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torstai 24. marraskuuta 2016

What a woman needs

Here are a couple of additions to our shop museum collection: some stockings and a Fazer chocolate box. Rare finds, never seen these anywhere before. And the price was rather good, too.

keskiviikko 23. marraskuuta 2016

Cream for your coffee (and some fish on the side)

Punahilkka (little red hood) cream bottle is a pretty addition to our Christmas decorations. After the Christmas I'll probably store it in the shop museum. The herring tins are also old (and empty). All three now stand on the new scale I wrote about a few days ago (link...).

tiistai 22. marraskuuta 2016

All that is missing is the summer

Last weekend was a great one as we found a lot of stuff for picnics next summer. The lunch box is a beauty and we are sure to never go hungry again if we fill this to the tilt. We also bought a "new" picnic table - we already have one but it doesn't have enough chairs, the newest has four so we might invite some frieds to picnic with us. Just wait for the invitation!

maanantai 21. marraskuuta 2016

I need flowers

It is a bit dark right now so there is a big need for colour. I made a picture of carnations (or maybe they are dahlias) as the real things don't last too well without any care during the week.

sunnuntai 20. marraskuuta 2016

Time for sausages

It is funny, yesterday we ate delicious home made salmon sausages and today we happened to find an old scale that was labeled by Oy Suomen Suoliliike Ab that sold scales and other stuff to sausage makers in Finland from 1930's on. This scale is perfect for our kitchen as it is rather small. We have a white Konesilta scale but it is way too big for the kitchen, so it is in the shop museum. Both scales are for professional use so they are really well made (and beautiful to look at as things usually were around the 50's).

maanantai 14. marraskuuta 2016

What a star

I've been begging my husband to build me a big wooden star for the garden. Yesterday he finally built one and I just love my new star!

sunnuntai 13. marraskuuta 2016

Baby steps

Christmas is coming, little by little. There are some Christmas decorations in every room but nothing major, yet.

keskiviikko 9. marraskuuta 2016

There is method in madness

We found a "new" metal tray last weekend. The jug with the same label we found a while ago. And as we happen to know one of the Dewars, its fun to have both the jug and the tray.

tiistai 8. marraskuuta 2016

Treasure box

I know it is too early to start decorating for Christmas. But I bought some new glass bubbles and just couldn't hide them in the closet. In the old coffee box they don't look too Christmassy, more like some oriental treasures...or at least I think so.

maanantai 7. marraskuuta 2016

Accepting cookies?

You very seldom find (cheap) shop adverts nowadays but last weekend we got lucky. We found this old Hanko cookie (Hangon keksi is the company name in Finnish) advert in and fetched it from Kotka. It will look great on the shop wall.

sunnuntai 6. marraskuuta 2016

After the first snowfall

The winter took me by surprise. It was autumn when we left on Monday and on Friday it was winter. Luckily I had packed most of the summer flower pots away last weekend and didn't buy cyclamens, they would have died during the week. Well, now it is winter and the heathers are the only flowers that survived.

tiistai 1. marraskuuta 2016

A great foursome

I got the big white Arabia platter from my mum. It has been standing on the living room table by itself. After looking at it for a while I decided to spruce things up a bit and put the table lamp on it. The vignette looked still a bit boring. After adding the two H&M apes, I was satisified. The brass apes go well with the brass rod of the lamp.