Annual meeting and Berggren tiles

20 09 2022

Next Fika Meeting: Saturday, October 22, 2022, starting at 1:30 PM at Martin Luther Church, 9235 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee located just east of Milwaukee Zoo.

SAHSWI will hold its Annual General Meeting including Annual Reports and election of Board Directors. After the business meeting John Elliott, SAHSWI Vice President will present and discuss Swedish themed products marketed during the 1960’s including Berggren tiles decorated in Swedish folk tradition style known as ‘Dalmalningar’. John will bring examples to show, and anyone owning any Bergren tiles or other items are encouraged to bring to the meeting for show and tell. After the program attendants are invited to join the traditional Fika with coffee and treats. The meeting is open to the public.

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Berggren Trayner was founded by Arthur and Audrey Berggren in 1948. The company moved to 624 E. Park Avenue in Libertyville in 1953.The company created silk screen ceramic and enamelware decals in Swedish style – decorative cookware, cutting boards, porcelain, china, and ceramic tiles. Their wares were distributed at department stores like Carson Pirie Scott and Marshall Field. In 1986, Bergquist Imports, Inc. bought Berggren Trayner and moved to Cloquet, Minnesota in 1987. Bergquist Imports still sells items under the Berggren Trayner brand name. (Reference)