Saturday, December 24, 2011
Todays gift for Susanne is a vintage candy can from a danish supermarket that doesn´t exist anymore. It was a treasure find I did a while ago and I knew immidiately that it was dedicated for Susanne who is a keen collector of vintage boxes and cans. I know she will love and treasure it and find the most beautiful setting in her house to place it.
Today is the day and evening of celebrating christmas in Denmark. We gather with our loved family, have fun with christmas games and share a wonderful traditional christmas meal. Later in the evening we dance around the christmas tree, sings and exchange gifts. And today in my family we welcome two new family members joining for the first time. My nieces little twin boys, I just can´t wait to see them. And there´s actually one more tiny tiny family member "joining" too....my very first grandchild, but this christmas he will be attending still in my daughters stomack.
I wish a merry christmas to all of you miniaturists out there in the world. Thanks for being around and thank you for all your wonderful comments through the year. This blogworld is such a joy to be part of and I´m looking forward to yet another year with wonderful inspiration, sharing and communication with you mini folks.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Todays theme for Susannes calender gift is crowns. She will recieve the antique gold crown and a trivet. (Is that the right word) A crowned tile for use when placing hot pans on the dining table. Hope she will find a place for the things somewhere in her house.
My time for mini-ing and blogging are limited these days. Christmas is getting closer, but vacation and days off from work hasn´t arrived yet. Today it´s winther solstice and time for celebrating the returning of the sun and longer days to come... Time for saying goodbye to the old year and greet the new year welcome. I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy winther solstice!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
....Susanne my friend a gift for you...
Todays calender gift is vintage box filled with wonderful photos and old love letters. I think Louise might tuck it under the bed or put it on top of the bedroom wardrobe dreaming of romantic times that have passed way back in her grandmothers life...
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Carrie Lavender makes the most wonderful porcelain plates. Visit her Etsyshop here. The third picture is borrowed from Carries shop.
Friday, December 16, 2011
On the 16th day before christmas I have made Susanne a christmas box with angels and a tiny paper star.
I used to make those stars when I was a child, and I´ve always challenged myself in making them smaller and smaller. It´s been a couple of years since I´ve made the small ones and I have to admit I felt like having 10 thumbs doing this one. Think I´m out of praktice...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Todays gift for Susanne (or Louise) is a little shabby hanger with painted flowers. Perfect for a nightgown in a bedroom. I´m sure John will accept it´s romantic presence in the bedroom, as long as the nightgown is black negligé... ;0)
Monday, December 12, 2011
Todays calender gift is an old coffee grinder for the kitchen. It might be an antique piece but still usefull if you prefer to grind your coffee beans yourself. I know Louise and John makes their coffee in a cafetiere so they probably find use for the grinder. Otherwise it must be just a decorative item in the kitchen to add some atmosphere...
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Todays calender gift for Susanne has nothing to do with miniatures. It´s 2 different sizes of vintage christmas angels I found, I would guess they are more than 50 years old.
Susanne, I know you collect old christmas stuff and hope you will take very good care of these cute angels. They´ll do better in your collection than in a pagan house ;0)
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Dec. the 2. and the first calender gift for Susanne is ready. Hope you like it Sus :0)
Today I made the door to the stairway. The stairs aren´t visible through the open door. As you can see I haven´t done the flooring yet. The wall with door is removeable, because I want to be able to fix some lightning and exchange bulbs in the stairway rooms. The carpet in front is from Flora, I love the shaded colour and I guess I will have to order one more like this for the livingroom, just need it to be bigger to be placed under the dining table. I have added fringes to the carpet myself, using a piece of natural linen fabric.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Though I am down with a really bad flu these days, I have spend the little amount of energy that I had going on with renovation of the livingroom. I´ve had the flooring done and prepared for a door to be fixed to the stairway. I just couldn´t resist trying out some decorating ideas. And after a hard days work one must enjoy a glass of redwine in the late evening light.
And a warm welcome to my new followers. I´m getting close to 700 followers soon and I guess that´ll be a good moment for making a giveaway. Hmm...have to give some serious thinking....
Friday, November 25, 2011
The short and dark days is surely a fact in this northern country. The lack of sun and daylight is draining my energy and these next month I have to brighten up the days by decorating and light a lot of candles. I have added a touch of yule items to the arrangements. The pine cones were found in an old basket in the house when we moved in. I like the thought that they have been used in the house for many years before we came here.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I almost couldn´t wait for the daylight to come, to get startet on the facade this morning. This is the result. I´m not sure whether to dirty up a bit more around the balcony and windows. The balcony railing has been rustet over night. I still need a lot of detailing to be finished like the roof windows, front door, some edges and tiny forgotten spots. Underneath you can see how the house looked before the makeover. Very shiny pale yellow and red roof... honestly I think my makeover is an improvement.