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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Flora of the Nordic countries

Three books about flowers and plants found in the Nordic countries.
A great find at IKEA here in Brisbane many years ago. 
They were part of a display and asked if I could buy them.
$2 each - bargain!!

A mixture of Swedish vintage candle holders 

Our family rooster stayed after Easter

Half the week has already passed. Time does fly!
We are already at the end of May. 
The cooler winter months are almost upon us.

Officially, the first day of Winter is on Friday the 1st of June, 
but some mornings I think winter has already arrived because it's been so cold.
It's not like the winters in Sweden though.
When I grew up we used to have up to -30°C/ -22°F
on a regular basis and lots of snow.

Here in sunny Queensland, Australia, we have beautiful winter's days with 
15-20°C/59-68°F during the day and colder temperature at night,
sometimes as cold as 32°-39°F (0-4°C).
Can't complain though, blue skies and sunshine.
When you live in the subtropics it's:
Beautiful one day - Perfect the next!
Crispy winter months -
A great excuse to get my thick jumpers out of the closet lol

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Monday, 28 May 2012

For the love of blue





I so adore my blue and white plates!
My new additions really fit in with the old.
- Such a lovely Mother's Day present!

Celebrated the Swedish Mother's Day yesterday, 
with a cake, a cold and the final in 
Eurovision Song Contest 2012,
where Sweden won!!

Joining these wonderful blog parties:
Cowgirl Up! - The Farmhouse Porch

Have a great day and a fab start of the new week!
Hugs from this side of the planet☺
...A big welcome to my new followers...

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Top shelf stuff


Längst upp på hyllan står några av mina favoriter, Mormors gamla kaffekvarn från Tyskland, en nyproducerad svensk godisburk, en glasburk med brittiska kakmått, två svenska plåtburkar med julmotiv, en gammal australisk köksvåg med hur mycket patina som helst och en antik dalahäst. En härlig blandning av skatter.

A few of my favourite things are placed on the top shelf, my maternal grandmother's coffee grinder, a candy jar from Sweden, a glass jar filled with British cookie moulds, two Swedish tins with Christmas motifs, an old Australian kitchen scale with just enough patina, as well as an antique Dala horse from Sweden. A lovely mixture of treasures.
Have a lovely day!
Thank you so much for all your sweet comments☺

Life is sometimes a bit too hectic, 
but I will get back to you eventually and see what you all been up to!!

Take care - and be safe♥

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Whatever Wednesday - Momma Hen's Frugal Life

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Monday, 21 May 2012

Innan tillskotten ~ Before the additions

Mixed photos from various occasions

Innan jag köpte de nya blå/vita tallrikarna med svenska och andra europeiska slott på åt mig själv till Morsdag såg matsalshörnan ut så här. 
Titta in nästa vecka så får ni se hur fint det ser ut nu!
Our dining room corner looked like this before I bought my new blue and white dining set with Swedish and other European castles for Mother's Day. 
Do stop by next Monday to see how pretty it is now!

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Show Off Your Cottage Monday - The House in The Roses

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