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maanantai 31. lokakuuta 2016

Line up

I have a small collection of Russian dolls. When cleaning up yesterday I put them all on the cabinet in the living room. More is more, I say.

sunnuntai 30. lokakuuta 2016

Don't you dare die on me

As the summer is gone, I wanted to get some flowers to remind me of it. But as I am notoriously lazy care-taker of potted plants I bought porcelain "sedums" to get me through the winter. I found these in Sokos and they fitted very well in my turquoise vases from the 50's.

perjantai 21. lokakuuta 2016

What about me?

How are you going to remember me on my 100th birthday? To honor Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala reproduced a beautiful glass vase Wirkkala designed. Not bad. I bought a brown one on sale (couldn't resist) and I'd still love to get the slim green (or grey) one, too. So if you get an urgent need to buy me something, you'll know what to get :)

maanantai 17. lokakuuta 2016

It was cheap!

The old tv/radio stand was in a rather bad condition when we bought it. I changed the top to a tray till we decide how to repair the original top. The legs will get a new coat of paint (someday). For now I am happy enough to have the thing in the kitchen.

sunnuntai 16. lokakuuta 2016

Bon voyage!

Now we have everything we need for summer trips: a suitcase, a small radio, a 60's road map and a nail kit (can't travel without a nail kit, now can you?).

The map and nail kit are from Villähteen kylähullu (link), a great vintage store.

tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2016

Guardian angel

Concrete angel, heavy stuff! We got this angel from our neighbours and it has been guarding our garden ever since.

maanantai 10. lokakuuta 2016

Eye candy

People were smaller in the 50's or at least their heads were - just look at these sunglasses, they would cover one of my eyes, not both! But the glasses look great in our old Opel, never mind the usefulness.

torstai 6. lokakuuta 2016

On top shelves

Top shelves in the kitchen are not for gathering dust. They are a great place for a tin collection! No use to store anything useful there as the shelves are too high to reach without a chair and you'd just risk your health by reaching for everyday items.

keskiviikko 5. lokakuuta 2016

All I need

The shop museum is bursting at the seams and things don't look much better in the living room. I desperately need more shelves as less stuff is not an option.

tiistai 4. lokakuuta 2016

Kitchenalia or just kitch?

You know me, I'll collect almost anything, not the least kitchenalia. I'd love to get more of little old spice tins but their prices are really too high for me. This small red one cost 4 euros and it was cheap...

maanantai 3. lokakuuta 2016

Colours galore

It was a beautiful day yesterday. The morning was really cold but it got a lot of warmer in the afternoon and the photo session in the garden was held in t-shirts.

sunnuntai 2. lokakuuta 2016

Shopping for coffee

We found a 50's coffee grinder for the shop in Hämeenlinna. This was used in a shop in 50's-60´s. Now it is back in the business or at least pretending to be as it doesn't actually work.

lauantai 1. lokakuuta 2016

Autumn colours

Heathers are wonderful in autumn. They don't much care wether it shines or rains and don't even be bothered by a bit of a frost.