September 2011

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FRIDAY INSPIRATION

 
 

OLD WINDOW FRAMING

Are you starting to feel the Autumn cold yet? Yesterday I went to a marketand it had been raining so the ground was all muddy and slippery. It was really one of those typical Scandinavian wet days, but to my surprise it didn't seem to bother people. No, you just put on your rubber boots, a rain coat and some good spirit and it might just as well had been a sunny day. The place was packed with people and it was a Wednesday. I have actually heard rumors about people taking of work to go to this market. I don't think I have ever been to such a large market in the middle of the week before, but an antique dealer told me, that markets used to be held on Wednesdays and not so much on weekends as most are now.
 

Today I want to show you one of my favorite finds and projects this summer. I bought a pair of old window frames a while ago, with the idea of turning them into picture frames. The glass was intact, except for a small broken corner, so I kept them as they were. Just needed to clean them real well.

I made passe-partout from cardboard to fit the pictures. Since they are old frames, they are a bit crooked and I had to adjust each piece of card-board to each window section. I made paper copies of the pictures, to help me measure and fit the images.


This way I didn't have to involve the originals and get them scratched. I secured the pictures with tape, between the passe-partout and another piece of card-board, to make the images a bit stiffer and more durable. I then taped it on to the backside of the window frame in each section.

Have a great day! / Annika & Sussi
 
 
Have a look at this great place for more projects: http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

PUMPKIN TIME

Another week has passed and Autumn is getting closer. It's getting colder and I have started to get these cravings for hot drinks all the time, especially chocolate. It's somehow cozier to sit and work, when you have a hot cup of something next to you. Anyway...I like this coming season. I like the fact that, there's so much of natures seeds and fruits, you can use in your decorations during this season. It creates a very earthy and homey feel.

Pumpkins are very Autumn. But so are the colors. The typical green, yellow and orange can be very bright. I like more subtle colors in my home, so these white, creamy colored pumpkins are prefect if you like this style.

The other night I had this dream about a clock, that I would make. So of course I had to try it out and see if I could re-create the image I had in the dream. And this is pretty much how it looked. It has actually become sort of a prototype, because we are thinking of selling these in the store. Do you think we should have this clock in the store? 

As you might have read, we are doing some changes to our site, and we are soon gonna move this blog to the precioussister.com site, where we also have our store. That site has been closed for most of 2011, but we are hopefully soon done and things will be up and running again. We will let you know, when we move this blog and there will be links to the new site.

 
We hope you all have a wonderful weekend. See you next week!
/Annika & Sussi

 

FRUIT BOWLS

This post is kind of a continuation of our previous post, since we are still decorating with chrysanthemums. Now don't go thinking that we have become chrysanthemum crazy or anything, it's just that they are so easy to work with and the possibilities seems to be pretty endless with these kind of flowers :)
 
This is also another way to decorate with flowers. Very casually placed in a bowl, together with some other decorative objects, they make an adorable and somewhat different table decoration or arrangement. It's all about the contrasts.
 
 
 They are made the same way as the other chrysanthemum decoration, but using a ball shaped piece of flower foam instead.
 
 
 
Since this looks like a fruit bowl, you might want to let people know they are for decoration purpose only and not of the edible kind :)
 
Have a fabulous weekend. / Annika & Sussi