Okay, I fully realize that I’m going straight to hell for saying that. And, that’s because it’s not true. Well, not that I know of.
And, apparently, nobody in Copenhagen drinks, uses poor judgment, or has a medical crisis– while driving, that is.
You see, we did go antiquing in Copenhagen on our last day of our delightful interior design retreat late last month.
And, we did come frightening close to the edge of the embankment just outside the beautiful Green Square Antiques store.
Here, let me show you.
This is obviously not my pic. But here you can see the beautiful Greensquare Antique Store to the right. In the middle is the road. :] This a road where cars with real live people sitting in them, then drive on it in both directions. Never mind, that there’s no center dividing line either. My palms are getting sweaty just looking at this!
If this was New York. We would all be dead. There’s an alarming number of fatal accidents around here on a daily basis, as it is! And we are fenced in, up the wazoo in these parts.
Why, I can’t even make a right-hand turn in my town where the opposing traffic is a parking lot that’s closed half of the time.
Here, we are looking in the opposite direction. :] See where those cars are at the end. That’s where the taxi came barreling toward the water and then quickly swerved around.
Honestly, everyone in the cab gasped!
And you know, I googled it to see if there are ever such tragedies and the only thing I found was an article that says that the Copenhageners have a different “attitude” about the water than people who live elsewhere.
But, now, I’m backwards because this was the last day and we haven’t done day four. But, I promise that we’ll be back!
Day four started out with the most delightful trip to a flower shop called Poppykalas, where we were treated to the incredibly charming owner, Thilde who talked to us for quite some time and all of it fascinating. She shared how she started her business and ended up in this spot and picked the name, too.
Here, Thilde is showing us some wallpaper they are planning on using on a feature wall. The shop is in a beautiful part of town and it is shared with some other small vendors.
After a thorough explanation of how we are to create our bouquets, we are lead back to the flower room and told that we could select about 12 flowers for our bouquets.
Here’s mine. I think I need to practice this; it’s looking a little to 1800flowers, lol, But I do like the colors.
group shot inside Poppykalas in Copenhagen
Next up was a trip just outside the city to the beautiful Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
This is a MUST-SEE while in Copenhagen. However, when we arrived, I was starting to feel not-so-great which means that I needed to sit down and eat. So, I went off by myself and found the cafe.
Since I didn’t know what I wanted to eat, I ended up with the buffet. I highly recommend that too. Everything was very fresh and delicious.
Plus, it was another picture-perfect delightful day, so I sat outside.
I know. They special-ordered this day, just for us!
The land out in the distance is Sweden!
After lunch which I washed down with another ginger beer, I was feeling myself again and went for a walk. Yes, I know that I was at a museum, but it was so beautiful outside, I hated to go inside.
Now, here, they have a fence. haha!
Of course, after a bit, I did go back inside to see the exhibits. It is not a large museum. If you only have an hour, it would be easy to breeze through and see everything. Of course, you can take all day, if you like.
As is the theme in Copenhagen, there is a combination of old and new at the Louisiana Museum.
The most exciting exhibit is about the moon. And it IS sensational. Very, very beautiful. As next summer will be 50 years (yes, I know!!!) since we first landed on the moon, this is most appropriate.
There are some 150 works of art, from old to new. I took some pics of some of my favorite pieces. They are framed, but I prefer to view them unframed.
The theme, of course, is the moon. Clever, huh?
Carl Julius – Leypold Cemetery Entrance – 1832
J.C. Dahl – The Bay At Naples oil on canvas – 1821
Moonlight Painting – 1821 – Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
James Arthur O’Connor – The Poachers – oil on canvas c. 1834
Virgil’s Tomb, by Moonlight – 1782 -Joseph Wright of Derby
There are also many modern pieces in the moon exhibit and some room which showed films. It’s a wonderful exhibit.
And of course, there’s much in the way of modern art. Here are some pieces that I took images of.
I forgot to get the names of these pieces. Believe me when I tell you that there were always people in the shot. This one is closely cropped, so it worked out. I actually do like people sometimes. ;] But, this one is the straightest image I took of this vignette.
Yves Klein – Mono Blue 1960
I couldn’t resist sharing this one. It is reminding me of the statues on day one at the Carlsberg Glyptotech Museum we saw on Day one.
Gerhard Richter – Lakfarve color chart 1969
I don’t think it’s called color chart, but it was written in Danish with those weird letters and it’s getting too late for me to deal with that, so Color Chart, it is. It’s making me think about how they choose the color of the year — sometimes.
Per Kirkeby (1938–2018) – The Hut-Louisiana Museum
I love how fresh this looks. And even though the building is modern, there are mouldings and soft white paint. It looks like White Dove.
And here we all are outside the Louisiana Museum.
We found a handsome, young Danish-dude to snap it for us. ;]
Ahh… sweet. He must’ve been a little nervous because it’s slightly out-of-focus. Better for me. lol
Then, it was back to the hotel where most of us hung out in the lobby because we hadn’t spent enough time together. We had dinner at the hotel as well. They have this outrageous cauliflower veggie burger which sounds disgusting, but it is absolutely scrumptious and tastes very much like beef.
NOW, we’re ready for Day five and when we did go antiquing in Copenhagen.
So, let’s go inside Green Square Antiques.
Oh man, I love this place. Here are a few of my favorite shots that I took.
Greensquare Antiques – antiquing in Copenhagen – Love those Swedish Gustavian antiques!
Here’s the opposite view of some of the Gustavian Antique pieces.
Greensquare Antiques also has a lot of English and French, etc. antiques and lots and lots of Chinoiserie and Asian pieces like that cool black table on the left.
Inside the shop, I did get this one image of the fence-less road and a cruise ship sailing in to harbor.
Beautiful mix of Louis XV or Venetian, perhaps and an amazing Chinoiserie cabinet.
The colors are glorious!
And one last Swedish Gustavian vignette. So pretty!
After the high-end antiques, we went to a flea market, but quite frankly, I wasn’t in the mood. I know that some of you love flea markets, but it was still very nice hanging out there for a bit.
Then, we broke up in small groups and ended up going to a store that sells Royal Copenhagen in an area of town called Fredericksberg.
I’ll say! How pretty is that!
Some of us went back to the main shopping area where you can see a bird’s eye view here.
Of course, I snapped some more pics. And bummer, some of my images are gone. In my quest to keep my macbook below the allotted limit, I’ve been deleting a lot of images. I guess I got over-zealous but I didn’t mean to.
So, I had to swipe this one off of my own instagram page.
I was not trying to snap this stylish couple. I did have her full length before I cropped it for insta. Oh well. I just love how they’re holding hands but otherwise, seem totally disconnected.
We were told that we needed to go to the Royal Cafe Smushi.
Yes, yes, yes! What a charming, fun place! My pics don’t do it justice. It is long and narrow with soaring ceilings and pale pink walls. Most of the seating is in the back.
I’m wondering if that’s the “crazy king” we learned about in the first post?
Although they do also have real food, I felt like something sweet, so this is what I had. Yummy!
Afterward, we went across the courtyard to Georg Jensen.
I know that some of you wanted to know. That is one stunning store. And I enjoyed helping Maureen Coates spend her money on a lovely new ring. haha.
Well, I had a photo of a beautiful sunset taken that evening at dinner as we were high up. I’m sure that my friends have posted it, but it’s late and there’s already a lot to digest here.
I hope that you enjoyed my trip to Copenhagen. It has been fun for me to relive it too.
And finally, thank you to those who made purchases this past weekend (Friday-Sunday)
where 30% of my affiliate and product earnings went to help the victims of Hurricane Michael. I earned just over $2,000.00 and then rounded up the donation to $1,000.00 which I paid last night to the American Red Cross specifically set up for the Hurricane Relief. I’m very happy to be in a position to help out with things like that.