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EASTER TABLE

What a weekend! The weather is incredible here. Our Easter Sunday was spent in good company and with great food. Sussi made this gorgeous tablesetting and decoration, and it was perfect. It was a delight to photograph. We made a fire that night and sat outside untill late. It's amazing how warm it was and today might just be even warmer. Feels like July.
 
I hope you all had a great Easter! Happy Easter Monday to all! /Annika
 

 

A FEW FAVORITE THINGS

I get so excited and happy by the most simple things. My sister made this really cute arrangement and used a coffee tin as a pot for these lovely muscari. I think it's a fun and fresh idea. And especially if you like the retro style in your kitchen....this would be really nice. 
 
I love how this little setting just makes me want to take a break. I think everyone should have their own personal coffee tray with a few favorite things...fresh flowers, chocolate, a magazine and you favorite mug.
 
Have a great Thursday! /Annika
 
 

WOOD CRATES AND BOOKS

Being a huge fan of graphic art and photography, I of course love books with lots of imagery and great layout. Often a huge amount of time and devotion have been put into making a book, they are like pieces of art, and I therefor like to keep and present them in ways where I can see and be inspired by them. Wood-crates are a really cool solution for this and I can rearrange them for different purposes. They are excellent for shelving and function very well as small bookcases or as magazine cases.
 
Have a fine day! /Annika
 
Visit Fabriken for more great bookcases.
 
 
 

INSPIRATIONAL CUPBOARD

My sister has this beautiful cupboard where she stores different found objects. She calls it her inspirational cupboard. There's a lot of old ribbons, books, old notesheets and magazines. Recently we bought a few old records, because of their beautiful covers, and they also went into the cupboard. It's always nice to be able to look at your things and find inspiration instead of burying everything in drawers. Dedicating a cupboard to all those things you don't necessarily want laying around, means that you don't have to move it and it doesn't have to look perfect all the time.
 
Have a great Thursday! /Annika
 
 

CLOSETS WITH HISTORY

When you move into an older house, the built in closets are often in a very bad shape and the style might not be the most likable. But when I first saw these shutter doors, in our recently bought house, I was in love. They are gorgeous and they just add a lot of charm to the bedroom. So there was not much arguing, when deciding to keep this beautiful old closet. I have later learned from previous owners of the house, that it is a custom built closet along with some other details around the house. I think it's interesting and life confirming to have a piece of history in your house, to know that someone else also once loved and had visions and dreams about this house.
 
Have a beautiful Tuesday! /Sussi
 
Have a look at Fabriken for more great closets. 
 
 

PONCHO LAMP

This lamp is a small project I finished a couple of weeks ago and now it's finally hanging above the coffee table. It's a project inspired by a great idea we came across a while back, when reading one of our favorite blogs...Under Mammas Vingar. It's the blog of Smulan, a very talented blogger and photographer and I do encourage you all to visit her beautiful and inspiring site.
The lamp is made of flea market finds, an old lampshade and a great, fluffy, white poncho. It was like a match made in heaven. Didn't even have to cut of the fabric, except for some minor adjustments at the bottom. The poncho has been attached by folding the edge around the lampshade and then stitched with a sewing-machine.
 
Have a great Monday! /Sussi
 
 

MIXING OLD WITH NEW

I love mixing old finds with new things. This series of china, small plate and cup, is from RICE, a beautiful danish brand. It is such a lovely collection because of all the colors it allows you to mix and match. The big green plates with gold edge is a flea marked find and I thought it was perfect match for my growing Rice collection. The cutlery is also a flea marked find. It was a set of 12, but with both small and large spoons, knives and forks. So I bought this box with 72 matching pieces, only missing one small fork, for the almost free amount of 5 euros. I just love flea markets. /Sussi
 
Remember to visit Fabriken to have a look at their tableware theme today. 
 
 

NEW LOFT OFFICE/CREATIVE SPACE

This week we have been busy fixing our new office/creative space. My sister's house has this extension and we have decided to turn the loft of that extension, which used to be two guest rooms and a hall, into our new creative space/office. So this week has been all about knocking down walls and now we are painting everything. We are very exited about this project and we can hardly wait till it's time to decorate the space. We will post more pictures later.
 
I hope you all have a great Friday! /Annika
 
 
 
 
 

CROCHETED VASES

I made these crocheted vases a couple of weeks ago. The big one is about 40 cm high and the other around 25 cm. I found the vases at a flea marked and I just really loved the shape. Thought they would be wonderful for a project like this. 
 This Tuesday's theme over at Fabriken is 'hand made by me'. It's a fun subject and it's going to be interesting to see what everyone is crafting. Have a creative day! /Sussi
 
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TYING UP THOSE LOOSE ENDS

I think twine is a beautiful material. I love the different textures and colors it comes in and especially when it's all nicely presented in a basket or box. The only problem is that, it might not be practical to store it that way. Sometimes you need a more "easy access" solution. Terracotta pots often has a hole in the bottom and they can actually function as a pretty cool twine dispenser. You can secure the pots with wire and hang it on a nail or board. It will work best with a roll of twine, where the end is pulled from the inside.
 
Have a great day! /Annika
 
 

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