torstai 25. toukokuuta 2017

Hot damn?

We are notorious for making things difficult. Case in point, we have been looking for a gas grill for Vårkulla for ages but nothing pleased our eye. Then, Eva Solo saved us with their fireglobe grill.

keskiviikko 24. toukokuuta 2017

At long last

It is spring, almost summer, after a long cold April. The garden is waking up and there is something new to see every day.

sunnuntai 14. toukokuuta 2017

Coldest spring ever

This morning I started to put the new summer flowers in pots. As I started to take them out of the bags, I noticed that almost all flowers had frozen during the night. It seemed that the foliage was mostly still ok, so I potted the plants anyway. Now I hope they have energy to flower again.

maanantai 8. toukokuuta 2017

sunnuntai 7. toukokuuta 2017

All that is left

My godmother had a restaurant Chez Marius in Mikonkatu, Helsinki from the 50´s to around the 90's. She gave a couple of Arabia ashtrays with her restaurant's logos to my parents as a present and now I have them. As my parents dind't use these at all, they are as good as new. I don't collect ashtrays but I love these two. The matchbox we happened to find in a flea market.

lauantai 6. toukokuuta 2017

Hit the nail on the head

It is funny how old things are beautiful even if they are meant for everyday use. My father wasn't much of a carpenter, so this nail box is almost intact - and as it is from my father's father originally, I guess the not-quite-handy-with-the-hammer runs in the family. I must say, I have nothing to brag about myself. I am fifty years old and just nailed my first nail ever this winter..

perjantai 7. huhtikuuta 2017

Hey grandma!

Can't wait for the summer and slow rides with our 65 Opel Kadet - now I have a perfect purse for those leasure days and I can even powder my nose in style. My mother-in-law brought me my husband's grandma's 50's purse and powder case.