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lauantai 31. tammikuuta 2015

Weighing in

What would be more appropriate than buying a scale in January? This has been used at a prenatal clinic before it found its home in our bathroom. It has a scale up to 150 kilos so we still have some room to grow...

perjantai 30. tammikuuta 2015

New life

We bought these two candle votives from the winter sale (70 % reduction of price, we couldn´t resist). When you turn the glass box around you get a showcase for small treasures. To make these look even better, my husband will paint the wooden base with a totally matte chocolate brown paint.

torstai 29. tammikuuta 2015

Milky white

Did I already tell you that I love enamel? Well, I do. I found these two milk pitchers at flea market last weekend. They are from Russia and I don't know whether they are old or only made to look old. Doesn't matter, they are a valuable addition to my collection even if they were new. Looks are everything, is my motto :)

keskiviikko 28. tammikuuta 2015

Waiting for the summer

I have to buy flowers as the garden hasn't got anything to offer. I also read a lot of gardening books to keep me going during the long winter. My mum made me the pretty table runner that looks perfect with the pink flowers.

tiistai 27. tammikuuta 2015

In the middle of things

To be able to play singles you need a centre piece for your player. We got this spider one from my brother. Now we can throw away the plastic piece, this one looks amazing. Hot rock to you all!

maanantai 26. tammikuuta 2015

Who uses matches

It is a shame that it is much easier to use a lighter than matches. Matchboxes look much better in glass bowls than lighters...

sunnuntai 25. tammikuuta 2015

Home (cottage) shopping

I wanted a table for the hall and bought a too big one from an internet flea market. Never mind, we moved the big table to the cottage and brought a smaller one to Vårkulla's hall.

lauantai 24. tammikuuta 2015

Keep calm

All is well at the cottage. There has been a couple of storms but luckily only one fir tree had dropped its top into the garden. Most of it was on the lawn, so we didn't need to do anything right away.

sunnuntai 18. tammikuuta 2015

Cauliflower fever

I dare you to try this recipe even if you aren't a great friend of cauliflower. After this, you will be!

1 big cauliflower cut into pieces that are just the right size to eat
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 cm of ginger, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon jeera (juustokumina in Finnish)
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 chili minced and with the seeds ( I used habanero but if you are not used to chili, choose a milder one and disregard the seeds)
1 tablespoon white vinegar (balsamico)

Mix everything in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 10 hours. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Put the califlowers with the marinade to a large oven dish and bakefor 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and turn the cauliflowers a bit and continue baking for 15  - 25 minutes or till the cauliflowers are done and a bit coloured.

We ate the cauliflowers with coldcured salmon and dark bread (I fried the salmon and bread together in butter and mixed the bread-salmon to the cauliflowers) but this would be delicious with chicken and rice, too.

This recipe is from last week, today we ate cauliflower with spinach.

perjantai 16. tammikuuta 2015

Reminds me of beer

We have a small collection of brown glass. Two are new and two are from flea markets. We started with green glass and after collecting it for a while, the brown ones started to look good, too. And here we go again, collecting starts and never ends..

torstai 15. tammikuuta 2015

Almost there

The bathroom is looking even better...most of the lists are in place and most of them are painted at least once. I even got a window shelf (which is not painted nor fastened yet).

keskiviikko 14. tammikuuta 2015

Caged animals

After Christmas we put the golden squirrel in a cage. Don't ask why, we just did.

tiistai 13. tammikuuta 2015

Who needs wine

We have started to put a big jug of water on the living room table for the evenings. It is funny how often you reach for a sip of water when it is easily available.

maanantai 12. tammikuuta 2015

Single nights

Even married people can enjoy single nights...the isopropyl alcohol is optional. This set up is from last Saturday morning. We listened the records for the whole Friday evening.

sunnuntai 11. tammikuuta 2015

Dontcha go and eat them

I found good looking apples from the Christmas sales. These five cost about 1 euro in total. I just snipped away the strings meant for hanging the apples from a Christmas tree and the apples were ready to be served in my 50's bowls.

tiistai 6. tammikuuta 2015

Keep your secrets

At last, we have a latch on our bath room door! Before you had to yell that the bathroom is occupied and hope that everybody heard...

maanantai 5. tammikuuta 2015

Take your places

The recently bought nesting dolls found a perfect place in front of my (newish) collection of turquoise vases.

sunnuntai 4. tammikuuta 2015

lauantai 3. tammikuuta 2015

I want more!

We found these 'nesting dolls in the woods' in a pop up store in Loviisa. They are by Psikhouvanjou ( I'd love to get their black and white animal dolls, too.

perjantai 2. tammikuuta 2015

Last day of Christmas

Tomorrow I'll put the Christmas decorations away, but today it is still Christmas.