Friday, February 25, 2011

old, older...

Finding old things with original patina is maybe
not so difficult these days, but you are lucky
if you find old things that are also
beautiful, like these are.

thank you for stopping by,

sources: cottageinthewoods, etapartca, frenchblue, fullbloomcottage.

Monday, February 21, 2011

What's going on ?

These photos where taken by my son Viktor when
he came to my workshop one evening. I love
it when my kids come for a talk, it´s so
nice to know what´s going on.
Thank you for stopping by Viktor...

Hope you have a nice time...

Friday, February 18, 2011

"do it yourself" women...

Being a decorative painter and a true believer of "do it yourself"
lifestyle I know how good it feels being able to create
things I wish to have in my own little world.
Things like headboards, mirrors, console tables, floor tiling,
jewelry etc... are all things I like to do or make.
When hand painting I can use my techniques as a trained decorative painter,
but I have no formal training in many other things I like to do,
so the only way for me to learn them has been "by doing" them,
and may I add, with a long list of mistakes!
Now I have started auskula-decorating school, where I teach other
DIY women some tricks and techniques I have learned through
the years. Here are some pictures of the first group that came to
spend a weekend in my workshop.
What a FUN weekend!!!
(Thank you Ágústa, Ásta, Dísa, Kristín and Hera.)

they learned different techniques using silver leaf...

all beautifully lime painted and
with a touch of shabby chic...
these techniques can be used in many
other (bigger) projects!

having fun...

enjoying doing but also watching...

they where all so quick to learn...

the hairdryer was use full ;)

to busy to even look up!

they also made a gold-leafed flower pot with
"antique" look and a handmade pink rose...

and a picture frame (with Marie Antoinette) that they
painted and then they used two types of wax to make it look old...

of corse there was a lot of talk and laughter
in the coffee breaks...

These DIY women are now teaching different techniques
in my decorating school, using material we provide, and I'm
planing to train many more in coming weeks.

Great weekend to all
DIY women!!!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

sisters agency...

Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer from sisters agency took
these photos of my home & workshop last year.
I like Birgitta a lot, she is so sweet and kind
and talented. I find the photos to be more
beautiful than my house, (Birgittas magic eye;)
If you like, you can go to their web site and
look at the beautiful work they are doing.

(This is the dutch magazine that published this article).

Thank you Birgitta and Julie!

Monday, February 14, 2011

interesting & white...

Choosing white color for your home and
is maybe easy, but even so, it can still be
a little tricky to make it interesting.
Here are some nice pictures
that I find are both
interesting & white.

thank you for stopping by

sources: vintagerosegarden, thehousehome-blog, messaluna-tumblr.,
littlebluedeer, desdemventana-blog, umla-blog.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

beautiful blue...

Even though my all time favorite color is grey,
my love for blue is growing.
But I don't mean all blue colors,
just those that look
like these..

gustavian style blue..

beautiful blue daybed..

empire mirror, gold goes well with blue..

blue stripes are great..

and they go so well with grey..

beautiful blue earrings, would love to wear them..

think this is a very beautiful blue color..

I do love blue..

have a nice day,

sources: umla, trouvais, tinywhitedeasies, littlebluedeer, some are from google and some unknown.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Just daydreaming about beautiful things
on a good and easy-going Saturday..

toile de jouy printed textiles..

some beautiful and decorated details..

everything with stripes..

and of course everything with flowers on..

freshwater pearls in pink color..

and lots of beautiful dresses..

and yes I really wouldn't mind having one
of these beautiful primer boots..

hope you have a nice day too.

sources: trouvais, tinywhitedeasis, fullbloomcottage, seasidegarden, heartsdesirejewellery and some are unknown.