Happy Easter! I am busy eating chocolate, meeting family and friends and enjoying the free time. Here is a sneak peek from my shelf. I photographed a lot more but those went to the trash bin. Perhaps another day!
The birds are singing and I have been thinking about how to furnish my balcony and outdoor areas in general. The ideal would, of course, be to have several groups around a house as none of the chairs really fill all purposes in one go, but if you cannot, it is already a lot trickier. I would like to be able to eat breakfast and lie down and sunbath (with legs and everything) as well as lean my head when sitting! And if you put also the criteria nice and comfortable to this group, you see what I mean. Here are at least some nice findings, if you reduce some demands.
And all lovely flowers. I would like to have a real mix of colourful flowers.
By Lassen'slittle sideboard Twin is out in the stores next week.
Lovely! I think it is very clever that the table top can be turned around so that you can
choose the surface according to your (changing) mood. Either a table with a surface in
black + copper or white + oak. A new favourite!
My spring holiday goes to an end now and I have really enjoyed it.
Most of my plans and wishes have been accomplished regarding home, exercise, friends, recipies, shopping, books, TV-programmes and events. Now I am listening to my favourite
station (here) and loading for a new week.
Today I am inspired by old tableware. When I first saw blue porcellain on the House of Philia blog in January I put my head on the side and thought... No, I do not like this. But how come? You see it for a while in the blogosphere and suddenly you find yourself looking for blue porcellain on the flea market. I would not buy any new pieces as I think this is at least for me a temporary fad, but a cake plate or something from the flea market would surely follow me home. This time I did not find the correct pattern, though, only other things in blue porcelain, that is, a plate from the Norwegian ceramist Kari Nyquist (see below) and... note to myself. Do not think too long. Of course someone else found the hiding-place under the other ugly plates and it was gone. Only afterwards I realized that this plate was made by a real known Norwegian ceramist.
If you like newer patterns, the plates for Arabia's 140th anniversary are a good choice, too. I only now realized that the "sun plate" that I also admired here, is now sold out. What a shame...
What are your opinions of old tableware? Do you also come to think of old memories, like grandma's plates with pattern? Blue, green and brown plates? I just picture them in a lilac arbour on a sunny summer day. I have to find a cake plate!
Now it is Sunday and I will be busy doing nothing. (Listen here. And...I thought that this song was much more modern than the other one that won). Which one do you like?
My dreams have come true. It is spring in February! This is something extraordinary and has never happened before. So a really big change compared to some weeks ago when I wrote this blog post. So no snow anymore and the birds are singing. No one could be happier than me. You could mildly say that I dislike winter and freezing. I celebrate this with a new spring mood board. In black!
As a change I just had to publish this magazine cutting. I run into it yesterday and often it is not the best and perfectly styled pictures that inspire me most, but the ones picked from real homes as they are mostly so genuine and reflect a personal style. I wish I had the real photos, but I hope you see something interesting anyway. This is the home of Marianne Kruse, founder and owner of the webshop Henny and My.
I myself like the variety of pictures on the shelf in good company with the black Gubi lamp. The Tom Dixon Etch lamps over the dining table and in the sofa corner have also found their perfect places. These Gubi and Dixon lamps have never really crossed my mind, but here they somehow look so right that they for the very first time speak to my heart and I see their design in a new light. Cool. I often have to see something many times before I suddenly get it.
The A and Tivoli poster, black and white cushion and the hooks on the wall also look nice. I could think of having dark or light wooden hooks for my handbags, too.
This owl from Architectmade is my new favourite.
The owl's head is attached with a magnet to the body so you can move it around
to show different moods. Just like the other birds that can look up or down
if they are sad or happy.
With these cute birds and wisdom about friends
I wish you a Happy Valentine's day tomorrow!
I am so glad for all of you that keeps coming back!
Sometimes even the fashion bloggers show us some glimpses from their homes. Here we knock on the door to Petra Tungården and take a look inside. Her apartment, with luxury golden and copper details, is for sale here. The lightbox on the wall is quite cool, too, isn't it? You can choose your own text also if you happen to live in a warmer place...