Welcome to "Life is GREAT on Highway 8!", sponsored by the Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation. Each of the 5 cities along the Highway 8 Corridor in Minnesota, from Chisago City to Taylors Falls, has a large oversized, brightly-colored Adirondack-style chair. There are also 37 artistically-designed chairs outdoors at sponsor locations along the Highway 8 corridor available to buy through a silent auction. Silent auction bids will be updated periodically. Click on photos to learn more .

Chair # 15 – Dala in the Posies – Final bid $150

Pinned on June 28, 2013 at 4:17 am by Lou Ann

Chair # 15 – Dala in the Posies – Final bid $150

Chair # 15  (click photo to enlarge)

LOCATION:   The Sweet Swede and Cottage Gifts – in the Cottage Gifts building you’ll find a few very unique shops.  The Sweet Swede offers gift worthy chocolates and Scandinavian candy, featuring Lingonberry fudge, premium confections and seasonal sweets.  They also now serve Grand Ole Creamery homemade ice cream.  Cottage Gifts offers unique gifts and accessories, and at Miss Elsie’s Yarnery, besides needles, patterns and quality yarns, you will be able to learn how to knit or crochet.   You’ll also find a cozy place to spend some time and visit!


12710 Lake Blvd.                                   12710 Lake Blvd.                     

Lindstrom, MN  55045                          Lindstrom, MN  55045

Phone: (651) 257-6199                         Phone: (651) 387-1214

www.misselsiesyarnery.com              www.thesweetswede.com


ARTIST:                        Sandy Swenson, Forest Lake

 CHAIR NAME:          “Dala in the Posies”

Sandy was an Art teacher for 37 years in the Forest Lake school district.  She enjoys oil, acrylic and plein air painting – painting outdoors to capture the natural light.   Sandy has created banners for her church, public art displays and Dala Horses for Gämmelgarden in Scandia.


Visit the sponsor locations for all 37 Highway 8 Chairs for a chance to win $200 in gift certificates to the sponsor(s) of your choice. Just keep track of the chair codes on the Highway 8 Chairs Map.  To place a Silent Auction Bid on this chair, place your bid on the Bid Sheet insidethe store during business hours.