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keskiviikko 31. joulukuuta 2014

Winter memories

My husband managed to take a couple of photos when it still was cold. Here is one from Christmas day (night). Have a happy new year's eve, never mind the weather!

tiistai 30. joulukuuta 2014

Don't look up

I had a terrible flu when choosing the paint for the hall panels. I managed to remember wanting them to be a greenish gray and we chose a bit cowardly light green. After buying the paint I told my husband we have to choose the paint for the floor more carefully. And he told me that we had already bought the paint for the floor. I just hope it isn't the same colour as the walls as then we would need to paint the panels once again in a different colour..

The next step is to put up the wall paper - until then either don't look up or try to enjoy the paintings we hung for the while.

maanantai 29. joulukuuta 2014

More gold

We found a gloden cup from Moko. It keeps company to our golden squirrell.

sunnuntai 28. joulukuuta 2014

Present to self

We bought this little bathroom cabinet the last minute before Christmas. I have long dreamed of a cabinet with a marble top and now I have one. The cabinet is from late 1800' s and it has been modified to a 'lavoire' first in 1902 with a grey marble top and then in 1933 it got the green one. How do I know? There was a small note in the drawer telling that the cabinet was originally the writer's mother's teacher's (mademoiselle Thilda Wauke) and the note listed everything the writer knew about the cabinet's history. I love things with a story!

lauantai 27. joulukuuta 2014

Better than ever

We finally have wall papers and painted panels in the bathroom. No more silver insulation panels, thank you! There is still a lot to do, but I am happy for the time being.

perjantai 26. joulukuuta 2014

Thank you

We have decided to save all Christmas cards at our attic. Maybe some collector will get a pleasant surprise after 20 years..

torstai 25. joulukuuta 2014

The last minute decision

My husband bought the tree the minute the sellers were carrying them away to the trashes. He got us a beauty with 5 euros.

keskiviikko 24. joulukuuta 2014

Merry Christmas!

Found these at our local flea market yesterday and just couldn't resist buying them. Welcome home, fellows!

sunnuntai 21. joulukuuta 2014

After the party

Thank God for the dish washer. The day after a party would be too depressing without one. In addition, if you use cake papers as a table cloth you can just throw them to the trashes afterwards. You can enjoy the scene set by a bunch of merry people when the cleaning up only takes a few minutes. This one is after our Christmas party last week.

lauantai 20. joulukuuta 2014

They are everywhere!

Even the kitchen hood got decorated. I don't have much interest in making cookies but I do love the cutters.

keskiviikko 17. joulukuuta 2014

Something's fishy here

I love making arrangement and the Christmas is the best time for them. This one started years ago when we bought the fish graphics from an art exhibition. After that more fish has tagged along and for Christmas I just added some silver balls and colourful ribbons. And you'll also find a longtime dream of my husband's: the dog that nods its head - we got it from friends last weekend and I guess it will be taken to our car where it really will do some nodding.

tiistai 16. joulukuuta 2014

Pretty ribbons

We have glass balls hanging above our dining room table for the whole year. We bought them one Christmas and after Christmas they just stayed in place. This year I hung some ribbons from the balls to make them more Christmassy and I think this works very well.

maanantai 15. joulukuuta 2014

New order

I hope I'll get this brass measure for Christmas. As I don't quite believe in Santa Claus, I just ordered the measure from Ferm living (link).

Photo by Ferm Living. 

sunnuntai 14. joulukuuta 2014

Christmas in the kitchen

Just move the ginger bread (pepparkakor) tin away and you have room to make supper. Everything takes a little more time come Christmas...

tiistai 9. joulukuuta 2014


What is a nonanimal -  it is a cute, small and green ceramic figure that kind of looks like an animal. Arni Aromaa (link) who has designed this called it epäeläin in Finnish and my translation for the word is nonanimal.

I found our new pet at Ornamo's design market here at Kaapelitehdas on last Friday.

maanantai 8. joulukuuta 2014

A winter moment

On Saturday morning it snowed and on Sunday evening all snow was gone. Mind, I'm not complaining, just stating the facts.

keskiviikko 3. joulukuuta 2014

Simply the best

This lamp is as simple as it gets. And even though it is really modern, it is a very good fit for the fortie's fan and the old wood cabinet.

tiistai 2. joulukuuta 2014

Starting small

At the moment there are only a couple of paper Christmas globes on the sofa table. Come Christmas (or next week) I will up the amount of decorations to get more shine and colour.

maanantai 1. joulukuuta 2014

Christmassy colours

I bought a bunch of flowers on Friday, including my favourites red dianthus. When I said to the florist that I want more green she suggested green dianthus which I have never even heard of before. She was right, they were just what was needed.