Wednesday, December 7, 2011



I can hardly believe it has been a week since I posted!

sometimes I get distracted by life so much, I forget about the computer

so here is a little update about the past week

I have been painting: a chair, cabinet, pinboards and more little items

the chair looks better with a little seat cover I made for it ~ a super fast easy and fun project

I decorated a corner of my craftroom with a hearts wall of fame ~ hearts I got from dear (blog)friends

during a thriftstore adventure with Andrea from the lovely blog silence and noise

I found this kitsch but fun lamp ~ it makes me laugh every time I look at it

the shade came plain with the lamp, I added the layers of ribbon with a glue gun to spice it up

and make it more kitsch ~ who could not use some double kitsch some times?

not the latest version but well, a lovely issue of Mollie Makes in my M(ail)

and a screenprint from a Carl Larsson drawing I once found in Sweden

it all matches the wedding bunting I made last minute this June for our own wedding

and as we are in Canada now

we decorated our Christmas tree even before December 5th

I shipped some of our ornaments to Canada

and I am very happy to see some familiar and beloved glass ones back

including the shoe boxes I have decorated over the years to store the ornaments


and... you all reacted so positively to the HO HO HO give away

thank you so much for that and for posting your give away on your blogs too

today is the last chance to enter

tomorrow my random number generator ~ aka the husband ~ will pick a winner!

see you then


  1. Everything is looking very festive!

  2. Oh. I love the lamp! It's so uggly that it's beautiful again :)). You worked hard and everything you made is gorgious. Like the hearts, lovely reminder. hugzz...peebee

  3. Hoi Maaike, het ziet er weer gezellig uit bij jou thuis.
    Leuk idee trouwens om je opberg-schoenendozen te versieren en ook weer als deco onder de boom te gebruiken.
    Hier moet alle kerstversiering nog opgehangen worden. We hebben hier 2 kleine kinderen in huis, dus de komende jaren kan dat pas na 5 december.
    Fijne dag.
    Groetjes, Anne-Marie

  4. Wat een leuke decoratie heb je gemaakt zeg! Ik vind de dozen erg mooi!
    fijne dag

  5. Ooohh, i love your christmas tree. And the boxes. Wonderful.

  6. Wat een prachtig blogje alweer!
    En ik kan het niet helpen; maar mijn aandacht wordt volledig opgeÃĢist door het rekje vol kleurrijk divine twine!! wauw! :)

  7. Oh your Christmas home is delightful my sweet friend..I love it all!!! Your lamp is so adorable...a perfect find!
    Happy creating today...xoxo

  8. I love love love that lamp! and your chair! You did such a great job.

  9. What a beautiful lamp, it all looks really lovely........ and all that baker's twine too!
    Carol xx

  10. You certainly know how to decorate your new home it all looks charming. I spotted my heart on your wall its lovely to know that it has travelled with you.
    Have a lovely week.


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