Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cabin weekend, Hemsedal

This is where I spent last weekend. (For those of you who don't already know, Hemsedal is a popular skiing resort in Norway.) The weather was miserable, and the slopes weren't open yet for the season, but it was nice to get away and just relax for a bit. The cabin belongs to Jannicke, who has done a great job with the interiors (you can see some 'before' pictures on her blog).

Cool retro family photos enlarged and mounted on boards, plus home crafted mooses everywhere.

I have jar envy.

My travelling companions, Turid and Jannicke in a very Twin Peaks setting.

Attempting a spooky self-portrait in the window pane. Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Christmas come early?

I have some fantastic blog friends out there, let me tell you. Look what turned up in my post box today:

A four-pack of Christmas cards. Aren't they great? You can purchase them from the lovely Francesca of Mrs Eliot Books. (Click on the name for her web site or here to go to her Etsy shop.) Thank you so much, Francesca!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Just my luck

I purchased a pajamas in one of the highstreet shops today. Further down the street, my carrier bag set off the alarm in a doorway... Yes, you guessed it; The sales woman had forgotten to remove the alarm tag on the pajamas. The irony of the story is that the brand name of this item is called 'Just My Luck'. Indeed.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday thrifting again

I went thrift shopping for fabrics today but came home with everything but.

Brown plasic and red hearts. So 1970’s
The mixing bowls are from Rosti, Denmark, the brown plastic canister is by Anm. Design, the mug with hearts is by Table Tops, Cartwrights, Staffordshire, England and the cup and saucer is of unknown make.

More mid-20th century European pottery for the collection
West German vases, white Höganäs Keramik (Sweden) tulip candleholder and a beautiful dish by Norwegian artist Finn Hald. Unfortunately the dish has a small chip damage, but I think it looks great regardless. Also, it was a bargain. I paid about $16.
For the lot.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Busy bee + Wooden Donkey

The lack of posts recently is due to being a busy bee at freelancing (graphics) again. I'll try my best to keep up with you all the same... My blog feed is also taking time these days - some days there are like 90 posts to read up on. There are just too many interesting blogs out there! (And I probably only subscribe to a fraction of them.)

Anyway - thanks to reading Conversation Pieces, I found the link to a great little web shop for 'quirky vintage' - Wooden Donkey. I dived straight in and snapped up these two little purchases:

Set of 6 metal coasters.
Bowling pin dolls. Aren't they cool? I think they will look really good on my shelf above the sofa.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bird plate

Nice, isn't it? My latest purchase for the ever-expanding collection of decorative plates. It's by Figgjoflint. Designer unknown. (If anyone knows, I'd be happy to hear from you as always :-) I think there's meant to be a cup to go with it, but I like it as it is.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Most stylish TV series? Ever?

I know I am late, but I just recently started watching the TV series MadMen. I bought series one on dvd a Friday not long ago and sat through it that same weekend, then went out and bought series two the following Monday. I am hooked! I have saved the last episode of series two for tonight... I will be longing for more when it's over. I know you lucky guys in the US are already being served the third series, and I can't wait for it to be released over here.

Not only is this one of the most stylish programmes on TV these days – from the interior to the clothes - but it's a great production all around. Storyline, characters, cast, music... Oh, how I hope it never ends!