses to Johanna’s family lives here

  1. Elina says:

    Almost to good to be true, this place. I love these posts,please keep them coming!

  2. Charlyn W says:

    Ohhhhh deeaarrr!
    This is like a dream.

    Love it so, so much!!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    Such a darling of a house! love it so much!

  4. T. says:

    Can it be more lovely?

  5. Ana says:

    How adorable, I am already smitten.

  6. Saga says:

    Alltså, det är ju FÖR fint! Njuter av varenda bild.

  7. very charming! especially digging that dining table.

  8. Kylie says:

    It is amazing what you can do in a small space. Loving the feeling of this beautiful space :) Kx

  9. Mimmi says:

    Kärlek i alla vrår! Mycket inspirerande.

  10. Koey says:

    Beautiful. Like the arrangement and the colour of this space!

  11. Louise says:

    I love the way she groups stuff, very nice indeed!

  12. Marie says:

    I am so jealous. This little house looks like a dream. Cute so very cute!

  13. absolutely love this place and how you have seen it Elizabeth,it is so cheerful and simple ….enchanting I think :)

  14. -e. says:

    the details. the room(s), the green, the furnitures. the soul.
    I’m found of them

  15. dani says:

    vilket underbart och idylliskt litet hus – och så fint att det är grönt! : )

  16. bmo says:

    Så fint!
    En liten kolonistuga vill jag ha och en liten, liten koloniträdgård……jättefina bilder

  17. Tine says:

    Aww so lovely! I’d like to have a summer house like this some day…

  18. i love that green house! in & outside.

  19. Katrine K says:

    Det er kjempefint, så nydelig både inne og ute…! Blir glad av å se dette:)

  20. Barbara says:

    wow, that’s fairy tale house :) lovely!


  21. Inger Marie says:

    How lovely! The green colour is fantastic and very unusual!

  22. Louise says:

    What an adorable house!

  23. freckleface says:

    Oh gosh, I’m so in love with that house, even the colour of green on the outside is so beautiful.

  24. LeiaMia says:

    Jag älskar också den kolonistugan och är ofta inne på hennes blogg och kikar!

  25. Karine says:

    Sooo charming…

  26. ansiau says:

    so lovely ! I’d love to be there as well, xxx j

  27. OH! I like this Johanna! lucky you to go for a visit!
    Elisabeth, today’s post is including my grandmother’s quilt bits i told you about. Come on over and see !

  28. Kyile says:

    Such a fairytale cottage – love that green! Kx

  29. Jess says:

    OH MY GOD!!! My total DREAM house. I want to live there. NOW xo

  30. annton says:

    not a very creative comment, but: I am officially in love! this is exactly the house I had in my mind when writing this blog entry:

    greetings to the owners of this heaven!


  31. I’m joining the choir: I want to live th

  32. johanna says:

    Tack för besöket E, du är så välkommen igen. And to all of you who have left comments: Th

  33. Helt underbart och väldigt inspirerande!

  34. Elsa says:

    Oh, this green cottage is really lovely. It makes me drea

  35. Sarh says:

    Such a darling of a house! love it so much!

  36. Els Martens says:

    I love the way she groups stuff, very nice ind

  37. bmo says:

    En sån lycka för barn att få ha det så……..och du är en riktig superduperfotograf!

  38. Inger says:

    Ohh yes, it has been a fantastic visit – and perfect with so many photos from all around the little green paradise!

  39. Margith says:

    What a wonderful place you have lovely photos :-)

  40. Victoria says:

    What a gift those 5 posts about Johanna’s house!!!!! always so inspiring your blog, it makes my day “more fine”… TACK

  41. sofia says:

    så fint det är! tack för inläggen, det har varit fantastiskt att få se hur dom har det! :)

  42. Ana says:

    Sweetest place ever.

  43. Robin says:

    I’ve followed your blog for almost two years now, and I think I finally figured out why I love it so much. I live in New York City, where so many people spend their lives wanting the newest, cleanest, most expensive things from life. Whenever I need to come back to reality I come to your blog. I would love to one day have a small house away from a big city and live simply and beautifully like you do. Every picture you post makes me long for a real, earthy, hand-made simple kind of life.
    Thank you so much for letting me and others like me look into the lives of you and your friends and colleagues.

  44. Elisabeth says:

    Robin, I do it to – long for real, earthy, hand-made sipmple kind of life. And I think I have it too, at least partly. That was a relly uplifting comment, thank you :)

  45. annton says:

    seems like you have fallen in love with that place, as much as everybody else around… love that to!

  46. ansiau says:

    elisabeth this place is really charming and your pictures are beautiful. very precious posts, thank you

  47. Crystal says:

    Love all the green! It’s so beautiful!

  48. charlotte says:

    elisabeth, your friends live in the best places!
    i like the comparison with villa villekulla.

  49. stephanie says:

    this place is so darling!

  50. Jess says:

    OH yes, it’s just perfect in every way.
    Do you think they need another daughter? xo

  51. Merja says:

    What a gem! I have a garden cottage too but not nearly that cute..

  52. Julia says:

    Så himla fint!

  53. it’s the cutest green summer house ever :) i’ve never seen them in that color, it’s super nice :)

  54. Girard says:

    Hi Elisabeth,

    This post just to let you know that your blog is very inspiring and it is always a pleasure to visit it.
    A french big fan

  55. Elisabeth says:

    Girard,thank you so much for leaving that kind comment :)

  56. We had that cake tin at home when I was a child here in England. Then it became my mother’s sewing tin for a while. It must be years old and it still looks beautiful!


  57. Malin says:

    världens sötaste kök!

  58. wow! these pictures are absolutely beautiful! thanks for sharing! :)

  59. that last image melts my heart. love all the green.

  60. La Rimule says:

    A house with a lot of spirit !!! Love it

  61. Anne says:

    Such a lovely and cosy place!

  62. rike says:

    thank you so much for sharing … 25qm? 4 people? wow … the home looks so comfy and even not pilled up …
    this makes me more confident when i’m thinking of our big move this year. we know by now that we have to reduce ourselfes to a lot smaller apartment. but those photos make me smile again …

    all the best

  63. tina ratzer says:

    you just know how to put pictures together, but this house ( interiör is so warm and personal, lovely to look at.
    Have a nice sunday :)

  64. malu says:

    Ble helt nostalgisk.
    For et nydelig hus og vakkre fotos.
    Tusen takk for at du deler sånne vidunderlige steder med oss.

  65. Viola_T says:

    Charming! Old but not antiquarian, a living interior.

  66. The Rose Walk is indeed such a pretty name. As are all these pictures, thanks for sharing them.

  67. Marie says:

    Oh no, not the last post. Can’t you make these Johanna post regular? Would love to follow this house and it’s famil

  68. Elisabeth says:

    Marie, would love that. But you don’t have to be sad, Johanna has a blog her self. In fact she has two, look here:

  69. francesca says:

    love this series. such a special house. x

  70. emma says:

    alltså. vilken PLEJA som man säger.
    allt det gröna gillar jag, och köket, alla vinklarna, man vill ju sitta i varenda VRÅ och bara finnas. och VERA. mitt i allt. helt underbart. otroligt fint. friskt!

  71. sara says:

    sååå fint. blir sittande här och bara drömmer om grönt och kolonier.

  72. Sarah says:

    these pictures just make my heart melt. ahhh beautiful

  73. duermeveland says:

    Oh, this makesme smile… What a cute house, seems so nice in there… Love this home photos.

  74. Amielle says:

    I love all the colours, especially the greens, that are throughout the house. That elephant pillow is delightful! :) So pretty.

  75. Liz says:

    what an amazing home. cozy perfection!! i lov

  76. hello, very nice your atmosphere and space! love this;)

  77. Such an amazing little house! LOVE IT!

    And such gorgeous photos!

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  79. Gretchen says:

    I know this is an old post but have to say…this place is a cosy little paradise with bohemian house and garden.

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