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LATE SUMMER BLOOMING

AUTUMN EQUALS APPLES

CANDLES & AUTUMN GREENS

Green is such a wonderful color. I love how it fit all the seasons and how you can just mix it up with pretty much any color you can imagine. I especially love it with these brown tones. This is an easy table decor and I like how easily I can move it around, if I need to use the table. 
 
 
Even though I like to decorate, being able to use my things and my furniture has top priority. This table is a good example of serving its purpose well. I currently live in an apartment, where extra room is a luxury, we cant afford :-), and
 
 
a while ago my partner and I built this huge table, a perfect table for dinner parties, but we have been using this table for pretty much every thing. Sure it looks awesome when decorated, but I like how we enjoy using this table. It has really become a cherished piece of furniture.
 
 
Some time ago I found these big jars, which I use for candles. It gives such a nice glow and interesting shadows, when you keep the candles like that. It also makes beautiful reflections, because of the glass and it looks like you have several candles lit. Super cozy this time a year.
 
 
Happy Decorating Everyone!
/Annika & Sussi

PALLET WOOD COFFEE TABLE

It has been an awesome weekend. We have had quite a bit of traffic on the site thanks to Donna from FunkyJunkInteriors. She made a really sweet comment about our blog on her facebook page. Thank you, Donna. (Hurry over and say hello...she makes the most beautiful things out of junk)
At the same time we would like to welcome our new followers and say thanks for all your lovely comments. We are so happy that you'd like to read our blog. We only hope to keep you inspired.


 
Last week I showed you some pictures of a coffee table my partner was making and this is what the finished piece looks like. I'm so in love with this little table. It's both decorative and functional.
 
A couple of pictures of the table 'in the making'.
 

I really liked the color of the table before it was lacquered, and I was a little afraid that it would look very different when finished. 

 
 
But the color just got more deep and beautiful, and it is now wipe-able. It has even handled me spilling a cup of tea over it, without getting stained :)
 
 
Have a great week! / Annika

CROCHET TABLE RUNNER

Thought I'd show you this crochet table runner I made the other day. It's made from jute string and that might not be the most obvious materiel to use, but it does create contrast and it's always interesting to try out different materials. I also think that decorating with rougher materials suits this season well.
 
 
 
 
 
Here are the instructions:

Gauge: Exact gauge is not essential to this project.
You can use yarn and size of hook by your own choice.
 
For this project I have used needle size 5mm, and a 4-threaded jute string
 
Chain 26.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 24 dc.
Rows 2-24: turn, ch 2, dc in each dc across.
Fasten off
 
Have a creative weekend! /Sussi

Have a look at this great place for more Fall crafts: http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/ 

 

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

 

CLAY POTS & APOLOGIES

 
Hello dear readers, are you still with us ? :)
We hope you're all well and that you have enjoyed the summer. We have had some beautiful days here, but it has certainly also been a very wet summer here in Denmark. Now we are looking forward to some late summer days and hopefully a beautiful Autumn. 
We want to apologize for our absence during this summer. Lots of stuff has happened and sometimes you just don't get to do everything as planned. But we have missed posting on our blog and we are excited about getting back to creating some inspiration for you. We also have some changes going on to our website. Hopefully that will soon be done, but we will tell you more about that later. 
 
May you all have a gorgeous Tuesday
/ Annika & Sussi
 
 
 
 

LITTLE HERB GARDENS

Is this not a gorgeous time of year or what? I'm loving the contrast of having spent so much time indoor during winter, to this craving for fresh air you get, when spring is finally here....every minute outside seems so precious. 
I think a lot of us dream of large vegetable gardens, fresh food on the table every day and preferably home grown. I personally don't have time to do this at the moment, all though I dream of it. So you often make the best of what you have and I just love little low maintenance herb gardens. You can place them pretty much anywhere and they don't have to take up much space.

I used an old fruit crate for this one, a small bag of potting soil, which I made a few holes in, to fit the herbs, and placed the bag of soil into the crate. Quick and easy and I can move it around however I feel like.

Have a great Wednesday! / Annika & Sussi
 
 

FUN GUEST BLOGGING

A while ago we were asked to guest blog at Svenska Blomsterbloggar. We thought it was a fun and great idea, so we said of course yes to this. Today you can read our guest post on Svenska Blomsterbloggar and see some of the pictures here as well. 
 
Have a beautiful Sunday everyone! /Sussi & Annika
 
Have a look at Fabriken for more inspiration.
 
 

 

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