Friday, 28 December 2012

Thank you!





Thank you for all the kind christmas greetings! I am one spoiled lucky creature walking this planet!

I had a lovely christmas. I enjoyed lovely food, lovely company and received lots of beautiful gifts.

During the holidays I watched the whole season 3 of Downton Abbey. Oh dear, I am completely lost for Mr. Bates. My goodness, if any man would look at me the way he looks at his Anna, I  would probably die. No. I would be the happiest. Oh, and when Anna dances the reel and he looks at her and says, "she (Anna) is marvellous", I burst out in tears!

The weather has changed drastically! On wednesday afternoon I went out for a run and wore three pants (a pair of technical pants, wollen underpants and my running pants) and when I later walked home from a party in the night, the snow was melting!!!


Sunday, 23 December 2012

Speedy angelband



I found this in a container, or in fact I think it was my friend Anna, who found it when we were digging through a container one late summerafternoon. It was neatly wrapped in silkpaper, inside the original box. I believe it to be from the 40's or 50's. I try to give it a good home. I enjoy the speedy angelband during christmas. And wrap it in silkpaper after the holidays and place it inside the box.

I wonder who it belonged to?

Merry Christmas to you all!

Ps. I might give the impression I have just found "video" in my camera, hence posting a second short film on the blog;)

Friday, 21 December 2012

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Superstitious






I was walking along a street in Helsinki, and found this in the snow. I picked it up and took it home. I glued it onto an old bookpage and framed it, as the frame was suitably lying on the floor;)
I believe it to be a dried Hortensia flower. Looks like clover. So from now on, everytime something good or lucky happens, I shall think it is because of the lucky clover that is a dried hortensiaflower. 


Friday, 14 December 2012

Billnäs





In Finland, many people have a certain relationship to Billnäs furniture.

They made office furniture. The factory was located in Billnäs, a former ironwork village.

Even I have a relationship to Billnäs furniture. My great-grandfather worked at the Billnäs factory. And there is a little legend beeing told about how flirty he was. At a party, where the management was present, with their wifes (yes, this was at a time when there were extremely few female managers around), my great-grandfather danced with the wifes! And on the following workday, he was called into see the manager of the factory. The manager told him off, said it wasn't suitable behaviour to dance with their wifes. To this my great-grandfather replied "I wouldn't have to, if you all took better care of your wifes".

Well, above is a vintage Billnäs file-cabinet made 1949. Used as a stand for my mannequin from an older era.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Cosy





We need cosy lights for this season.


Wollen socks, tea, some nice music and a purring cat and maybe and perhaps if you have a certain someone, warm kisses and holding hands is just simply lovely.


Sunday, 9 December 2012

Rust and bones and hats

Tonight I watched De rouille et d'os (Rust and bones) at the cinema. A very powerful film. I am glad I wasn't alone. 

Winter has been wonderful. I really enjoy the snow. Everything seems softer and lighter.

I'm meeting my friends for brunch in the morning, can't wait. We haven't met in a long time!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Above are a couple of hats I have and adore...

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Sunday





On friday we had so much snow, it was an endless task to showel. A man skiing along my street made my day! No, in fact the run I later made in powdersnow made my day. Afterwards I had a sauna and it didn't take long for me to fall asleep once my head hit the pillow;)


On saturday I sold items at a Pop-up shop, it was a lot fo fun!

Today I met my parents for 1st advent and tonight I am going to see the classic Shanghai express, can't wait to see it on big screen.

Wishing you all a wonderful 1st advent!