Shopping in Gränna, among all the Polkagris shops was one shop that was called Gränna Glass. I had heard that close to Gränna were some glass blowing shops that sold their art. I love art glass, so this was a shop I noticed early on, and I was anxious to see what treasures it held inside.
We saved it for the end of our visits to the shops in Gränna, since if we purchased something, we didn’t want to carry it around. Here is a picture of the outside of the shop.
We walked in, and were stunned. Perhaps as stunned as the proprietor, whose main concern was, “what flavor did we want?”
It was an ice cream shop. In Sweden, “Glass”, (pronounced like we do) is ice cream. On the other hand, “Glas” (pronounced gl-aw-s) is the material we know as glass.
We did find a Glas shop outside of Gränna and purchased an art glass chicken for my mother – in – law for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, they were not blowing glass at the time.
She collects chickens, and this seems like a great addition to the collection. In Sweden, the chicken bears the interesting name of “kyckling”.
So, when in Sweden, make sure whether you want to eat you glass, or admire your glas.
What flavor glass do you like best?
Globe Trottin Granny
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