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lauantai 28. tammikuuta 2017

Take a break

We bought "new" cognac glasses today. The glasses are really small...I guess people drunk a lot less in the 50's than today. Well, the smaller glasses are just perfect for coffee parties as even a small bottle will be enough for several glasses...

sunnuntai 22. tammikuuta 2017


I got two cute Dala horses from my dear aunt. The blue-green colour is perfect for our living room in Vårkulla and it also matches the Korento tableware we have. Maybe I'll start collecting Dala horses in different colours. I have wanted to have a couple for a long time but suitable ones hadn't come along - now I have these two and it seems to me that they really want some company :)

maanantai 16. tammikuuta 2017

Coloured glass, one more once more

You may have noticed that I collect colored latest find is a beautiful red bottle from around the 60's by Riihimäen lasi. Usually red glass is too expensive for me but while this bottle wasn't exactly cheap it wasn't too pricy, either.

sunnuntai 15. tammikuuta 2017

If it is easy, it is no fun

We had a Christmas clean-up at the shop museum. Now we have more room but still not enough shelves. I just have to keep on browsing in hope of finding old shelves that look like they belong in a 50's country shop. Not easy, I can tell you!

sunnuntai 8. tammikuuta 2017

Now I'll (always) need one more

The eternal trouble with collecting: we first bought one Scheurich vase from around the late 60's. Then we found one more. As a really good vignette needs odd numbers, we started to search for one more. Well, we found one...but then we found another one and now we have four and would need a fifth to make the vignette look good again. As these vases are rather cheap and I just love them, it was not an option not to buy the fourth one. Just guess, what'll happen right after I'll find the fifth one...well, the more the merrier.

lauantai 7. tammikuuta 2017

Black and white

There are almost no colours outside right now. Everything is just grey, white and black. Can't wait for the summer and the glorious greens.

sunnuntai 1. tammikuuta 2017

Cows banned

We used to have our LP's in an old potato measure. As it happens, we now have a lot more LP's than before and the old measure wasn't quite big enough anymore. Luckily we found an old wooden cattle drinking trough that is perfect for holding records.