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torstai 30. marraskuuta 2017

Merry Christmas, guaranteed

This must be a first. I bought an Alessi Christmas bauble today and it has a two year guarantee! I don't know what the guarantee covers and it doesn't much matter as I am sure to loose the receipt anyway. Never thought anybody would guarantee Christmas decorations (less they are of gold).

Photo: Alessi

sunnuntai 26. marraskuuta 2017

Dream kitchen (or kitchen dreams)

Don't you just see the perfect 50's kitchen with yellow-black retro wallpaper and candy colour furniture? You don't? Well, I do (and am hoping the husband will keep up with the good work..)

perjantai 24. marraskuuta 2017

Not much of a shopper

When you have everything, you still don't have enough Christmas decorations. I went shopping today (due to Black Friday) and the only things that catched my eye were a couple of baubles for Christmas.

sunnuntai 19. marraskuuta 2017

Lazy day

I didn't have much energy to do anything today. I raked wet leaves for an hour and half and after that read interior design magazines. Luckily I have an energetic husband, he went to Rauhala and got rid of the plastic carpets in the hall and living room. The wooden floorboards were in a rather good condition so some sanding and painting is required, but no need to change the boards.

perjantai 17. marraskuuta 2017

This or that

I had to make a difficult decision today when I had to choose between Riikka Fransila's vintage art pieces. There were more than the two in the photo, but these two were the most interesting ones, I think. I bought the one with the mushrooms so if you are interested in the fishman, go and buy it at TRE Christmas market in Aleksanterinkatu, Helsinki.

keskiviikko 15. marraskuuta 2017

Smoking is good for you (or for your brand)

Advertising was so much easier when almost everyone smoked. Now people don't even use pens anymore, so what's left to print your logo on?

tiistai 14. marraskuuta 2017

Travellin man

No need to take your own photos, if you buy a set of souvenir cards. Our latest find are these 10 of Langinkoski, Kotka, where we have visited many times but never happened to take any photos..

maanantai 13. marraskuuta 2017

Before phone cameras

Orange is one of my favourite colours and as you might have noticed, I collect tins and love the 50´ this tin was a perfect find. It is also in very good condition!

sunnuntai 12. marraskuuta 2017

Hit and run

Old spinning tops have gotten a lot of hits during the years of play and they usually look better for it.
The top is from a flea market and the old cardboard traffic sign we got from friends (thanks again J-P and Anne).

lauantai 4. marraskuuta 2017

Memories are made of this

We bought a house my grandpa has built. In one drawer we found a photo of grandma and grandpa, taken around the 30's. We got the photo framed by professionals and now have a very nice picture to hang in Rauhala (after renovation, of course).