My husband is Swedish and when I married him, I was introduced to many Swedish things. Yes, I've tried lutefisk (not awful if covered in cream sauce), and Bond-ost and Glogg -- both of which I plan on having at my mother-in-law's this holiday season. But my favorite Swedish thing is the Dala horse.
On our most recent trip to The Gift Box, Pete got me this wonderful orange Dala horse dish which I am loving, but I still don't have an actual Dala horse of my own. We do have quite a collection though:
Yes, there are two bulls down on the far end -- I believe the different animals represent different regions of Sweden and perhaps my husband's family comes from the region represented by the bull (but he can correct me here). The black horse is a very special gift -- an antique given to Maddie by her Farfar before he passed away.
And while we are on the subject of Swedish things...