Tuesday, 31 July 2012
I met up with my friend K on friday. We dined at a lovely restaurant and were both charmed by our waitress. We complimented her upon our departure and she told us it was her first shift at this restaurant. One would never have guessed. What a professional!
On saturday we celebrated my parents golden anniversary. Yes, they have been married for 50 years! Family and friends were gathered at my parents summerhouse and we dined in their garden and drank plenty champagne. My mother had asked me to perform a few songs - I felt it was an honour to sing for them. Later we formed a "jamming band" with guitars, piano, violin and harmonicas and me singing (again!). Oh what joy! My mum cried and said over and over again "I shall never forget this". It most certainly was a lovely warm celebration of love and none of us shall forget this sunny day.
This is one of the songs I performed, called Kärleksvisa.
Above are new (vintage) food cups for my cat Muru bought at Butik Sophie. I think they look so lovely. The bigger one is a teacup and the smaller a coffecup. It is the traditional danish musselmalet-pattern. As waterbowls I use traditional café au lait bowls. What a spoiled cat! In fact, it is more spoiling me, as I simply find the ordinary foodbowls for pets so boring;)
Thursday, 26 July 2012
The nights are dark now. I burn candles. I love the reflections they make in the window. And taking pictures makes everything look unreal. Where did almost half of the base of the candleholder dissapear...?
The mercury glass candleholder is very old and most of the silvering is gone, but I find it a charming piece. And very heavy!
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Met my friend this afternoon and his 3 year old. We lay in hammocks chatting and napping and enjoying coffee and the sudden strong winds and very dark clouds moving in from over the sea.
I also found a pair of dotted tights for one euro on sale. Oh joy! I love dots! I am prepared for autumn. But not ready. There's a huge difference;)
Monday, 23 July 2012
I woke up this morning to a sunny warm day. Had brekky and a little snooze and then I took my bike for a local ride. I found a fleamarket that was packed with people. I found a fabulous old Venezia pennant - great, now I can pretend I've been to Venice (yes - I am most defenately fulfilling my destiny of giving a home for abandoned souvenirs! Please see this post ). I also bought a fabulous shoehorn. All I need is shoes that I need a shoehorn for.
Friday, 20 July 2012
Monday, 16 July 2012
Sunday, 15 July 2012
I have today received my latest addition to my artcollection. The top painting is new, by Gustav Wiklund, it's a watercolour and I think it goes so well with the barn below.
And pardon the poor quality of the picture, the glass easily reflects when taking pictures...
It is raining in Helsinki, so a perfect day to stay indoors and sew, make fishsoup (I am addicted!) listen to good music, and every once in a while, sit down with a glass of homemade ice-tea and enjoy the new painting.
Have a happy sunday dear friends!
Thursday, 12 July 2012
I keep fresh rosepetals in the champagne glass;) But these petals are a few days old.
Today has been a rather grey day here in Helsinki, I made fishsoup earlier in the day and the scent made me so hungry, I've had two bowls already!
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Came home last night at 3am. happy as a bird, after cykling along the shore for a few hours after spending a night out with friends - it was all too lovely to go home emmediately and just go to sleep!
I am happy. I hope you are too.
Above are some rusty and dusty details from my home.
I have been humming to this and it seems to go very well with my image...
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Is what I shall be. I am on holiday!
I shall enjoy outdoor night-movies, swimming, lots of yoga, cykling, friends, food, ice-cream, reading the paper on the stairs, running, late mornings, reading, crochet-project, cafés, the archipelago...
Enjoy this season, don't forget to love and respect <3
This is Cornelis Vreeswijks Turistens klagan, most swedes are probably really fed up with this song, sorry, but it doesn't play on the radio often in Finland. I love the kids;)
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Last night me and my friend S enjoyed Alison Krauss and the Union Station in consert. What joy to hear such clear harmonies and such talented musicians. I love bluegrass. Who would have guessed? Here is Paper Airplane. Enjoy!
Later we met up with my irish friend K, who is in Helsinki for the summer, studying finnish. Seriously! We had a blast and I once again almost fell off a chair laughing so much. What is it with me and chairs?
Above is an image I find a little funny. I can't put my finger on why I find it funny or perhaps a little odd. It's from my kitchen shelf. Onion basket and an old beverage bottle. It still has the old cork left. Very little of it.
Monday, 2 July 2012
Above is my thymeplant that I use almost daily. I so enjoy these herb-signs made of cutlery.