Monday, November 22, 2010

What it was all about (or: breakfast conference follow-up)

Going for a spin in a rubber stamp carousel. (Or maybe they have been captured by some evil aliens?) One of the guys in white has been replaced by Chewbacca... something's going on here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Breakfast conference?

This little group was occupying the breakfast table this morning. I wonder what it was all about.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas time already?

This early Christmas surprise turned up in my mail last week. It is a gift from the super sweet Francesca over at Mrs. Eliot Books. Thank you so much, my friend! I have admired this pattern for some time, and now I finally have a sample in my collection :-)) The pattern is called Checkmate and is by the Empire Porcelain Company. If you like this, do check out Francesca's fab coffee pot here...

What is Christmas without some candle light? I almost passed on these candlesticks at my local flea market... Sometimes it's hard to see the gems among all the trash at these places. I'm very happy I brought them home, though. They are made from black stained wood, designer and make unknown. I love the little stick handles on them and the cone shaped tripod feet.

And then there is this vintage LP with Christmas songs that I picked up for its sleeve design. The illustration is by Peter Haars, who I have blogged a little about earlier (click here to see). It dates to 1968. This particular illustration reminds me a lot of Sanna Annukka's style.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

And the winner is... (slightly on overtime)...

First of all, thanks for all your comments! I did say I would name the winner on November 1st, and here it is - a day late. I'm sure you've all been close to dying from excitement... ;-) So, without further delay, here goes:

All 13 names on individual notes...

... flip them all over...

... call in the assistant and tell him to pick one.

He's made his choice...
and the lucky winner of the jb design fridge magnets is...

Didi! My lovely friend in New Zealand.
Congratulations :-)