Thursday, December 30, 2010

Roxy made me do it!

Inspired by the great tip about an artist that Roxy put on her blog My Cup of Te, I just went right ahead and got one of those lovely prints from Janet Hill Studio's shop on Etsy. I intend to frame it in white, and put it up above my bed.

Fell in love immediately with this row of dancers' shoes. Also think the colors will be super with the rest of the room. What do you think of it?

(Image from the artist's webshop on Etsy)

PS. Dear mum. I did not break the bank by buying the painting at USD 1500. Only a print which cost USD 44. :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas snaps

Wow! One whole week down south with my family went by so fast I really can't believe it's already over. But here I am - the Christmas tourist is back home again, having much enjoyed a wonderful time with family and friends - and my sister's terrific cooking.

Just a few images to hold on to that festive holiday feeling:

My brother in law had made ice candle holders:

Taken at dusk on Christmas Eve:

The front of the house. A little unsharp due to the lack of a tripod, but at least one can get an idea of how nice it looked:

The Christmas tree - no fugly pink here - my sis is a minimalist, decorations wise:

No minimalist tendencies when it comes to the number of presents, though. But, after all, we were 6 adults, 3 kids and a dog. ;)

I hope everybody had a lovely time celebrating Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Fugmas!

Lovely, no? Just had to show you this image which I took on a daytrip to Sweden last week. Neon pink plastic. I dare you to find something uglier! (Taken by cell phone camera, apologies about the lack of sharpness).

Anyway, I've been around to all the blogs I follow to say hello to everyone. That's a lot of blogs, so I hope I didn't miss anyone. But just to make certain, I wish you all a Merry- and beautiful - Christmas! ;)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sneaking in a touch of colour

Outside my flat there's a little entrance that I share with my next door neighbour. It used to be all white, which I found rather dull after seeing it every day for seven years. Now, technically, this room is part of the public areas in my building as it's an emergency exit through the loft, from one main entrance to another. However, on a daily basis my neighbour and I are the only ones who use it. So I asked her if she was ok with my adding a touch of color to it. As she had no problem with that, I just decided to go ahead and paint it without bothering to ask the board for permission. Since they're never here anyway, I'm pretty sure they're never gonna notice something has changed....;)



Now: One wall is painted in a greyish blue called Gustavian Blue. At least it matches the rather ugly vinyl on the floor. (Why didn't they use some nice tiles instead? Surely it can't be that expensive for this tiny room?)

And since it's Christmas, I added a few ornaments to the usually empty jar that I've put out there just because there's no space for it inside the flat:

A bit more welcoming than just plain white, no?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Getting organized

One of the reasons for the lack of updates on my blog lately is that I've been getting organized. It sure takes a long time to sort out all the stuff one's been collecting over the years! But however slowly, at least I'm on my way to a less messy life. And it feels wonderful!

While most of the time has been spent tidying up, I've also managed to finally get some lamps for my bedroom. But so far no pictures for the wall. Well, usually there's a sale after Christmas, right? ;)