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torstai 27. marraskuuta 2014

Something new for Christmas

I must warn you...many of the posts from now on will be about Christmas. So if you don't want to start the celebrations just yet, you'll just have to stop reading for a month or so.

I already have lots of Christmas decorations but a couple (read tens) of new ones still end up at our home. These small bigs are the latest, cute aren't they?

keskiviikko 26. marraskuuta 2014

Delicate ornaments

Don't you just love glass balls - they are clear and beautiful and somehow they seem to create Christmas atmosphere without any colours. The red bird pops out nicely with all the white and glass.

tiistai 25. marraskuuta 2014

The shortest winter ever!

If this is all of the snow for this winter, I am happy. The view from our bedroom window is from Saturday, today there is no snow left, great!

maanantai 24. marraskuuta 2014

Snow whites

I love lace for Christmas. I have had these starched  lace decoratins for a couple of years. I guess you could do them yourself and maybe one day I will - I am dreaming of a stiff lace curtain. We saw one at an art exhibition, there were two of these in a corner, creating a room within a room and it looked amazing. Photographing was prohibited but luckily I still see the installation in my mind's eye.

sunnuntai 23. marraskuuta 2014

Everything is black and white

Where are all the colours? I want summer and I want it now! Ok, maybe I want to celebrate Christmas first but after that, summer straight away, please.

perjantai 21. marraskuuta 2014

It found its place

I moaned a while ago how I hate buying things from webshops as I can't get everything right away. But to be honest, Ellos surprised me positively - this rug arrived in just a couple of days and I got it before we went to the country for the weekend so I really have nothing to complain about (except that I still would like to have everything I ordered the minute I order it :)

torstai 20. marraskuuta 2014

The last of the last

It is very hard for me to see everything die before winter, thank God for sedums.

And then there are lots of weeds that look great even after flowering, e.g:

keskiviikko 19. marraskuuta 2014

Go get them

Christmas is coming! Just go and get your decorations and put them out for all to see!

tiistai 18. marraskuuta 2014

Missing it already

The sun shone on Sunday. It seemed it last shone months ago, lets hope we don't have to wait for the next time very long!

maanantai 17. marraskuuta 2014

New as good as old

When you combine old and new stuff, the new seems older than it is. Only the mirror and the candelabra are old for real. The "wall paper" is an old tablecloth from Indiska and the other decorations are from here and there. I especially like the black iron vase in which I put a ceramic ball. I bought the vase for the garden but at least for now it can stay inside.

perjantai 14. marraskuuta 2014

The newest of the new

We went to a decorating outlet yesterday. There were lots of stuff to be had very cheaply and here are some things that happened to catch my eye (and wallet)

If you happen to visit Helsinki, read more at Kotikaupunginlaidalla.

torstai 13. marraskuuta 2014

A short visit

I bought the old turqoise vase from flea market last weekend. It got to stay on the side table for a couple of hours. Then I decided to start decorating for Christmas and the vase went to a box to wait for Easter. But it is beautiful! I love both the colour and shape. The seller had put a sticker saying the vase is old Arabia - and it might very well be as Arabia did the same shape around 50's and the vase is very well made. But whatever, if looks good and that is the main thing.

keskiviikko 12. marraskuuta 2014

Oh deer

I am kind of wild about glass domes. This is the newest one, I just had to buy one especially for Christmas.

tiistai 11. marraskuuta 2014

More stars

I am puzzled...I found this Doris Day puzzle in flea market for 4 euros. It is in mint condition and my guess is it was never used. If you don't know who Doris Day is, shame on you!

maanantai 10. marraskuuta 2014

Almost there

I started decorating for Christmas. I haven't yet put all the decorations out. I just changed some of my table arrangements, changed some pillow covers and put the most summerish stuff in storage. I have bought some new decorations: some paper stars, globes etc. In addition I am going to bring everything I have in storage in the city. This Christmas will be the most colourful ever!

sunnuntai 9. marraskuuta 2014

Sparkly eyes

Darling, your eyes look like diamonds! This is what you could say to this pink 2 euro ice bear eraser that got my small diamond studs as eyes.

keskiviikko 5. marraskuuta 2014

Gotta do something

As there are no more real flowers to cut in the garden one hast to find another way of bringing flowers in. I could of course buy some cut flowers but as we only are at Vårkulla on weekends I seldom have the heart to buy flowers and leave them to die for the weekdays.

tiistai 4. marraskuuta 2014

Loving enamel

I found the first old enamel jug last summer and now I have three. The latest (in picture) I bought last weekend. I use them for flowers outside but as it was raining and there are no flowers left, we took the photo inside. The jug is a bit rusty inside so it cannot really be used for coffee.

maanantai 3. marraskuuta 2014

Time for candles

The best (and worst) part of the autumn is the darkness - you can stay in and enjoy candle light.

sunnuntai 2. marraskuuta 2014

For bird (and apple) lover's

You must have noticed I like to use birds in decoration. Here is a Swedish one on our living room table. I bought the apple first and happened to see the bird in the exact same colour in Oscar and Clothilde and had to buy it. The apple is metal and the bird is ceramics.