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lørdag 17. april 2010

Inspirational Gallery

Having a bit of a downer saturday, so I went through my many files of inspiration to make me feel slightly better :D

It worked, as always... so I wanted to share with you all. Most pictures from Style Me Pretty, Ruffled and The Sweetest Occasion

Love that tiny bell jar!!! :D

Just one of those truly magical settings...

Lovely idea with the hanging jars of flowers!

Paper flowers and baulbs of glass... vintage and stunning!

Love the runner made out of moss :D

Love the colours they've used here...

So vintage, magical and whimsical!!

Hope you enjoyed it as well :D Have a great Sunday and Saturday night!

søndag 11. april 2010

a Weekend of Many Things

What a weekend! No less than FOUR fleamarkets, one garden show and alot of sunny weather!

It has been great. The first fleamarkets of the season and I picked up some goodies. And today we went to the garden show and looked around. Even got to visit the stands of "Gro's Hage" and "Fransk Landliv" It was fantastic!!!

From one of the stands at the garden show.

After that dad took us sightseeing in Oslo. And we saw a Oslo I never knew excisted... filled with crooked little houses and streets filled with artists... it was brilliant. We almost felt like we had escaped Norway alltogther and were on our own little mini vacation...

I have some pictures that I will show you. Not nearly everything that I picked up this weekend is on here, but I will show you stuff later on... Some needs to be painted and dealt with :)

This was a gift from my mum... I have wanted one for AGES! And I love it to bits :) So funny... and finally a weather forcast that WORKS!!! Ha ha....

Translated it says
- String hanging down = Good weather
- String swaying = Windy
- String horizontal = Stormy
- String dry = Dry weather
- String white = Snowstorm
- String stiff = Frost
- String invisble = Foggy
- String gone = Hurricane


I got this sign from my sister, which now hangs by my front door. Of course it should have been plural, but hey :) I still like it!

Bought this tiiiiny lantern at the Garden show.. LOVE the colour...

The books were found at one of the fleamarkets, and simply bought because they look darn nice :p I like old books in my decor... The greegate tablecloth was bought at the garden show :D

My potted tulips have come to life :D I love them!

In addition I bought a very nice stool that I will paint and put new apholstery on, an old wicker basket, an seagreen bottle, some kitchen utsensils (they're not pretty pretty, but very usable :) and a dark wooden candleholder... as well as some assorted small funky spice jars. Dont know what the plan with those are yet though :D
More of my findings will be shown later on...
I hope you all had a great weekend as well :D

tirsdag 6. april 2010

to Paint... or not to Paint

When I first bought my dark brown buffè I did in fact intend to paint it white. Perhaps distress it. But then I decided to try it out in dark brown, as it was... and it worked!!! It looks really well...

However... maybe I am getting alittle bored with it. I want something more eyecatching... something alittle different! And something another colour than the codes I have used to for the rest of the room... So I am thinking of maybe paint it in layers. White, maybe alittle turwqouise and then green to finnish. And then sand it down and distress it so that all the colours will come through... hmmmm

Maybe in the lines of these colours here.... What do you think?

the inspirational images has been gathered over the years. And I have no recollection of where I got them. Sorry. But if you do recognize any, please let me know and I will link it :D

søndag 4. april 2010

Mr. Toad, Me, My sister and a car named Monty!

Right... so I have a just had a delightful couple of days! My wonderful girl Mille came around on saturday evening. We had junkfood, loads of wine and vampire movies galore :D It as great... slept untill we woke from cats stepping on our faces (yep they do that). We made breakfast pancakes and then later had coffee and waffels with her mum and Mille's two cute boys. It was great. Just chatting and relaxing! And just being together. We dont to see eacother as much as we'd like .... unfortunatly. Me and her mum try so hard to get them to move closer to us... we miss them so so much when they are not here.

I then had an amazing dinner with my family, and Libby's german family that's visiting... before me and my sister decided to go on a roadtrip as we sometimes do... in her car... Monty! Monty is a ford, a green one mind you! And we headed off in search of cool houses... (we do this, drive around looking at houses... we have an addiction...) so with Monty we went, music blazing... first stop as an old factory, where there was a container full of junk... junk... or not junk? That is the question and it had to be looked into... out of the junk came a fantastic zinc, factory chic, shelving unit... and into the car it went... with alot of will... because it was NOT very small.... o.O So with a huge piece of junk in the car we were off again... this shelf will play a lead part in my sister's kitchen-to-be... I am her self proclaimed designer for her home-to-be... and this just worked so perfect with my vision of her kitchen-to-be... retro fifties diner/ factory chic! Yepp....Then... e got stuck in the muc... and I literally had to slide her out of it... sporting a mud-spotted outfit afterards... from head to toe... and laughing so hard we nearly died... and Monty got too hot... boiling in fact... Eva says... when off with Monty always bring a good old book for when Monty needs to cool down!!! We decided as we got on the road again it was time for heading home... our easter adventure over for now...

But it was a hoot... doesnt take alot to entertain two hillbilly chic chicks!!! And mama got a nice laugh when we carried in our fetched treasure... as she could NOT see the beauty in it, nor my vision of grande! Ah well... we will show her we will!!!! :D

But she does like this!!! I made mama a little still life in a glass cloche that she bought the other day, along with a most adorable jeweled toad (I would LOVE to have one for myself).... I added the moss, and old key, a twig (that has somehow started blooming in the cloche!!! How cool!!!!) and some of my grans old earclips!!! I loved how it came out... and I think mama enjoyes it as well!!!

Have a great weekend and easter still!!!

lørdag 3. april 2010

A Touch of Easter

I don't decorate for easter the way I do for Yuletime, but thankfully my colours of choice work well with yellows and other spring colours :) Nib is having another contest going, for us to show our easter decor, and I wanted to participate.... I love bunnies... they are the essence of easter to me, a figure of joy, fertility and life... and they are mighty cute!
I just love using uniqe things for planters... like this very old gravy bowl and the measurecup :)My extremely, sickening talented sister shot these two pictures for me!!! Love her!!! She's taken some more, and I will be showing those later :)
Chocolate eggs in a green figgjo saucer :D Simple and beautiful!

And here, simply a few yellow flowers in my kitchen, planted in a spring-ish cup :DEaster so far has been nice, thursday was family lunch with blood relatives, chosen family and family of our "adopted" sister Libby from Germany... nine people around my table... Today I am having my super duper friend Mille over, we're drinking buckets of wine and enjoying Twilight on dvd I'm guessing. And talking about interior decor..ALOT!!! I cant wait. Tomorrow will be stable "duty" with the O-man, getting it all ready for spring :) I hope the weater will be okay (at least no downfall from the skies in any form) so that we can enjoy ourselv alittle while working!

I had tied this yellow ribbon around Huldra's neck, but she got it off in less than 20 sec and then looked at me whit this look here... obvioulsy not very happy about being my black easter kitten with a bow >.< *giggles*I hope you all have an excellent Easter as well :)