We’ve been living in this house for almost two years (????????+++++++) and while the dreams for how this garden would look were grand it is taking a while to get there. But we’ve created a flowerbed with just perennials where we’ve planted a hydrangea and a clematis that’s going to be fill our thuja with gigantic blue flowers. We’re getting there! Just two days ago we went to get some more flowers, and I think I might have discovered my new favourite flower ever. Snapdragons/lejongap. I love the colours, they smell divine and they kind of remind me of lupins (which are beautiful but evil!!!!!!) and digitalis. I love both of those, but I think I prefer snapdragons. <3We also bought loads of basil and thyme so that we can use fresh herbs all summer. Sadly a few of the snapdragons broke on the way home, but I just brought them inside and put them in my favourite vase. SO CUTE. It’s good because now I can sit and plan stuff surrounded by the smell of flowers.
interiors & decor
My inspiration was replaced by some kind of infection/flu a few weeks ago and I just haven’t been very active with anything. What I have been doing, however, is playing The Sims 4. I’ve been a little bit obsessed, especially with downloading custom content and making my simmies pretty + decorate their homes. :)))) *low-key caring more about my sims life than my own for a while*
Okay, that last part isn’t completely true because I actually started getting annoyed that our house was so unfinished in comparison to my sims’ houses. I desperately wish it was as quick and easy to decorate in real life as it is in the sims (press shift and wallpaper an entire rooooooooooooooooooom <3). But I’m kind of motivated to work a little bit more on the home again! We’ve got quite a lot of wallpapering left to do (we wallpapered 4 rooms the summer we moved in and after that I’ve been like UGH WALLPAPERING NO WAY.)
But don’t think this means you’re gonna get pics of a finished and decorated library, because ya know I’ve been busy with infection and antibiotics and catching z’s. I have been Pinteresting like mad though, which is almost as productive. And I’ve found a loooooooot of pretty things online that I want to buy. Because that’s how it works! Buy new things -> wallpaper you’ve already bought will hang itself.
Bah, I’m rambling. LET’S JUST LOOK AT SOME PRETTIES! All the pictures are from the stores I’ve linked!
I really love these Jacquard-blankets from Hemtex. And I’ve been digging pink lately (and the past week especially in interiors – hence the home / pink-board on Pinterest heh)
Mineral coasters from Stockholms Auktionsverk.
This vase from Indiska. I like it because it’s kind of dainty but it’s not as doomed in the paws of Lumos as many others vases. I think.These two brass peacock bookends. SO PRETTY. From Bukowskis.This watercan from Indiska as well. I don’t even need it, I just like the colour. :))) The mirror Quarts from Lagerhaus.
A magnifying glass that looks like it’s taken right out of Salazar Slytherin’s office. Only it’s gold, which doesn’t really make sense. You can find it on Stockholms Auktionsverk.
And that was about it for this time!
Smell ya later. <3
So, lately I’ve been finding so many things online that I really really want, and my wishlist-board on Pinterest is filling up quickly. Oh and also it’s Christmas in A MONTH. So this post seems fitting.
I honestly don’t know where time went because I don’t feel like I’m prepared for Christmas at all, but I have actually started buying gifts so I guess it’s alright. I just feel like I’m behind on planning my decorations, haha.
Aaaaaanyway, here are a few things that I would like to find under my tree this year. (Some of them are like actual reasonable wishes and then some of them are just dreams but JUST LET ME DREAM OK?!)
The Creativity Challenge by Tanner Christensen from creativesomething.net (= my fav blog about creativity). “150 unique creative challenges to help you design, experiment, test, innovate, build, create, inspire, and unleash your creative genius.”
This blue velvet chesterfield sofa from Anthropologie. MY GOD IT’S PRETTY. Also I don’t need a sofa. But I want this one anyway.I’m currently very happy with my glasses, but I’ve completely fallen in love with these! If I needed new ones now, I’d definitely buy these.Some Super Sculpey to make cute little animals out of!
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette of eyeshadows. Really digging matte shades right now but I don’t have that many! The only tricky part with buying eyeshadows for me is that most of them sting my eyes, so if anyone has any recommendations for eyeshadows for sensitive eyes I’m all ears!These opal rings from Etsy-shop TUMBLEANDROSE. I never really use rings though so that might be pointless. BUT LOOK AT THE PRETTY.
A Fjällräven Kånken that fits my gigantic laptop, so the 17 inch one. In Blue or Frost Green/Peach Pink.2017 Moon Phases Calendar from Moorea Seal! In Silver and Black!These Young Moon Studs also from Moorea Seal. And lastly this amazing pin from the Etsy-shop Punkypins.
What do you want for Christmas?
For the first time in 8 years I have a garden. I have walls of green outside of nearly every window, and I have my own patch of grass to lie on should I want to. And even though this garden doesn’t have as much flowers as I grew up with, it’s sosososo beautiful.The peonies have been in full bloom and they’re probably the most beautiful thing ever.On the other side of the house we have a mock orange with a million flowers. Smells so good! Right below the mock orange we have a table filled with tiny little plants. I think all of them are edible, but if you want to know more you’re gonna have to ask my mum.Loads of tiny plants.We have tomatoes on the way!And a bunch of other things.At the front are the peppers I got from Alicia a while back. Look! It says so on the little sign. And we bought some lovage. (It’s really interesting translating all these names of plants into English haha, they have such weird names.)Also!!! We’ve decided on what green we’re going for on the house! This one! And that shade of white, and some details in red but probs not that shade of red so don’t mind that part. We also have a bunch of pink roses spread around the garden, which is pretty amazing.
And by the old well there are a million pink and white lilies. So pretty!! And red and black currants on the way! Our potatoes kinda blend into the bushes behind them, but they’re the leaves in the middle! They’ll be done soon as well! The patio has net all around it so Lumos can be there all day, and we have these cute little lanterns out there! I love them so much.And geraniums! Lumos fell on them a while back while hunting a fly though so they look a bit sad.In the hanging pots we have petunias that are dark purple and almost black. They’re pretty cool. All in all it’s just so nice. Whenever you’re in the garden you get this little fellow looking out at you from the patio. <3At the front of the house we have these weird little things, haha. They’re the beds for all the plants, including covers to keep them safe.We also have these tripods that have covers too, mostly to keep the stupid spanish slugs away!!!!They get in anyway sometimes and they FREAKING EAT EVERYTHING. STUPID SLUGS.Anyway, right by our little road are our raspberries! There are so many on the way I’M SO EXCITED.And further down the little road there’s a hedge of white and pink roses that smell absolutely divine.And of course, a bunch of clover in the lawn! Because who wants a lawn with just grass!And these tiny daisies.
And lastly, in one of the flowerbeds that’s mostly covered with weeds, there is this pretty combination of pink roses and white flowers that is SO AMAZING. I look at it every day and it just makes me happy.
To be honest, the entire garden makes me happy. To sit on the patio under the roof while it’s raining, to see how it all grows and changes, to be so happy by all the surprises it has for us this first summer and even how the hatred for the spanish slugs unites my family. Except Lumos though. He just thinks they’re gross. He stepped on one during one of our walks and then poked it a few times and pretty much went “ew”.
The only bad part is mowing the lawn, honestly.
But I think it’s worth it.
I’ve found a lot of great things in thrift stores the past few months and I haven’t shared any of them with you! Disaster! So since the best thing would’ve been to start a few months ago, I’m just gonna have to do with the next best thing – today. True wisdom.
Alright, I’m gonna start with my two favourites – oriental rugs! Honestly rugs aren’t the best thing for me since I’m allergic to dust mites, but idgaf anymore and I’m gonna have some anyway because it’s pretty and nice.
I found the first one (here featuring the cat toy Alicia gave Lumos) at the thrift store across the road from where I live. I was home alone but got help to carry it home from the nice people at the store, and then we had our first rug! I can’t get a decent picture of the entire rug, and it was messy and stuff so you only get to see this. Hehe. But it’s blue and super pretty and is now on the floor in our living room!
We found the second one at an antiques store down in the town center. It was hung outside the store as me and my sister were walking by and I instantly fell in love. It’s such a pretty colour! And it goes perfectly with our wallpaper. Anyway, this one is in the kindalibrary room.
More recently when we were at the place across the street we found this cute lamp. It has a tiny table built into it?!?! So great. I think we’re gonna paint this one though. It’s currently stood in the corner hanging with our fern and the Medinilla Magnifica.Speaking of the fern we found these amazing blue flower pots at the grocery store! I LOVE THEM. We bought five…
For 10 SEK I found this beautiful russian porcelain rooster, and I’ve wanted one of these for ages but they always turn a little bit too expensive when I’ve found them online, so I was so happy to find this. I’m gonna have it out for Easter in the future I think, but it’s stood under a bell jar at the moment.
And then one of the best finds, which is just stood on the floor at the moment, is this beautiful painting. It is damaged there there to the right but honestly I don’t care because it’s absolutely stunning! Love it so much.
And that was it for this time! I actually have more stuff but we’re gonna take it chill.
I have sorted out my window for Christmas now! I decided to hang some copper and gold baubles around the cloud I made for Monthly Makers last month.
The window wasn’t super festive before so it was needed. The baubles are white terracotta ones from Creative Company that I’ve painted with gold and copper metallic paint! Super easy way to customise your Christmas decorations.
I’m so obsessed with old things it’s crazy, like looking around at websites of auctions with like old decorative things is one of my favourite pastimes. And sometimes I find the most magical things. Well most of the time I find magical things. THERE ARE TOO MANY PRETTY THINGS OUT THERE.
Anyway, recently I found this PERFECT little thing and I couldn’t not buy it because I love it so so much.
So here it is, it’s this amazing little miniature shelf for keeping everything important in. It’s the perfect combination of brass, glass and mirror and is standing on these adorable little round feet.
Isn’t it perfect? I’m so in love. The mirror just makes it twice as amazing and IMAGINE keeping pretty things in it. It will seem like you have twice as many pretty things!!! Like magic. Or The Sims. (I always wished I could copy things I owned and buy more of them like in The Sims. Or delete stuff. Like dirty dishes. And then magically pull some new plates out of your back pocket. Ahh, sim life.)
I’m so happy this little thing is in my life now, but I’m not sure what to keep in it. It’s important though, it has to be something magical and mysterious and spectacular and beautiful.
So far I’ve come up with the following things to keep in the shelf:
- hopes and dreams (though they might be too big)
- sparkly things
- my collection of stones and minerals
- tiny people
- tiny animals
- tiny things
- tiny food
- tiny sparkly things
- everything tiny
- I think I’m stuck on tiny
If you have any ideas, please comment below. This is important, but we can do it if we work together.
Nu när vi bor i Gnesta, som ju ligger 1 timme ifrån Stockholm, så har jag inte bara börjat åka pendeltåg 100% mer än vad jag gjorde innan, jag har också fått vänta en del inne i stan. Tåget en ska byta till i Södertälje hamn går rätt så sällan och jag har rätt många gånger haft en timmes väntan framför mig. Dessa gånger har jag antingen satt mig på ett café eller gått i lite affärer, men grejen med att gå i affärer är ju att en råkar hitta en massa en vill köpa, och så även denna gång. Åhléns City, som under en tid har haft sin inredningsavdelning nere i källaren (??) hade gjort en helomvändning och hade MAKALÖSA grejer på våning två.
Så det här köpte jag! Passar mycket fint ihop tycker jag, även om de inte kommer vistas i samma rum.
Sexkantiga smyckesskrin i glas och mässing har jag velat ha så himla länge, så när jag fick syn på dessa blev jag alldeles överlycklig. Kunde inte gå därifrån utan dem. Dessutom har de perfekt spegel i botten. Nä alltså jag vet inte dessa är bara så ultimata att jag inte vet vart jag ska ta vägen. Men jag hittade ju mer fint!Nämligen VÄRLDENS FINASTE tvålset i grön marmor. Alltså hur drömmigt? Kunde ej låta bli.I tvålkoppen har jag nu den fulaste men bästa tvålen någonsin – African Black Soap. Ska berätta för er om den någon annan gång.
Ju längre vi höll på med tapetseringen, desto färre processbilder tog jag. Jag tror att jag var så trött på att tapetsera att jag helst inte ville fota någonting, så det är lite skralt här nu när det kommer till det sista vi gjorde innan flytten gick. Men vi kollar ändå!Nästa steg var nämligen köket! Det var egentligen en rätt okej tapet här inne innan, om det inte vore för bården som det stod “café” och “espresso” på med blandade typsnitt. Det gick att ta bort bården, men bakom den var tapeten kanske fyra nyanser ljusare så det var helt enkelt bara att tapetsera om. Och vi hade ju dessutom redan köpt tapet.
Köket var ett helvetiskt rum att tapetsera, trots att en kan tro att det är lätt när det är halvväggar, men alltså det var långt in ovanför skåp, fönster och dörröppningar hit och dit och bara allmänt pest. Men vi gjorde’t!
Tapeten heter Flora och är en del av BoråsTapeters kollektion Jubileum, och har en härlig Josef Frank-känsla. Dessutom är den blåa i blåklockorna exakt samma som den på panelen så det är liksom alldeles perfekt. Blir så himla glad av den här tapeten.
Och såhär blev det! Den här bilden kom jag på att jag skulle ta i sista sekund, kvällen innan flytten skulle komma, men den får duga. Nu står där tusen kartonger, kökssoffa och bord, men det får ni se nån annan gång!
Så, det var ju meningen att mitt rum skulle vara tapetserat till min födelsedag, men det hann vi inte riktigt med eftersom att vi inte hade rätt lim och sådär. Men! Numera är det ju klart sen länge så jag tänkte att vi kunde kolla lite på processen. Såhär såg det ut innan, helblått med en sån där tapet som är litelite spräcklig ni vet? Inte riktigt min grej. Så vi rev, och Lumos sniffade. Och efter några dagar såg det ut såhär. Sånt himla kaos och papper överallt och det var massor med lager tapet som var lösa men ändå inte ville lossna här inne, men det gick till slut. Så vi började tapetsera! Jag har noll och inga processbilder på det av någon anledning, men jaja.
Tapeten jag till slut valde heter Camille och är en del av Boråstapeters kollektion Collected Memories. Och såhär blev det!Det har finaste kvällsljuset in på snedtaket. Och Lumos inspekterade genast.
Är så himlahimla nöjd.