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And..December with festive trimmings!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by! It feels like October and November slipped by so quick and here we are now…at the end of the year. December! Which also means Christmas! In a week’s time! Argh!

Well prepare yourself for a very Christmas themed post. Mostly for my mum’s reading pleasure!


I brought out my white tree branch and filled it up with bits and pieces. You’ll remember the tree from my DIY Christmas tree post. If you notice it looking skinnier…it’s because it has lost a few twigs from post-market stress, not to mention surviving a crazy Perth storm!


Then in perfect timing, a box of Christmas treats arrived from my parents in Germany! Inside are Christmas spiced cookies which we totally love and a few cute gifts…like this set of Christmas cookie cutters!


So in good Christmas spirit, we made some Ginger spiced biscuits. Well, Big mo did most of the work while I took pictures and sampled them straight from the oven! Very delicious!


Amongst all the gingery goodness…my parents also gifted us this cute gingerbread candle train, otherwise known as an incense smoker. You put a little incense cone inside the carriage and actual incense smoke comes out from its chute!


Traditionally, smokers are lit during Christmas time in Germany. But these days there are a variety of wooden smokers carved in different figurines and objects that you can light them up on non Christmas days too.


We have the train sitting on our dining table and we’ve been using it at night for our candlelit dinners. Hehe!


And finally, this Christmas time I sent off a Little Mo package all the way to Fairbanks, Northern Alaska. That’s as close as you can get to the North Pole! (Twenty minutes by car according to Google) How exciting! So if you read this lovely D, I hope you enjoy wearing your bunny pendant! xoxo

Well that’s as far as I got with my Christmas preparations here. Hope all of you are having a fun one with your own Christmas prep!

Today at home…

Friday, May 18th, 2012





Was mostly spent drinking tea, pottering around in my balcony garden…and a bit of drawing in between. I hope you are all well! xxx

To happy tea drinking days

Saturday, April 7th, 2012


Oh yes mum, we bought a tea cabinet the other day! Gotta love second hand furniture shopping :D

My green Monday

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Today was a wet and windy day and I was feeling really cold (and lonely) in the shop…


I decided that maybe the shop needed a bit of sprucing up, so I chose a “spring green” theme and started decorating our shelf display. I love that our pop-up shop has such a diverse range of products, it inspires me…just being part of this talented collective.



When I got home, the green theme rubbed off on me so I made a quick salad for lunch, and treated myself to Kerri’s Yo-yo biscuits…served on my Stangl Magnolia green plates.


It’s taken me ages to find a set of plates that I love and these vintage dinnerware from New Jersey are all hand painted individually and made between 1952 to 1978. Unfortunately Stangl Potteries have closed so I’ve been sourcing online, the rest of the Stangl dinnerware, in particular this Magnolia collection. I’ll share more pics once I’ve managed to collect the complete set!

Patterns in the house

Friday, September 16th, 2011

From some of my favourite things…






In order: Cath Kidston Briar Rose tea towel, origami paper crane bag, Rice storage basket, Country Road blouse, 5 Euro scarf from a flea market in Paris.

Being silly

Monday, September 12th, 2011

If you’re friends with me on facebook..I appologise that you have to read this post twice! I get excited over silly finding fake grass scraps in a skip!

I’m sure by tomorrow (and after a good night sleep) I will probably read this post back and think, “what was I thinking?”


So yes, we picked up a patch of fake grass, they were offcuts from somebody’s lawn. We didn’t have much of a choice with the shapes so we picked a triangle shape. And now, we have our very own triangle lawn balcony. Possibly the first of its kind (I think). Tee hee hee!


Even Little Mo is pretty happy about it.

Bistro menu

Saturday, September 10th, 2011


We did end up having tea at our place. Niina dropped by and we had a light lunch.


2 mushroom and chopped walnut rissole, 1 chickpea and sweet potato rissole, 1 pot of Russian green tea with maté and lemon grass, a tub of freshly picked cherry tomatoes, Abhis gluten-free bread with flax seed and rice and Abhis rosemary and olive loaf.



Spring at home

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Come in and have a pot of tea with me:)





This is our home. We live in a small apartment, most likely built in the 70s. It lacks any modernity..even the faucets and the stove dates back to its original years. Everything still works…with a little tinkering and tightening from time to time! We’ve sort of grown to love all the quirks and charm that comes with this place.

My style is a mix match of kitsch, country and Jeu De Paumes inspired. I love wood and fabric on white walls, I think they go well together. My favourite styling props are linen, pillow covers, plants and pottery. So whenever I travel, I look out for these things to buy and bring back home.

What about you? Whats your favourite style when it comes to styling your home or favourite room?

Next month we’ll begin decorating our walls with paintings. That also includes hanging my cuckoo clock from Germany, I’ll share more pictures then:) And if anybody is wondering about those kitty figurines, they are actually salt and pepper shakers that Richard bought for me in Wales. The kitties are dressed in the traditional Welsh costume :D

A colourful Monday

Monday, August 8th, 2011

It’s always good to start the week with a POP of colour! I’m currently loving…

My spray Carnations.

My mini Eiffel tower print scarf.

My Little Mo Glass Brooches!


Today I have been busy making glass brooches for the Montage shop. Only 6 days till we open our doors to the public!

These glass brooches are my favourite things to make because I love the shape of the glass domes, it reminds me of a mini snow globe. Once I took Rich to Snow World in Malaysia, it’s a giant cool room with lots of ice and fake snowflakes blowing. It was kind of like being in a snow globe and we even did some tube sledding! But it was exhausting carrying the heavy tubes up the icy slope so I made Rich carry mine:) Oh fun times.

Happy Weekender

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

A few of my favourite things…

Gnome in a pot

Rainbow rag rug

Baked claypot chicken rice

A smiley Babushka lamp

What are you loving this weekend?

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